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  1. Poll may be death knell for royalist Cambodian party

    Posted Jul 25th 2008, 12:00am by Luke Hunt

    ... prime minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh faced allegations he sold, without approval, the party's headquarters and pocketed the profits. He was also having an extramarital affair as laws that criminalised adultery were being passed. Prince Ranariddh was ousted from the party, fled to Kuala Lumpur and sentenced in absentia to 18 months in prison over the land deal. However, critics argue ...

  2. Land of shadows and shady figures

    Posted Dec 06th 2008, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... But on Thursday, aged almost 81, the king did not appear. Instead, the crown prince spoke for three minutes to say that the king was 'a little sick'. The absence of the king and the failure of the crown prince to say anything substantial were somehow symbolic of the plight of rudderless Thailand, rapidly tumbling from promising tiger cub economy to failing state. Thailand's ...

  3. Fairwood Crown trainer Leung fined

    Posted Jun 01st 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Trainer Andy Leung Ting-wah was yesterday fined HK$75,000 by the Jockey Club stewards after an inquiry into an incident involving Fairwood Crown on May 7. Leung was found guilty of a breach of Rule 150 after declared starter Fairwood Crown was presented twice that day for an official veterinary examination. The horse had failed the first examination by club vet Dr ...

  4. 'Prince of white flower' oil loses appeal

    Posted Mar 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui 'Prince of white flower oil' Stephen Gan Fock-wai lost his last bid to overturn his conviction for molesting a cabbie in 2007 after the Court of Final Appeal ruled yesterday that he knew his touching of the driver's thigh was not welcomed. Neville Sarony, acting for the former Pak Fah Yeow International chief executive, 46, was seeking leave to appeal ...

  5. Navigating a sea of troubles

    Posted May 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... him above the political fray, Mr Abhisit said. The constitution provided a framework that would allow parliament to approve a designated successor, in this case, Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, he said. The crown prince has been the subject of private gossip over his exploits as a younger man and has previously acknowledged he would have to work hard to replace his father. ...

  6. 'Balm Prince' finds new role helping cyclone victims

    Posted Jun 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yau Chui-yan Stephen Gan says Buddhist master suggested charity work The 'Prince of White Flower Oil', Stephen Gan Fock-wai, who became the talk of the town after being convicted of molesting two taxi drivers, is now doing charity work in Myanmar. The former head of the Chinese analgesic balm maker Pak Fah Yeow International is liaising between the media and charities helping ...

  7. A different perspective

    Posted Jul 12th 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... a second bedroom. Its new location- beside the dining area- and open-plan design make it a hub of activity during parties and the favourite place for meals. It's in the kitchen ... Central, tel: 2868 0382). The SMC rand ceiling fan was provided by contractor Ricky Chui of Artsdeco Contracting (5/F, Crown Industrial Building, 106 How Ming Street, Kwun Tong, tel: 3102 2040) ...

  8. Silence is not golden for noble Tsang brothers

    Posted Oct 24th 2008, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... of neighbourhood, trades union, educational and other associations designed for the same purpose. The crowning glory of this activity is the DAB, Hong Kong's biggest political party. Because so many ... Stephen Vines Tsang Yok-sing, the Legislative Council's president, is doing himself a disservice by refusing to comment on his membership of the Communist Party. That he is a party ...

  9. Coup for Bangkok's taxed middle class

    Posted Sep 14th 2008, 12:00am by Simon Montlake

    ... 41, an advertising executive who used to live in Los Angeles. The People Power Party, which leads a six-party coalition, is the successor to Thai Rak Thai, the political party founded and led ... believe that the success of Thai Rak Thai, which won landslide election victories in 2001 and 2005, went beyond vote buying. The party put the poor at the centre of its platform, promising ...

  10. Verdi opera attracts star-studded cast

    Posted Aug 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... du Locle and Francois-Joseph Mery after the drama of Friedrich von Schiller. The story is set in 16th century France and Spain, during the time of the Italian war of 1551-1559. Carlo, crown prince of Asturias in Spain, fell in love with Elisabeth of Valois in France who was betrothed to him but later married his father King Philip II of Spain as part of the peace treaty between ...




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