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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Heung Yee Kuk's man proves conspicuous by his absence

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Lawmaker Lau Wong-fat dismisses question about his poor attendance record at Legco, saying: 'It's not a sin, is it … it doesn't matter' Heung ... identified as the least active member of the Legislative Council last year. The city's oldest lawmaker- aged 77- rarely figured at meetings of the Finance Committee, which has the final say ...

  2. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Malaysian opposition lawmaker faces sedition charge over satirical video

    Posted May 06th 2014, 04:07pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Kuala Lumpur Opposition lawmaker Teresa Kok charged with sedition over video mocking a Malaysian domestic issues says prosecution 'shows the extent of political darkness' in the nation Lawmaker charged over video clip A Malaysian opposition lawmaker was charged yesterday with sedition over a satirical video clip that sparked protests by Islamic groups, ...

  3. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Cambodia's political deadlock over as Hun Sen, Sam Rainsy shake on a deal

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 11:27pm by AP

    ... and the opposition's year-long boycott of the national legislature. Hun Sen, opposition leader Sam Rainsy and others met for five hours yesterday in the third round of talks since lawmakers from Sam ... general election is scheduled for July 2018. The talks came after last week's arrest of seven opposition lawmakers and another party activist after violence broke out when party members tried ...

  4. Business - Money

    Government stands by best interest clause in proposed insurance law

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:18am by Enoch Yiu

    ... the most heat in Legislative Council debates on the topic before lawmakers vote some time next year on establishing a new regulator for the insurance industry in 2016. The proposed Insurance ... not have a problem with it," Cheung said. "The Insurance Authority, after it is set up by the bill passed by lawmakers, will issue guidelines on the conduct requirements." The Law ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Lawmakers sceptical of planned new towns

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 04:14am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Lawmakers sceptical of planned new towns Lawmakers were dubious yesterday about the government's chances of securing planning approval for its proposed new ... received 40,000 objections to the proposal and just seven letters in support. It adjourned the funding request until its next meeting on May 13. Labour Party lawmaker Lee Cheuk-yan said the money ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Blame game on for lawmakers as budget bill debate postponed after filibuster

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 11:40pm by TANNA CHONG AND TONY CHEUNG

    ... and pan-democratic lawmakers pointed fingers at each other yesterday after radical pan-democrats' filibustering on the budget bill succeeded in having the debate postponed for a week. Legco president ... was referring to the four radical pan-democrats, including two People Power lawmakers along with independent Wong Yuk-man and League of Social Democrats' Leung Kwok-hung, who triggered eight quorum ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Cover-up or mismanagement? Lawmaker urges MTR to come clean over rail delay

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 02:52pm

    ... pressure from lawmakers to come clean on how much it knew about the huge rock formation which delayed the completion of the cross-border high-speed railway project. Michael Tien Puk-sun, who chairs ... if MTR has known about the granite’s existence in 2010. But the question is if [the management] knew about its complexity and impact to the construction.” the New People’s Party lawmaker said ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Queen Mary Hospital to get HK$1.6b overhaul as Legco says 'yes' in dying seconds of meeting

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 01:39pm by Tony Cheung, Ada Lee

    ... for funds to redevelop Queen Mary Hospital received unanimous support from lawmakers yesterday, passing in the final minute of the Legislative Council Finance Committee's final meeting before the summer break. Lawmakers approved 21 items on the agenda but did not get to 17 other proposals, which will now be delayed for at least three months. They include funding to extend three landfills, ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Mega Events Fund must be axed

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:24am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the fund, the Commerce and Economic Bureau and the Tourism Commission, bear the brunt of the criticism. That lawmakers have blasted the government for wasting taxpayers' money ... the finger at fellow lawmaker Jeffrey Lam Kin-fung, who heads the Mega Events Fund assessment committee. Another lawmaker, Chan Kam-lam, who leads an annual dragon and lion dance festival and has ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR bosses face grilling from lawmakers over rail link delays as project director quits

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 02:14pm by SAMUEL CHAN, Toh Han Shih

    ... Samuel Chan and Toh Han Shih Lawmakers to question bosses over repeated claims cross-border line would be completed on time as project chief reveals he is retiring MTR faces grilling ... of Centre for Logistic and Transport, lawmaker Abraham Razack, and architect Edward Ho Sing-tin. "Having heard the many opinions and views expressed recently in the community, board members ...




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