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  1. Kuk seeks to hold the law in contempt

    Posted Apr 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... government, which has shown no spine in its dealings with the kuk and the villagers. And we are not even talking about the illegal roadworks, occupation of public land, unauthorised garbage dumping ...

  2. Immobile minds that are holding back Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 30th 2009, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... sports' interests. But also I do not doubt that he holds this position because his father, Henry Fok Ying-tung, was a major business and political figure. Feudalism has its place in decentralised, pre-industrial societies- not in Hong Kong. Let Mr Fok and the landed aristocracy enjoy their wealth, but put sports in the hands of those with proven leadership in sport, as players or managers, ...

  3. Vigil's dismal turnout can't hold a candle to July 1 fireworks

    Posted Jan 10th 2004, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... outside the Legislative Council building, a day after the policy address was delivered, attracted only 500 people. Even a CBS correspondent from the Land of the Free called me to ask ... the vigil's organiser, the Civil Human Rights Front, an umbrella group which includes most of the pro-democracy camp in and outside of Legco, still plans to hold another rally. Good luck, I say. ...

  4. Misuse of land to be investigated by Legco panel

    Posted Aug 15th 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Meeting on Lands Department's decision that saved civic leader up to HK$13 million will be impartial, says chairman Legislators plan to hold a special meeting next month to investigate why the Lands Department allowed Daniel Heung Cheuk-kei, a cousin of Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, to misuse a piece of government land for 23 years. Mr Heung is facing claims ...

  5. Green activists fight to break business hold

    Posted Nov 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung and Tanna Chong Three supporters of sustainable development are setting out to break the hold of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce on the Election Committee to decide on the next chief executive. Markus Shaw, Stephen Wong and Dr George Cautherley, running on a platform of sustainable development and environmental protection, will submit their nomination forms ...

  6. Tycoons' dinner with Tang on hold

    Posted Oct 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com Chief executive-hopeful Henry Tang Ying-yen has snubbed a dinner organised for him by a group of tycoons. The hosts, Ronnie Chan Chichung of Hang Lung Properties and Walter Kwok Ping-sheung, former chairman of Sun Hung Kai Properties, said there was 'a mishap' and the dinner scheduled for October 18 would be put on hold. The two property ...

  7. Exco tightens regulations on disclosure of interests

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peter So peter.so@scmp.com The Executive Council yesterday endorsed tighter rules on the declaration of interests that include requiring members to disclose any interest in land ... the declaration requirements deliberately'. Under current rules, Exco members must declare the land and property they own or from which they receive a 'beneficial interest' in Hong Kong ...

  8. Government must end small house policy

    Posted Apr 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... encouragement, let alone compromising on small house policy, shows the extent to which they hold the government in contempt. So what is to be done? Rural land is rapidly running out, with just one-third ... come to regard the right of an indigenous male descendant to build a three-storey house on a plot of land provided by the government as absolute. But as scholars and former officials have ...

  9. Government on hold over Beijing's view on maids

    Posted Aug 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Martin Wong martin.wong@scmp.com The government will consider seeking Beijing's interpretation of the Basic Law on the rights of abode of foreign domestic helpers only if it loses a landmark court challenge. The judicial review granted a group of Fil ...

  10. By-election bid put on hold in latest U-turn

    Posted Jul 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to end the practice of holding by-elections by filling Legco midterm vacancies with the next-best-placed candidates in the previous election, regardless of political affiliation. ...




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