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  1. Officials too slow in tackling water thefts, lawmakers say

    Posted Dec 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com Lawmakers blamed red tape, lax monitoring and weak enforcement by the Water Supplies Department for a loss of HK$160 million in water revenues last year. ... Accountancy sector lawmaker Paul Chan Mo-po also criticised the department, saying: 'Even if [your department] is not bureaucratic, it is not taking the work seriously.' Chan faulted ...

  2. Lawmakers endorse Geoffrey Ma as top judge

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

    ... as chief justice, amid increasing concern that the independence of the judiciary is under pressure. Lawmakers voted unanimously to endorse Ma to take up his new role from September, ... retirement. He stressed his retirement was to facilitate 'orderly succession planning', but many observers and lawmakers fear possible interference from Beijing. A visit in July 2008 ...

  3. We're ready to accept less, lawmaker says

    Posted Jun 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Lawmakers from across the political spectrum said yesterday they were open to accepting pay cuts, but stressed there had always been an independent mechanism that kept their pay in line with the Consumer Price Index. Unionist lawmaker Lee Cheuk-yan said: 'Institutionally, we have always stood shoulder to shoulder with the people. If the mechanism says we need ...

  4. Lawmakers challenge slow HK response to Thai flights

    Posted Dec 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Wu Weekend flight from Pattaya reportedly only a quarter full The government came under heavy criticism from lawmakers yesterday over a delay in arranging to fly home Hongkongers stranded by the political situation in Thailand. Lawmakers challenged the administration's response to complaints received from stranded residents over the past week and cast doubts over its ...

  5. Appointees need clear nationality guidelines, lawmakers argue

    Posted May 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Wu Lawmakers have urged the government to lay out clear rules regarding the controversy surrounding deputy ministers' citizenship dilemma, rather than asking the officials to decide on their own what they should do. Instead of making additional amendments to the law, Civic Party leader Audrey Eu Yuet-mee suggested that the controversy could be solved by listing ...

  6. Lawmakers probe food loopholes

    Posted Aug 19th 2005, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez and Anita Lam Panel to question officials on government action over health scares involving mainland pork and eels Legislators are urging the government to plug food regulatory loopholes amid health scares over tainted mainland eel produc ...

  7. We may not back rail merger plan, warn lawmakers

    Posted Apr 07th 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Fare concession must not be lower than 10pc, say legislators Lawmakers have warned that the merger plan for the two rail companies may not be endorsed by the Legislative Council ... 'What if they cut the fares at the expense of manpower and the quality of rail services? Is that anymore acceptable?' he said. Lawmakers from across the political spectrum demanded ...

  8. Debate on election law faces halt again

    Posted May 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tony Cheung and Peter So The shadow of adjournment is looming today as the Legislative Council debate continues on a bill to restrict by-elections. Some pro-government lawmakers have ... amend electoral law to bar lawmakers who quit from standing for election again within six months. The government moved it following last year's resignations by pan-democrats to trigger ...

  9. Academic battles poll ban

    Posted Jul 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for projects in the provost's office. The application comes ahead of the expansion of the legislature from 60 to 70 seats. According to the Basic Law, a maximum of 20 per cent of lawmakers are allowed to hold foreign passports as long as they are permanent residents. Mathematically, two more lawmakers should be allowed to make use of this right, but the government has yet to decide how ...

  10. Who said it?

    Posted Jan 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... my glasses and then he punched my face twice District councillor Andrew Fung Wai-kwong, on his alleged assault by lawmaker Wong Yuk-man ...




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