Politics of Fiji

Leung has 'no plans to push Article 23'

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying yesterday said he had 'no plans' to put forward legislation for a national security law.

Wednesday, 4 July, 2012, 12:00am

Developers step up pressure over bill on flat sales

Developers want the government to remove two key components of a bill to regulate the sale of new homes, which their lawyers say are unconstitutional.

The call by the Real Estate Developers Association comes as members of a panel studying the bill rush to finish their clause-by-clause scrutiny to get it through before the legislature's term ends in July.

8 May 2012 - 12:00am

A basic duty

I had my first lesson in 'politics' when I was 12: I stood for election as the student representative for my class on the school council.

11 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

By-elections not seen as reform referendum

The government will not consider Legco by-elections triggered by the resignations of pan-democrat lawmakers a referendum on universal suffrage, as the camp claims they will be, the constitutional affairs chief said yesterday.

7 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Village reps in line for HK$2,000 a quarter

Lawmakers will discuss on Friday whether to give each village representative an honorarium of HK$2,000 a quarter.

If the proposal is approved, about HK$11.9 million of public money will be given to the 1,480 representatives every year from next year.

8 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

The Fijian hero who became a villain in six short years

Six years ago Voreqe Bainimarama was hailed as Fiji's saviour. The career military man was credited with rescuing the nation from chaos when he brokered a peaceful resolution to a coup led by failed businessman George Speight.

9 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Housing Society denies threats to widow, 85

The Housing Society has denied threatening an 85-year old widow with jail and a fine of $100 a day if she does not clear out of her residence in an urban renewal zone in Shamshuipo.

The Sunday Morning Post reported last week that Leung Kwai owns an illegal structure on a roof in the Un Chau Street renewal zone where she has been living for more than 40 years.

30 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

In opposition

In a blistering attack last week, the chief executive accused political parties of undermining the government's authority, saying the public would turn against those who 'oppose for opposition's sake'. Is he right? Write to us

22 May 2006 - 12:00am

Just following procedure

When a civil servant makes a mistake, do you blame him or the system that allows the mistake to occur? If the mistake was made after he followed all the procedures set up to help him come to a proper decision, how should he be dealt with?

13 May 2006 - 12:00am

Teens testify against father in murder trial

They say accused doped wife night before she died

Two teenagers yesterday testified against their father in his murder trial at the Court of First Instance, where he has been accused of drugging and strangling his wife for a $1.1 million insurance payout.

14 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

A matter of opinions

Are you convinced they are telling the truth when top government figures say they have carefully considered the views of the community via public consultation before reaching a decision on anything, from major developments to wine taxes? If you say no, you would not be alone, in Hong Kong or elsewhere.

13 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Wine duty consultation fiasco reflects sad state of our democracy

OUR LETTERS EDITOR has the choice of what he wants to publish, but I have to assume that a letter from the financial secretary's office automatically goes to the top of the stack. My luck. This one is so ripe I hardly know where to begin.

27 May 2005 - 12:00am

The rumour machine

When the government announced last week that it had just nipped a coup plot in the bud, the news hardly caused any public alarm. Perhaps it was because everybody was preparing for Christmas and had no time to worry about something so mundane.

30 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Article 23 relaunch?

The chief executive has rejected the idea 'for the time being' of reintroducing Article 23 legislation. Legislators are divided on the issue. Should the legislation be relaunched? Share your views: write to us.

18 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

How the Election will be held

Polling day September 12, 2004

Polling hours 7.30am to 10.30pm

Term of office Begins on October 1, 2004, and lasts for four years

Legco composition

30 members returned from geographical constituencies

30 members returned from functional constituencies

Maximum election expenses

Geographical constituencies

31 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

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