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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 ...

  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 ...

  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, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    New-towns plan faces legal challenge from lawmaker

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:30am by Tony Cheung and Julie Chu

    ... challenge from lawmaker The pan-democrats' challenge to Legislative Council Finance Committee chairman Ng Leung-sing has moved to the High Court after independent lawmaker Wong Yuk-man filed ... Territories. He also wants it to rule that Ng "doesn't have the power to stop handling lawmakers' motions". The application, filed on Tuesday, follows Wong's complaint ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pro-Beijing lawmaker accuses pan-democrats of using ‘Nazi propaganda tactic’

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 01:29pm by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com DAB legislator says opposition have smeared finance committee chairman Ng Leung-sing and pro-establishment camp with repeated lies A pro-Beijing lawmaker has accused pan-democrat lawmakers of using a 'Nazi propaganda tactic' by accusing the chairman of the Legislative Council’s finance committee Ng Leung-sing of breaching Legco rules. ...

  6. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Malaysian lawmaker apologises for World Cup Hitler tweet

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 02:22pm by Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur

    ... on Twitter: “Well done... Bravo... Long Live Hitler” A Malaysian lawmaker apologised on Thursday for a tweet praising Adolf Hitler following Germany’s World Cup win over Brazil, after Prime Minister ... said: “Where is the leak? The Batu Gajah MP also leaks every month,” referring to an opposition lawmaker’s menstrual cycle.   ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - MEGA EVENTS

    HK$250m Mega Events Fund bungling is 'inexcusable', say lawmakers

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 03:55pm by JENNIFER NGO AND JOYCE NG

    ... Jennifer Ngo and Joyce Ng 'Grave dismay' as lawmakers condemn government's mismanagement of tourism fund that was fraught with exaggerations and irregularities HK$250m events fund bungling 'inexcusable' It was unacceptable and inexcusable for a HK$250 million big-events fund to be fraught with administrative and operational flaws, lawmakers said ...

  8. News - China - DEATH

    Hubei lawmaker dies after falling from his office: report

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 07:13pm by Anne Yi

    ... Anne Yi anne.yi@scmp.com Days earlier, he had presided over tough grilling among colleagues, in mandatory self-criticism session Li Haihua, a local legislator in Hubei province, died after falling from his office this morning – just days after he attended ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Time flew by, says radical lawmaker 'Long Hair' Leung on his release from jail

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:12am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Time flew by for jailed lawmaker. He lost his locks but gained time to read, write … and plot his next move Prison life? It's hair today, gone tomorrow Having had his signature locks shorn by jailers for the fifth time, radical lawmaker "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung is reflecting on what he will do while he waits for them to grow back. ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIAL SECURITY

    Immigrant welfare claim totals uncover 'shocking' bias: lawmaker

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 03:42am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Many lawmakers condemned that sentiment. "While we appreciate [comments from the public], it is shocking and very sad to hear how discriminatory Hong Kong can be," lawmaker Dr ...




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