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Chan Kam-Lam

Hong Kong's artless politics

While politicians making injudicious statements are about as surprising as the sun rising in the east, the recent proclamation that political elements can render an artwork artless still manages to astonish; it is so patently absurd that refuting it would be like writing about the sun setting in the west.

Monday, 29 April, 2013, 2:06am

Hong Kong does not need a culture tsar to define what is art

Pro-Beijing lawmaker Chan Kam-lam may have unwittingly triggered an interesting debate over his warning to the West Kowloon Cultural District that any artworks with indecent, insulting or political elements should not be viewed as art.

25 Apr 2013 - 6:50am 3 comments

Who said it?

Works that are indecent, vulgar, political and insulting are not works of art.

24 Apr 2013 - 3:14am

Artists worry government will try to control culture at new M+ museum

Pro-Beijing lawmaker Chan Kam-lam came under fire yesterday after he warned the West Kowloon museum not to confuse art with politics.

24 Apr 2013 - 4:37am

A Bad Week for ... , February 24, 2013

Chan Kam-lam, the veteran Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong lawmaker, is emerging as the quiet man of the Legislative Council - and not in a good way. 

24 Feb 2013 - 1:50am

Chan Kam-lam, Ip Kwok-him worst performers in Legco

Usually it's the trade-based lawmakers who underperform. But the latest survey shows two directly elected district-based veterans from the pro-government bloc have been leading the way - for tabling the least questions and motions in Legco. Meanwhile, pan-democrat Peter Cheung Kwok-che was the most active, filing the most queries and motions. Following him were new faces Dr Kenneth Chan Ka-lok of the Civic Party and Elizabeth Quat of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong (DAB).

19 Feb 2013 - 4:42am 1 comment

Firms criticised for pay cuts, layoffs

Legislators across the political spectrum have supported a motion demanding enterprises in the city fulfil their social responsibility.

The non-binding motion was passed after a four-hour debate in which legislators lambasted many companies for caring more about profits than their workers' welfare.

21 May 2009 - 12:00am

Move to strengthen role of HK delegates

The Hong Kong government and the central government's liaison office have agreed to strengthen the role of local delegates to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, according to a delegate.

12 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

The report 'Rising DAB star is prepared for close scrutiny by public' on page A4 on Saturday wrongly stated that Gary Chan Hak-kan was the DAB's economic affairs spokesman. In fact it is Chan Kam-lam. The error was introduced in the editing process.

22 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Regina Ip's institute in first public foray with voter registration drive

The think-tank set up by Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee, the former Security Bureau chief, will conduct its first public event in Kwun Tong today, a move widely seen as a first step to her contesting next year's Legislative Council election.

27 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

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