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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

    Pan-democrat lawmakers ready to step up after student-government talks stall

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 02:41pm by Joyce Ng and Gary Cheung

    ... Joyce Ng and Gary Cheung Pan-democrat lawmakers are ready to step up their efforts to resolve Hong Kong’s political crisis after talks between the government and student leaders last week ... The Federation of Students has indicated little interest in further dialogue, and the feeling is mutual on the government side. Pan-democrat lawmakers, who have been playing second fiddle to the students ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Lawmaker Peter Cheung plans time off to have stomach tumour treated

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 03:44am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Peter Cheung, diagnosed after hunger strike in March, says growth 'not as serious as cancer' Lawmaker plans time off to treat stomach tumour Pan-democratic lawmaker Peter Cheung Kwok-che is taking two months of leave from next month to receive treatment for a malignant tumour that is taking up 60 per cent of his stomach. Cheung, of the Labour ...

  6. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Corpse-eaters give Pakistan's lawmakers something to chew on

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 03:19am by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post Cannibal brothers spur Pakistani lawmakers to formally ban practice Corpse-eaters case prompts new law As fright seekers in the United States prepare for Halloween, lawmakers in Pakistan are working to try to prevent their country producing the world's next real horror story. Until now, there has been no law in Pakistan against cannibalism, a fact that has ...

  7. Business - Money

    HK lawmakers grill minister on launch of stock connect scheme

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 02:16pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Several lawmakers grilled a financial minister on Wednesday morning on whether the Occupy Central protests in Hong Kong have led to a delay of the stock ... stock market Legislator Christopher Cheung Wah-fung Several other lawmakers echoed his views. Chan said however that Occupy Central is not related to the launch date of the stock through train. ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Occupy-hit businesses should get help to pay rent and wages, say lawmakers

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:06am by Amy Nip and Elizabeth Cheung

    ... Amy Nip and Elizabeth Cheung Lawmakers urge cash help to small businesses affected by protests Small businesses affected by the Occupy Central protests should be offered financial help similar to that given during the 2003 severe acute respiratory syndrome epidemic, lawmakers say. They said retailers and restaurateurs hit by the protests were struggling to pay rent and wages ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Lawmakers clash over high-speed-rail inquiry

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:06am by TIMMY SUNG

    ... Timmy Sung timmy.sung@scmp.com Lawmakers clash over high-speed rail inquiry Pro-establishment and pan-democratic lawmakers yesterday clashed over the terms of reference for a committee ... lawmakers disagreed. "My understanding is that the date referred to … is merely about the [announcement of] the delay," Chan Kam-lam, of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Lawmakers' popularity declines amid protests

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:06am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Lawmakers' popularity declines amid protests The mass protests that have rocked Hong Kong in recent weeks appear to have drained public support from ... said Dr Robert Chung Ting-yiu, head of HKU's public opinion programme, which conducted the poll. In the poll, conducted from October 13 to 16, 1,013 people were asked to rate the lawmakers ...




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