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  1. Seeking his 20 cents' worth, taxi driver gets trip to hospital

    Posted Mar 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo How far would you go to get back 20 cents that's rightfully yours? For one taxi driver, it meant wrecking his car and taking a trip to hospital. A young couple flagged down a cab in Nathan Road, Mong Kok, after midnight on Wednesday. Both were apparently drunk and quickly fell asleep, according to the driver, who said he could smell the alcohol. They woke up ...

  2. Swarming over locust records

    Posted Sep 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Ancient Chinese invented many things. A lesser-known innovation was the collection of records of locust infestations over more than 1,000 years. Ma Shijun of the Chinese Academy of Sciences is credited as being the first to study this massive record nearly 50 years ago. Academic Zhang Zhibin and his researchers have now taken a fresher look. Emperors demanded ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ROAD SAFETY

    Hong Kong experts say cushions can fix flawed flyover dividers

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Officials see no need for better crash barriers even as experts say recent accident shows that sloped ramps can send vehicles flying Flyover dividers stay ... accidents - complied with established practices and guidelines. They have no plans to add new safety measures at this time. However, Lo Kok-keung, from Polytechnic University's department ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ACCIDENT

    Cabbie dies in freak accident as two women pedestrians lose their lives

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Taxi driver survives crash but is struck down as he inspects vehicle. Elsewhere two women die crossing roads Cabbie killed after stepping out of car A taxi driver escaped serious injury in a car crash on a Tai Po highway, only to be killed when he got out to check the damage to his vehicle. Pang Yiu-chung, 57, was standing next to his vehicle when ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - BLAZE

    Firefighters rescue 40 in Mong Kok following blaze in subdivided flat

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Electrical fault in subdivided flat triggers blaze; no injuries reported but faulty wiring suspected 40 rescued in Mong Kok cubicle fire Firefighters rescued more than 40 people from a block of flats after fire broke out in a subdivided flat in Mong Kok yesterday. Six people said they felt unwell from inhaling smoke, but no serious injuries ...

  6. Slice of Life

    Posted Oct 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Alex Price

    ... Compiled by Alex Price From the South China Morning Post this week in: 1958 The Government to-day advised farmers to take steps to protect their cattle and crops from radiation hazards in the event of a nuclear war. Farmers were told of the effects of radiation on livestock and food and how to make their farms safer against it. The advice was given in a pamphlet issued ...

  7. Time to give up national education

    Posted Jul 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com It's easy for people who have lived normal lives to tell their life stories. It's far more difficult for individuals who have been traumatised or violated to give an unbiased account of their lives. As it is with people, so it is with nations. Modern Chinese history has been one of foreign invasions, civil war, famines, massacres ...

  8. Police campaign focuses on pedestrians

    Posted Oct 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Police are launching a two-week citywide campaign to promote road safety among pedestrians today, after the release of figures showing that 61 per cent of the 54 pedestrians killed in road accidents between January and September were aged over 60. Police will issue warnings to offenders and distribute leaflets to enhance public awareness of road safety. Stringent ...

  9. Storms happen; so do unfair complaints

    Posted Jul 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com The gaffe-prone wife of Tung Chee-hwa, our first chief executive, famously said that Hongkongers knew only how to 'complain, complain, complain'. For making one of the greatest faux pas of the past decade, Betty Tung Chiu Hung-ping was castigated by the public and advised by her PR minders to avoid opening her mouth in public. But she ...

  10. Bus driver arrested after man's death

    Posted Sep 11th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo The driver of a school bus was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving causing death after his vehicle hit and killed a man in Chai Wan yesterday. The bus knocked down Law Wing-on, 51, on Tsui Wan Street at 6.37am. Law was taken to hospital and declared dead at 11.45am. The driver, 53, was released on bail. Police appealed for witnesses to call them on 31068849. ...




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