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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 - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Obama and US lawmakers turn up heat on Islamic State

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 12:57pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... 'our reach is long' Barack Obama and US lawmakers ratcheted up the pressure on the Islamic State (IS) on Wednesday, with the president declaring there was no hiding place for the jihadists ... Rowhani criticising Washington’s refusal to send in ground troops. In Washington, lawmakers voted to authorise the training and arming of vetted Syrian rebels to combat the Islamist radicals, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1595312/obama-and-us-lawmakers-turn-heat-islamic-state
  5. News - Hong Kong - TRAVEL

    Closure of British passport office in Hong Kong 'was a mistake', blast UK lawmakers

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee in London danny.lee@scmp.com Refund Britons' passport costs, say MPs British travellers "left out of pocket" as a result of passport processing delays should be refunded and the agency in charge put back under the control of ministers, a report by British lawmakers has recommended. The report by Britain's influential Home Affairs Select Committee said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594240/refund-extra-passport-costs-critical-uk-parliamentary-report
  6. News - World - UKRAINE

    Kiev lawmakers ratify agreement with EU as Russia pledges to dig in

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:52am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kiev Agreement comes as Russia promises to mass more troops in border conflict zone Lawmakers in Kiev ratify pact with EU Ukrainian lawmakers ratified a landmark EU ... collapsed. Lawmakers in Kiev voted to grant self rule to the separatist east and offer amnesty to rebel fighters under a peace plan drawn up 11 days ago. Insurgent leaders reacted cautiously ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1594281/kiev-lawmakers-ratify-agreement-eu-russia-pledges-dig
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    I may quit in 2016 if reform is vetoed, says lawmaker Lam Tai-fai

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:36am by Tony Cheung, Peter So

    ... Tony Cheung, Peter So I may quit in 2016 if reform is vetoed Industrial-sector lawmaker Lam Tai-fai will consider ending his Legislative Council career in 2016 if the government's ... He was referring to the marathon debate on the budget bill, which dragged on from April to June after the radicals filed 1,192 amendments that took lawmakers almost a week just to veto. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1593376/i-may-quit-2016-if-reform-vetoed-says-lawmaker-lam-tai-fai
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Half of Hongkongers say lawmakers should veto Beijing's electoral reform plan

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 06:29am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... of Hongkongers back reform veto Some 48 per cent of Hongkongers say lawmakers should veto the reform proposal on the 2017 chief executive election if it follows the restrictive conditions laid down ... and the proposal is likely to be tabled to the Legislative Council for approval in the first quarter of next year. To pass, it will need the support of two-thirds of lawmakers, which means the government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1592694/48-cent-hongkongers-poll-back-veto-beijings-reform-plan
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Cardinal Joseph Zen wants lawmakers to veto 'meaningless' election reform package

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 04:20am by JEFFIE LAM, Tony Cheung

    ... Jeffie Lam and Tony Cheung Vote 'meaningless' under Beijing's framework Voting in the 2017 chief executive under restrictive conditions laid down by Beijing would be meaningless, says a new group led by Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun. The Cath ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1591231/vote-meaningless-under-beijings-framework
  10. Comment - Letters

    Minor compromises by NPC could have won over lawmakers

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:24am by LETTERS

    ... Minor compromises by NPC could have won over lawmakers The extremely restrictive framework laid down by the National People's Congress Standing Committee for the chief executive ... for it. It is possible that four or more pan-democrat lawmakers could be persuaded to back it in Legco. In any case, the people of Hong Kong can be trusted to be wise enough not to elect a chief ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1588920/minor-compromises-npc-could-have-won-over-lawmakers

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