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Ambrose Lau

Political changes?

Democrats on the Election Committee want a more open contest for chief executive. And a veteran of the Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong wants a new political system. What do you think? Write to us

Wednesday, 4 May, 2005, 12:00am

Motorcyclist hurt in pile-up

A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a seven-vehicle pile-up in the Hunghom Cross-Harbour Tunnel, forcing traffic to a standstill and delaying hundreds of punters heading to Happy Valley for the races. A Mercedes belonging to Ambrose Lau Hon-chuen, the chairman of the Hong Kong Progressive Alliance, was among the five cars involved.

8 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Penny stocks panel meeting postponed pending inquiry

The chairman of the Legco financial affairs panel last night rejected Democrat Sin Chung-kai's plea for a panel meeting this month on the chaos sparked by the penny stocks delisting proposal.

14 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Interference by aide dismissed

The head of the pro-government Hong Kong Progressive Alliance yesterday dismissed reports that Chief Executive's aide Andrew Lo Cheung-on had interfered in its plans for September's Legco elections.

28 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

Eight to battle it out for six seats

Eight of the 10 legislators chosen by the first Election Committee to serve in Legco will battle it out for the six seats it will choose this time - with little chance of an outsider gate-crashing the party, academics said.

11 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

So unfair

The proposal by the Hong Kong Progressive Alliance for maids to be subject to a 20 per cent service charge for using government services, is inhuman.

It is like milking a thin cow, to feed the already fat master.

25 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Anger over rushed poll study

Officials yesterday drew fierce criticism from legislators after they were told to finish scrutinising the District Councils Bill by Tuesday.

Members of the Bills Committee learned about the administration's plan when a detailed timetable for the district council elections was tabled at yesterday's committee meeting.

22 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Lawyer quitting party to seek top job

The man widely tipped to be the next solicitor-general will step down as vice-chairman of the Hong Kong Progressive Alliance next Thursday.

Alliance chairman Ambrose Lau Hon-chuen confirmed yesterday that Carson Wen Ka-shuen had no plan to stand in the party's elections next week.

10 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Conflicting cries from parties

Lawmakers were divided over the Government's intervention.

Democrat Cheung Man-kwong warned that yesterday's battle was only the beginning.

'The Government is not restoring order in the markets but distorting it. It is simply placing a huge bet and has gone so far that it cannot return,' Mr Cheung said.

29 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Legco 'owed explanation' on market intervention

The legislature was owed an explanation of why the Government intervened in the stock and future markets, lawmaker Eric Li Ka-cheung said yesterday.

Mr Li, deputy chairman of the Legislative Council financial affairs panel, said while the administration had explained to the media why it made such a move, it had yet to brief legislators.

19 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Hong Kong Progressive Alliance will not give assistance to candidates

The Hong Kong Progressive Alliance will not give direct assistance to candidates seeking seats through the Election Committee.

Chairman Ambrose Lau Hon-chuen, who hopes to win a Legco seat through the 800-member body, said yesterday the party would only help introduce candidates to voters.

It would then be up to the candidates to win support.

23 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Five change teams

Claims that some Hong Kong members had been given the privilege of switching delegations were denied by the spokesman for the ninth Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

Liang Jinquan said the five who had switched had done so at their own request.

4 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Ambrose Lau Hon-chuen

Leaders of two key pro-Beijing political parties criticised the 10-day consultation period as too short.

24 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Keen competition to head group studying key bill

Two leading figures in the provisional legislature are seeking to chair a sub-committee which will study the symbolic Reunification Bill on Sunday.

Allen Lee Peng-fei, chairman of the Liberal Party, and Ambrose Lau Hon-chuen, chairman of the Hong Kong Progressive Alliance, have both expressed interest in the post.

21 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Water and Basic Law in final debates

Among the issues on politicians' minds as the Legislative Council's term draws to a close are improving the quality of well water in villages and persuading Beijing to amend the Basic Law.

The issues have been chosen as the two motion debates for the last sitting of Legco under British administration, which begins on June 23 and lasts five days.

13 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

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