Emily Lau

Legco votes down CY impeachment motion

Protestors from Neighbourhood Worker's Service Centre demand Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to step down. Photo: May Tse

Pan-democrats failed to initiate impeachment proceedings against Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying when an unprecedented motion was defeated in the Legislative Council last night.

Thursday, 10 January, 2013, 4:42am

Lawmakers move to impeach CY Leung

Protestors from Neighbourhood Worker's Service Centre demand Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying step down. Photo: May Tse

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying was poised to survive the third effort from the pan-democrats to try to oust him, as pro-establishment lawmakers look set to vote down an unprecedented motion to impeach Leung.

9 Jan 2013 - 9:06pm 7 comments

Democrats seek a younger chairman

The Democratic Party is encouraging younger members to run for chairman in elections in December in order to rejuvenate the party, its acting chairwoman says.

That was the consensus among some 60 party members at a brainstorming meeting yesterday, veteran lawmaker Emily Lau Wai-hing said.

3 Oct 2012 - 3:42am

Emily Lau wants more young members in the Democratic Party

Emily Lau is the Democratic Party's acting chairwoman.

The "old guard" of Hong Kong's pan-democratic parties needs a new lease of life and more young blood, says veteran lawmaker Emily Lau Wai-hing.

The acting chairwoman of the Democratic Party said yesterday the party needed to address its ageing problem, saying it had not done enough to cultivate the talents of its young members.

1 Oct 2012 - 3:58am

Activists hit back at Security Minister

The security minister is under fire from one of the city's biggest activist groups after blaming 'agreement-breaking' demonstrators for causing conflict in Sunday's thousands-strong rally over the death of mainland dissident Li Wangyang.

13 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Lawmakers should have fought for more resources

The Legislative Council subcommittee that examined the controversial proposal to nearly double the pay of lawmakers - from HK$73,150 to HK$141,000 a month - has shelved the idea after a public outcry.

15 Feb 2012 - 12:00am


Hold off on lawmakers' pay rise, Emily Lau says

11 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Proposed law would create crime of stalking

The government plans to make stalking a crime, 11 years after that was first proposed by the Law Reform Commission.

Under the proposed law, released yesterday for a three-month public consultation, stalkers will face up to two years in jail and a fine of up to HK$100,000.

20 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Pan-democrats get vow on visits

A Hong Kong delegate to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), Dr Lew Mon-hung, says he will submit a proposal to the conference in March to allow pan-democrats to return to the mainland.

12 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Leave to appeal granted over Citizens' Radio

Five prominent pan-democrats were granted leave to appeal by Hong Kong's highest court against HK$1,000 fines imposed on them for speaking on pirate station Citizens' Radio.

They are challenging the constitutionality of the 75-year-old Telecommunications Ordinance which outlaws the unlicensed station.

2 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Women 'used as bait' in sex probe

Police have been accused of using women as bait after a serial sex attacker labelled a 'dangerous sexual predator' was jailed for 51/2 years.

Billy Chan Ho-leung pleaded guilty to five charges of indecent assault last December and January.

13 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

City Digest

Woman on bail after death of 2-month-old son

7 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Who said it?

We just gave you US$11.6 billion and now you're telling me 'I don't really care'?

Major General Peter Fuller, sacked for his criticism of the president of Afghanistan

Some people may find protests colourful, some find them vulgar with the jostling with police. Different people come to different conclusions

6 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Lai See

Oh Henry, please don't insult us so

It is an irony, if that is not an understatement, that despite Hong Kong's sophistication in so many areas, the way its rulers are selected is a humiliating and insulting process for its people.

1 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

ATV journalists told to 'tune down' report

ATV journalists yesterday ignored an instruction from their newly appointed news chief to play down a Democratic Party protest over the broadcaster's editorial independence in the aftermath of the station's wrong report on the death of former president Jiang Zemin.

8 Sep 2011 - 12:00am