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  1. Lawmakers back more aid for Sars victims

    Posted May 18th 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan Sars victims and their families should receive more financial aid to help them cope with the long-term impact of their ordeal, lawmakers said yesterday. A motion by Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung urging the government to relax the eligibility and operations of its Trust Fund for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome was passed with cross-party support in the Legislative ...

  2. Eatery demerit system irks lawmakers

    Posted Mar 10th 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan Most say proposals to revamp the points system are too harsh and unrealistic, and will only antagonise the catering sector Lawmakers have criticised government proposals ... to spread diseases- both of which could lead to licence suspension. Democrat lawmaker Fred Li Wah-ming, who chairs the council's panel on food safety and environmental hygiene, which ...

  3. Lawmakers condemned for vetoing poll changes

    Posted Jan 11th 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan, Gary Cheung

    ... Felix Chan and Gary Cheung Sai Kung District Council yesterday condemned pro-democracy lawmakers for vetoing the constitutional reform package that would have given its members a bigger ... to vote for chief executive next year. They also would have return five more lawmakers in the 2008 Legislative Council election. Lau Hing-kee of the Liberal Party said it would be dangerous to try ...

  4. HK lawmakers demand pork ban

    Posted Jul 28th 2005, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan Major Hong Kong political parties have called on the government to impose an immediate ban on the importing of frozen pork from Sichuan province. Ahead of today's special meeting of the Legco food safety and environmental hygiene panel, it ...

  5. Legco demands more time to study changes to smoking ban

    Posted Jul 01st 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... by the lawmakers' decision not to complete their study of the legislation before the end of the legislative year. 'We have very carefully examined and considered all the legal and policy implications ... on the understanding that Legco will pass the draft law before the end of this year. Earlier in the day, Democrat lawmaker Andrew Cheng Kar-foo, who chairs the committee studying the legislation, told ...

  6. Legislator in accident

    Posted Sep 24th 2005, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan Legislator Li Kwok-ying's Mercedes-Benz is towed away yesterday after a 22-year-old pedestrian was seriously injured when he was struck by the car driven by the solicitor. The accident happened shortly after 4.30pm as the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong lawmaker was driving his car on the Hunghom-bound lane of Waterloo Road in Kowloon ...

  7. Government should share power, says Rita Fan

    Posted Sep 09th 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan Legislative Council President Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai said yesterday that the government should share power with some members of the lawmaking body so the executive and legislature ... The executive should move to increase the mutual trust between it and Legco, and should share some of its powers with some lawmakers or political parties, she said. Mrs Fan said many of her Legco ...

  8. Further talks on snooping law ruled out

    Posted Feb 12th 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... to lawmakers in the next few weeks. On Thursday, Mr Justice Michael Hartmann ruled that such methods of gathering evidence by law enforcement agencies had no legal basis, despite an order by Chief ... through covert surveillance, and warned lawmakers against rushing through legislation. 'Legco should take care of these questions while legislating. However, even when we are engaged ...

  9. Anger at secrecy over surveillance

    Posted Oct 05th 2005, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... parts of the document were leaked to the media after it was passed to lawmakers. But Article 45 Concern Group legislator Ronny Tong Ka-wah rejected Mr Lee's reasoning. 'We are talking ... Audrey Eu Yuet-mee asked how law-enforcement officials had used covert surveillance, Mr Lee again incensed lawmakers by refusing to be specific. 'The departments have some reservations about ...

  10. Copyright warning sounded

    Posted Apr 26th 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan Halving the ban period on parallel imports of copyright products may lead to job losses in the publishing and creative industries, lawmakers said yesterday. Particularly at risk were licensees of highly popular Japanese comics who could be put out of business by a flood of cheap imports from Taiwan. The comments were made at a special meeting to discuss planned changes ...




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