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  1. Lawmakers seek details of deal with arts college

    Posted Feb 25th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng Lawmakers have urged the government to reveal the tenancy agreement with an American arts college that was awarded tenancy of the historic North Kowloon Magistracy. Discussions ... building into a branch campus without government subsidy. 'Does that mean the school will be able to bypass Legco's scrutiny?' said Democrat Kam Nai-wai. 'There are no lawmakers ...

  2. Exchange Fund profits should be employed to boost economy, say lawmakers

    Posted Apr 21st 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Klaudia Lee

    ... work out a co-ordinated strategy to minimise competition. Many lawmakers criticised the budget for failing to introduce concrete measures to fight poverty, while others attacked the continued cuts in education and welfare and the failure to boost employment. While pro-business lawmakers backed the abolition of estate duty, Ronny Tong Ka-wah, of the Article 45 Concern Group, said ...

  3. Lawmakers clash over leader's term

    Posted Mar 17th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... chief executive's surprise resignation, pro-democracy lawmakers warned that continued meddling by Beijing would further undermine Hong Kong's autonomy. Lawmakers clashed over ...

  4. Lawmaker urges Tung to pardon 1967 rioters

    Posted Jan 26th 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... during the bloody 1967 riots, especially those jailed for political reasons. A lawmaker who made the request to Tung Chee-hwa three weeks ago says Mr Tung has replied that he is willing ... not agree with their political aspirations,' Mr Lee said. But he said criminal records of those involved in violent activities such as bombings should not be revoked. Pro-democracy lawmaker ...

  5. Ads slam lawmaker's role in reit challenge

    Posted Dec 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Statements condemning lawmaker Albert Cheng King-hon's alleged involvement in the legal challenge to the Link Reit listing were printed in two Chinese-language newspapers yesterday. In an advertisement in the Oriental Daily News, Alex Tsui Ka-kit, a former deputy director of operations at the Independent Commission Against Corruption and 'a group of financial ...

  6. Lawmakers try to stop US bill on rights in the North

    Posted Jul 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Khang Hyun-sung in Seoul Members of South Korea's ruling Uri party are gathering signatures from lawmakers for a statement opposing the North Korean Human Rights Bill, which ... state. The South Korean lawmakers say the bill threatens warming inter-Korean relations and could damage the prospects for a peaceful end to Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme. 'We ...

  7. Lawmakers criticise lack of help for parties

    Posted Feb 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Legislators yesterday criticised the government for not doing enough to help the development of political parties, despite its repeated claims that party politics would benefit Hong Kong. But Secretary for Constitutional Affairs Stephen Lam ...

  8. Panel head plays down Legco role in selecting next chief justice

    Posted Sep 05th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Joyce Ng

    ... Ambrose Leung, Fanny W.Y. Fung and Joyce Ng The chairwoman of the Legislative Council panel that monitors legal affairs is seeking to cool a debate over whether lawmakers should take ... early retirement in September next year. Central to the debate is whether Legco's power to endorse the appointment of judges actually means lawmakers can interview candidates. Chairwoman ...

  9. Police pull plug on Koreans' conference

    Posted Jan 13th 2005, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... Nailene Chou Wiest Lawmakers sit in the dark after lights are turned off A group of Seoul lawmakers were forced to cancel a press briefing yesterday after Beijing police turned off the lights. Four lawmakers from South Korea's opposition Grand National Party arrived in Beijing after visiting the border town of Yanji. They had been investigating the whereabouts ...

  10. Test of patriotism

    Posted Mar 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yeung Sum. Mr Lam said it was inappropriate for pro-democracy lawmakers to attend a US hearing on Hong Kong's political development. He said Hong Kong already had 'enough room' ... a lifelong commitment.' It was up to individual lawmakers to say whether they were patriots. ...




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