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  1. Unions make last-ditch bid over wages

    Posted Jun 17th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Civil service unions will make a last-ditch attempt to halt a proposed 5.38 per cent pay cut for high-ranking officials after the chief executive decided to spare the rank-and-file but not their senior colleagues. Possible counter-offers by ...

  2. Civil servants still insist on pay freeze

    Posted May 25th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Civil service unions are expected to stick to their positions in demanding a pay freeze to maintain morale, when they formally register their pay claims tomorrow. But some admitted that the chief executive's plan to take a collective pa ...

  3. An uneasy agreement on amendment bill

    Posted Apr 30th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... the government wanted to 'lie' to the people with an unclear law so it could further its political agenda in the future. The amendment proposes changing the law to state that if a vacancy ...

  4. Snooping bill won't need sunset clause

    Posted Jul 15th 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Norma Connolly

    ... to say whether they and their allies would unite to vote on the bill. Permanent Secretary for Security Stanley Ying Yiu-hong rejected the call for the sunset clause, saying he believed the 'very comprehensive' scrutiny by the bills committee, and the amendments already made meant it was unnecessary to review the law. Ms Ng said the United States had a sunset clause in its ...

  5. No political snooping under spy bill, security chief to tell Legco

    Posted Aug 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Ravina Shamdasani

    ... to be voted down in a marathon Legislative Council meeting to scrutinise the bill from today. The Democrats and their allies had asked that the bill be revised to state expressly in law that it would ...

  6. Democrats tipped for election success

    Posted Aug 04th 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Pro-democracy candidates will benefit from recent public protests, watchers predict, but a landslide win is unlikely The Democratic Party will field about 120 candidates in the district council elections in November, with many expected to benefit from the ...

  7. Greater democracy promotes stability, says new US envoy

    Posted Sep 21st 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung and Ambrose Leung In the strongest support yet for universal suffrage in Hong Kong, new US consul-general James Cunningham yesterday warned that stability without democracy would be illusory. In his first public speech since his appointment l ...

  8. Financial secretary struggles to answer student in Putonghua

    Posted Mar 04th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung He may have had no problems in hauling slabs on a construction site as a student, but the financial secretary was defeated when he struggled to answer a Putonghua-speaking student in the dialect yesterday. During a dialogue with students of Baptist University, John Tsang Chun-wah talked of his student days in the United States, saying he used to carry slabs ...

  9. Security expert named to head US consulate

    Posted Jul 09th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Kong next month. Before being named to his new post, Mr Cunningham was the United States' deputy representative to the United Nations. Mr Cunningham was chief of staff to the Nato secretary-general in the late 1980s and is an expert on the unification of Germany and the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact and the Soviet Union. From 1993 to 1995, he served as director of the State ...

  10. Regina Ip embraced by unionists

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

    ... quitting her job was to grace the 'Salute to Mrs Regina Ip Party' organised by the Federation of Trade Unions in a union school in Mongkok. She might be off soon to the United States ...




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