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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Property market still open to loopholes

    Posted May 16th 2014, 03:03am by Alex Lo

    ... the legislature to confirm last year's doubling of stamp duty. Here is an obvious loophole, which the government refuses to close. If you buy several flats under a single contract, a waiver for the doubled stamp duty may be granted for all the flats. Now you can't do the same with parking spaces. If you buy more than one parking space, you get no waiver even if you buy them all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1513003/property-market-still-open-loopholes
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Abraham Razack is not standing up for the common man on stamp duty

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... one or two democrats, is a new anti-speculation measure that taxes local corporate property buyers more than private buyers. The new buyer's stamp duty, introduced last October, requires overseas or corporate buyers of local properties to pay 15 per cent of the price as tax on top of the existing stamp duty and a special stamp duty. Razack and the rest of the Legco gang want local ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1311861/abraham-razack-not-standing-common-man-stamp-duty
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Canny developers exploiting loophole at the expense of minority owners

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 04:29am by Alex Lo

    ... clever executives had wanted to exploit a legal loophole to allow buyers to avoid paying residential stamp duty. These corporate types are certainly smart. You just wish they had a little more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1591220/canny-developers-exploiting-loophole-expense-minority-owners
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Don't bet your life and education on electronic sports

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:03am by Alex Lo

    ... day long people who play games like Call of Duty, League of Legends and other popular games. Or you can get to a higher "meta" level by joining other audiences to watch and comment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1594180/dont-bet-your-life-and-education-electronic-sports
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Why bother inspecting a Hong Kong investment flat?

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 05:25am by Alex Lo

    ... the introduction of "spicy" measures such as the doubling of stamp duty, which artificially depressed the number of transactions without pushing down prices, and with lots of money sitting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1557023/why-bother-inspecting-hong-kong-investment-flat
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong's Leung Chun-ying should forgo desire for a second chief executive term

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:33am by Alex Lo

    ... such as new town developments in the New Territories, funding for waste management facilities and the double property stamp duty. There is now a backlog of over 40 items before the Legislative ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1550618/hong-kongs-leung-chun-ying-should-forgo-desire-second-chief
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong's women's rights body appears to have lost its way

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:08am by Hari Kumar

    ... they might also create a permanent post to steer the commission, instead of burdening people to take it as a voluntary duty. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1570835/hong-kongs-womens-rights-body-appears-have-lost-its-way
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Occupy Central issue putting police impartiality under threat

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:29am by Hari Kumar

    ... activity which is likely to interfere with the impartial discharge of duties". It also states that they should be seen to be doing so, in order not to create an impression otherwise. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1566483/occupy-central-issue-putting-police-impartiality-under
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    It's indefensible for APA students to perform protest stunts

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 05:03am by Alex Lo

    ... you, the student. Lam was hardly the focus of the proceedings; she was there to perform a ceremonial duty as substitute chancellor while Leung was away on holiday. So why did you ruin your own ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1542020/its-indefensible-hong-kong-students-perform-protest-stunts
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Canadian consular officials can't shirk their duty to so-called dual citizens

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 03:18am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Canada shouldn't run protection racket Canadian officials periodically worry about granting too many free services to their "dual" citizens, people who hold a Canadian passport yet are permanent residents elsewhere. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1411293/canadian-consular-officials-cant-shirk-their-duty-so-called

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