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Fred Li Wah-Ming

End small-house abuses before making them taller, Fred Li says

Fred Li says small houses are commercialised. Photo: May Tse

The shortage of land for housing should be addressed by tackling the "commercialisation" of village houses, not necessarily by making the homes taller, a government adviser says.

Tuesday, 23 October, 2012, 3:15am

Crack down on small-house ‘grey area’, adviser says

Fred Li Wah-ming, a member of the Long Term Housing Strategy Steering Committee. Photo: May Tse

Hong Kong’s shortage of housing land should be addressed by tackling the “commercialisation” of village houses, not necessarily by making the homes taller, a government adviser said on Monday morning.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Who said it?

When you don't speak Putonghua in shops selling top brands, you get worse service from staff

Lawmaker Fred Li Wah-ming on the city's tourism boom

It took me a while just to convince myself that it was Darwin's signature

A palaeontologist on the rediscovery of lost fossils collected 150 years ago by Charles Darwin

18 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Legislators back Home Ownership Scheme

Legislators have passed a non-binding motion calling on the government to resume the subsidised Home Ownership Scheme and build 32,000 public rental flats a year.

The motion was passed at a meeting of the Legislative Council's housing panel discussing the government's new rent-and-buy scheme, My Home Purchase Plan.

2 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Shortage delays blood testing for patients

Blood tests for patients at four public hospital clinics in east Kowloon have been delayed because of a shortage of tests tubes. The wait in one case is more than a month.

The shortage emerged yesterday when an 80-year-old outpatient told a Commercial Radio programme that he would have to wait three months for a blood test after recording a high blood-sugar level.

5 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Hopes of reduction in charges dashed

Hopes for a reduction in water and sewage charges have been dashed after the Government yesterday rejected a unanimous call from legislators for more concessions.

But officials promised to hold talks with profit-making utility corporations to see if they could reduce tariffs.

29 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Lawmakers face cuts in pay and expenses

Lawmakers - whose salaries are adjusted in line with consumer prices - are likely to face a pay cut of up to two per cent from October.

The Finance Bureau has warned the Legco Secretariat of the likely cuts in members' pay and expenses.

26 Aug 1999 - 12:00am

TV boost

A motion sponsored by Fred Li Wah-ming, calling for full liberalisation of the television and telecommunications markets, passed.

1 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Heavy session

Legislators-elect (from left) Fred Li Wah-ming, Cheung Man-kwong, Martin Lee Chu-ming and Andrew Cheng Kar-foo attend their first group meeting to discuss draft rules for procedure.

6 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Branch has no records on jobs

THE Civil Service Branch does not know how many government staff have part-time jobs or the nature of their jobs, it was revealed.

The revelation prompted calls for the branch immediately to start collecting information to prevent abuse and conflicts of interest.

5 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Laws in pipeline on TV charity

LAWS are being proposed to ensure money raised from TV charity shows goes to the needy.

The move follows a fiasco two years ago when most of the $4 million raised during a show for the elderly on ATV and TVB went to production and administrative costs. Only $214,000 went to house old people.

25 May 1994 - 12:00am