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  1. Lawmakers raise more concerns at car plan

    Posted Mar 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Another wave of dissent against a plan to let more mainlanders drive into Hong Kong was voiced at a special Legislative Council panel meeting yesterday, with lawmakers saying the agreement should be torn up. There were accusations that the scheme - which was not subject to public consultation - was politically motivated and would make the city's ...

  2. How much are our lawmakers worth?

    Posted Feb 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Public perceptions of how much our lawmakers are worth range from nothing to considerably more than the HK$73,150 a month we pay them now. They may therefore feel they have nothing to lose ... with our lawmakers. Admittedly the worst attendance examples are to be found among representatives of functional constituencies, who are not accountable to voters at large. But public perceptions ...

  3. Lawmakers' pay grab true to the jungle

    Posted Feb 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to get into the statute books in any meaningful form. The current session of the Legislative Council offers a clue for such riddles, as lawmakers shamelessly seek to double their pay, inspired ... by popular vote and are notorious for failing to show up for debates, feel that they too should be included in the forthcoming pay day, doubtlessly emboldened by the prospect that renegade lawmakers ...

  4. Public and lawmakers demand details of mystery regional plan

    Posted Feb 08th 2011, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Lawmakers have complained they were not consulted on the plan. The Legislative Council has not received information about it. 'We do not accept our future being decided without us having a fair ... zone as a logistics and exhibition centre. Lawmaker Cyd Ho Sau-lan has demanded an explanation from the Planning Department as to why the Legislative Council was excluded from the exercise. ...

  5. HK pavilion gets mixed reviews from lawmakers visiting expo

    Posted May 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung in Shanghai Hong Kong's pavilion at the World Expo in Shanghai has drawn a mixed response from visiting legislators, with some questioning whether the HK$145 million funding is value for money. While a number of government-friendly lawmakers gave their thumbs-up at the site yesterday, others questioned if the technology on display- available years ago- really ...

  6. Lawmakers' calls for handover of club on PLA land upset members

    Posted Mar 07th 2010, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... be used for other purposes. Lawmakers asked why the prime site, with its tennis and squash courts, lawn bowls green and restaurant, should remain in military hands if it is not being used by the People's Liberation Army. The unwanted attention upset club members, who accused lawmakers of trying to make something out of nothing. 'Under the Defence Land Agreement, negotiated between ...

  7. Joint checkpoint at rail link terminus may not be possible, lawmakers told

    Posted Oct 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam It may not be possible to set up a joint immigration checkpoint at the cross-border express rail link's West Kowloon terminus when the line opens in 2015 or 2016, lawmakers ... for the first time yesterday. Many lawmakers were concerned over customs and immigration clearance issues at the West Kowloon terminus. 'Is there going to be a checkpoint at every stop?' ...

  8. Macau security bill sent to lawmakers

    Posted Dec 17th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu A national security bill for Macau has been submitted to the city's legislature by the government, with minor changes to a draft unveiled in October. A controversial idea to punish 'preparatory behaviour' for sedition and theft of ...

  9. Lawmaker questions running of orchestra

    Posted May 09th 2009, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow A legislator yesterday questioned the way the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra is run, and suggested it may not be spending its money wisely. Cheung Man-kwong said 84 per cent of its spending went on administration and a government subsidy accoun ...

  10. New lawmaker starts young people crusade

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

    ... Albert Wong The Civic Party's newest lawmaker, Tanya Chan, has made an impassioned plea to liberate the artistic talent of young people and encourage them to take part in public affairs. Ms Chan headed the party ticket in the Hong Kong Island constituency in last week's Legislative Council election, netting 82,600 votes and ensuring both she and party leader Audrey Eu ...




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