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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 - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    ‘Umbrellas more aggressive weapons than useless tear gas’, claims pro-Beijing lawmaker

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 05:07pm by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com A pro-Beijing lawmaker in Hong Kong has claimed that the umbrellas carried by the territory's pro-democracy protesters are more dangerous than ... to fight the villain. “It is basic common sense that an umbrella can be an aggressive weapon, but many lawmakers are just completely ignorant about history,” Leung lamented. Pro-democracy ...

  5. News - Asia - NORTH ASIA

    Japanese lawmakers to visit controversial war shrine

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 04:42am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Japan lawmakers to visit war shrine Dozens of Japanese politicians, possibly including cabinet ministers, are poised to visit a Tokyo shrine condemned by China and South Korea as a symbol of Tokyo's militarist past, as it begins its autumn festival this week. A cross-party group of national lawmakers plans to go to Yasukuni Shrine en masse ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Special security at Legco as lawmakers return for first post-summer meeting

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:33am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Debate on government and police handling of protest expected as safety measures tightened Special security planned for lawmakers' return Lawmakers ... will be in place to ensure both government officials and lawmakers of all parties can safely enter the building on Tim Mei Avenue- a popular site for Occupy protesters. That will include clearing the way ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing-loyalist lawmakers make doubly sure Legco will probe Occupy Central

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 04:02am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Beijing allies make doubly sure Occupy is probed Pro-establishment lawmakers are taking a two-pronged approach to investigating the Occupy Central protests ... heavyweight Tam Yiu-chung said he would go ahead with a plan on Wednesday to set up an alternative investigation- that requires support from only 20 lawmakers to begin but has no power to summon ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Lawmaker wants British regulator to probe CY Leung's HK$50 million deal with Australian company

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 04:02am by Joyce Ng, JAMES GRIFFITHS AND BENJAMIN ROBERTSON

    ... Joyce Ng, James Griffiths and Benjamin Robertson Listing Authority could become third body to investigate after letter from Kenneth Leung Lawmaker calls for UK probe into CY's deal A Hong Kong lawmaker will file a request for a British regulator to look into Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's HK$50 million deal with an Australian company. The deal is already facing ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    US lawmakers want resumption of congressional briefings on Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 09:23am by James Griffiths

    ... James Griffiths james.griffiths@scmp.com The US congressional commission on China has called on the US State Department to revive congressional briefings on human rights in Hong Kong last held during the Clinton administration over a decade ago. Democrati ...

  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese lawmakers see red over minister Midori Matsushima's scarf

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 10:42pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Lawmakers see red over minister's scarf Japan's upper house of parliament, often called the chamber of wisdom, has been rocked by a dress-code row ... lawmakers. Decades-old rules ban the wearing of hats, coats or scarves in deliberation chambers and committee rooms. A ruckus over the alleged sartorial misstep even helped prevent the house from ...




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