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  1. Accountants' lawmaker puts his money on leung

    Posted Aug 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... should run even without Beijing's endorsement. Chan, the non-affiliated lawmaker who represents the accountancy sector in Legco, said yesterday Leung would be a 'good choice' ... as a candidate even without Beijing's blessing, the lawmaker said it would be 'good for Hongkongers' to have two choices for chief executive. 'Although allowing a single candidate can ...

  2. Lawmakers raise questions about Tsang's authority

    Posted Jul 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung The passage of the 2012 constitutional reform package marked the end of an important job for Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, but it has also left lawmakers doubtful about how much he can do in the remaining two years of his term. Asked twice at yesterday's Legislative Council question-and-answer session whether he was sidelined in the political negotiations ...

  3. Play ball or get nowhere, Tsang tells lawmakers

    Posted Apr 17th 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Speaking a day after two reports were submitted to Beijing- one by Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa and a second by the government's taskforce on constitutional reform- Mr Tsang told lawmakers ... The nine factors Hong Kong 'should have regard to' included the need to pay heed to the views of the central authorities. The chief secretary displayed impatience when lawmakers accused ...

  4. Vow on small classes ignored, say lawmakers

    Posted Apr 17th 2007, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem Pan-democratic lawmakers yesterday accused the chief executive of reneging on an election promise to reduce class sizes after an official said there were no plans to implement the policy immediately. '[Chief Executive]Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has already made a promise, now the Education and Manpower Bureau is telling us there will only be a review in 2008,' ...

  5. Lawmakers challenge Rowse punishment

    Posted Feb 09th 2007, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung They want to know if disciplinary measures over Harbour Fest fiasco were politically motivated Lawmakers have questioned whether the disciplinary action taken against InvestHK chief Mike Rowse over the Harbour Fest fiasco was politically motivated, after fresh details of the proceedings were released yesterday. The government revealed to a Legislative Council panel ...

  6. Make lawmakers ministers: experts

    Posted Aug 07th 2006, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... and the people who do are basically the opposition.' The report says some would argue that Article 79 of the Basic Law prevents lawmakers from becoming principal officials since they would have ... some of the things suggested, such as giving more power to the district councils. But he described the suggestion that the government could secure support in Legco by appointing lawmakers ...

  7. Lawmakers approve split SFC role

    Posted Jun 15th 2006, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Critics say Chief Executive has too much power to intervene Legislators yesterday passed a bill to split the role of the Securities and Futures Commission chairman, although there was criticism that the law gave Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam- ...

  8. Pro-democracy lawmakers condemn the shorter term

    Posted Mar 15th 2005, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... by deciding on a two-year term for the next chief executive. Twenty-four lawmakers, excluding 'Long Hair' Leung Kwok-hung, signed a statement vowing to oppose the government's move ... systems' principle, the lawmakers said. Acting Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen announced on Saturday that the new chief executive would only serve until June 30, 2007, which would have marked ...

  9. Lawmakers want Tung to explain departure

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

    ... Chee-hwa and his successor Donald Tsang Yam-kuen attend an emergency Legco meeting on Tuesday to explain the circumstances of Mr Tung's resignation. The demand came as lawmakers accused Mr ... to come,' Mrs Chow said. In a heated debate in a Legco house committee meeting yesterday, pro-democracy lawmakers demanded that Mr Tung personally explain how he reached his decision and whether ...

  10. Lawmaker vows to challenge term law

    Posted Mar 25th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Gary Cheung, Klaudia Lee

    ... Gary Cheung, Ambrose Leung and Klaudia Lee Albert Chan's decision appears to make interpretation of Basic Law inevitable An interpretation of the Basic Law by the nation's top legislature appears inevitable after a pro-democracy lawmaker yesterday vowed to seek a judicial review of changes to a law on the chief executive's term. Wang Zhenmin, deputy dean of Tsinghua ...




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