Quotes of the Week

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 12 December, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 12 December, 2009, 12:00am
 

The athletes were put on four VIP guest ships, enjoyed buffets and did not have to stand for hours in stadiums as athletes did at other major games.

Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs Carrie Yau Tsang Ka-lai, responding to complaints that most athletes competing in the East Asian Games were excluded from the opening ceremony

The glass partition is purely a suggestion for design because many buyers like to knock down the walls. It is not meant to mislead.

A spokesman from developer Henderson Land, refuting criticism that its showroom flats were made to appear bigger than actual flats by replacing thick walls with glass partitions

[Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen] appears ready to accept a diluted, melamine-laced universal suffrage. His decision not to define universal suffrage places him in the company of anti-reformists.

John Clancey, a member of the Election Committee, in a Post op-ed article

It's better to get it 15 years after you started than to wait for 40 years.

Nobel laureate in chemistry Dr Roger Yonchien Tsien reckoned himself luckier than Dr Charles Kao Kuen, since he didn't have to wait decades to be awarded the honour

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