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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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, ...

  3. Councils to find sites for buskers

    Posted Nov 15th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong, Vivienne Chow

    ... Kowloon arts hub. 'We have little space for performers and arts groups,' Democrat lawmaker Lee Wing-tat said. 'We don't have street performances like London and New York ... Government departments have in the past banned street shows on the grounds they interfere with the flow of pedestrians. Paul Tse Wai-chun, the lawmaker representing the tourism business, cautioned ...

  4. Democrats study maid-levy proposal

    Posted Nov 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... undecided lawmakers. Party lawmaker James To Kun-sun said he had been tasked with working out an amendment that would allow greater flexibility on whether the levy should resume after the suspension. 'For example, we can say that resumption of the levy will require 'positive vetting' by lawmakers after five years,' Mr To said, referring to a more exhaustive ...

  5. Who said it?

    Posted Jul 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... I only worry that if he is to join the government, will the civil servants give him their full support Lawmaker Chan Kin-por, on the challenges fellow legislator Paul Chan Mo-po (above) will face if he joins the government I think, as far as human rights are concerned, it's time for us to look at the reality Justice Minister Ha Hung Cuong, on Vietnam considering legalising gay ...

  6. Bracing for 'torment' of a marathon Legco session

    Posted Apr 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by People Power lawmaker Albert Chan Wai-yip in a filibuster. A suggestion by House Committee chairwoman Miriam Lau Kin-yee to drop the standard one minute's notice before voting on each amendment was rejected, meaning lawmakers will need at least 22 hours to get through the amendments to the bill, which bars lawmakers who resign mid-term from standing in by-elections for six ...

  7. Hidden talent

    Posted Sep 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Civic Party's new lawmaker Tanya Chan has made a plea to liberate the artistic talent of young people. What more could be done to try to help youngsters realise their creative potential? Write to us. ...

  8. Misjudgment blamed for revamp veto

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com Government misjudgment and a dropping of their guard by pro-establishment lawmakers were to blame for the vetoing of an effort to give priority to scrutiny of the incoming chief executive's government restructuring plan, critics and legislators said. While 27 of the 54 lawmakers present voted for the government's move to bring forward the debate ...

  9. Lawmakers question government action on developer's blog pitch

    Posted Dec 07th 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... the government, that is the Lands Department, has the power to request the developer to explain the matter, it doesn't invite Kwok to explain his comments directly,' Democrat lawmaker Lee ... yesterday other lawmakers, such as Leung Yiu-chung and Fred Li Wah-ming, also asked why the government handed the case to the developers. Secretary for Transport and Housing Duncan Pescod explained ...

  10. No entry

    Posted Oct 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beijing loyalist lawmaker Tsang Yok-sing says it is unfair that some pan-democrats are barred from entering the mainland. Is it now time for the central government to have an open-door policy for legislators? Write to us. ...




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