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Ma Ngok

Legco protesters claim vote boycott success

More than 60,000 voters did not select a candidate to be one of five "super seat" lawmakers in the Legislative Council election in September, election organisers have revealed.

Wednesday, 5 December, 2012, 3:39am

Who said it?

We aren't racing a fair race

Paralympic 'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius complains about the blades of Alan Oliveira after the Brazilian beat him to 200m gold

 

It's difficult for a government of low credibility to gain trust

4 Sep 2012 - 2:04am

Controversies are likely to fade into the background

Controversial episodes probably won't jeopardise Leung Chun-ying's leadership but they may plague him for some time, according to a political commentator.

26 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Academic says proposal could abet assassinations

Filling midterm vacancies in legislatures with the next-in-line candidate from the former representative's party in countries which use proportional representation system can prevent political assassinations, an academic says.

7 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Baffled by an empty seat

The government's controversial proposal to fill midterm vacancies in the Legislative Council by installing the next-best-placed candidate would serve the intended purpose: preventing lawmakers from claiming a by-election to be a referendum.

But it may lead to some unintended consequences, and even tricky scenarios that officials may not have thought through.

7 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Residual powers explained

Residual powers are the power in a federal system of government not explicity laid down in a constitution.

Political scientist Ma Ngok said generally states in a federal system, through a written constitution, would hand over specific powers to the federal government.

7 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

System failure

THE OFFICE OF Ma Ngok, associate professor in the Department of Government and Administration at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, isn't decorated with the wall charts of government structures, the Legislative Council, or pods of social activism you might expect to find. Instead, there's a huge poster of Manchester United.

11 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Crowds overwhelm those tasked with the headcount

Counting the number of protesters was a near impossible task for police, organisers and academics.

The academic team of researchers who took the Security Bureau to task in May by conducting their own analysis of submissions made during consultations on the national security laws tried to conduct an independent count of its own.

2 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

Legislators 'sidelined'

Academics shared Ms Loh's frustration that legislators had found it more difficult to challenge government decisions since the handover.

They said being the sole Citizens Party legislator would have added to Ms Loh's difficulties.

Ma Ngok, a political scientist at City University, said the Basic Law had constrained the role and power of legislators.

12 Apr 2000 - 12:00am