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  1. An overriding public need

    Posted Jan 04th 2007, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... Court of Final Appeal decision established that the government had been using the wrong legal interpretation. That meant it had misled the public and the Town Planning Board on the proper test ... plan on the correct legal basis. But the government asked the board to approve the plan based on the wrong legal interpretation. Even after the court judgment, the government refused to allow ...

  2. Occupy activists defiant in face of HSBC legal action

    Posted Jun 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee and Austin Chiu Members of Occupy Central, camped in open space beneath HSBC headquarters since last October, remained defiant yesterday in the face of possible legal action ... Yim-fong - Wong Chung-hang and Ho Yiu-shing. The legal action came after the bank posted a note late last month inviting the protesters to end their eight-month occupation. The bank asks the court ...

  3. And the award goes to...

    Posted Feb 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of Certified Public Accountants nor did it include provision of any assurance or advice on matters of legal interpretation or entitlement to vote. ...

  4. Barges will be back on the job soon

    Posted Mar 10th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai, Sara Bradford

    ... after giving a new legal interpretation of the Protection of the Harbour Ordinance, which contains a presumption against reclamation. ... the legality of the project. The government hopes that by resuming work as soon as possible, the Central-Wan Chai bypass will be completed in 2011 or 2012. But as the project has been delayed for five ...

  5. Pier activists outline strategy

    Posted Aug 10th 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... for Protection of the Harbour, halted the redevelopment and granted an interpretation of the Harbour Protection Ordinance, saying only reclamation projects with overriding public needs were legal ... But if they lose they will consider launching another legal challenge against the government and might take action to reoccupy the pier which is expected to be demolished next week. Mr Justice Johnson Lam ...

  6. Who's guilty on the harbour?

    Posted Mar 01st 2007, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... and submitted the new phase-three plan for public consultation and for approval by the Town Planning Board. But the government justified the plan with an incorrect interpretation of the harbour ordinance: showing some public benefit, it said, was enough to prove compliance with the law. That misled the board and the public. The government's interpretation was successfully challenged ...

  7. Harbour ruling may weaken Exco

    Posted Mar 09th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... of the ruling,' the source said. The official warned it could affect future interpretations of other ordinances that rest on Exco making the final decision. In the judicial review of the 18-hectare Central Reclamation Phase III plan, the society has argued that Exco should re-submit the plan to the Town Planning Board. It also wants the board to comply with new legal tests set by the Court ...

  8. Prove your worth

    Posted Feb 01st 2007, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... That is despite a 2004 ruling by the Court of Final Appeal that the legal interpretation upon which those plans were approved by the board was wrong. As a result of the judgment, and in fairness to the local community, the board should have been allowed to reconsider the plans based on the correct legal interpretation. This, the government refused to do. For the first time in Hong Kong, ...

  9. Judge grants activists legal aid for review of Queen's Pier status

    Posted Aug 07th 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong A judge yesterday granted Queen's Pier activists legal aid for their judicial review of the decision not to declare it a monument, three days after the government turned down their application for funds. The Legal Aid Department rejected the application by Chu Hoi-dick and Ho Loy, of the group Local Action, on the grounds they had not shown they had a chance ...

  10. Bypass 'could face legal action'

    Posted Jul 27th 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai, Quinton Chan

    ... Chloe Lai and Quinton Chan Harbour committee demands toll measures be tried before building new link Members of the Harbour-front Enhancement Committee yesterday challenged the rationale of building the Central-Wan Chai bypass. Alvin Kwok Ngai-kuen, a dir ...




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