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  1. Tries hard, but then he could do better

    Posted Oct 15th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... and standard working hours- first mentioned in his 2005 policy address- critics said the bill now being scrutinised by Legco would please neither bosses nor workers. Whether the final wage level is set at the HK$33 per hour demanded by unionists or the HK$24 proposed by the Liberal Party, Donald Tsang can claim that he has fulfilled his task of introducing a concept fiercely opposed by the business ...

  2. About-face on plan to cut voting hours

    Posted Sep 27th 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... their votes due to their long working hours. The Democrats vowed to help a truck driver file a judicial review if the plan went ahead. Human rights experts were also quick to criticise the new voting ... will fill 400 seats on 18 district councils. The row began on Monday when the commission announced polling hours would be slashed by three hours in order to cut costs, speed the vote count and limit ...

  3. Poll hours cut 'to stop 200,000 voting'

    Posted Sep 26th 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... to vote under the new arrangement, it said. The party added that the number of those affected because of their long working hours in these sectors could well be between 200,000 to 300,000. Party ... on Monday which would see the opening hours of polling stations cut by three hours, would breach international human rights conventions. Commission Chairman Mr Justice Woo Kwok-hing was due to meet ...

  4. Torah scroll a celebration of faith

    Posted Nov 14th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... important. A Sefer Torah is a handwritten copy of the Torah or Pentateuch, the holiest book within Judaism. It must meet extremely strict standards of production. 'Our project is important ... antipathy towards big business. Zamek said although Judaism holds that there is nothing wrong with working and loving one's work, work alone has no ultimate value. 'Our project teaches ...

  5. Tsang's budget draws fire from all sides

    Posted Feb 26th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... family's living standard, but what I see is the never-ending surge in property prices. I am just at the start of my career and I will be penniless if I use all my savings to pay for the first instalment on the mortgage,' she said. Several callers also said a measure to encourage the building of more small flats would not work, as recent sales in new buildings showed even small flats ...

  6. Space for a crowd in Legco has a high price

    Posted Jul 05th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Want to meet your elected representatives in the legislature for a couple of hours after work? You may have to think again if you want to do it as part of a group. A room large enough to seat 50 people has been made available in the Legco Building for just such a purpose. But lawmakers will be billed as much as $2,000 if they want to use it outside office hours ...

  7. Dane's sculpture too hot to handle for Legco

    Posted Jun 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung A work by Danish sculptor Jens Galschiot to commemorate the 1989 pro-democracy movement went on display yesterday in the home of Hong Kong's own limited brand ... be made by the commission. Galschiot's sons donated another similar sculpture to members of the Hong Kong Federation of Students, who are on a 64-hour hunger strike in commemoration of June ...

  8. Smiles on marchers' faces mask tales of tears and exploitation

    Posted May 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... employers believed he was too old to work as a cleaner. 'At a time of economic crisis, there are many more people like me,' he said. 'I have two kids and my wife earns HK$3,000 ... workers. Ms Wong, 28, said she had lost what she thought was a stable office job as a telesales clerk for a bank because of the financial downturn. 'I had been working for the same company ...

  9. Sacked assistant vows to seek justice

    Posted Oct 10th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... voted 37-0 after a heated three-hour debate to pursue a formal investigation into the incident, which could ultimately see Kam disqualified from office. The statement was sent through her ... will organise the setting up of a working group that will outline the charges against Kam, before moving the motion. Upon completion of the inquiry, if two-thirds of lawmakers endorse the motion, Kam ...

  10. Fred Ma quits after brain condition found

    Posted Jun 25th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Enoch Yiu

    ... Ambrose Leung and Enoch Yiu Doctor advises minister to stop work Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Frederick Ma Si-hang has resigned after being diagnosed with a brain ... daughters, said he was stopping work on the advice of his doctor. He is expected to attend a news conference today. In a statement last night, Mr Ma said: 'I have recently discovered that I have ...




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