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Genevieve Ku

Exco will decide fate of market intervention

The Executive Council would decide whether the Government should continue to intervene in the stock market, member Yang Ti Liang said yesterday.

Friday, 28 August, 1998, 12:00am

Exco will decide fate of market intervention

The Executive Council would decide whether the Government should continue to intervene in the stock market, member Yang Ti Liang said yesterday.

Mr Yang said the Government would brief members on the intervention and the advisory body would then decide what to do.

'I support the intervention,' he said.

28 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

DAB in sudden reversal

The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong made a last minute U-turn when it supported Democrat Fred Li Wah-ming's amendment on the review of municipal councils.

The party decided to overturn its decision last week to reject the amendment.

30 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Council chairmen issue funding plea

Funding for the municipal councils should not be cut even though revenue from rates might fall, the chairmen of the two councils said yesterday.

After a meeting with Deputy Secretary for Treasury Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, Provisional Urban Council chairman Dr Ronald Leung Ding-bong and his regional counterpart Lau Wong-fat agreed rates could be cut in the economic crisis.

20 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Leniency for some troubled flat deals

Developers may not seek compensation from individual home buyers who fail to complete purchases and forfeit their down payments, the Real Estate Agencies Association was quoted as saying yesterday.

30 May 1998 - 12:00am

Warning issued over invalid ballot papers

VOTERS marking a tick outside designated circles on ballot papers were told yesterday they would be casting invalid votes.

26 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Hi-tech vote system planned

A new electronic voting system is being designed for the legislative chamber due to Basic Law requirements.

The Basic Law says private member's bills, motions or amendments to a government bill need a simple majority of two groups of legislators - functional constituency members, and geographical constituency and Election Committee legislators.

20 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Year of the absent chicken

The Year of the Tiger looks set to begin without chicken on the menu.

Secretary for Economic Services Stephen Ip Shu-kwan told provisional legislators the ban on the import of live chickens would last one month from December 31, when the slaughter of 1.5 million poultry was completed.

6 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Mansion to host charity events

Three applications have been approved for using the former Government House for charity functions, Chief Secretary for Administration Anson Chan Fang On-sang said.

Twenty-five applications to hold functions at the mansion had been received. Approvals were granted after balancing public interest and the need for official use.

18 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Officials accused of dodging workers

Officials were accused yesterday of avoiding the public when they refused to attend a forum to talk to construction workers.

Invitations had been sent by the Democratic Party to the Education and Manpower Bureau, the Construction Training Council and business groups to talk to under-employed construction workers and against the importation of foreign labour.

25 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Row over proposal to alter three-tier set-up

Provisional urban councillors accused the Government yesterday of trying to centralise power by proposing a review of the three-tier political structure.

The allegations were made during a debate on whether a working committee should be set up to review the council's structure and powers.

22 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

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