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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Speeding up urban renewal is in the public interest

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:51am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Urban renewal is in public interest When there is demand, there will be supply, say economists. But those living in Hong Kong know things do not always work like that. ... people. It is in the public interest to speed up urban renewal. ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Is it too much to expect civil servants to serve the public interest?

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 03:25pm by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines Stephen Vines says trust in government is being gradually eroded Is it too much to expect civil servants to put the public first? In some rather perverse way, we should ... a matter of civil servants obeying the law but of whether they conduct themselves in a manner likely to enhance or detract from public trust in government. Lam bought a large plot of land in Yuen ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LAW AND ORDER

    Prosecuting large numbers of Occupy activists 'not in public interest'

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 03:38am by Stuart Lau

    ... ‘small fry’ Public prosecutors would be acting against the public interest if they brought each and every Occupy Central protester to court instead of focusing their efforts ... and, if so, whether it is in the public interest to prosecute". Past protests have seen only a handful of those arrested being charged. But Occupy has stoked more than its fair share ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Information gag is wrong- journalists have duty to report in public interest

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Journalists act in public's interest Mainland media do not always enjoy full home-ground advantage in reporting on the rise of modern China. Heavy censorship can make ... they are not allowed to pursue. Information of public interest has often found its way into the public domain by these routes. But not for much longer, if the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, ...

  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    In the public interest

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 12:36am by Howard Winn

    ... recently overturned that decision, saying that Rakoff had abused his position and that he should have allowed SEC "significant deference" in determining whether a deal serves the public interest. Unsurprisingly, the decision was applauded by Andrew Ceresney, the SEC's enforcement director, who said the ability to settle allowed "regulatory agencies to serve the public ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Reform of Medical Council can ensure public interests are better protected

    Posted May 29th 2014, 04:59pm by Albert Cheng

    ... ensure public interests are better protected Cheung Tin-lam died on February 20, 2005, a day after he was born. It has taken the Medical Council over nine years to establish that the doctor who ... mortality was common. This from a body that is supposed to be a protector of public interest. The couple persisted. In a 2008 High Court writ against Choy and Wan, Lau sought damages for injuries ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    'Right to be forgotten' blurs line between public interest and privacy

    Posted May 28th 2014, 06:27pm by Cliff Buddle

    ... will be considered irrelevant, inadequate or excessive? Will the rules be different for public figures? To what extent will the public interest in accessing information be protected? The judgment will, ... search engines, newspaper reports would quickly disappear from public view (in the UK, they would end up holding someone's fish and chips). Research involved hours of painstaking sifting ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Higher retirement age for civil servants mustn't harm public interest

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 06:02pm by Joseph Wong

    ... to protect public interests Proceed with care The government's proposal of a higher retirement age for newly hired civil servants and more flexible post-retirement opportunities for those ... for civil servants reaching their normal retirement age. This is a matter of public interest that deserves examination and comment. The proposal to allow heads of departments or grades to grant ...

  9. News - China - CASE NOTES

    Lack of environmental public interest litigation in no one's best interest

    Posted Nov 08th 2012, 12:00am by Ng Tze Wei

    ... Ng Tze-wei If authorities want courts to resolve social conflict, environmental cases are a good start Public interest litigation is in everyone's best interest The absence from the latest draft amendments to the Environmental Protection Law (EPL) of a clause allowing public interest litigation has troubled many. Just this August, the Civil Procedure Law (CPL) was amended ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Decision to incorporate Sai Wan into country park was 'in public interest'

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 04:09am by JULIE CHU

    ... Country park decision 'in the public interest' The rights of individual landowners did not outweigh the interests of the public, a judge ruled yesterday as he dismissed a Sai Kung ... effect not only on the applicant but also the public," Lam wrote in his judgment. "The expectation of an individual or a group of individuals has to be balanced against the interests ...




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