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  1. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER INQUIRY

    Lamma IV's cut light wires pose questions at inquiry

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Inquiry hears power lines to ferry's masthead and anchor lights were severed, and asks lawyers to find out when the cords were cut The National Day ferry disaster inquiry ... Chung Siu-man, yesterday spoke to the commission about the vessel traffic services system. The system monitors marine traffic and provides navigational safety. It raises collision alerts ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - FRAUD

    Standard Chartered Bank clerk stole HK$2m from accounts

    Posted Feb 20th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man joyce.hyman@scmp.com Standard Chartered teller cheated disabled woman and businessman to fund soccer bets Bank clerk jailed for HK$2m account theft A former Standard Chartered Bank teller who stole over HK$2 million from depositors - after committing similar offences at another bank - was jailed for two years and eight months yesterday. Simon Wong Sai-man, 32, ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    Have Occupy Central organisers already committed a crime?

    Posted Jul 02nd 2013, 12:00am by SIMON YOUNG NGAI-MAN

    ... to avoid immediate arrest for conspiracy. First, it should be made clear that minds have not been made up to occupy - even if they are dissatisfied with the reform proposal for implementing ... the element of civil disobedience irrelevant. Professor Simon Young Ngai-man is director of the Centre for Comparative and Public Law at the University of Hong Kong's law faculty Have blockade ...

  4. News - China - CORRUPTION

    China Resources mining deal probed by anti-graft watchdog

    Posted Jul 18th 2013, 04:48pm by Eric Ng, Kwong Man-ki

    ... Eric Ng and Kwong Man-ki in Beijing Party watchdog considers graft claim against chairman Song Lin China Resources mining deal probed The Communist Party's anti-graft watchdog said ... year. But it had made losses every year. Wang said an internal audit by China Resources also found the valuation to be massively above the actual worth of the assets. Citing a worker ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Hotel scheme holds high risks for buyers who saved on stamp duty

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man, Olga Wong and Paggie Leung

    ... Joyce Man, Olga Wong and Paggie Leung High risk for buyers in hotel scheme Buyers of units in the Apex Horizon hotel may risk financial burdens despite avoiding stamp duties by making ... Authority spokeswoman said the authority would take action if any agents were found to have misled buyers or made false claims. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said he had instructed departments ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Qingdao blast another example of safety lesson learned after disaster

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 04:43am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Another disaster, another lesson Two weeks after a fatal blast ripped up the eastern port of Qingdao, it has become increasingly clear that this was a man-made disaster ... with urbanisation. After every disaster, authorities must reflect whether lessons of the past have been learned, and pursue that question through an open and transparent inquiry into every aspect of it. ...

  7. News - China Insider - JACKIE CHAN

    Jackie Chan hits back at 'sensationalist' media reports on his natural disasters comments

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 12:35pm by Olivia Rosenman

    ... “ Ning ”. “We should shun Jackie Chan and his movies once and for all…why should this man be raking in big bucks from American fans while trashing the very freedoms and cultures that made him ... reporting” over his recent comments that he wished countries should experience natural disasters more often, while social media reacted with great disdain but little surprise over his gaffe. “How ...

  8. News - Asia - NUCLEAR POWER

    Fukushima holiday village proposed to tap fascination with disaster

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 09:45pm by Julian Ryall

    ... on the edge of disaster In the exclusion zone around Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, where most people see a contaminated wasteland that will be uninhabitable for generations, Hiroki ... of the exclusion zone that will become a centre for tourists wanting to visit the epicentre of the second-worst nuclear disaster in history. Azuma believes that the Fukushima plant, destroyed in the March ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER INQUIRY

    Sea Smooth’s late turn made in panic: expert

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Sai-ming] was just so late that it wasn't a practical collision-avoidance action. It was just a last minute panic," he said. Lai earlier said he had made a starboard turn to avoid colliding with Lamma IV. However, Pryke said he maintained the view expressed in his first expert report, that Lai had made a wrong turn to port side - which he described as a "fatal ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Egypt balloon disaster that killed nine Hong Kong tourists blamed on human error

    Posted Jun 06th 2013, 12:52pm by Amy Nip

    ... four members in the crash. "It's not an accident but a man-made disaster. It means it can be prevented in future," Wong said. Apart from media reports, the relatives of victims ... disaster Human error was to blame for the hot air balloon disaster in Egypt that killed nine Hongkongers in February, a criminal investigation has found. A final report on the accident in Luxor ...




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