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A Good Week for … , November 18, 2012

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Sunday, 18 November, 2012, 3:48am

Pan-democrats win appeal in Citizens' Radio case

Citizens' Radio activists Bull Tsang Kin-shing, Lo Chau and Albert Chan Wai-yip rally in support of lawmakers' appeal case outside the Court of Final Appeal last month. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Five prominent pan-democrat lawmakers won an appeal, on Tuesday morning, against their conviction for speaking on an unlicensed radio station in 2008.

Four of the five judges on the Court of Final Appeal panel ruled in favour of the appellants – lawmakers Wong Yuk-man, Emily Lau Wai-hing, Lee Cheuk-yan and Albert Chan Wai-yip, and former lawmaker Lee Wing-tat.

11 Jun 2015 - 3:50pm

Leung angers panel in arts-hub inquiry

Lawmakers criticised chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying yesterday for putting forward his own conclusions in an inquiry into his alleged conflict of interest in a 2001 arts-hub design contest.

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Developers turn against law to regulate flat sales

Hong Kong's big developers are toughening their position against a government plan to regulate the sale of new flats. The Real Estate Developers Association (REDA) now says some of the government's key proposals are unconstitutional, warning that the proposed law would not survive a legal challenge.

1 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Five chosen few prepare to face the electorate

The bulk of Hong Kong's appointed district councillors appear to have no interest in running for elected office.

Only five of the 102 unelected councillors - whose seats will not be part of the November polls - have registered to contest elected seats.

Critics say that the tiny number reflects the appointed members' 'limited participation in the community'.

30 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Grey vote may hit Democrat chances

Pan-democrats face a tough battle in November's district council elections, politicians in those parties say.

Changing demographics have meant an ageing electorate and a fall in the number of voters in their thirties and forties, who are more inclined to support for the pan-democrats.

29 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Democrats have plan for 'super seats'

Democrat lawmaker James To Kun-sun may seek to return to a district council, as part of his party's strategy for next year's fight for five newly created district-council-sector seats on the Legislative Council.

22 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Warnings but little action on nature reserve house

The Buildings Department and the Lands Department both failed to stop construction of a luxury home and private garden inside the Tai Po Kau Nature Reserve, even though it took the developer almost a year to complete the work.

25 May 2011 - 12:00am

Developers allowed grace period on new floor area rules

A change to new rules capping the size of amenities and green features at 10 per cent of gross floor area will now effectively give developers a six-month grace period, revised guidelines issued yesterday show.

1 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Curbs on developer tricks 'too weak and voluntary'

Government proposals to curb speculation and cool the property market were criticised yesterday as inadequate to curb developers' marketing ploys. Critics called for a legally binding policy to regulate flat sales instead of the voluntary guidelines proposed.

23 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

URA considers monitoring sales practices of project partners

The Urban Renewal Authority says it will consider closer monitoring of the sales practices of its partner developers after a lawmaker warned of possible market manipulation with regard to the sale of flats at a luxury residential project.

26 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

High-speed link 'no threat to arts hub'

Officials have pledged that the construction of the high-speed rail link to Guangzhou will not delay the completion of the West Kowloon Cultural District, even though the work areas overlap.

5 May 2015 - 11:46am

New World chief in bid to skip Court of Appeal

New World China Land chairman Henry Cheng Kar-shun has told legislators that he wishes to take a legal challenge to select committees' summoning powers straight to the Court of Final Appeal.

7 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Police may force New World pair to appear, inquiry chairman warns

Witnesses who fail to appear for Legislative Council inquiries might be brought to the chamber 'with the help of police', a legislator has warned.

10 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

July 1 deadline for bag levy too rushed, say legislators

Lawmakers voiced concern yesterday over whether they had sufficient time to scrutinise the plastic bag levy regulations, given the government has set its sights on introducing the charge on July 1.

20 Feb 2009 - 12:00am