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  1. News - World - Whistle-Blowers

    The sprint to freedom — how prominent US whistle-blowers have fared

    Posted Jun 28th 2013, 10:17am by Henry Williams, Joanne Lam

    ... Henry Williams and Joanne Lam Personal consequences have differed wildly for famous whistleblowers in recent US history. Edward Snowden took the world by storm when he released confidential information about the US government’s mass surveillance programs.  Since then he has been called a traitor, a hero and a whistleblower.  He isn’t the first. From Daniel Ellsberg to Bradley ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Carrie Lam issues warning on Occupy Central shutdown at talk with civil servants

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 10:33am by Phila Siu, Gary Cheung and Jeffie Lam

    ... Phila Siu, Gary Cheung and Jeffie Lam Chief secretary tells civil service unions in rare meeting she fears government services may be threatened if voting reform protest goes ahead Lam issues warning on Occupy shutdown Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said yesterday that government operations could break down if Occupy Central brings the main business district ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Mystery surrounds Carrie Lam's call for 'urgent' meeting with police

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:13am by Samuel Chan and Phila Siu

    ... Samuel Chan and Phila Siu Mystery surrounds Lam's 'urgent' call for police meeting Hong Kong's frontline police and disciplined services unions have been invited to what has been described as an "urgent'' meeting with government No 2 Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor tomorrow. The surprise call to the meeting at government headquarters- the time ...

  4. News - World

    British monarchy defends cost of fixing up flat for Prince William's family

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:26am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London British monarchy justifies HK$52.75m expense of flat for Prince William's family Cost of home for royal couple defended The British monarchy has defended the cost of refurbishing a Kensington Palace apartment for Prince William, his wife, Catherine, and their baby son, Prince George. A royal spokesman did not confirm the cost- reportedly ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Carrie Lam calls on Legco to approve funding for new-towns project

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:58pm by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Acting chief executive warns that Legco failure to approve funding could hit poor, while development minister faces angry villagers Lam makes plea over new-towns cash delay Acting Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor urged lawmakers to approve preliminary funding for controversial new-town projects in the northeastern New Territories. She ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ELECTORAL REFORM

    Majority of Occupy supporters say 'block roads to disrupt Hong Kong'

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 12:00am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Reform movement announces plan to assemble team of legal experts to review all proposals Most Occupy supporters prepared to block roads More than 80 per cent of students who participated in the second Occupy Central deliberation day yesterday said they supported using non-violent civil disobedience as a means to fight for true democracy, said organisers. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Pan-democrats demand answers from development minister Paul Chan

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 12:00am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Legislators still want answers from Chan Pan-democrat lawmakers will press ahead with a move to grill a top government minister at the centre of a conflict of interest row using special legislative powers - despite the fact it is doomed to fail. Pan-democrats want to question development minister Paul Chan Mo-po over his ownership of farmland in Kwu Tung ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Bizarre rush to secure a spot at Leung Chun-ying's third community meeting

    Posted Sep 15th 2013, 12:00am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Mainly elderly cardholders had to camp out overnight to secure their spot for today Bizarre rush to secure spot at third Leung meeting All 300 places at the chief executive's third meet-the-public session today were snapped up in a surreal exercise outside a community centre yesterday. The lucky winners of cards were forced to spend last night ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL RIGHTS

    'Elephant angels' take up crusade to destroy Hong Kong tusk stockpile

    Posted Sep 15th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com 'Elephant angels' take up anti-ivory crusade Two young girls are leading a renewed call for Hong Kong to destroy its massive stockpile of illegally poached elephant tusks. Their petition has attracted hundreds of supporters in just a few days. Lucy Skrine, 11, and Christina Seigrist, eight, started an online petition last Monday, urging ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Government policy unit plans pro-Leung Chun-ying charity soccer event

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 12:00am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Soccer event organised by taxpayer-funded policy unit aims to boost C.Y.’s popularity Leung backers keen to show he’s a good sport Supporters of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying are planning a charity soccer tournament, organised by a taxpayer-funded government think tank, in the latest effort to rally the community and boost his ailing popularity. ...




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