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  1. The wrong avenue for right-of-abode protests

    Posted Jun 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to condemn the stunt, with the latter, Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong, rightly describing it as irresponsible. The four were among about 60 abode seekers' parents who exercised their right to hold ... the inconvenience caused to the public, it was to be expected that Mr Lee would respond to the protest by saying it would not affect enforcement of the law on the right of abode and there would ...

  2. 150 'absconders' still in hiding after losing right-of-abode fight

    Posted Jun 26th 2006, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee As many as 150 failed right-of-abode applicants are still hiding in Hong Kong, unwilling to be separated from their parents four years after the deadline for them to return ... for Children's Right of Abode. 'They rely on their parents for a living, and stay in relatives' and friends' homes to avoid being arrested,' Mr Lin said. 'We dare not ask them ...

  3. Right-of-abode protester is denied chance to appeal against sentence

    Posted Nov 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle The last person sentenced over a right-of-abode protest that ended in a fiery death for two people inside Wan Chai's Immigration Tower six years ago was yesterday refused ... and all abode seekers required treatment. Lee was found guilty of causing the death of senior immigration officer Leung Kam-kwong by an unlawful, dangerous act. He was cleared of a count ...

  4. Grave desecrations linked to right-of-abode row

    Posted Aug 27th 2006, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... is connected to the on-going fight between the government and right-of-abode seekers. The attack, a fortnight ago, coincided with the sixth anniversary of the death of Immigration Tower arson hero ... said yesterday. But a police source said: 'The damage could be linked to right-of-abode seekers because it happened on the sixth anniversary of the death of Leung Kam-kwong after the arson ...

  5. Abode impasse

    Posted Jun 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Frustrated parents seeking abode for their mainland-born children have vowed to step up protest action after a meeting with the government this week failed to achieve progress. How can this issue be resolved? Write to us ...

  6. Abode seeker jailed for wounding police officer

    Posted Sep 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 2.22pm: A right-of-abode seeker was sentenced to one month in jail for wounding a police officer during a protest, local media reported on Wednesday. The Eastern ... with police officers after he came late for the right-of-abode protest on a footbridge in Wan Chai. Lai wounded the officer in his eye when he managed to break through a police cordon in the hope ...

  7. Bridge protest causes chaos in the rush hour

    Posted Jun 13th 2006, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Martin Wong

    ... for the government to grant their mainland-born children right of abode in Hong Kong, police said. Others had mixed feelings over the bridge demonstrators. One elderly protester said: 'I support them because we have the same aim: to fight for the right of abode in the city for our [mainland] children. It's reasonable.' Another protester, an elderly woman, broke into tears, urging all ...

  8. Action urged on abode seekers 'left in the dark'

    Posted Jan 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui Many struggling over residency, says a supporter Some successful right-of-abode seekers are being left in the dark over when or if they can enjoy the full rights of Hong Kong permanent residents, a supporter of the group says. A number of the abode claimants cannot travel freely on the mainland and are not entitled to welfare benefits and the right to vote in Hong Kong, ...

  9. Abode protesters make tearful plea

    Posted May 04th 2006, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... their concerns. More than 1,000 people took part in a protest calling for their mainland-born children to be given right of abode in the former Portuguese colony. The rally followed a demonstration ... on Monday. A spokesman for the Macau Family Reunion Association, which organised the rally, said the economic boom had given the protesters hope that the decades-old right-of-abode problem would ...

  10. Parents of abode seekers threaten to step up protests

    Posted Jun 20th 2006, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... that the mainland-born children did not have right of abode because neither parent was a permanent resident of Hong Kong at the time of birth, followed a reinterpretation by the National People's Congress ... for the Implementation of their Children's Right of Abode, said they would have to discuss with other parents what further steps they would take. Last night's meeting was arranged after a protest rally ...




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