Miriam Lau

NPC deputy Miriam Lau Kin-yee calls for new inquiry into alleged suicide

Activist Li Wangyang

A Hong Kong deputy to the National People's Congress has written to Premier Wen Jiabao requesting a new investigation into the death of Tiananmen pro-democracy activist Li Wangyang .

Thursday, 13 September, 2012, 3:37am

Hong Kong Island contenders battle for every last vote

Liberal Party chairwoman Miriam Lau canvasses in Taikoo Shing. Photo: Thomas Yau

Incumbent lawmakers from the pan-democratic and pro-establishment camps went head-to-head in the Hong Kong Island geographical constituency showdown yesterday, with the Civic Party's Tanya Chan scrambling for the last seat against the more seasoned Liberal Party chairwoman, Miriam Lau Kin-yee.

10 Sep 2012 - 4:20am

Election hopefuls off and running

Election hopefuls plan to make a flying start to the campaign season when nominations open for September's Legislative Council election today.

Among the first to register will be Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong candidates contesting the five so-called super seats created under recent electoral reforms.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Legco ties with administration 'may worsen'

The relationship between the administration and the legislature has deteriorated and could get worse still, the Legislative Council's house committee has warned.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Liberals against letting more mainland cars into HK

The normally government-friendly Liberal Party yesterday piled more pressure on the troubled plan to allow more mainland cars into the city for short visits, announcing it would oppose the scheme.

20 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

It was my wife's idea, says Tang

Chief executive hopeful Henry Tang Ying-yen last night apologised for the controversy surrounding the illegal structures at his wife's property, which he said were her idea, but vowed to continue his campaign for the top job.

However, increasingly nervous Election Committee members contacted by the Post said they are considering withdrawing their support.

17 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Equal pay for all lawmakers

When it comes to pay, it seems lawmakers are united - they should all get the same salary increase.

Those elected by the public will be paid the same as those who represent small trade bodies and who are often perceived as underperforming.

4 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

I don't believe anyone [...] behaved in any way that was contrary to the highest ideals that we all live by as marines

US soldier Frank Wuterich, who admitted a charge over his squad's killing of 24 unarmed Iraqi civilians

The peaceful election [...] will make them feel that this will also happen on the mainland. This is the best gift from us

26 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

New bloc shifts power in Legco

Hong Kong's already fragmented legislature faces a power shift, with 12 lawmakers announcing yesterday they had formed a pro-business alliance to counter what they call rising radical and populist sentiments in society.

22 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

We're ready if e-system is, say lawmakers

Lawmakers say they are likely to move into the Tamar building in Admiralty before the new legislative term starts in October, as long as various electronic systems are ready.

19 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Liberals table amendment to bill on Legco by-elections

The Liberal Party will today table an amendment to the government's bill to scrap Legislative Council by-elections that would allow such a vote in the event a mid-term vacancy arose from death or serious illness.

Party chairwoman Miriam Lau Kin-yee said yesterday it had yet to decide whether to support the government's proposal if the administration snubbed its suggestion.

4 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Legislative minefield in row over tax increases

Lawmakers face tricky constitutional issues in their battle to roll back two tax increases proposed in the budget.

Nearly half of the 60 legislators, including those from pro-government and pan-democratic parties, oppose a proposed 41.5 per cent increase in tobacco duty and a 15 per cent rise in first-registration for vehicles.

8 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Liberals' new emblem marks green shift

The Liberal Party has had a makeover.

The pro-business party yesterday unveiled a new emblem which it said represented a shift towards a green platform.

Honorary chairman James Tien Pei-chun said the party would pay more attention to environmental protection and sustainable development in the District Council and Legislative Council elections.

28 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Liberals join subsidy plan foes

The government's embattled transport subsidy scheme looked even shakier yesterday, after the Liberal Party joined the ranks of lawmakers threatening to block it this week.

Twenty-eight lawmakers had already threatened to scuttle the HK$4.3 billion programme with an adjournment motion at Friday's Finance Committee meeting.

16 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

More legislators join opposition to Asian Games bid, despite lobbying

Seven more legislators are expressing opposition to the government's proposed HK$6 billion bid to host the 2023 Asian Games, joining 30 who have said they will vote against.

11 Jan 2011 - 12:00am