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  1. New minister in subdivided flats probe

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... directorship in 1997, documents obtained by the Post show that Hui resigned on July 1- the date Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's government took office. Chan, then a lawmaker, had been tipped ... is high enough that the buyer is willing to pay a huge relocation fee to trigger the transaction,' he said. Democratic Party lawmaker Lee Wing-tat said he would ask the department to provide ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1008287/new-minister-subdivided-flats-probe
  2. Government turns screws in budget vote fight

    Posted Apr 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Lawmakers are facing renewed pressure from the government to declare their support for the budget- and to attend Wednesday's vote on whether to approve it. The pressure has become so intense that one lawmaker is considering cancelling a trip overseas to see his son graduate from university. The government needs a simple majority of votes- 30- to avoid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/677383/government-turns-screws-budget-vote-fight
  3. Plan wins support, but price tag an issue

    Posted Oct 01st 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng Economists, cruise operators and lawmakers have generally applauded the government's move to shoulder the construction costs of a new cruise terminal at Kai Tak, ... lawmaker Fred Li Wah-ming said. 'We are worried that the terminal will become a replica of Disney. The government boasted how the theme park would boost the economy and attract many tourists, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/654666/plan-wins-support-price-tag-issue
  4. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani lawmakers to resign in bid to force Nawaz Sharif out

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:20pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Karachi Campaign by former cricketer alienates other opposition parties and fails to get mass support Khan isolated by call for civil disobedience Lawmakers from ... country. Qureshi said the party was just waiting for three more lawmakers to hand their resignations to him and then he would deliver them as a group. On Friday, Khan and fiery cleric Tahir ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1576168/pakistani-lawmakers-resign-bid-force-nawaz-sharif-out
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Failure of political reform could jeopardise national security, lawmaker warns

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:16am by Tony Cheung

    ... not arrive in 2017, a Democratic Party lawmaker warned yesterday. Helena Wong Pik-wan made the comment after she and about a dozen party colleagues met Hong Kong's sole representative ... to meet pan-democrats tomorrow and on Tuesday, before he is expected to join Basic Law Committee chairman Li Fei for a meeting in Shenzhen on Thursday to which all 70 lawmakers are invited. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1575133/failure-political-reform-could-jeopardise-national-security-lawmaker
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Lawmakers invited to Shenzhen for last-minute talks on 2017 election reform

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 11:36pm

    ... Peter So and Gary Cheung Lawmakers invited to Shenzhen next week to discuss poll deal with senior Beijing officials Last ditch talks to bridge 2017 election reform gap All 70 lawmakers ... members of the Election Committee that selected Leung as chief executive in 2012. The announcement came as Zhang held the first of four meetings with pan-democratic lawmakers on reform before ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574527/lawmakers-invited-shenzhen-last-minute-talks-2017-election-reform
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'I will clear my name': Lawmaker Claudia Mo submits files disputing claims of Jimmy Lai payments

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 04:25am by Peter So

    ... Peter So peter.so@scmp.com Lawmaker submits records to prove she got no cash from tycoon, let alone failed to declare it Claudia Mo: I will clear my name Civic Party lawmaker Claudia Mo ... HK$500,000 each in 2012 via his aide Mark Simon. To also denies the allegation. Mo and To were among five pan-democrat lawmakers from whom the Legco committee had already sought explanations about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1569488/claudia-mo-i-will-clear-my-name
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Lawmakers To and Mo given HK$500,000 each by Jimmy Lai, leaked emails suggest

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:29am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Latest leaked emails contradict denials by lawmakers Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai Chee-ying gave HK$500,000 each to two pan-democratic lawmakers via his ... to pan-democratic parties and individuals- have stirred a political storm. Five lawmakers, who allegedly failed to declare such financial interests to the legislature, have been asked to provide ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1566585/lawmakers-and-mo-given-millions-dollars-apple-daily-founder-lai
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pan-democrat lawmakers sorry for handling of Jimmy Lai donations- but deny breaking rules

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 12:35pm by JEFFIE LAM

    ... lawmakers have apologised for how they handled donations made by Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, but denied breaking Legislative Council rules. Labour Party leader Lee Cheuk-yan said he ... donated by Lai in recent weeks. The party intended the HK$500,000 to be put toward its recycling social enterprise “Green Initiative”, Lee said. The lawmaker said he could not have moved the sum ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1564086/pan-democrat-lawmakers-sorry-handling-jimmy-lai-donations-deny
  10. News - World - TRADE

    Kick Japan and Canada out of trade deal talks, US lawmakers urge Obama

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 09:56pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington US lawmakers press Obama on pact A bipartisan group of US lawmakers said Japan and Canada's refusal to drop all barriers to farm imports under a Pacific trade deal was unacceptable and urged the US administration to cut them out of the talks if they did not give ground. In a letter to President Barack Obama, 140 members of the House ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1563653/kick-japan-and-canada-out-trade-deal-talks-us-lawmakers-urge-obama

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