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To Get Unstuck In Time

To Get Unstuck In Time continues with its second week on TVB Jade at 9.35pm, Mondays through Fridays. Every Monday, we will publish the synopses of the week's five episodes.

Episode 6 (June 28)

Monday, 28 June, 2004, 12:00am

Censors' bottom line

Despite all the hype and ads about Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill (left), which opened on Thursday in Hong Kong, what really got my attention was its American movie rating.

18 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Scrutiny of bill makes a mockery of the system

The passage of Hong Kong's new national security laws through the Legislative Council started badly, then deteriorated, and has now descended into farce. Consider Saturday's performance. The action began when the bills committee embarked on the all-important clause-by-clause examination of the draft legislation, which many fear will restrict our freedoms.

16 Jun 2003 - 12:00am


THE GOVERNMENT insists the consultation on Article 23 legislation is genuine. 'We want to hear the voice of the community,' Solicitor-General Robert Allcock said at a recent forum at the Foreign Correspondents Club.

12 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

When the going gets tough, the tough get creative

As the recession bites, clients with bills to pay for bar, restaurant and office refurbishments might be tempted to find some imaginary fault with the work and withhold their contractor's fees. This is not always wise.

3 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Courtesy pays

Who says debt-collectors are mean and ruthless? In a letter to an SAR operative over a CSL phone bill for $2,338, debt-collecting agency Harvest Credit Management showed a rare streak of courtesy in carrying out its unpleasant work.

2 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Bill posters will be prosecuted

I refer to S. A. Buhari's letter ('Curb law-breakers' South China Morning Post, August 1). Any person who posts bills or posters in public places without permission from the authority commits an offence. Under the law, prosecution can also be taken out against the advertiser and beneficiary of the bills or posters. Upon conviction, an offender is liable to a maximum fine of $10,000.

25 Aug 2000 - 12:00am

Generous help

With the greatest respect to those who sponsor local schoolchildren so they can afford regular meals and continue their education, we can hardly be proud of ourselves as a community if such a basic need depends on the kindness of strangers.

9 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Special power invoked to halt bills

A constitutional row erupted last night after the Government sought to block two bills proposed by a legislator, using its power under the Basic Law.

In doing so, it for the first time outlined in detail the areas it believes the mini-constitution says are beyond the scope of private member's bills.

20 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Consistency is best guide for staying out of those nasty investment hazards

THIS is the third in an occasional series of conversations in which an old hand provides basic answers to frequently asked questions about fund investing.

Helen and Bill are treating Mac to a glass of his favourite tipple in the golf-club bar. In return, they expect the old sage to give them more advice about investing in funds.

26 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Two pre-July 1 bills set to survive

At least two of the seven bills passed by the previous legislature are likely to remain in place today despite government opposition.

The Liberal Party is to join unionists and independents in seeking to have the two ordinances - on making May 1 a statutory holiday and on compensation for deafness - removed from an umbrella bill at the provisional legislature today.

16 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Overdue bills

Although the Legislative Council elected in 1995 is drawing to a close, there is a mountain of work for it to get through before July 1. No fewer than 91 bills are in the legislative queue. Despite plans to hold a reading 'blitz' next month with all-night sittings, some will inevitably be casualties of the pressure of time in the coming weeks.

14 May 1997 - 12:00am

'Lack of interest' holding up bills

The unwillingness of legislators to join the bills committees has been blamed for the slow passage of bills before the handover.

Figures from Legco Secretariat show 60 bills have been passed in the current session. But there are still 91 bills waiting to be passed before the handover.

And 30 pieces of legislation are waiting for a bills committee to be formed.

12 May 1997 - 12:00am

Legislative cheer

DEMOCRATS inside and outside the Legislative Council should cheer the decision of Council President Andrew Wong Wang-fat to permit Lee Cheuk-yan to introduce a private member's bill halting the importation of semi-skilled labour. Mr Wong has reaffirmed his independence and shown that he will not bow to Government pressure.

2 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Bills went through two-stage procedure

IN his column headlined 'Democracy pays price for a high-speed bill' (South China Morning Post, July 26), Tim Hamlett accuses the Government of unconstitutional behaviour in rushing important bills, such as the Court of Final Appeal Bill and the Mandatory Provident Fund Scheme Bill, 'through all three readings, or at least the last two, in one swoop'.

31 Jul 1995 - 12:00am