PUBLISHED : Saturday, 24 February, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 24 February, 2007, 12:00am

'The fact that the Chinese use it, while people not of Chinese descent generally don't, creates a serious cultural barrier to the mainstream appreciation of Chinese food. Isn't it time to cast off our prejudices and take a cool, steady look at MSG?'

Britain's celebrity chef and Sichuanese cuisine specialist Fuchsia Dunlop, in an International Herald Tribune opinion piece, defending the use of the much-maligned food enhancer

'There is a real need for Alan to be coached on the details of policies.'

Democrat Sin Chung-kai, admitting chief executive challenger Alan Leong Kah-kit may be slow on the learning curve

'It looks like there's an endless number of licences.'

An unnamed senior gambling executive, commenting on the proliferation of casino licences in Macau despite supposed legal restrictions