Review of rules urged to stop delaying tactics

Lawmakers from the pro-establishment camp yesterday signed a joint statement condemning the filibustering tactics of the pan-democrats in the debate on funding for the high-speed rail link to Guangzhou.

Sunday, 17 January, 2010, 12:00am

Motion drafted to censure lawmaker

The drafting of a motion to censure Democratic Party lawmaker Kam Nai-wai has been completed and will be discussed at a Legislative Council meeting on December 9 pending formal approval from the legislature.

21 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Commit's cash-flow woes deepen after investors fail to throw lifeline

Commit, one of the five mainland-based TD-SCDMA chipset developers, is facing deepening financial trouble after venture capitalists baulked at its cash call, market sources said.

25 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Rita Fan to canvas views on waiving amendment rule

Legco president Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai said she would consult both the Bills Committee and the House Committee of the council tomorrow before deciding whether the government's proposed amendments could be introduced.

However, the Democrats have indicated they will boycott the meeting to show their discontent.

7 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

Bruce promises to keep party's lips sealed come the big day

THE universal acclaim greeting members of the Association of Democracy and People's Livelihood at yesterday's meeting of the interim body's house committee was unprecedented.

15 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Selection process limits mooted

The role of the Preparatory Committee and its office-bearers in the selection process for the post-1997 chief executive could be restricted to avoid fears of manipulation.

At the end of its first two-day meeting, the committee's sub-group on the chief executive said the body's job was to preside over the selection, and the chairman and vice-chairmen were to organise the work.

20 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Civil servants 'should help choose boss'

Civil servants should be allowed to join the Selection Committee, a Preparatory Committee sub-group agreed yesterday.

The Selection Committee sub-group reached a consensus that all 180,000 civil servants should be allowed to exercise their political rights to join the 400-strong body.

28 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

Up to 1,200 can seek panel seats

Up to 1,200 candidates will be allowed to stand for the 400 seats on the Selection Committee, according to a proposal yesterday.

A Preparatory Committee sub-group said the Selection Committee, which will choose the first chief executive and the provisional legislature, should be set up by competitive election.

14 May 1996 - 12:00am

Bar in Selection Committee call

THE Bar Association yesterday said representatives of the professions on the Selection Committee should not be appointed by the Preparatory Committee.

It said the professional groups should nominate representatives who would then be endorsed by the Preparatory Committee, but only as a formality.

1 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Call for wider SAR say

PREPARATORY Committee members say possible plans to allow the panel's chairmen to pick Selection Committee members should be circumscribed.

They said it should be up to all members to veto or add nominees to the body, which will select the first chief executive.

12 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Rift over secrecy rule

MEMBERS of the Preparatory Committee were divided yesterday on whether there should be a penalty for breaking rules of confidentiality and collective responsibility.

Legislator Cheng Yiu-tong, a committee member, advocated penalising violators to protect the committee's integrity.

27 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

First row expected at launch

TOMORROW'S official launch of the Preparatory Committee is likely to be marked by a heated debate on how it will operate.

According to mainland officials and some committee members, top of the agenda for this week's two-day plenum is the question of whether the body adopts the principles of collective responsibility and confidentiality.

25 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Patriots needed on committee

MEMBERS of the Selection Committee to choose the first chief executive should be permanent residents who are 'patriotic and love Hong Kong', the Preliminary Working Committee political affairs sub-group said.

The additional requirement was contained in a list of proposals agreed by the sub-group at a meeting yesterday.

9 Sep 1994 - 12:00am