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  1. Finally, our voice is heard

    Posted May 01st 2006, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... strict and unreasonable approach on fire prevention. Officials require that a village house must have a 4.5-metre-wide road access, for fire engines. This is almost impossible in many existing ... This means villagers could bypass the rules by installing fire extinguishers or other fire-prevention facilities in their new houses. Officials said about 2,300 applications would be approved every ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Conflict of interest disclosures need to be more specific for Hong Kong politicians

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Conflict of interest rules inadequate Adherence to the highest standards in preventing conflicts of interest should be first and foremost in the minds of politicians ... to the spirit of the rules seeking to prevent members from running into conflicts of interest when deciding public policies. It is also troubling to see that the chief executive is not setting a good ...

  3. Interference?

    Posted Oct 12th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Emily Lau Wai-hing, who heads Legco's finance committee, warns of interference by the government and Beijing in trying to prevent the pro-democracy camp gaining control of other committees. What do you think? Write to us. ...

  4. Tsang has a month to make amends

    Posted Jun 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... prevention of bribery rules that apply to political appointees and top civil servants. Had it adopted the change, the mere contemplation of favours from tycoons surely would have set alarm bells ... other political appointees to be 'totally inappropriate'. Sections 3 and 8 of the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance cover soliciting or accepting an advantage and the bribery of civil ...

  5. Delaying tactics alleged in poll row

    Posted Apr 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Dozens of students at the University of Hong Kong besieged the student union office yesterday, saying its leaders were deliberately preventing no-confidence votes that could see them kicked out of office. One protester, Ting Shing-wing, said the student leaders had gone to great lengths to prevent a poll taking place before the end of term. ...

  6. Stifling protest invites trouble

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... citizens for taking part in demonstrations in Hong Kong shows how adamant Beijing is about preventing a protest culture from evolving. It is making a mistake. People denied the right to govern ...

  7. Should Legco scrap by-elections for geographical constituencies?

    Posted Jun 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... To prevent legislators doing things for their own political benefit, and to save public money, I agree we should scrap by-elections in geographical constituencies. Ronald Ling Pak-ki, 20, University ... was to prevent the radical democrats from initiating another 'de facto referendum'. The government should cancel this proposal or risk being accused of obstructing democracy. First, ...

  8. Residents issue own rallying cry

    Posted Jul 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that often prevent them from going home. More than 20 residents - including the heads of owners' corporations of ten properties - protested at police headquarters in Wan Chai yesterday. ...

  9. Rush on anti-graft law for chief executive

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the follow-up discussion with the Department of Justice to speed up the [legislative amendments] works,' the secretary for constitutional and mainland affairs said of an extension to the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance to cover the chief executive. 'I believe it will be a high priority for the next chief executive.' A possible amendment would cover sections 3 and 8 of the Prevention ...

  10. Payouts not penalties for owners, kuk chief says

    Posted Apr 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... it was misleading to claim that many villagers had encroached on country parks. He spoke out after the Audit Commission criticised the Lands Department for not preventing such encroachments, including one ...




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