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  1. Motion drafted to censure lawmaker

    Posted Nov 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong The drafting of a motion to censure Democratic Party lawmaker Kam Nai-wai has been completed and will be discussed at a Legislative Council meeting on December 9 pending formal approval from the legislature. Drafted by Liberal Party lawmaker Miriam Lau Kin-yee, the motion, if passed, would censure Kam for 'misbehaviour' involving alleged unfair dismissal of his ...

  2. Lawmakers call for lower power bills

    Posted Oct 26th 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Dennis Eng

    ... Tang-wah yesterday reiterated that negotiations with the firms were complex and that a contingency plan was needed. Mr Yau said he hoped lawmakers would support the government if legislation ...

  3. Vouchers the epitome of meanness: lawmaker

    Posted Oct 11th 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Albert Wong and Ambrose Leung There was wide agreement that the policy address could have given the grass roots, especially the elderly, a greater share in Hong Kong's economic recovery. The proposed five HK$50 health-care vouchers a year for the elderly attracted the most criticism. 'Can you be any cheaper towards the elderly?' unionist lawmaker Lee Cheuk-yan ...

  4. Liberal leadership in balance as lawmaker reassesses stance

    Posted Oct 08th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung A power struggle between two Liberal Party lawmakers for the party's chairmanship is set to intensify, as one key legislator who could swing a vote either way said yesterday he had yet to decide who to support. Tommy Cheung Yu-yan, one of six party lawmakers who initially pledged to back Jeffrey Lam Kin-fun, said he had to reassess the situation in light ...

  5. 'Fake' voting model would backfire, lawmaker warns

    Posted Feb 09th 2008, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... of the differences in Hong Kong,' Mr Tsang said. The veteran lawmaker said there were people who still believed Beijing would veto universal suffrage in 2017 and 2020 'at some stage'. Others ... functional-constituency lawmakers would be ousted if universal suffrage were introduced. ...

  6. Lawmakers step up pressure for openness on Tamar tender process

    Posted May 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Two lawmakers on the panel which will pick the winning design for the HK$5.2 billion government headquarters at Tamar in Admiralty are facing pressure from colleagues to bring ... to keep the selection process opaque. Lawmakers hope the Liberal Party's Miriam Lau Kin-yee, and Legco president Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai, who are on the special selection board, will reflect ...

  7. Ministers earn early praise for facing lawmakers

    Posted Jul 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at the Legislative Council to answer lawmakers' questions, Legco's House Committee chairwoman said. Miriam Lau Kin-yee noted that 10 of the 12 policy secretaries agreed to attend Legco panel meetings this month. 'I'm not sure why the other two are not coming, but it's certainly not because they refused,' the Liberal Party lawmaker said yesterday. Committee ...

  8. Lawmakers united in call to loosen purse strings

    Posted Jan 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong It's time to share fruits of 'good harvest', financial chief told Lawmakers yesterday made a unanimous call for the finance chief to dish out some of its ... was rejected. Ms Tam and her fellow Civic Party members, unionists and lawmakers from the League of Social Democrats all said the best way to 'return the public's money' was by improving ...

  9. Quitting is natural, say pro-Beijing lawmakers

    Posted May 20th 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung, Chow Chung-yan and Louisa Yan But democrats feel Allen Lee's decision is another blow to freedom of speech Politicians and other public figures always face pressure over their publicly expressed views, and it is natural for them to qui ...

  10. 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 ...




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