PUBLISHED : Saturday, 18 February, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 18 February, 2006, 12:00am

'Don't call the police, otherwise firefighters will come and get the hospital all wet, putting it out of service tomorrow.'

Liaoyuan City Central Hospital deputy director Li Mingming , quoted in Xinhua, which reported his arrest along with that of his boss Zhang Shaowen for dereliction of duty. A hospital fire killed 39 people, most of them patients, in December

'Some plates have very tricky combinations and we don't know why they are banned when we look at them for first time. That's why we have to write to these overseas authorities to seek more information.'

Assistant Transport Commissioner Stephen Ip Man-kwong, warning of the perilous task of avoiding potentially tricky or obscure references in car plates for sale

'With all due respect, car parks are certainly not mainstream assets.'

An unnamed analyst at a European brokerage, commenting on a Sino Land plan to bundle parking lots as an investment vehicle to exploit the recent reit craze