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  1. 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 ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Bubble trouble for the pan-dems in Legco property cooling vote

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 02:52am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Bubble trouble for the pan-democrats We live in interesting times. During the nail-biting final vote on the government's higher stamp duties to cool the property market, in-your-face lawmakers "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung of the League of Social Democrats and Gary Fan Kwok-wai of the NeoDemocrats backed the government. However, 23 ...

  3. 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. ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Kevin Lau Chun-to: brutal attack on a well-respected journalist

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 03:18am by Alex Lo

    ... the community and urged people to do their job and fulfil their professional duty. "That is the way to unify our hearts and community," she said. Those are wise and brave words. ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong Town Planning Board decision on PLA harbourfront site is highly flawed

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

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com A highly flawed PLA harbourfront plan I stand corrected. I once through this column called the Town Planning Board a government lapdog and rubber stamp, which provoked an angry reply from its chairman. I was wrong. It is worse; it's just another government department- nay, a sub-unit- in all but name. On Friday, it reached a decision to approve ...

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    Democratic flaws built into Basic Law

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 03:56am by Alex Lo

    ... stamp that has to accept whatever candidates are picked by the public or political groups, something called civic nomination as advocated by many pan-dems. Nor is the committee intended to have ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Reserve your criticism of financial secretary John Tsang

    Posted Jul 31st 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... stamp duties - raised even higher to crack down on property speculation - the government is guaranteed healthy revenues. That is, incidentally, one reason why we often criticise, fairly or not, ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Don't pretend tycoons' gift is good for us

    Posted Jul 01st 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... curbs introduced by the government in recent times would not be relaxed. The risks of an asset bubble remained, though Chan insisted that the government measures, such as doubling the stamp duty ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Planning watchdog on a tight leash

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... The entire list, which includes rezoning a large area next to Baptist University to build flats, deserves close scrutiny. But it looks like the board can only be counted on to rubber-stamp these GIC conversions to residential use. In a recent board minute, the board's chairman and vice-chairman spelled out what they consider its duties to be. Subtitled "role and powers ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    NSA's porn snoop not such a bad idea

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 03:34am by Alex Lo

    ... even if the effort was politically motivated. It's almost a moral duty to do so. ...




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