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  1. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY TRAGEDY

    Relatives of victims of Lamma ferry disaster may get to read damning report

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 04:14am by Eddie Lee

    ... The government is considering allowing lawmakers and the families of victims of the 2012 Lamma ferry disaster to read its internal investigation report on the Marine Department- as long as they sign ... officials- should be made public. The government had ruled out releasing the report, which identified "suspected criminality" by department officials, as it had been handed over ...

  2. Taking yaks upmarket

    Posted May 10th 2008, 12:00am by Wong How Man

    ... Wong How Man Suddenly, Tibet is front-page news the world over, again. In some ways, that is to be expected, as part of the pre-Olympic fever. How can those in the west with multiple ... for someone who has spent a good part of almost three decades taking part in exploration and conservation projects on the Tibetan plateau, I too feel compelled to speak up. I have made my small ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY DISASTER

    Damning report on the 2012 Lamma ferry disaster exposes possible crime

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 03:59am by ADA LEE AND JOHNNY TAM

    ... Ferry disaster has uncovered "suspected criminality'' and delivered a damning indictment of how one of Hong Kong's biggest and most important government departments is run. The government minister responsible for a 430-page report into one of the worst maritime disasters in Hong Kong history- which claimed the lives of 39 people- said the investigation reached officials ...

  4. News - China - NATURAL DISASTERS

    China's Red Cross blasted after sending quilts to sweltering typhoon disaster zone

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:19pm by Alice Yan

    ... hits back at quilt criticism Sending quilts to people affected by natural disasters is a routine practice even in summer, the scandal-plagued Red Cross Society of China said yesterday ... department, told The Beijing News that it had sent thousands of cotton quilts to Guangdong, Hainan and Guangxi since Super Typhoon Rammasun made landfall on Friday. As of 5pm yesterday, 38 people were ...

  5. News - China

    Zhou Yongkang's son made fortune through father's connections, not business acumen

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:23am by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com Sources who know him say Zhou Bin made his fortune despite a lack of business acumen Empire of the son built on father's web of connections The photo ... say several people who had close contact with him. They paint a picture of a man who accumulated significant wealth despite a lack of business acumen. Zhou and his Chinese-American wife, Huang ...

  6. News - Asia

    Japanese investigator says lessons of Fukushima disaster ignored

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 11:31pm by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... and altered forever the lives of hundreds of thousands of families. It also triggered a nuclear crisis that independent investigators have concluded was man-made. But three years after the giant ... of governance by said parties. "They effectively betrayed the nation's right to be safe from nuclear accidents. Therefore, we conclude that the accident was clearly 'man made'. We ...

  7. Blame for ecological disaster is laid at Pakistan's door

    Posted Aug 20th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Asia's worst oil disaster occurred near Singapore in October 1997, when the Cyprus-registered Evoikos collided with the Thai supertanker Orapin Global, spilling 28,000 tonnes of heavy crude oil. ... they didn't fly is an indication that the amount of oil leaking is slowing.' But he and environmentalists warned the disaster was far from over and that changing weather could wash oil onto ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Prosecutor accuses man in parent-stabbing case of 'fake split personality'

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 03:32pm by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Murder accused 'faked split personalities' A man who claimed that a split identity drove him to make up a plan to kill his parents did not suffer ... that Foxylei911 had made up a plan to kill him and his parents because the parents were malevolent agents from a world called Marrowind, the court heard. Foxylei911 was the leader of an organisation from ...

  9. Wen ready to take blame for mine disaster

    Posted Feb 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... disaster in Liaoning that claimed the lives of 213 workers. After briefing regional government officials from across the nation on the latest developments at the Sunjiawan coal mine in Fuxin ... yesterday. Liaoning governor Zhang Wenyue ordered that further efforts should be made to comfort the distraught relatives. The bodies of the miners should be washed and dressed in new clothes before ...

  10. Resources rolled out to prevent mining disasters

    Posted Mar 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... Nailene Chou Wiest in Beijing The State Council says it will allocate more resources and roll out more specific measures to prevent mining disasters. Zhang Guobao, chairman of the State ... that economic development must not ignore industrial safety. In a report card on the first year of implementing policies to revitalise the northeast, Mr Zhang said the Fuxin disaster, which killed 214 ...




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