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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    US lawmakers should act to stop indiscriminate spying

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:17am by SCMP Editorial

    ... is seen by some lawmakers as overly hampering the NSA's ability to accomplish its missions. Other politicians, and technology firms, contend it lacks sufficient transparency and safeguards ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1548238/us-lawmakers-should-act-stop-indiscriminate-spying
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Imperfect electoral model is still a step forward

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 03:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... consultation. Their views will have an impact on lawmakers' voting decision. On the road to democracy, progress is always preferable to a standstill. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1582499/imperfect-electoral-model-still-step-forward
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Ice Bucket Challenge is for charity... and politicking

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:43am by SCMP Editorial

    ... pan-democratic figures and pro-establishment politicians. Wong and his political assistant, Michelle Au Wing-tsz, took on the challenge after being nominated by lawmaker Kenneth Leung of the Professional Commons. Civic Party lawmaker Dr Kenneth Chan Ka-lok has challenged Beijing's liaison office chief, Zhang Xiaoming, and pro-establishment march organiser Robert Chow Yung to take up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1580140/hong-kong-ice-bucket-challenge-charity-and-politicking
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Mega Events Fund must be axed

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:24am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the fund, the Commerce and Economic Bureau and the Tourism Commission, bear the brunt of the criticism. That lawmakers have blasted the government for wasting taxpayers' money ... the finger at fellow lawmaker Jeffrey Lam Kin-fung, who heads the Mega Events Fund assessment committee. Another lawmaker, Chan Kam-lam, who leads an annual dragon and lion dance festival and has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1553579/mega-events-fund-must-be-axed
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Political parties should take lead and improve transparency on donations

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 03:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... appears to come from a single donor. More importantly, declarations should be made as required. There are suggestions that some lawmakers had not done so; nor had they declared interest when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1560711/political-parties-should-take-lead-and-improve-transparency
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Drone invasion needs regulation

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... The European Commission is working on Europe-wide regulations. Technology can often make laws outdated. Privacy Commissioner Allan Chiang Yam-wang and some lawmakers have acknowledged this is the case ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1552895/drone-invasion-needs-regulation
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Japanese PM Shinzo Abe wrong to roll back pacifist constitution

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:52am by SCMP Editorial

    ... tensions. Lawmakers have to dilute the measures and lobby for a rethink. Rather than being provocative, Abe should, as a matter of urgency, promote dialogue with neighbours. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1545176/japanese-pm-shinzo-abe-wrong-roll-back-pacifist-constitution
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Legco protesters must exercise self-restraint

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:50am by SCMP Editorial

    ... protests at the Legislative Council have failed to do so. It is a shame that the latest one on Friday ended in chaos and forced lawmakers to abort a vote on the HK$340 million funding request ... Worries are growing that protesters will be even more emotional when lawmakers resume their discussions on Friday. The Legco chief noted yesterday that some radicals took the lead to gatecrash ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1535169/legco-protesters-must-exercise-self-restraint
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Japan still lags behind in child pornography laws

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 03:15am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of an international ban, they have ignored accepted global standards. Sexually explicit manga and anime will continue to be allowed to depict young children. Opposition lawmakers and publishers successfully ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1537851/japan-still-behind-global-standards-child-pornography-laws
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Law against stalking needs to balance press freedom and privacy

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 03:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... is disappointed that the government has told lawmakers, after a consultation, that there are no "favourable conditions" to pursue the idea, first suggested by the Law Reform Commission in 2000. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1532935/law-against-stalking-needs-balance-press-freedom-and-privacy

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