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Referendum

52 complaints over government ad, but watchdog is helpless

The Broadcasting Authority will not pursue more than 50 complaints by the public over a government television advert because it is not empowered to tackle such broadcasts under the existing law.

Tuesday, 9 February, 2010, 12:00am

Need for calm over 'referendum' planeditorial

The resignation plan by five democrat lawmakers was, with good reason, widely regarded as an ill-conceived political stunt when it was first proposed. That has all changed as a result of Beijing's warning that the scheme breaches the Basic Law.

27 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Our city needs these by-elections to proceed

The resignation plan by five democrat lawmakers was, with good reason, widely regarded as an ill-conceived political stunt when it was first proposed. That has all changed as a result of Beijing's warning that the scheme breaches the Basic Law.

26 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Legco quit threat 'a blatant challenge'

Beijing warned pan-democrats yesterday that resigning from Legco to fight by-elections in the quest for universal suffrage would be a 'blatant challenge' to the Basic Law and the central government's authority.

16 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Questions raised over benchmarks set for 'referendum'

The Civic Party and the League of Social Democrats are being challenged over the benchmarks they have set for their de facto referendum on political reform for 2012.

Questions arose after they announced their targets for forthcoming Legislative Council by-elections to be triggered by the resignations of one lawmaker from each of the five geographical constituencies.

13 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

We need far more than this 'referendum'

Pro-democracy lawmakers frequently criticise government officials for putting on a show rather than furthering the public interest. But now, five among their ranks are about to stage a show of their own - at great expense to the taxpayer.

13 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Civic Party will be big loser if plan goes awry

It is ironic that the Democratic Party has rejected the plan formulated by the League of Social Democrats for a legislator from each electoral district to resign, triggering by-elections, while the Civic Party has embraced this radical move, which is fraught with danger.

21 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Cowards should stay and fight for democracy

After the Civic Party's annual general meeting last Saturday, it is easy to foresee the outcome of the consultation process on constitutional development.

11 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Democrats will stick by allies

Democratic Party chairman Albert Ho Chun-yan says it will help pan-democrat allies attempting to stage a de facto referendum on universal suffrage by quitting their Legislative Council seats to force by-elections, even though his party believes it is a poor tactical move.

7 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Democrat 'reformists' firm on resignation plan

Members representing a minority faction of the Democratic Party pledged yesterday to mobilise their district networks in support of the de facto referendum plan even if the party as a whole votes against the idea in two weeks' time.

1 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Executive councillor Anna Wu urges camp to 'stay in the game'

Former democracy activist and current executive councillor Anna Wu Hung-yuk has urged the pan-democrats to 'stay in the game' and try to improve upon the government's political reform package, not boycott the consultation process.

30 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Media manipulator

The popular saying 'a day is a long time in politics' perfectly befits the latest mayhem in response to the government's constitutional reform package and the dizzying roller-coaster ride of developments in our volatile political climate.

28 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

'Referendum' plan cannot help this city

Disunity can spell death in politics. The pan-democrat camp has a responsibility to keep that in mind at this stage of Hong Kong's political development. The democrats are, after all, the standard bearers of the wish of the majority of our city's people for universal suffrage. They can only do a disservice to this aspiration if they do not reflect it with a clear and consistent voice.

26 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Concessions made on move for 'referendum' on reform

The League of Social Democrats and the Civic Party yesterday made concessions on their proposal to hold a de facto referendum on universal suffrage.

The League asked the Democratic Party to at least help with canvassing even if it decided that its lawmakers would not resign; while the Civic Party has stopped calling for all 23 pan-democrats to resign as an ultimate step.

24 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Democrats likely to reject mass resignations plan

The Democratic Party would most likely reject a plan to trigger a de facto referendum on universal suffrage through mass resignations by pan-democrat lawmakers, a senior member said.

11 Nov 2009 - 12:00am