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Mongolia braces for change

It's 7.30am and Chuluun Ganhuyag is standing in Sukhbaatar Square, limbering up in a tight-fitting black Adidas tracksuit.

Tuesday, 26 June, 2012, 12:00am

Migrant worker dispute resolved

The Labour Advisory Board is expected to resume processing applications under a work scheme as early as today, after employee representatives agreed to end a boycott that has lasted since late October.

The representatives have been refusing to process applications from companies seeking to import workers under the Supplementary Labour Scheme (SLS).

20 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Political parties find it difficult to mature

It is perhaps unsurprising that in a city where the political structure's space for genuine public participation does not match the people's education levels, affluence and political awareness, new political parties are born with relative ease. Public grievances keep rising, and political parties are born to represent and reflect those sentiments.

21 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

New 'Labour Party' to balance 'right-wing' Democratic Party

Another political party is in the making.

As if Hong Kong does not have enough parties and splinter groups of late, a group of old-time unionists and social democrats are setting up what they are preliminarily calling the 'Labour Party'.

16 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Year of ugly politics

If we look at how, within months, this city saw the birth of three political organisations, we can be sure that the Year of the Rabbit will be a big year for Hong Kong politics. This is the year we will see whether the constitutional reform package passed last year will translate to actual progress in democratisation.

7 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Hong Kong 'labour party' could be on horizon, but who will vote for it?

For more than a decade, pan-democrat politicians have considered grouping together the several independent trade unions to back a political party representing workers that would run for seats in the legislature.

8 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Political golden girl quits amid romantic intrigue

Malaysia's youngest lawmaker, who rose to become one of the most prominent opposition members thanks to her fiery oratory and attractive looks, has decided to quit in a move laced with political and romantic intrigue.

19 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Striking a reasonable balance

The establishment of the Civic Party has generated considerable discussion on the relationship between political parties and various social classes. An important function of parties in general is to speak for the interests of different social strata, proposing political platforms that reflect their concerns.

7 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Unionist floats idea for a labour party

A new middle-of-the-road labour party should be formed to push for gradual democratic change while still being able to communicate with the central government and upholding workers' rights, a pro-Beijing unionist legislator proposed yesterday.

17 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

ADPL aims to bolster grass-roots support

The middle-of-the-road, pro-democracy Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood plans to field about 40 members in district council elections next year in a bid to strengthen grass-roots support.

It also plans to inject new blood into the polls, putting up 10 young candidates drawn from areas in the Kowloon West legislative constituency and five from other areas.

17 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

'There are more parallels to the Indonesian situation here than you would think'

With only a few days left before East Timor goes to the polls, a long line of trucks and motorcycles rolled along Dili's palm-fringed waterfont yesterday in an attempt to rally support for the Partido Democratico (PD).

27 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

Young Turks told to form labour party

The Young Turks should have the courage to form their own labour party instead of staying on as a nuisance to the Democratic Party, according to party legislator Michael Ho Mun-ka.

5 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

Young Turk minimises fallout from pay fireworks

DEMOCRAT Andrew Cheng Kar-foo has played down the rift within his party, which was intensified by the vote last week against a minimum wage, a cause which he has championed.

But the 39-year-old lawyer says the party should conduct more open debate sessions on policies to help seek a consensus.

26 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

Focus on labour imports disappoints

Critics should not narrow their focus to only the importation of foreign labour and overlook other proposals in a blueprint to re-invigorate the textile industry, the head of an industry coalition said.

11 Aug 1999 - 12:00am

Call for calm at party crossroads

Unionist Lau Chin-shek revealed his dream this week to set up a party along unionist lines. With layoffs and pay cuts par for the course these days, it was possibly the most appropriate time to look into the establishment of a labour-oriented party, he said.

1 Jan 1999 - 12:00am