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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 - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Pan-democratic lawmakers in joint pledge to kill election reform plan backed by Beijing

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 08:20pm by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam Hong Kong political reform package looks set to be vetoed by the legislature as all 27 pan-democratic lawmakers have pledged to vote it down if it is based on the framework ... would give Hong Kong a genuine universal suffrage and now it’s the beginning of a new democracy movement.” Charles Mok, an individual lawmaker representing the information technology sector, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582381/pan-democratic-lawmakers-joint-pledge-kill-election-reform-plan
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Jimmy Lai aide denies he sought out lawmakers to speak at press freedom debate

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:30am by Peter So

    ... Peter So peter.so@scmp.com Mark Simon says Next Media founder did not approach lawmakers to speak on press freedom Lai aide denies lobbying for speeches A top aide to Next Media founder Jimmy Lai Chee-ying yesterday denied he approached Labour Party lawmakers in an attempt to lobby them to speak in a Legislative Council debate on press freedom in January. The aide, Mark Simon, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581875/jimmy-lai-aide-denies-he-sought-out-lawmakers-speak-press-freedom
  6. News - Hong Kong

    ‘It’s clear-cut political persecution’: Lawmaker slams ICAC’s visit to Jimmy Lai

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 02:03pm by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Claudia Mo brands timing of incident 'suspicious', as Labour Party lawmaker Lee Cheuk-yan says ICAC are probing link between donations and speech on press freedom A pan-democrat lawmaker has branded the visit by anti-corruption officers to the home of Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai Chee-ying as “clear-cut political persecution”. Civic Party ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581427/clear-cut-political-persecution-lawmaker-slams-icacs-visit-jimmy-lai
  7. News - Asia - WRESTLING

    Japanese lawmaker in effort to 'build peace' with pro-wrestling extravaganza in North Korea

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 10:14am by KYODO

    ... Kyodo in Pyongyang A Japanese parliamentarian arrived in North Korea on Thursday with more than 20 pro-wrestlers to stage a rare combat sports extravaganza this weekend, saying that he will seek world peace from one of the world’s most isolated countries. The visit by Antonio Inoki, an opposition party lawmaker, comes as Japan and North Korea, which have never had diplomatic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581650/japanese-lawmaker-effort-build-peace-pro-wrestling-extravaganza-north
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Activists urge lawmakers to stand against anti-gay prejudice

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Transgender community advised to open 'conversation' on rights for sexual minorities Government urged to stand up against anti-gay prejudice International activists have urged Hong Kong's policymakers to take ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581239/activists-urge-lawmakers-stand-against-anti-gay-prejudice
  9. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani lawmakers to resign in bid to force Nawaz Sharif out

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:20pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Karachi Campaign by former cricketer alienates other opposition parties and fails to get mass support Khan isolated by call for civil disobedience Lawmakers from ... country. Qureshi said the party was just waiting for three more lawmakers to hand their resignations to him and then he would deliver them as a group. On Friday, Khan and fiery cleric Tahir ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1576168/pakistani-lawmakers-resign-bid-force-nawaz-sharif-out
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Failure of political reform could jeopardise national security, lawmaker warns

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:16am by Tony Cheung

    ... not arrive in 2017, a Democratic Party lawmaker warned yesterday. Helena Wong Pik-wan made the comment after she and about a dozen party colleagues met Hong Kong's sole representative ... to meet pan-democrats tomorrow and on Tuesday, before he is expected to join Basic Law Committee chairman Li Fei for a meeting in Shenzhen on Thursday to which all 70 lawmakers are invited. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1575133/failure-political-reform-could-jeopardise-national-security-lawmaker

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