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Emily Lau

PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON POLITICAL REFORM TO START NEXT YEAR

The government said last night that a public consultation for political reform would be launched as early as next year, despite the blocking by pro-government legislators of a motion calling for such an exercise to be launched as soon as possible.

Thursday, 20 February, 2003, 12:00am

NOT INTERVIEWED FOR REPORT

Wednesday's article headlined 'Poll candidates set for $10 per vote' by Ambrose Leung claimed I described the proposal as an empty gesture because the government had not democratised the functional constituencies.

13 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Important peg debate should have gone ahead

The recent decision to drop a debate on the currency peg is rather unfortunate.

Any open society thrives on discussing issues and not burying things, or letting events take control. In any society people should be encouraged to discuss issues openly and should have the capacity to look at all sides of a problem, particularly the sensitive ones such as the peg issue.

19 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Young at heart

ALTHOUGH Emily Lau Wai-hing has not always been able to avoid controversy, she has some pretty good ideas about how young people can steer clear of trouble.

3 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Panel should apologise for causing 'jitters'

Emily Lau wrote in her letter to these columns on September 26, that the Legislative Council should be willing and should be allowed to discuss the existing US-Hong Kong dollar peg system.

I wholeheartedly agree with her.

30 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Legislators should study and discuss currency peg

I refer to Jake van der Kamp's 'Monitor' column (South China Morning Post, September 24).

26 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

I'm not the only one to blame for peg panic, says Emily Lau

Legislator Emily Lau Wai-hing has hit out at fellow lawmakers who she says rushed to distance themselves from an ill-fated plan to study the dollar peg.

News of the study, proposed by Ms Lau and endorsed by fellow financial affairs panel members, led to panic in the markets on Friday. It was quickly shelved.

23 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Li Ka-shing's critics suffering from misplaced paranoia

I would like to express my views on the outcry over Tom.com's planned purchase of Asia Television (ATV) shares, in particular, the article by Emily Lau ('Stake in ATV not just another business deal', South China Morning Post , July 23).

10 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Urban Renewal Authority instructed to account for delays

Legislators have threatened to summon the head of the Urban Renewal Authority to explain why the body has failed to come up with an operating plan nine months after it was established.

They have also decided to complain to the Chief Secretary on the slow progress of urban renewal projects.

23 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Worthy names contend for best of best

During the Christmas week, Radio 3's Back Chat programme was looking for Hong Kong's 'Person of the Year'.

The criterion was simple. It had to be a person who had contributed in some way to the good of Hong Kong.

However, these complex guidelines for nominations still vexed a few listeners.

2 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Government guarded on trade zone

The Government has rejected a demand from legislators for details of a proposal put to Beijing on the setting up of a regional free-trade zone.

Secretary for Commerce and Industry Chau Tak-hay told members the administration could not disclose details because Beijing had yet to give approval to the basic principles.

20 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Pollsters' top 10 list of Legco stars needs new faces

PUBLIC OPINION pollsters at the University of Hong Kong have been updating their top 10 list of legislative councillors every two months.

4 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Go north to prosper, not to flee, says Leung

Encouraging people to 'go north' to find a job or business opportunities was not a message to flee Hong Kong, the Financial Secretary said yesterday.

4 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Pollsters' top 10 list of Legco stars needs new faces

PUBLIC OPINION pollsters at the University of Hong Kong have been updating their top 10 list of legislative councillors every two months.

4 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

New Emily Lau anthrax scare

Five employees were evacuated from the ground-floor despatch unit of the Legislative Council building and its ventilation system was switched off when a second letter addressed to legislator Emily Lau Wai-hing was found to contain white powder, suspected to be anthrax. After examination by bomb disposal officers, it was confirmed the powder was flour.

21 Nov 2001 - 12:00am