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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Democratic Party out of touch, lawmaker says

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:48pm by Emily Tsang

    ... Cheung, the former education lawmaker, lost his bid this month for a directly elected seat in Kowloon West. He said Albert Ho Chun-yan’s decision to resign as Democratic Party chief was due ... while incumbent democrat lawmaker Wong Sing-chi lost in New Territories East, getting less than half the votes he won in 2008. Appearing on the same programme, Lee said his loss at the polls ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/1040541
  2. Albert Ho lights way for victims

    Posted Sep 05th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Democratic Party lawmaker Albert Ho Chun-yan, victim of an attack by thugs at a fast-food restaurant last month, joined a candle-light vigil last night denouncing violence. More than 100 people attended the event in Chater Garden, including minibus association head Leung Hung. Mr Leung, who has criticised speeding by minibus drivers, suffered head wounds when he was attacked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/562821/albert-ho-lights-way-victims
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Super lawmakers aspirants clash on quick-fire TV debate with new strategies

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So Peter.so@scmp.com Hopefuls use new tactics in quick-fire TV debate Candidates vying to become the city's first "super lawmakers" clashed on live television last night, using new strategies to impress the audience at a quick-fire debate that had echoes of those seen before March's chief executive election. Instead of aggressively questioning his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1017499/super-lawmakers-aspirants-clash-quick-fire-tv-debate-new-strategies
  4. Pay-rise plan splits lawmakers

    Posted Feb 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Lawmakers are split on whether colleagues who do not work as hard and skip many meetings should receive less pay under a controversial plan to nearly ... for inflation. Democratic Party lawmaker Cheung Man-kwong suggested a two-tier salary scale under which those who have other jobs would be paid less. 'There is strong public reaction against ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/992046/pay-rise-plan-splits-lawmakers
  5. Lawmakers should have fought for more resources

    Posted Feb 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Albert Cheng The Legislative Council subcommittee that examined the controversial proposal to nearly double the pay of lawmakers- from HK$73,150 to HK$141,000 a month- has shelved the idea after a public outcry. The withdrawal has exposed an underlying motive: lawmakers changed their minds to protect their personal interests. If they really wanted to improve the system to pave ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/992681/lawmakers-should-have-fought-more-resources
  6. Six-month ban for all lawmakers who resign

    Posted Jan 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peter So peter.so@scmp.com By-elections will be retained, but lawmakers who resign mid-term will be barred from standing in by-elections for six months, under the latest proposal the government has unveiled to plug what it calls a 'loophole'. The government hopes for Legislative Council approval this year. The 'loophole' was used by five lawmakers in 2010, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/990679/six-month-ban-all-lawmakers-who-resign
  7. Lawmakers approve tobacco tax increase

    Posted Jun 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Thirty-three lawmakers voted for the tax increase, eight opposed it and 12 abstained. Those who voted in favour included members of the Democratic Party and Civic Party. Lawmakers from the Democratic ... cars, with 25 lawmakers voting for it and 13 against. Chow said a recent poll showed more than 60 per cent of Hongkongers supported the tobacco tax rise. But in a seven-hour debate before ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/970722/lawmakers-approve-tobacco-tax-increase
  8. New power to keep unruly lawmakers in line

    Posted May 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Danny Mok Message to the bad boys of Legco: behave or get out. The Legislative Council yesterday passed a motion to enable panel and committee chairmen to eject unruly lawmakers from ... committees. Many lawmakers said the new power was needed because of the disorderly behaviour of a current and two former members of the League of Social Democrats, who disrupted meetings, shouted down ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/967471/new-power-keep-unruly-lawmakers-line
  9. Lawmakers attack 'outrageous negligence' by agencies

    Posted Nov 01st 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung, Fanny W. Y. Fung Lawmakers yesterday blasted law enforcement agencies for bugging an innocent person's telephone during covert surveillance operations, saying it was 'outrageous' that they failed to notify the victim and make compensation. They also said other mistakes committed by the agencies showed the present monitoring mechanism could not adequately protect ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/613821/lawmakers-attack-outrageous-negligence-agencies
  10. Lawmakers step up pressure for openness on Tamar tender process

    Posted May 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Two lawmakers on the panel which will pick the winning design for the HK$5.2 billion government headquarters at Tamar in Admiralty are facing pressure from colleagues to bring ... to keep the selection process opaque. Lawmakers hope the Liberal Party's Miriam Lau Kin-yee, and Legco president Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai, who are on the special selection board, will reflect ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/594519/lawmakers-step-pressure-openness-tamar-tender-process

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