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  1. Family of girl cut by falling glass in mall criticises 'slow' Link action

    Posted Nov 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Danny Mok

    ... Agnes Lam and Danny Mok The family of a girl injured by broken glass in a shopping centre managed by The Link Management complained that the company's staff had failed to seek help from police immediately after a glass panel shattered. The panel on the fifth floor of the Tsz Wan Shan Shopping Centre shattered yesterday at about 12.55pm, showering shoppers ...

  2. More families seek help amid downturn

    Posted Jan 05th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Demand for temporary care of children may increase slightly, while that for counselling has shot up as families affected by the economic downturn seek help to sort through ... the department should have enough families offering foster care to cope with any sharp rise in demand. Some 959 families had registered to offer foster care for under-18s with the Social Welfare ...

  3. Explanation angers family of woman killed by falling gate

    Posted May 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... to the Legislative Council yesterday. The report came under fire from legislators and the family of cleaner Mabel Lim Tjhung Bwee, 42, who died on May 5 at the Social Welfare Department's Hang Ngai ...

  4. Family of Nepali shot dead by policeman calls for inquiry

    Posted Apr 08th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Phyllis Tsang and Agnes Lam The widow and family of a Nepali man who was shot dead by a policeman last month are urging Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen to set up an independent ... to the Coroner's Court, an independent legal body, in response to the family's demand that an independent commission of inquiry be launched into the shooting incident. 'The government ...

  5. Hongkongers' top concern is the family, despite crisis, survey finds

    Posted Nov 10th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam About 80 per cent of Hongkongers were satisfied with their lives and ranked family issues as their top concern despite the financial crisis, a poll taken at the start ... the US government. Despite the gloomy economic situation, 88 per cent of the people interviewed over the phone ranked family issues as their No1 concern. The respondents considered work-life ...

  6. 'Revamp dole to help workers raise families'

    Posted Oct 17th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The government should consider revamping the social security system to help workers on minimum wages raise families, an employers' representative on the Labour Advisory ... pointed out the statutory minimum wage might not be enough to cover the family expenses of all employees, and those in need could obtain assistance under the social security system. ...

  7. Families, colleagues pay tribute to brave pair who lost their lives

    Posted Aug 11th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Ng Kang-chung, Agnes Lam The families and colleagues of the two firemen who lost their lives in the alarm No5 fire in Mong Kok carried out a ceremony to pacify the spirits of their loved ... and had a 12-year-old daughter. Chan, who was the fourth child in his family, had only joined the department a year ago. They were both attached to Mong Kok fire station. At about 7pm, 30 firemen ...

  8. Families, colleagues pay tribute to brave pair who gave their lives

    Posted Aug 11th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Ng Kang-chung, Agnes Lam The families and colleagues of the two firefighters who lost their lives in the number five alarm fire in Mong Kok carried out a religious ceremony to pacify ... years. He was the father of a 12-year-old girl. The other fireman who died was Chan Siu-lung, 25, who joined the department only a year ago. He was the fourth child in his family. They were both ...

  9. Gay groups to protest against political 'family values' advert

    Posted Aug 07th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... the government to do more to strengthen traditional family values and heterosexual marriage in the face of rising divorce rates. About 125 mainly Christian groups and 7,048 individuals expressed support ... the advertisement. In June, the ordinance was extended to cover people abused not only by present or former spouses, but by family members and present or former cohabitants- taken to mean males and females ...

  10. Families march to urge scrapping of maid levy

    Posted Aug 04th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam About 60 employers of foreign domestic helpers and their children marched from the Legislative Council to the Central Government Offices demanding that the maid levy be scrapped. Some protesters wore black or white T-shirts showing disappointmen ...




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