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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

    Half of Hongkongers say lawmakers should veto Beijing's electoral reform plan

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 06:29am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... of Hongkongers back reform veto Some 48 per cent of Hongkongers say lawmakers should veto the reform proposal on the 2017 chief executive election if it follows the restrictive conditions laid down ... and the proposal is likely to be tabled to the Legislative Council for approval in the first quarter of next year. To pass, it will need the support of two-thirds of lawmakers, which means the government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1592694/48-cent-hongkongers-poll-back-veto-beijings-reform-plan
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Cardinal Joseph Zen wants lawmakers to veto 'meaningless' election reform package

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 04:20am by JEFFIE LAM, Tony Cheung

    ... Jeffie Lam and Tony Cheung Vote 'meaningless' under Beijing's framework Voting in the 2017 chief executive under restrictive conditions laid down by Beijing would be meaningless, says a new group led by Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun. The Cath ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1591231/vote-meaningless-under-beijings-framework
  6. Comment - Letters

    Minor compromises by NPC could have won over lawmakers

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:24am by LETTERS

    ... Minor compromises by NPC could have won over lawmakers The extremely restrictive framework laid down by the National People's Congress Standing Committee for the chief executive ... for it. It is possible that four or more pan-democrat lawmakers could be persuaded to back it in Legco. In any case, the people of Hong Kong can be trusted to be wise enough not to elect a chief ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1588920/minor-compromises-npc-could-have-won-over-lawmakers
  7. News - Hong Kong - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    Senior Hong Kong officials should resign over Beijing’s reform decision: lawmaker

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 02:29pm by Peter So

    ... leader, a pan-democrat lawmaker says. Civic Party leader Alan Leong Kah-kit said the drastic move was needed to rescue Hong Kong’s chances for greater democracy needed to solve the city’s ... for the election. Candidates that Beijing does not want on the ballot paper would be screened out on national security grounds. The decision sparked protests, with pro-democracy lawmakers vowing to block ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583612/senior-hong-kong-officials-should-resign-over-beijings-reform
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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