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  1. Slap on the wrist for James To over his rental expenses claim

    Posted Mar 10th 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... To Kun-sun, with a motion of admonishment over his office rental claim last year. A Legco inquiry yesterday tabled a report criticising Mr To as negligent and falling short of the standards expected ... To's integrity was called into question during the September Legco election. He was accused of paying above-market rent for an office in Shamshuipo- money he then claimed back in expenses ...

  2. Lawmakers say 20pc expenses raise is not enough

    Posted Apr 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The government has postponed a plan to increase office expenses for lawmakers by 20 per cent, after Legislative Council members argued that the sum was not enough. This comes after ... cent increase, from HK$73,150 per month to HK$80,465. Meanwhile, the proposal on office expenses, which was to be put to the Finance Committee today, has been shelved pending talks between ...

  3. Legco panel to examine office rental row

    Posted Nov 04th 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... then claimed back as expenses- and of failing to declare his interest in Target Link. ...

  4. James To admonished over rental blunder

    Posted Apr 08th 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... not prove he did so on purpose, Mrs Leung said. She also reiterated that it was not within the committee's powers to investigate whether Mr To had inflated his rental claims. Democratic Party ... space in Shamshuipo, expenses he was reimbursed for. The lawmaker should have declared his interest in the company to Yau Tsim Mong District Council. ...

  5. Justify the expense of political posts

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hundreds of applications were received for the lower two tiers of the government's ministerial system- undersecretary and political assistant. Among the aspirants are people with top credentials, amply qualified to add talent and knowledge to the inc ...

  6. After hotel expense saga, Tsang cancels Japan trip

    Posted May 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung and Danny Mok Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has abandoned plans to make a swansong trip to Japan following controversy over his lavish hotel expenses on an official visit to Brazil ... did not receive local representatives in the room. At the next stop, in Sao Paulo, Tsang stayed at the Renaissance Sao Paulo Hotel, paying US$1,250 for one night at the second most expensive ...

  7. Rethink needed on election expenses

    Posted Apr 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... How much money candidates should be allowed to spend on their campaigns is open to debate. Arguably, the expense ceiling should not be set too high to avoid turning the election ... there are justifications to set a higher spending cap in 2017, when the ballot is expected to be open to more than three million eligible voters. The rigid rules on election expenses have long been seen ...

  8. Forum speakers deride Tien rental flats idea

    Posted May 10th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng A suggestion by Liberal Party member Michael Tien Puk-sun that the government create a special class of public rental flat for the 'sandwich class' was met with derision ... proposed that about 10,000 special rental flats be built for 'sandwich class' families- those who earn too much to qualify them for public rental housing but who cannot afford to buy ...

  9. Expenses question for poll hopefuls

    Posted Oct 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... begun incurring election expenses. This is because the hopefuls, including former chief secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen and former executive council convenor Leung Chun-ying, have not formally ... to comply with all the electoral laws and the guidelines.' He said the candidates should seek their own legal advice on whether they should lodge expenses records for activities they attended ...

  10. Legislators must be honest about expenses

    Posted Jun 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... regularly claims the maximum allowable amount for entertainment and travel expenses. Rules based on lawmakers being people we can trust mean that more than HK$164,000 a year can be claimed without providing receipts. Honour systems are not unusual in the world of politics. But as the expenses scandal rocking Britain's Parliament so plainly proves, assumptions should never be taken ...




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