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  1. Review puts pressure on candidates

    Posted Feb 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com The chief executive's decision to create an independent committee to review the code of conduct for top politicians will put more pressure on the two leading candidates vying to be his successor to state their positions on disclosure laws. Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's announcement of a review came as more details emerged of the property ...

  2. Cash boost for arts ahead of review

    Posted Jan 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... year, even before a lengthy review of arts funding is completed. The Home Affairs Bureau said the nine major performing arts groups would receive 10 per cent more in the 2012-13 financial year- ... an award-for-all, the applications [for the arts capacity grants] were reviewed based on their merits,' the source said. 'We tried to meet the amount [of funding] for which they applied. ...

  3. Civil service union urges review of ministerial system

    Posted Aug 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com A leading civil service union has called for a review of the ministerial system to improve governance. The call by the 90,000-strong Hong Kong Chinese Civil ... Hong Kong. The proposed review forms part of a package of proposals by the association for Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen and the next government to improve governance. Other proposals ...

  4. Election law review urged over foreign 'corporate electors'

    Posted Aug 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Calls are mounting for the government to review the election laws over a possible loophole which could allow foreign consulates here and representatives of agencies outside ... for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, said the election laws needed to be reviewed. 'Perhaps, the government can take advantage of the upcoming review of the 2012 electoral arrangements to make ...

  5. HK pavilion gets mixed reviews from lawmakers visiting expo

    Posted May 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung in Shanghai Hong Kong's pavilion at the World Expo in Shanghai has drawn a mixed response from visiting legislators, with some questioning whether the HK$145 million funding is value for money. While a number of government-friendly l ...

  6. Small-house policy needs to be reviewed

    Posted Feb 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... planning in the New Territories all but impossible. For the sake of what is left of the city's green lung, it should be reviewed. ...

  7. Justice minister backs Legco in judicial review

    Posted Aug 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong The secretary for justice has expressed his full support for lawmakers in a judicial review challenging the extent of their investigative powers, saying it was in the best ... summonses is unconstitutional. Speaking on behalf of Secretary for Justice Wong Yan-lung in the judicial review hearing yesterday, Michael Thomas SC, said the executive-led system in Hong Kong ...

  8. Judicial review 'could hamper minibond probe'

    Posted Jul 16th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... the judicial review of Legco's special legal powers, but it would be premature to say if they would resort to the same legal tactics. The chairman of the Legco subcommittee investigating ... and demand documents. The Court of First Instance on Tuesday granted leave for a judicial review of those powers. The review was sought by the chairman and executive director of New World China Land, ...

  9. Judge grants New World pair review of Legco powers

    Posted Jul 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... leave for a judicial review of its powers to summons witnesses and demand documents. The review was sought by the chairman and an executive director of property developer New World China Land, ... significant counter- arguments, pointing to a contrary conclusion.' The court will hear arguments in the judicial review on August 17. The hearing will also consider whether the select committee ...

  10. Pan-democrats to review what went wrong

    Posted Jul 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung The pan-democratic camp will today review what went wrong at the July 1 march after the turnout fell short of expectations, amid the realisation that the march is becoming ... ambitious. 'We originally expected that the same crowd that turned up for the June 4 vigil would come,' Mr Lee said ahead of today's soul-searching meeting to review Wednesday's ...




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