Deadline 'should not bar challenge to C.Y. Leung election win', court told

Albert Ho Chun-yan

A statutory deadline for filing an election petition was not meant to bar people from challenging Chief Executive Leung Chung-ying' victory, the High Court heard yesterday.

Tuesday, 28 August, 2012, 3:20am

Who said it?

If someone enters your yard and told you he owns it, will you allow that? It's not right to give away what is rightfully ours

Philippine President Benigno Aquino, referring to his country's territorial dispute with China

We don't regret having resigned in 2010. If needed, we are willing to contribute to prompt a de facto referendum [again]

24 Jul 2012 - 12:00am


Wong Sing-chi 'When you [Leung] were dealing with controversies, you delayed explanation, denied responsibility and dodged questions about Li Wangyang's death ... how will you deal with your integrity crisis in a serious manner?'

17 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Town hall meetings put on hold, Lam says

The government has suspended town hall-style visits, saying it wants to avoid any possible conflicts in the run-up to September's Legislative Council elections.

The move came as the third weekend of town hall meetings was dogged by more mayhem, with demonstrations by various factions and constant scuffles between protesters and police.

16 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

C.Y.'s lawyers: review would not be legal

Lawyers for Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and the government say the Court of First Instance has no power to hear a judicial review sought to unseat him over allegations that he lied about illegal structures at his Peak home.

13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

A day to remember

A variety show at Hong Kong Stadium had an array of performers as well as a People's Liberation Army parade. A flag-raising ceremony was held at the Golden Bauhinia Square. Meanwhile protesters voiced social and political concerns during the annual march.

2 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Hu urges unity and tolerance amid protests

President Hu Jintao issued a clarion call for unity as he met Hong Kong's business and political elite behind a tight ring of security - but outside, hundreds of protesters demanded democracy and transparency over the death of dissident Li Wangyang. They clashed with police, who responded with pepper spray.

1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

My nature wouldn't allow me to sit by and disregard what was going on

Activist Chen Guangcheng, who refuses to be silenced by exile

It would be absurd to elevate the right to express opinions to a constitutional right to filibuster

A High Court rejects a motion filed by lawmaker 'Long Hair' Leung Kwok-hung

26 May 2012 - 12:00am

High Court rejects judicial review of end to filibuster

The High Court yesterday rejected a lawmaker's application for a judicial review of Legislative Council president Tsang Yok-sing's move to end a filibuster by democrats.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

All-night debates floated as Legco adjourns again

Pan-democrats last night succeeded in forcing an adjournment of Legislative Council debate on a controversial by-elections law for the second week running. The government-friendly camp pressed for round-the-clock meetings to push the measure through.

12 May 2012 - 12:00am

'Long Hair' to keep Legco seat

Lawmaker 'Long Hair' Leung Kwok-hung gets to keep his Legislative Council seat for now, with the House Committee voting down a motion to launch an impeachment bid over a two-month jail sentence he received this week.

24 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Like jesters at play on princely wages

A while ago, the Australian state of Queensland advertised 'the best job in the world', to promote tourism. But the best job - or at least the easiest, and at considerable public expense - is found in Admiralty. That's the job in Legco held by 'Long Hair' Leung Kwok-hung, and he almost lost it this week.

23 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Long Hair's jailing stirs civil rights concerns

Human rights groups fear freedom of speech is under threat after the jailing of lawmaker 'Long Hair' Leung Kwok-hung and four other protesters for disrupting a consultation meeting in September.

21 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Five who disrupted forum convicted

Lawmaker 'Long Hair' Leung Kwok-hung and four other activists will be sentenced today after being convicted of disrupting a public consultation forum on a proposal to scrap Legislative Council by-elections.

20 Mar 2012 - 12:00am


Cybercrime unit 'will not snoop on e-mails'

22 Jan 2012 - 12:00am