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    Posted Aug 26th 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo 'We are more or less related. We both have the surname Ho. That perhaps indicates the same family origin' Macau casino mogul Stanley Ho Hung-sun, explaining he did not personally know battered lawmaker Albert Ho Chun-yan or why he was brutally attacked. 'At the levels of endosulfan detected in eels, an adult would have to consume at least 13kg of the eel ...

  2. Lawmaker clearly barking up the wrong tree

    Posted Feb 25th 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Legislator Choy So-yuk is not only a tree-hugger but a pet lover. Having finalised a private member's bill that will criminalise the felling of trees with trunks wider than a specific diameter, the tireless idealist is working to protect cats and dogs in case of accidents on Hong Kong roads. To this end, the lawmaker this week demanded to know how many pets ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Perilous line between observer and player

    Posted Jun 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com They were two photos that shocked the conscience of the world, yet their outcomes could not have been more different for the photographers who took them and the children in them. Two of the most iconic photographs of the second half of the 20th century, they should put to rest any doubt about the world-changing power of great photojournalism, ...

  6. Crews rescued after drifting in rough seas

    Posted Jul 30th 2005, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A Hong Kong shipmaster and seven crew were rescued yesterday after abandoning their sinking boat and drifting in rough mainland waters for more than five hours. Master Cheung ... it took in water 78 nautical miles southwest of Waglan Island in mainland waters. The 6,065-tonne Behice was bound for Singapore. The 17 crew members from Pakistan, Turkey, Philippines and Russia ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Old wives' tale can be a health hazard

    Posted May 12th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Do you follow the five seconds rule? Well, I guess it really depends on what food you drop on the floor. If it's popcorn, obviously not; but if it's a HK$100 piece of chutoro (fatty tuna belly) sushi, you'd probably pick it up before you count to five and eat it. Now, it turns out this old wives' tale is true, but it may still be dangerous to follow ...

  10. In a tangle over electronic gadgets

    Posted Feb 10th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo The imagination and intellectual curiosity of our legislators knows no bounds. Among them, we single out DAB member Choy So-yuk and Albert Cheng King-hon, an independent and fellow Post columnist. If Mr Cheng had his way, you would be liable to a big fine if you talked on your mobile or listened to the radio or music with earpieces while crossing the road. During ...




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