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  1. Has Legco president found a new role?

    Posted Nov 01st 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Is our newly elected Legco president, Tsang Yok-sing, moonlighting as a bit-part actor to supplement his income? Lawmakers are always complaining they are not paid enough, at least compared with senior civil servants who look down on them from a considerable height with their ridiculous salaries. So, perhaps Mr Tsang just needs to earn a little extra. An actor who ...


    Posted Aug 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... A clarification: Your humble columnist is a bit legally challenged. In last week's column, I reported that unemployed Yan Wai-leung was fined $750 after he launched a High Court appeal against a conviction for riding a light rail train without paying ...

  3. Robbers take $2m in gold bars during raid on shop

    Posted Jul 08th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Robbers yesterday broke into a Yau Ma Tei goldsmith's shop, tied up the owner and his wife and spent more than half an hour carting off gold bars worth up to $2 million. Police described the robbery as a well-planned raid. 'They broke into the s ...

  4. Fears increase as gangs force more children into begging

    Posted Sep 29th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Police mount extra patrols amid reports that youngsters are being drugged A growing number of professional beggars - many arriving from the mainland on two-way permits - are bringing along children to attract sympathy, police warn. There have also been cl ...

  5. Dressed to digress

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

    ... We all know casual dressing is a no-no in our august courtrooms, so Yan Wai-leung, who appealed in the High Court this week against a $1,500 fine for riding on a train without paying, slipped into a dark dress and matching high heels. It was all good and ...

  6. Council clears tabloid over schoolgirl prostitute story

    Posted Oct 05th 2004, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo Article found not to have been indecent but magazine had acted irresponsibly A Next Magazine article about a secondary school pupil who worked as a prostitute was not indecent and did not violate her privacy, the Press Council ruled yesterday. The story spurred a public outcry after it was published last October, leading to the dismissal of a reporter and a photographer ...

  7. And the winner of the most salacious report goes to...

    Posted Apr 14th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo If there was an award for salacious news coverage, the city's newspapers would probably win hands down, judging by the front pages of the three leading mass-circulation papers on Wednesday. Apple Daily fronted with a woman university lecturer and lawyer, who told police her former boyfriend was blackmailing her with video recordings of them making love. In her ...

  8. Judges may be partial to a light touch

    Posted Apr 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Our courts sometimes work in mysterious ways and the sentencing of criminals is a dark art whose fairness and justice will often have to be taken on faith by laypeople. Take the case of John Wong, the University of Hong Kong's former head of surgery, who was spared jail this week after being convicted last month of misconduct and false accounting ...

  9. Man, 29, charged over death of British tourist

    Posted Mar 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... A 29-year-old man, arrested over the death of 64-year-old British tourist Janet Gilson, will appear in Eastern Court today. Police said the man was charged with murder yesterday. Gilson was reported missing by her niece last Wednesday. Her body was found ...

  10. Music teacher held over death of woman

    Posted Dec 07th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... A music teacher has been arrested in connection with the death of a woman whose naked and partly buried body was found on a hillside in Shing Mun Country Park a week ago. The 59-year-old man, who teaches the violin, belonged to the same music group as the ...




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