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Top graft-fighter vows action to soothe protesters

The mainland's top graft-fighter has promised tough action against corruption to soothe petitioners and protesters in the run-up to the 20th anniversary of the June 4 Tiananmen crackdown.

Thursday, 14 May, 2009, 12:00am

Listen to the people: party chief

Guangdong party chief Zhang Dejiang has ordered officials throughout the province to make resolving public petitions a top priority and to 'earnestly' deal with the problems raised by the masses.

4 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Petition urges investigation into protesters' complaints

Lawyers, scholars and rights activists have called on the central government and the Guangdong Provincial People's Congress to look into the complaints of Taishi residents protesting for the removal of their village head.

4 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Beijing warns against abusing petition system to disrupt order

Beijing has renewed its warning to people not to abuse the petition system, vowing to seriously handle 'unreasonable demands' that upset the social order.

1 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Millions oppose Tokyo's pursuit of UN council seat

Anger over war aggression fuels popularity of online petitions

Millions of mainlanders and overseas Chinese have signed online petitions opposing Japan's bid for a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council.

29 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Courts may be shielded from petitions

Beijing plans to exclude grievances against courts from its petition system, in what critics say is a regressive move.

The change is one of several proposed amendments to the petition law, being drawn up as part of the central government's bid to reform the complaints system. The reform had prompted hopes of a more transparent approach to the easing of tensions in society.

8 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Petition reforms a bid to ease social tensions

More transparent procedures included in draft amendments

The central government will soon announce reforms to the petition system, hoping a more transparent approach will ease tensions in a society divided by rampant corruption and social injustices.

17 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Students tell of 'guinea pig' fear in Web petition

Thousands of students fearing they are being used as 'guinea pigs' have signed an online petition against the government's decision to send older students back to school on Tuesday.

19 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

Discovering some home truths on management

Life in Discovery Bay is never dull.

The management are very zealous about making sure that their fountain is safe from marauders, that shoppers are protected from all but certain merchants using the public space, and that a so-called 'community' centre is only granted to one religious organisation.

24 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

11,000 sign Internet petition

More than 11,000 people around the world have put their names to an Internet petition condemning Japan's claim to the Islands.

The pro-China Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong said the collection of signatures and a strongly worded protest letter had been sent to the Prime Minister of Japan, Ryutaro Hashimoto, by electronic mail.

23 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Legal aid

LEGAL aid is to be extended to cover election petition cases in light of the controversies over the district board election in September.

In the Legal Aid (Amendment) Bill 1995 gazetted yesterday, the Government proposed legal aid be extended to individuals to pursue election petitions under the Bill of Rights.

14 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Lau urges amendments to legal aid legislation

ACTIVIST Lau Shan-ching yesterday called for amendments to the Legal Aid Ordinance to allow candidates to receive legal aid when making an election petition.

Speaking at the eve of the launch of a fund-raising campaign to finance his legal action, Mr Lau said the excluding of election petitions from legal aid coverage could result in the abuse of candidates' rights.

24 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Frankly, we don't give a damn

DEALING with petitions is one of those practical matters neglected by the authors of textbooks on public administration. No doubt it is an awkward matter for popular petition recipients.

As it happens the one person who has been seen doing it (in a television documentary) is the Queen. So we can sketch the traditional approach from that.

1 Jun 1994 - 12:00am