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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 - POLITICS

    Pan-democrat lawmakers sorry for handling of Jimmy Lai donations- but deny breaking rules

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 12:35pm by JEFFIE LAM

    ... lawmakers have apologised for how they handled donations made by Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, but denied breaking Legislative Council rules. Labour Party leader Lee Cheuk-yan said he ... donated by Lai in recent weeks. The party intended the HK$500,000 to be put toward its recycling social enterprise “Green Initiative”, Lee said. The lawmaker said he could not have moved the sum ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1564086/pan-democrat-lawmakers-sorry-handling-jimmy-lai-donations-deny
  5. News - World - TRADE

    Kick Japan and Canada out of trade deal talks, US lawmakers urge Obama

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 09:56pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington US lawmakers press Obama on pact A bipartisan group of US lawmakers said Japan and Canada's refusal to drop all barriers to farm imports under a Pacific trade deal was unacceptable and urged the US administration to cut them out of the talks if they did not give ground. In a letter to President Barack Obama, 140 members of the House ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1563653/kick-japan-and-canada-out-trade-deal-talks-us-lawmakers-urge-obama
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Lawmakers will face committee over donations

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:41am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Five pan-dems asked to respond to allegations they failed to declare funds from Jimmy Lai Lawmakers will face committee over donations The five pan-democratic lawmakers who allegedly failed to declare donations from media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying will be asked to respond to the accusations within two weeks before a Legislative Council ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562952/lawmakers-will-face-committee-over-donations
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pan-democrat lawmakers could face probe over donations from media mogul Jimmy Lai

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by Stuart Lau, Joyce Ng, JEFFIE LAM

    ... Stuart Lau, Joyce Ng and Jeffie Lam Pro-Beijing group calls on Legco to investigate millions of dollars given to five lawmakers Pan-democrats could face inquiry over Lai donations Five pro-democracy lawmakers accused of secretly accepting millions of dollars in donations from media mogul Jimmy Lai Chee-ying may face official investigations. This follows leaks of about 900 confidential ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557787/pan-democrat-lawmakers-could-face-probe-over-media-mogul-jimmy-lais
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    UK lawmakers may visit Hong Kong as part of inquiry into Joint Declaration

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by DANNY LEE

    ... lawmakers' probe may include HK visit UK lawmakers may visit Hong Kong as part of a parliamentary probe of the Sino-British Joint Declaration, 30 years after it was signed- a move welcomed ... and constitutional reform as Hong Kong moves towards universal suffrage. The lawmakers will review the implementation of the Basic Law, Hong Kong's mini-constitution, and the joint declaration ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557786/uk-lawmakers-may-visit-hong-kong-part-inquiry-joint-declaration
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'It doesn't matter; it's not a sin': Lawmaker with lowest Legco attendance unrepentant

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Lawmaker Lau Wong-fat dismisses question about his poor attendance record at Legco, saying: 'It's not a sin, is it … it doesn't matter' Heung ... identified as the least active member of the Legislative Council last year. The city's oldest lawmaker- aged 77- rarely figured at meetings of the Finance Committee, which has the final say ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557680/heung-yee-kuks-man-proves-conspicuous-his-absence
  10. News - World

    Somalia's singing lawmaker Saado Ali Warsame is shot dead in ambush

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 01:22am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Mogadishu Singing lawmaker shot dead in Somali ambush A veteran Somali protest singer who had become a member of parliament was shot dead in central Mogadishu on Wednesday by Islamist gunmen who blocked her car and sprayed it with bullets. Saado Ali Warsame was one of fewer than 30 women lawmakers in the 275-seat parliament. Believed to be in her 70s, she was renowned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557811/somalias-singing-lawmaker-saado-ali-warsame-shot-dead-ambush

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