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Leung Yiu-Chung

C.Y. Leung in silent tribute to Tiananmen dissident

Incoming chief executive Leung Chun-ying yesterday observed a minute's silence to mourn Tiananmen dissident Li Wangyang, whose suspicious death in a Hunan hospital earlier this month sparked a public outcry.

Sunday, 17 June, 2012, 12:00am

'One list' call at odds with Democrats

Compromise talks among the pan-democratic camp on tactics for contesting the five 'super seats' in September's Legislative Council election are likely to prove futile, a veteran lawmaker says.

25 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

'They made him sick and while he was sick they killed him.'

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, espousing his theory that al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was a prisoner of the US before he was killed

'We just left it for a while and waited for everyone else in the building to do the repairs together.'

17 May 2011 - 12:00am

Attempt to repeal obscure law thwarted in surprise defeat

An attempt by the government to repeal an obsolete law intended for setting a minimum wage but which has not been used in 70 years was unexpectedly scuttled yesterday.

Lawmakers say the government should have scrapped the ordinance separately instead of scrapping it with a clause in the minimum wage law.

16 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Legislator calls for law review

Legislator Leung Yiu-chung, who is helping a truck driver being prosecuted for smuggling, has urged the government to review anti-smuggling laws. A defendant can argue that he did not know and could not with reasonable diligence have known that his cargo was unmanifested. But Mr Leung said the burden of proof should be on the law-enforcement agency to prove if a truck driver was guilty.

12 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Concession for factory tenants not extended

The Housing Department has turned down factory tenants' request for an extension to the halving of their rent. Deputy director Lau Kai-hung told more than 30 tenants of industrial buildings yesterday that their demand for a prolonged rent cut had been rejected.

1 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Officials accused of mishandling taxi blockades through inaction

Wednesday night's impromptu taxi blockades could have been prevented, pan-democrats said yesterday, had a senior official visited the scene himself.

The poor handling of the situation, and the fare-adjustment controversy which gave rise to it, once again highlighted the deficiencies in the 'accountability system', they said.

6 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Young killers find work with man who helped free them

Lawmaker Leung Yiu-chung launched a campaign in 1997 to win definite sentences for a group of young murderers detained at Her Majesty's pleasure.

He has since taken his concern further by employing four of them as his assistants. One has worked for him for nearly three years. Mr Leung hopes the jobs will help the former inmates contribute to society.

6 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Country park staff face the axe

More workers will lose their jobs in the government's latest round of streamlining, with 32 employees of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department being told last week their contracts will not be renewed after Lunar New Year.

The job losses accounted for a quarter of the 130 staff in the department's engineering division, who will be removed by March.

11 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Many workers missing out as city prospers, says lawmaker

The economy and stock market may be surging but the lot of grass-roots workers is getting worse, a leading unionist and lawmaker said yesterday.

'With more industrial accidents, a widening gap between the rich and poor, prolonged working hours and delayed payment of wages, workers have worse living standards,' Leung Yiu-chung said.

27 Dec 2006 - 12:00am