Albert Ho

Luxury brands ‘bullying’ small businesses

Lawmaker Albert Ho Chun-yan. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Luxury brands makers were increasingly targeting smaller businesses – rather than larger manufacturers – to seek compensation for brand infringements, lawmaker Albert Ho said on Friday.

Saturday, 9 March, 2013, 1:46am 3 comments

Leung Chun-ying won't discuss illegal structures until rival's appeal dropped

C.Y. Leung

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said he will not elaborate on illegal structures at his home until Albert Ho Chun-yan drops a legal appeal.

Ho says his lawyers will ask the Court of Appeal to strike out the remaining legal issue as early as Monday, so Leung could face questions about his Peak properties next week.

17 Nov 2012 - 4:23am

Albert Ho resumes challenge to Leung Chun-ying's election victory

Albert Ho Chun-yan pictured outside the old Legislative Council building in Central in September. Photo: David Wong

The long court battle over the chief executive’s election victory resumed on Friday morning in the Court of Final Appeal, where two pan-democratic lawmakers sought leave to appeal an earlier verdict.

9 Nov 2012 - 6:05pm

Judge rejects Albert Ho's challenge to Leung Chun-ying's election victory

Albert Ho Chun-yan's attempt to challenge the chief executive's election victory was blocked yesterday by the High Court, which refused to extend a critical deadline.

Mr Justice Johnson Lam Man-hon dismissed Ho's election petition, refusing to extend the deadline for filing the challenge, which is seven working days after the results of the March 25 election were announced.

6 Oct 2012 - 3:12am

Chief Executive CY Leung in new bid to block poll challenge by Albert Ho

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has tried again to block a challenge to his election victory in March, filing an appeal against a court ruling that partially favoured defeated candidate Albert Ho Chun-yan.

A High Court judge ruled two weeks ago that the Court of First Instance had the power to extend a seven-day deadline for election petitions.

26 Sep 2012 - 4:33am

C.Y. lodges appeal against court ruling on election win challenge

Albert Ho Chun-yan in front of the old Legislative Council building in Central on September 12. Photo: David Wong

The chief executive has filed a court appeal against a ruling that allows a political rival to proceed to challenge his election victory in March, the Court of First Instance heard on Tuesday.

25 Sep 2012 - 5:05pm

Democrat James To Kun-sun vows to make the most of big Legco poll win

James To Kun-sun (centre) and Albert Ho Chun-yan thank voters in Prince Edward for their support at the Legco election. Photo: Nora Tam

Crowned "King of Ballots" for topping the poll in the race for the five Legislative Council "super seats", James To Kun-sun has vowed to help Hongkongers fight for democracy, wipe out poverty and stand against national education "brainwashing".

15 Sep 2012 - 4:03am

C.Y. Leung suffers blow as judge allows challenge to election win

Albert Ho will proceed with an election petition against C.Y. Leung after yesterday’s High Court ruling. Photo: David Wong

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying received a setback yesterday when a High Court judge ruled that a challenge by defeated chief executive candidate Albert Ho Chun-yan against his election victory in March could proceed.

Leung's lawyers wanted Ho's petition thrown out without a hearing.

13 Sep 2012 - 3:43am 1 comment

Albert Ho quits as Democratic Party chairman over 'serious failure'

A sombre Albert Ho announces his resignation as Democratic Party chairman. He was elected to a “super seat”.  Photo: Edward Wong

The Democratic Party suffered one of its biggest defeats, retaining only six seats in the legislature - the fewest since the party was founded 18 years ago.

Albert Ho Chun-yan stepped down as chairman after admitting a "serious failure" in the campaign.

Four years ago the Democrats won eight seats: seven out of 30 geographical constituencies plus one functional constituency.

11 Sep 2012 - 2:09pm

Albert Ho resigns as Democratic Party chairman amid election losses

Photo: Edward Wong

Albert Ho Chun-yan announced on Monday he was stepping down as Democratic Party chairman after admitting to “serious failures” in his party’s Legislative Council election campaign.

The Democrats only managed to win four out of 35 seats in the geographical constituencies, dropping three seats in the New Territories East and New Territories West.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Residents give their reasons for voting in Hong Kong's Legco election

Martin So, 23, consultant

Martin So, 23, consultant

Hong Kong Island

I am a first-time voter for the Legislative Council. My decision was not particularly affected by the recent national education debate. I just voted for someone I like.

Angel Wong, 50, retired

New Territories East

10 Sep 2012 - 9:50am

I could have better stated business interest, Albert Ho says

Democratic Party chairman Albert Ho Chun-yan

Democratic Party chairman and "super seat" hopeful Albert Ho Chun-yan said he could have done better in declaring his stake in a property rental firm.

Ho made the admission after the media criticised him for the second time in recent weeks for his failure to declare his business interest.

21 Aug 2012 - 3:08am

C.Y. wanted to 'avoid confusion'

Leung Chun-ying's lawyer told the High Court yesterday that retracting a statement he made denying there were any illegal structures at his house would only add to public confusion over the issue.

14 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Revamp scrutiny faces more delay

People Power lawmakers have vowed to drag out discussion of the Companies Bill until tomorrow or Friday to minimise the chance that the Legislative Council will be able to scrutinise plans for a government restructuring before its term ends next week.

11 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

City Digest

Top-scoring mainlanders secure 360 HKU places

The University of Hong Kong admitted more than 360 mainlanders into its undergraduate programme, starting in September, out of its biggest-ever pool of 12,438 applicants. Among the successful applicants were 10 top provincial scorers, and 11 top city scorers.

Education discussionsstart of Legco campaign

7 Jul 2012 - 12:00am