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  1. Quotes of the Week

    Posted Jul 24th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Many problems cannot be solved face to face but can be solved over the phone. I [do that] so I can save more time for other work. Lau Wong-fat, legislator for the powerful Heung Yee Kuk, explaining why he, like other functional constituency colleagues, sk ...

  2. The evolution of HR as a force for evil

    Posted May 14th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo Dilbert the cartoon strip has given human resources a deservedly bad reputation. But even its creator, Scott Adams, may have underestimated its full power and impact in the 21st ... by encouraging people to take excessive risks? Perhaps Dilbert needs to expand into political satire. Alex Lo is a senior writer at the Post ...


    Posted Jul 26th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Regina, we hardly knew you. I have changed my mind about the former security secretary. Maybe there really is a silent majority out there, or at least a fair number, who supported Regina 'Broom-head' Ip Lau Suk-yee. Legions of hidden fans and se ...


    Posted Jul 19th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... '$350,000 in the bank and all I got was $17.25 [as six month's interest]. **** the banks!' - Chan Pak-yu, 64, complaining about the almost-zero bank rates after he withdrew his life savings of $346,580 from HSBC and burned $20,000 as a prot ...

  5. Government must end small house policy

    Posted Apr 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com When it comes to the small house policy, New Territories villagers and their representative body, the Heung Yee Kuk, cannot be reasoned with. Excessive indulgence and tolerance by successive administrations from the colonial era to the current government have made it all but impossible for officials to negotiate with the kuk. Since the handover, villagers have ...


    Posted Apr 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo 'Sometimes grown men like their toys. Wealthy men may own Ferraris, while for this man it is a toy motorcycle.' District Court Judge Chua Fi-lan, after sentencing 30-year-old deaf burglar Lau Hak-kan, with 14 prior convictions, to 20 months in jail for stealing spare parts for his toy vehicle-- 'It has always been said that Asian people's penises ...

  7. raising the standard

    Posted Oct 09th 2004, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Some legislators are independent by choice, others because no party would touch them. If Philip 'The Finger' Wong Yu-hong looked cheesed off this week, it may be more than just his surprise ousting by Emily Lau Wai-hing as head of Legco's all-important finance committee. The rumour mill has it that Wong, a lacklustre Legco figure who became ...

  8. ICAC holds 10 more on vote-rigging

    Posted Sep 17th 2003, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Buying meals is how we show respect, says Heung Yee Kuk chief Anti-graft officers yesterday arrested another 10 men over vote-rigging allegations on the third day of a crackdown that has forced the postponement of elections to a Yuen Long rural committee. ...

  9. Last block to free-trade pact set to fall

    Posted Jul 04th 2003, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Agreement on the definition of 'made in Hong Kong' is expected by October Agreement on the definition of 'goods of Hong Kong origin', a central part of the free-trade pact with the mainland, could be reached before October, according t ...

  10. Kuk seeks to hold the law in contempt

    Posted Apr 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com You give them an inch, they want a foot. The government has given New Territories villagers an extra half floor as a concession, but the villagers want to keep as many illegally built floors as they please on their multi-storey houses, not just a half-floor enclosure. Nothing less. This is what the Heung Yee Kuk, the largest rural representative body, ...




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