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  1. Burnt-out squatters want to return

    Posted Oct 05th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... since 1993, returned to plan reconstruction of her family home because she said she was unhappy with conditions at interim-housing units. Ho said she had no plans to apply for public housing because she did not have enough money. 'I don't want to move into a public housing unit,' she said. 'I would be kicked out in a few months because I can't pay the rent. We ...

  2. Kuala Lumpur offers affordable luxury

    Posted May 20th 2010, 12:00am by Ajay Shamdasani

    ... purchase houses and apartments with few restrictions, one of which is that in most states they can only buy properties priced above 500,000 ringgit, so that the market is kept affordable ... at relatively affordable prices. Robert Ang, of Savills, says that at the height of the market, from 2007 to 2008, luxury prices were up to 2,000 ringgit (HK$4,800) per square foot in Kuala Lumpur, ...

  3. Police crackdown on illegal guest houses is long overdue

    Posted Aug 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... tourists who stay with them. There must be tighter regulation of guest houses by officials. Also, there is clearly a need for more three-star accommodation at affordable prices for tourists. ... A number of articles appeared last year warning about the growth of illegal guest houses in Hong Kong and Macau. I wrote this year about the problem in some buildings in the city ...

  4. Public housing teeters on the brink after 50 years

    Posted Dec 24th 2003, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... village. But the fire which left 50,000 people from the village homeless prompted the establishment of public housing in Hong Kong to cope with the influx of mainland refugees. The government celebrated the anniversary of half a century of public housing development in Hong Kong yesterday by unveiling a commemorative plaque at the Shekkipmei estate. Public housing has been hailed by many ...

  5. Public housing belongs to a bygone era

    Posted May 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The big increase in the number of young, single people applying for public housing threatens to place an unbearable burden on the system. Figures released by housing officials show 44 per ... the young and fears that the public housing system will be swamped. It poses yet another problem for the embattled Housing Authority, already facing worries about its budget and court challenges ...

  6. We can't afford another disaster in the harbour

    Posted Sep 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... co-ordinated monitoring is essential. Clear contingency plans to prevent breaches of rules have to be in place. We can't afford another disaster. ...

  7. Ambulance system can ill afford more delays

    Posted Apr 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government's latest plan for improving our ambulance service says the 12-minute target for responding to calls will be met in not less than 92.5 per cent of cases. That is a respectable performance when you consider traffic congestion, breakdowns ...

  8. Units of measure

    Posted May 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... became policy, it would mean adopting measures to encourage more tenants who have become well-off and able to afford private housing to vacate their units. At present, while applicants ... For the first time in years, they need only wait for an average of 1.9 years before being assigned a public rental unit. For applicants who do not mind being housed in estates far into the New ...

  9. Central government to scrap housing demolition regulation

    Posted Dec 18th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li The central government is moving closer to scrapping the housing-demolition regulation amid public outcry over a number of violent and even deadly confrontations between ... the draft regulation would usher in a profound shift in housing-demolition policy. But he stopped short of offering a time frame for the draft regulation to be put to the public for wider ...

  10. All Silent to bring the house down

    Posted Dec 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen All Silent boasts the star quality to outshine the stellar Group One field- and the wide barrier should only improve the odds for punters who are keen to back the exciting galloper. His world-class acceleration is the reason he has won two G ...




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