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Politics | Liberal party not so liberal to honourary charimen
Macau retains Mainland COVID rules
Direct flights between UK - CN reopening
More Politics | 80 hours service for ‘Leung Shit’ prank
Events | DINOSAURS VS MTR ART EXHIBITION (IT’S GOOD)
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Liberal Party vs Liberal Party
The Liberal Party is going through another internal scuffle after three honourary chairs - James Tien, Selina Chow and Miriam Lau - handed in resignation letters following an meeting by the Party to abolish honourary chair positions. The agenda of the meeting was not disclosed.
After finding out about the motion, the three honourary chairs resigned in anger. Tien said the Party “left him no choice” because his opinions were “no longer valuable”. Chow called the move “callous” and “unacceptable”. Lau expressed “disappointment” in the party’s leadership (ouch, worst blow out of the three!)
Thomas Cheung, Chairman of the Liberal Party said he felt “deep regret” over the resignations and is trying to convince them to stay.
2019 part 2?
In 2019, a similar scuffle emerged but the other way around. Four honourary chairs - our three protagonists and Vincent Fang - sent a letter asking Thomas Cheung to resign from ExCo after the Party released a statement in support of the Extradition Bill.
Cheung had hastily put the statement together with Frankie Yick and Shiu Ka-Fai even though leader of the party at the time, Felix Chung (chairman =/= leader) was against the bill.
Tien said that although the Liberal Party are pro-government, they can’t just throw their weight behind everything the government does when it’s clear the public doesn’t think the same way.
COVID in Hong Kong
COVID-19 in Hong Kong
New cases: 4,593 (249 imported)
Total cases: 1,397,920
New deaths: 4
Total deaths: 9554
Compulsory Testing Locations: 50
Macau sticks to Mainland curbs
CE of Macau Ho Iat-Seng has reaffirmed the city’s position to follow Mainland COVID policies in order to keep the border between Macau and China relatively open. This came after calls for Macau to open up ‘Green Lanes’ for international travelers.
Beijing to London non-stop
The British Embassy in China, and the Chinese Aviation Administration have announced that work is being done on re-starting direct CN - UK flights which were halted for COVID-19.
It was just a prank bro
Ex-Hong Kong airlines staff Lau Siu-Wang has been sentenced to 80 hours of communtiy service for his prank on former CE C.Y. Leung’s son Leung Chuen-Yan.
In 2019, Lau, who had access to flight booking details, changed Leung Chuen-Yan’s username on HK Express to ‘Leung Shit’ and added over $3000 worth of add-ons including 24 in flight meals and five different luggage quotas.
Pleading guilty, Lau said he did it because he found it “very funny”.
Truly a jester on the level of uh…Youtube pranks
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Dinosaurs x MTR exhibition
To celebrate the 25th Anniversary, MTR, the Science Museum, the Jockey Club and the First Initiatives Foundation have teamed up to present “MTR x Dinosaurs Adventure” a gallery of art of Dinosaurs riding the MTR.
The art are the winning pieces from a student competition of…dinosaurs on the MTR… run in support of the Science Museum’s current “Big Eight - Dinosaur Revelation” exhibition.
Where: Science Museum, Ground Floor
When: 12 Aug - 26 Oct
The Big 8 Dinosaurs special exhibition will be held until 16 Nov.
Cost: Free (lobby exhibition; fees apply for other parts of the museum).
Lifeline Mental Health Livefest at The Wanch
The uncertainty from the COVID-19 pandemic has made it exceedingly difficult for the music industry, particularly live music. Indefinite restrictions have taken a heavy toll on the mental health of not only the artists, but also the thousands of people who work alongside them.
On 20th August 2022, Musicians Foundation will be conducting an afternoon of TedX-style talks focusing on raising awareness on music and mental health.
When: Sat 20 Aug, 3-5pm
Where: The Wanch
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