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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Level playing field will help the poor

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com A level playing field will help the poor Poverty is not just about social welfare. Such a welfare view provides at best a narrow perspective of the real battle. Yet, given the bureaucratic nature of the government, it's inevitable officials from the chief secretary downwards would think only of social welfare policies when it comes to addressing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1321769/level-playing-field-will-help-poor
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Jumping up and down about poverty

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Jumping up and down about poverty "Poverty" is politics. I put it in quotations because it is exactly like "democracy", a highly contested term that can mean anything depending on your ideology and vested interest. Of course it is also about economics, education and social conditions. But let's just focus on one glaring feature from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1320866/jumping-and-down-about-poverty
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    If CY Leung is forced to quit, what then?

    Posted Sep 05th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com If Leung is forced to quit, what then? People should be careful what they wish for. NeoDemocrats lawmaker Gary Fan Kwok-wai and hundreds of people signed an advert that ran in newspapers in Hong Kong and Taiwan calling on Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to resign. They also warned Taiwan against "mainlandisation" as the island plans to boost ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1303469/if-cy-leung-forced-quit-what-then
  4. Comment - News

    Reporting on China? Pick your own facts

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Reporting China? Pick your own facts A neutral reader of news may be forgiven for being thoroughly confused by international media reports and foreign experts' views on China today. Beijing is always complaining about the bad press it gets, but I would say that has more to do with conflicting reporting and commentaries in the foreign media. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1081127/reporting-china-pick-your-own-facts
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time to end national education row

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... The furore over national education will hopefully come to an end. Both sides seem to have reached an amicable settlement in which the government was allowed a face-saving way to admit defeat. As announced by Anna Wu Hung-yuk, the head of the government� ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1056605/time-end-national-education-row
  6. News - Asia - WILDLIFE

    Singapore Airlines ends shipments of shark fins

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:51am by DANNY LEE

    ... New Zealand enforcing a blanket ban. Conservationists celebrated Singapore's move, including Hong Kong-based WildLifeRisk director Alex Hofford, who led the campaign. "We ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Singapore Airlines ends shipments of shark fins Singapore Airlines has bowed to pressure from conservationists by agreeing to end cargo shipments of shark ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1542691/singapore-airlines-ends-shipments-shark-fins
  7. News - Asia

    Indonesia arrests farmers for illegal fires while Singapore suffers from haze

    Posted Jun 24th 2013, 06:02pm by Reuters in Jakarta and Singapore

    ... Reuters in Jakarta and Singapore Singapore and Malaysia face economic hit from prolonged smog Indonesian police on Monday arrested two farmers for illegally starting fires to clear land in Sumatra, the first detentions linked to blazes that have blanketed neighbouring Singapore and Malaysia with thick smog for days. Police said the two farmers were not linked to any of the eight ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1267932/indonesia-arrests-farmers-illegal-fires-while-singapore-suffers-haze
  8. News - Asia

    Singapore Muslims given permission to skip Friday prayers in haze

    Posted Jun 21st 2013, 05:43pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... Singapore’s top Islamic authority on Friday allowed local Muslims to skip Friday prayers at mosques as smog levels hit a new record high due to forest fires in Indonesia, the world’s ... are obligatory among devout Muslim males. Muslims, mostly ethnic Malays, comprise more than 13 per cent of Singapore’s population, according to last year data. Singapore’s smog index breached ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1265904/singapore-muslims-given-permission-skip-friday-prayers-haze
  9. News - Asia

    Family of US scientist Shane Todd call Singapore inquest a 'sham'

    Posted Jun 18th 2013, 01:52pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore The family of an American scientist found hanged in Singapore last year dismissed on Tuesday the city-state’s findings that he committed suicide as “a ... electronics engineer Shane Todd, told AFP by email from the United States. The Singapore government, summing up its position after two weeks of public hearings in May, on Monday rejected the family’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1263572/family-us-scientist-shane-todd-call-singapore-inquest-sham
  10. News - Asia

    Singapore government says US scientist death was suicide

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:45pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Lawyers for the government say electronics engineer Shane Todd hanged himself Lawyers for the Singapore government told a coroner’s inquest on Monday ... in the proceedings and describing it as one-sided. They later said they may have the body exhumed in California for further tests. The Singapore government lawyers cited suicide notes left by Todd on his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1262770/singapore-government-says-us-scientist-death-was-suicide

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