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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Long Hair no more: Jailed lawmaker Leung plans legal challenge after prison haircut

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:00am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Jailed lawmaker loses his trademark locks but plans legal challenge over 'hair discrimination' Jailed lawmaker Leung Kwok-hung may be unable to lay claim to the moniker "Long Hair" for some time, but he plans to challenge the loss of his crowning glory in a judicial review, the High Court has heard. Leung's locks were shorn ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    Majority decisions by 2017 nominating committee would be ‘suppression of democracy’

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 01:44pm by Tony Cheung and Peter So

    ... lawmaker has hit back at a top Beijing official who said that the nominating committee in 2017 should make majority decisions on putting forward candidates, calling the idea a “suppression” ... lawmakers, which pan-democrats say has failed to narrow differences between the pro-democracy camp and Beijing. The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress – the top national legislature ...

  3. News - World - ISRAEL

    Israeli lawmakers elect far-right Likud member Reuven Rivlin president

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 01:21am by AFP

    ... defeated his centrist challenger Meir Sheetrit by 63 votes to 53 in a secret ballot of the Knesset's 120 lawmakers. The other three candidates- former politician Dalia Itzik, retired Supreme ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CHARITY

    Environment chief Wong Kam-sing's Ice Bucket Challenge has green focus

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:00am by Victoria Ann Duthie and Lai Ying-kit

    ... US$100 to the ALS Association in the United States and HK$6,000 to the Hong Kong Neuro-Muscular Disease Association. He acted in response to a challenge posed by lawmaker Kenneth Leung, who also drenched himself the day before in the company of lawmaker Charles Mok. Wong had 24 hours to act on the challenge. He did not nominate anyone else, and after offering a terse verdict- ...

  5. Democrats study maid-levy proposal

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

    ... undecided lawmakers. Party lawmaker James To Kun-sun said he had been tasked with working out an amendment that would allow greater flexibility on whether the levy should resume after the suspension. 'For example, we can say that resumption of the levy will require 'positive vetting' by lawmakers after five years,' Mr To said, referring to a more exhaustive ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong Red Cross volunteers return from Ebola-stricken Liberia, free of disease

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:45am by CHRIS LAU, TIMMY SUNG

    ... as lawmakers gathered to discuss measures to prevent the deadly virus from entering the city. Clinical psychologist Eliza Cheung Yee-lai and Dr May Yeung Pui-shan, both from Hong Kong Red Cross, showed ... decision not to issue a travel alert for the four Ebola-hit West African countries- Nigeria, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Democratic Party lawmaker Helena Wong Pik-wan questioned why ...

  7. News - World - SECURITY

    US lawmakers fear freed Taliban a threat despite Obama's deal with Qatar curbing their activities

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 11:32pm by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post Obama agreed security rules with emir but some US lawmakers fear ex-prisonersstill a danger Freed Taliban five kept on a tight leashin Qatar The five Taliban leaders released from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for US soldier Bowe Bergdahl are subject to strict bans on militant incitement or fundraising that might pose a danger to the US. The Afghans are in Qatar ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco chief hails 'professionalism' of filibustering lawmakers

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 05:20am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Legco chief Jasper Tsang says filibustering lawmakers made a good effort to do their jobs Radical pan-dems praised for their 'professionalism' ... praised the lawmakers for their continued attempts to delay the voting- even though they knew full well that "politically and realistically", they would not achieve anything. ...

  9. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Japanese MPs hint at thaw in ties with Beijing

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 03:19am by KYODO

    ... Kyodo in Beijing Japanese MPs hint at thaw in ties with Beijing A group of Japanese lawmakers said yesterday that Vice-President Li Yuanchao had agreed that the two countries both need ... of common interests. That's important for Japan and China," Kiyohiko Toyama, a New Komeito lawmaker, who heads the cross-party group, said at a press conference in Beijing after ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US lawmakers call for Chinese embassy’s Washington street to be renamed in honour of dissident Liu Xiaobo

    Posted May 30th 2014, 09:31am

    ... Agence France-Presse 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner is serving an 11-year sentence in China for subversion US lawmakers called on Thursday for the street outside China’s embassy ... on the wrong side of history,” the lawmakers said in a letter to Mayor Vincent Gray and the District of Columbia Council. Liu, a writer, was jailed over his involvement in Tiananmen Square. Later, ...




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