Daily Archives: 2016-11-15

Success rates for MCPS in mature and non-mature estates for BTO flats are higher than public applicants

Minister for National Development, Lawrence Wong shares that the success rate for applications under the Married Child Priority Scheme (MCPS) is about 85 percent for BTO flats in non-mature estates and while the success is only about 47 percent  in mature estates, but these success rates for MCPS applicants are still higher than that for public applicants. The Minister mentioned …

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Two pro-independence law maker disqualified by High Court of Hong Kong

Baggio Leung and Yau Wai-ching were disqualified as legislators by The High Court in Hong Kong on Tuesday (15 November) after they deliberately misread their swearing-in oaths last October. The two pledged allegiance to the “Hong Kong nation”. They also displayed a “Hong Kong is not China” banner and used an old-fashioned derogatory Japanese term for China during a swearing-in ceremony …

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Workers’ Party urges Govt to make housing exceptions for unwed parents

Asst Prof Daniel Goh, Non-Constituency Member of Parliament from the Workers’ Party reminded the importance of housing security for children, especially those at a very young age. Changes to the Child Development Co-Savings Act (CDCA) were passed in Parliament on Thursday (10 Nov). Changes include; new fathers will get two weeks of Government-paid paternity leave, while unwed mothers will get 16 weeks of …

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