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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 - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    'Rotten meat' firm licensed to supply to Hong Kong; lawmakers call for tests on mainland imports

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 02:42pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... McDonald's accused of using rotten meat in fast-food products Hong Kong lawmakers on Tuesday urged the government to step up safety tests on meat products imported from the mainland, with one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557164/food-safety-watchdog-not-sure-if-rotten-meat-firm-exported-hong-kong
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Government says there is room for change in how lawmakers are elected

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:20am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... for change in Legco make-up Allowing more people to vote for functional constituency lawmakers and reorganising some Legislative Council constituencies are among the ideas the government ... procedures, it does not detail how lawmakers are elected. Secretary for Constitutional Affairs Raymond Tam Chi-yuen said the government would put a proposal for reform of Legco out to consultation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556738/government-says-there-room-change-how-lawmakers-are-elected
  6. News - Hong Kong - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    Lawmakers slam Carrie Lam’s report on public views of political reform

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 05:42pm by JEFFIE LAM

    ... that reform should be strictly in accordance with the Basic Law, the city’s mini-constitution. Watch: Lawmakers throw objects at Carrie Lam during universal suffrage report It was also a matter ... Pan-democratic lawmaker Leung Yiu-chung said the government had not sincerely taken public opinion into consideration. “The report’s conclusion is just the same as the consultation framework,” he said, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554831/lawmakers-slam-carrie-lams-report-public-views-political-reform
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Third runway environmental report must be challenged by lawmakers and residents

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 02:17pm by EDWIN LAU

    ... Edwin Lau Edwin Lau calls on Hongkongers to study environmental impact claims Questions must be raised over third runway report All project developers are required by law to conduct an environmental impact assessment and honestly report the potential effe ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1553977/third-runway-environmental-report-must-be-challenged-lawmakers-and-residents
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550563/new-towns-plan-faces-legal-challenge-lawmaker
  9. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Legco unlikely to pass lawmaker's stamp duty refund plan

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 03:55am by JEFFIE LAM, Yvonne Liu

    ... years is likely to fail in the Legislative Council, after the government secured rare support from radical lawmakers. The policy would lower the business costs of companies with firm commitments ... amendment won overwhelming support from functional-constituency lawmakers, including prominent pan-democratic parties and the pro-establishment Liberal Party and the Business and Professionals ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1551408/legco-unlikely-pass-lawmakers-stamp-duty-refund-plan
  10. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550291/pro-beijing-lawmaker-accuses-pan-democrats-using-nazi-propaganda

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