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Plea for HK political coalition

A coalition government, with representatives from major political parties occupying ministerial posts, could be the answer to Hong Kong's flawed political structure, two veteran politicians say.

Saturday, 13 August, 2011, 12:00am

David Li wins support for new Legco tilt

Banker David Li Kwok-po, who resigned from the Executive Council on Saturday nearly two weeks after settling an insider-trading case in the US, has been backed to continue his role as a financial-sector lawmaker.

18 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

New Exco two lag in real estate stakes

Hong Kong's newest executive councillors, Denise Yue Chung-yee and Wong Yan-lung, are lightweights compared to their Exco counterparts when it comes to property ownership and company directorship, the latest registrar of councillors' interests shows.

16 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

A doctor, lawmaker and community campaigner

When Albert Rodrigues was a boy in Happy Valley, he saw a hapless cripple lying in the street, arms and legs covered with open, weeping sores. He vowed to become a doctor.

He never knew his mother, who died shortly after he was born. So when a rare scholarship gained him entry to the University of Hong Kong, he opted to specialise in obstetrics and gynaecology.

11 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Exco urges closer ties with Legco

Exco should have better communication with the new Legco to foster an improved working relationship, executive councillors said yesterday.

13 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

Working together

THE biggest immediate challenge facing the Government and the new Legislative Council is finding a way to live together. That will not be easy. In many ways, Sunday's election has set the administration and Legco on a collision course.

20 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

'Alternative voice' sinks teeth into Legco

EVERY legislator should be crystal clear that, after four years, Legco is a 'tiger without teeth', said flamboyant Mr Chim.

The man renowned for his provocative remarks in the chamber said legislators should have no illusions, and accept that Legco will remain no more than a place to quarrel as long as Hong Kong has an executive-led political system.

31 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

Legco: love it, hate it

IN an end-of-session briefing yesterday, Legislative Council House Committee Chairman Elsie Tu gave a mainly factual and statistical appraisal of the past year's performance. But a serious appraisal of Legco's work can be made only in context.

16 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

No crisis for Legco

SINCE the advent of direct elections the Legislative Council has become more vocal and more assertive. Legco's collective confidence has grown to the point where members are now talking of their right to introduce and support a private member's bill overturning the Government's latest localisation policy.

4 Sep 1993 - 12:00am

Legco should not interfere

CHINA is absolutely right in maintaining that any negotiations should be a matter between the two sovereign states and that any agreement reached between the British and Chinese governments should not be overturned by the Legislative Council.

9 Mar 1993 - 12:00am

Liaison body for Exco

EXECUTIVE Councillors are expected to become more accessible with the establishment of a permanent secretariat unit to handle complaints and arrange public meetings.

Unofficial members of the Executive Council will decide in the next few months what shape the new body will take.

17 Jan 1993 - 12:00am