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Emily Lau censured for insults

Emily Lau Wai-hing was censured by the Legco President for insulting remarks after she described some of her colleagues as rubber stamps.

Saturday, 17 July, 1999, 12:00am

CLP Power 'overcharged clients $3.4b'

Consumers were overcharged an average of $53 a month for electricity over a three-year period, following incorrect forecasts of demand by CLP Power, it was claimed yesterday.

Legislators said the company had built an extra power station - which allowed them to raise their charges - even though they knew demand was falling.

21 May 1999 - 12:00am

Emily Lau's Xinhua suit 'for rule of law, not votes'

Justice - not votes - was foremost in the mind of legislator Emily Lau Wai-hing when she took steps to prosecute Xinhua through its director Jiang Enzhu, her lawyers told a judge yesterday.

19 May 1999 - 12:00am

Judge denies secrecy in Xinhua case

A lawyer-turned-judge said he 'was not hiding anything' when he omitted information in an action by legislator Emily Lau Wai-hing against the director of Xinhua.

Judge Christopher Chan Cheuk - who previously represented Ms Lau in her fight against Xinhua - denied deliberately misleading Magistrate Garry Tallentire in bringing agency director Jiang Enzhu to court.

18 May 1999 - 12:00am

Rule of law strong, says UK minister

Britain sees no immediate threat to the rule of law in the SAR despite a series of legal rows.

But the verdict by the visiting junior foreign minister Derek Fatchett angered a pro-democracy lawmaker, who accused him of misleading international opinion.

14 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Unionist legislator floats 'friend' plan

Unionist legislator Lau Chin-shek has raised the possibility of becoming 'a friend of The Frontier' in an effort to avoid disciplinary action from his own party, it emerged last night.

Mr Lau faces a deadline of tomorrow to quit either The Frontier or the Democratic Party after the party's central committee ruled out dual membership.

30 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Court Ruling

Emily Lau Wai-hing of the Frontier proposed at the Legco House Committee that a special meeting be convened today or on Monday for a briefing on the ruling. 'This is the biggest issue since the establishment of the SAR. Tung Chee-hwa should appear before the legislature to explain the administration's attitude towards the issue,' she said.

27 Feb 1999 - 12:00am

Meeting 'gave HK value for money'

Tung Chee-hwa defended the meeting as money well spent.

Repeatedly asked what concrete advice he had received from the business leaders and if it was helpful, Mr Tung said they largely endorsed government policies.

The Chief Executive said: 'There was a lot of discussion back and forth.

21 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

'Unholy alliance' to ward off democracy

Officials and business tycoons had formed an 'unholy alliance' in an effort to slow the pace of democratisation, legislator Emily Lau Wai-hing claimed last night.

Addressing international and mainland academics, Ms Lau of The Frontier cited examples which she said showed how the rule of law had suffered in the past year.

6 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Lobbyists to be kept out of rights reports drafting

Pressure groups would continue to be excluded from the drafting of human rights reports, the Government said.

Secretary for Home Affairs David Lan Hong-tsung said Hong Kong's model was 'one of the most open and transparent in the world'.

30 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Emily Lau attacks Tung on rights and democracy

Tung Chee-hwa has fared disappointingly on human rights and democracy, Emily Lau Wai-hing of The Frontier says.

Ms Lau said Mr Tung had sought to oust elected politicians by reviving the district council appointment system.

'The signal from Mr Tung is very clear,' she said on RTHK's Letter to Hong Kong.

21 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Public 'backs council appointees'

The public is in favour of appointed district council members, according to the Secretary for Constitutional Affairs.

Frontier legislator Emily Lau Wai-hing said yesterday Michael Suen Ming-yeung had told her in a meeting the public favoured the move.

However, a spokeswoman for the bureau declined to reveal whether the comment had been based on any polls.

12 Dec 1998 - 12:00am