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  1. 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 ...

  2. Edison Chen to visit Singapore despite threats

    Posted Mar 13th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Vivienne Chow

    ... Pop star Edison Chen Koon-hei, who is at the centre of a sex-photos scandal, will make a scheduled promotional visit to Singapore next month, despite a threatening letter containing a 9mm ... year. The film, produced by Media Asia, will open in Hong Kong on April 9 and Southeast Asia around the same time. The date of Chen's promotional visit to Singapore has yet to be finalised, ...


    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 ...

  4. Life in the stratosphere

    Posted Mar 05th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Francis Scott Fitzgerald was right. The rich really are not like us. I was reading funeral announcements put out this week by the families of late tycoon Lim Por-yen, who is to be buried today. One was published jointly by his first and second wife, their children and grandchildren. You can guess at the family drama there, seeing how the third wife, Koo Siu-ying, and her ...

  5. Fung falls short

    Posted Nov 17th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Jenkins

    ... Derek Fung's hopes of making the final rounds were cruelly dashed as he failed to make the cut by the narrowest of margins. Fung, who fired an encouraging 68 on day one, carded a second-round 72 to miss the weekend action by just a single stroke. � ...

  6. A man of promise deserves a honeymoon

    Posted Apr 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Leung Chun-ying has, at the very least, shown himself to have understood the most pressing issues confronting Hong Kong today. Whether the chief executive-elect has the ability, luck and will to resolve these issues during his coming tenure, we will have to wait and see. However, people of goodwill who have no affiliation to any vested interests ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Perverse politics lands wrong candidate in key govt job

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Blow to community born of dirty politics In less than a month, the post of development secretary has entangled two of its occupants in legal trouble. And thanks to the perverse nature of our political scene, our community has been the worse for it. Our media has not found truth, only dirt, and the lesser candidate looks set to stay in this key policy post. ...


    Posted Sep 09th 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo 'After reading news reports about that HSBC woman spending millions of dollars for lessons, there has been a lot of interest from people wanting to see what it is all about' Perfect Dancing Academy instructor Debbie Yu Wai-kuen, referring to a surge in demand following the success of senior banker Mimi Monica Wong, 61, in suing her former Latin dance teachers ...


    Posted Dec 04th 2004, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo 'I hate to strike a negative note, but Hong Kong as a cultural hub sounds to me like the Moulin Rouge as a monument to high moral standards.' Post reader Paul Flynn, ... Ka-fai, mourning the death of his long-time music partner 'Did you ever read Adam Smith, who said private property rights are sacred?' Mui Wo Rural Committee member Alex Lam Kut-shing, ...


    Posted Jan 01st 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo 'It was once Europe's Hong Kong, an opening to the world for a huge hinterland- this one the Russian empire, not China- whose surging trade made it preposterously rich.' Curious historical analogy made in The Economist, comparing 19th century Odessa, the famous Black Sea port, to the Pearl of the Orient 'I wanted to try to get back together with my ...




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