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  1. kevin sinclair's hong kong

    Posted Mar 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kevin Sinclair Dying is an expensive business. Those in the funeral industry don't seem all that keen to bring down prices. Combine that with deeply held belief, ingrained customs and superstition, and the cost of giving a basic final farewell to a l ...

  2. String of mistakes highlights sorry state of mortuaries

    Posted Apr 12th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department runs six crematoriums, among them Fu Shan Public Mortuary where three similar blunders were reported last year. On March 7 last year, it was discovered that the body of Wong Yin-chau was mista ...

  3. Learn from bad experiences and cherish good ones

    Posted Sep 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I'm writing in response to the article 'Your past and present define who you will be' (Young Post, August 9). I agree with the writer. Memories are of things that have happened already. You keep them in your memory, whether they are happy o ...

  4. She's back

    Posted Feb 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Hazel Parry

    ... She says she died and returned to defeat her cancer. Hazel Parry talks to Anita Moorjani about life, death and flashlights THE WORLD IS full of people who would like to believe Anita Moorjani- and I'm one of them. After all, she claims to have the answer to a question that has dogged people through the ages: Is there life after death? The answer, according to Moorjani, ...

  5. Hotels offering loved ones a stylish send-off

    Posted Jul 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... a 'happier' mood than the sound of wailing and chanting. 'They feel that after one's death, it is more important to praise them than merely follow the rituals.' Putting the dead ...

  6. Pressure on mortuaries must urgently be eased

    Posted Apr 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... apologised without waiting for the results of an inquiry into the blunder and promised to compensate both families. But money cannot buy dignity in death. Among tens of thousands of funerals each ...

  7. Mortuary move hits poor families

    Posted Jun 11th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Needy have to pay for funerals after facilities closed on Sundays, public holidays Hong Kong's neediest citizens are paying the price for the decision by some hospitals to close their mortuaries on Sundays and public holidays. The funeral i ...

  8. Coroners shun autopsy advice, pathologists say

    Posted Dec 31st 2007, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Doctors claim postmortem examinations are waived despite uncertain causes of death Some public doctors have raised concerns that their professional views have been ignored ... to ascertain the cause of death. They were unhappy that the Coroner's Court, in those cases, eventually issued a finding of the cause of death without prior discussion with the doctors. ...

  9. Inquest told of diabetic drug link

    Posted Sep 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong The underlying cause of the death of an elderly patient of Wong Tai Sin medical practitioner Ronald Li Sai-lai might have been linked to an overdose of the diabetes drug ... seven months later at the age of 80. The autopsy report, read to the coroner's court, gave the direct cause of death as bronchopneumonia and an infected pressure ulcer. But the report also ...

  10. Space at a premium even in death

    Posted Apr 21st 2007, 12:00am by Joseph Cheng

    ... in the Pearl River Delta, burial sites near urban centres are increasingly difficult to come by. Two or three decades ago some people became Christians on their death-beds, mainly with the intention ...




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