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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Law Society president criticised for attacking Bar's election stance

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 05:57am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Law Society president attacks Bar's election stance The Law Society president has come in for renewed criticism after urging his fellows to deplore the Bar Association for calling on the government to accommodate the idea of public nomination in the next chief executive poll. In an e-mail to the Law Society council, Ambrose Lam San-keung said ...

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    Law Society defends white paper on Hong Kong after harsh words from Bar Association

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 05:25pm by Tony Cheung and Phila Siu

    ... Tony Cheung and Phila Siu Law Society backs Beijing white paper on autonomy The Law Society endorsed Beijing's contentious white paper on Hong Kong yesterday as a "positive" document that reiterated the special administrative region's judicial independence and high degree of autonomy. The verdict of the society, which represents more than 7,400 solicitors, ...

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    Law Society's Ambrose Lam refuses to weigh in on chief executive debate

    Posted May 06th 2014, 03:47am by Tanna Chong

    ... Society staying out of fray The solicitors' professional body is staying silent on two key questions of political reform on which barristers have already stated their position. Law Society ... a comment on the number." This is despite a poll by the society that found a majority of members did not want a limit on the number of candidates. Lam made his comments while elaborating ...

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    Concern group calls on Hong Kong to oppose candidate screening in 2017 election

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 04:09am by JEFFIE LAM, Gary Cheung and Ada Lee

    ... eight members of the Concern Group for Public Opinion on Constitutional Development said strict rules would worsen divisions in society over the political reforms. The group is worried ...

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    Robert Chow Yung: There is another voice in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 05:56am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... or say." With more than four decades of experience in the local media business, he knows how it feels being a news target. Chow- who has worked for the Hongkong Standard, RTHK and Cable TV, among ... The Star as a reporter in 1967 and was quickly promoted to news editor within three years. In 1974, he joined the Independent Commission Against Corruption and was made chief information officer ...

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    Legco filibuster on stamp duty puts more than HK$4b at stake, lawyers warn

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 05:57am by Austin Chiu, Sandy Li

    ... it is not common for clients' money to be misappropriated, it has happened in the past." Law Society vice-president Thomas So cited a case last year in which a former senior partner of K&L Gates, Navin-kumar Aggarwal, was jailed for 12 years for an HK$8 billion fraud and money laundering scheme designed to pay off his huge gambling debts. Chiang said the government should not have ...

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    Business chambers liken Occupy Central to Thai protests, say tourism will plummet

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:38am by JEFFIE LAM, Austin Chiu

    ... Jeffie Lam and Austin Chiu Business chambers liken Occupy to Thai protests The five leading business chambers formed a united front yesterday to oppose Occupy Central, warning that the pro-democracy civil disobedience movement might inflict damage on the ...

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    'It doesn't matter; it's not a sin': Lawmaker with lowest Legco attendance unrepentant

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by Joyce Ng

    ... said they had been deterred by filibustering campaigns- often spearheaded by Leung and designed to thwart the passage of government bills by dragging on sessions into the night. However, Lau, ...

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    Blueprint for 2017 chief executive election to be published in October

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:38am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Opponents of Occupy Central reveal timetable for next stage of government's electoral reform push after meeting Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Blueprint for 2017 'to arrive in October' The government will roll out its ...

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    Legco due to meet on Lai donations

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:38am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Committee will decide if an inquiry into undeclared payments is needed Legco due to meet on Lai donations A Legislative Council committee will meet tomorrow to decide if an inquiry is needed into allegations some pan-democrats ...




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