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  1. Two more candidates allege poll corruption

    Posted Jan 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by the Independent Commission Against Corruption since its probe into suspected district council vote-rigging last month. It has so far received 527 complaints. ...

  2. Facts of filibustering: are long delays really worth it?

    Posted May 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Yeung, University of Hong Kong It is not clear how long the Legislative Council (Amendment) Bill, and other bills in the queue, will take if the current filibustering tactic of some pan-democrats continues. The rebel lawmakers view the by-election bi ...

  3. How to confuse a clear-cut political case

    Posted Dec 20th 2007, 12:00am by Joseph Cheng

    ... It drew heavily on this year's public consultation on political reform, and noted that more than half of Hongkongers surveyed support universal suffrage in 2012. But the report, ... to be established. Corruption cannot be controlled, and grievances are covered up while they accumulate. Hong Kong's constitutional development must make sure that the lessons of Macau are well learned. ...

  4. Vote-buying scandal a timely reminder

    Posted Apr 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... ensure that the elections are fair with every voter carrying equal weight, and free from threats, violence and corruption. The jailing of two former district councillors last week therefore sent both negative and positive messages. On the negative side, it was a reminder that even a relatively corruption-free city such as Hong Kong is susceptible to the threat of vote-buying. ...

  5. What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

    Posted May 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... people anywhere, and Hong Kong and Taiwan have preserved Chinese culture which has been wracked by a century of radical political and social experiments on the mainland. Charles Henning- I always ... to block those irrational bills. Legco president Tsang Yok-sing utterly abused his power. The director of public prosecutions, Kevin Zervos, says the anti-corruption law should cover everyone, ...

  6. Legco president throws his hat in the ring again for post

    Posted Jul 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... nine complaints about the Legco elections. Lily Chung Lai-tuen, a programme co-ordinator (elections) with the Independent Commission Against Corruption, said the complaints were mostly about ...

  7. Local polls usher in key year in politics

    Posted Nov 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam and Peter So Today's voting for district councillors marks the start of a politically charged year in which the city's next leader will be chosen and a new Legislative Council elected as the city enters its 15th year as a special administrative region of China. Political pundits expect between 30 and 40 per cent of the 2.9 million people eligible will vote ...

  8. Soft power can trump a hard sell

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and the elderly and poor. In making his sales pitch to the Legislative Council, Leung repeatedly indicated he was relying on his massive government restructuring plan- creating six more political posts, ... team, led by his chief supporter from the civil service, former commissioner of the Independent Commission Against Corruption Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fan, had been engaged in a hard-hitting battle ...

  9. When politics gets in the way of culture

    Posted Jun 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung Simpson.cheung@scmp.com It's a daily pleasure for the elderly that often gets disrupted by politics. Every Wednesday RTHK Radio 5 broadcasts Chinese opera that elderly listeners enjoy. But because Legislative Council sessions overrun, the Chinese opera programmes are often rescheduled to run after the adjournment of the weekly meetings, much to the listeners' ...

  10. Talking points

    Posted Feb 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... for Mubarak for allegedly orchestrating the killing of about 850 protesters during the uprising that ousted him as Egyptian president last year. Mubarak, who has denied charges that include corruption ...




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