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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Five more jailed for vote-rigging in Hong Kong district council election

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Defendants admit giving false addresses when registering for district council poll Five get two months' jail for role in vote-rigging Five men were each sentenced to two months in jail yesterday for vote-rigging in last November's district council election. Questions, however, linger as to who masterminded the scam, despite several people being ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Eight jailed two months for rigging Yau Tsim Mong district council poll

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Defendants falsely claimed to be living in Mong Kok so they could vote in King's Park constituency; offence very serious, court says Vote-rig eight get 2-month jail terms Eight people were each jailed for two months yesterday for vote-rigging in last November's district council elections. Sisters Yim Sze-ming, Yim Hoi-man and Yim ...

  3. Urban renewal, done properly, can make good use of serviced land in old districts

    Posted Jun 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... ready source of supply would be from a rethink of urban renewal efforts in older districts. A large number of buildings in these districts, like Sham Shui Po and Mong Kok, are way past ... of these dwellings are badly maintained and are often fire traps for residents. These districts have the advantages of existing infrastructure and close proximity to commercial areas. Less building of new ...

  4. Vacancy rates fall across city

    Posted Nov 17th 2004, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... sqft in Gateway Tower 6 in Tsim Sha Tsui. The Kowloon market is expected to see new supply as Great Eagle Holdings begins leasing its 700,000 sqft of office space at Langham Place in Mongkok. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Calls for more flats at Kai Tak spark ventilation fears

    Posted Oct 26th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... in Kowloon City and its neighbouring districts will become as bad as Mong Kok and Yau Ma Tei if the government adds more flats at Kai Tak, a former government adviser fears. Edward Ng Yan-yung, ... of five- floor space five times a site area- would already block some air coming from the harbour along the old runway. This made air ventilation in districts behind Kai Tak such as Kowloon City, ...

  6. Talking points

    Posted Jul 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, and Sha Tin district councillor Elizabeth Quat. Both will stand in New Territories East. Medical sector lawmaker Dr Leung Ka-lau ...

  7. City on world art map

    Posted Jul 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The annual Hong Kong International Art Fair, the fourth of which-ARTHK11- took place in May, has helped put the SAR on the world art map. Hong Kong is increasingly being seen as the gateway to the east for foreign dealers and buyers. The international buzz has also stimulated the local art scene and hotels are tapping into the growing interest in art in the territory. ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - FIRE SAFETY

    Hawkers to be offered cash to make stalls more fire-resistant

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Council. But he did not specify how much would be available to each hawker. "The major purpose of this project is to improve the environment of the district and the business situation ... their business environment. Yau Tsim Mong district councillor Chan Wai-keung said it was "better than nothing". Chan said the government should take the opportunity to standardise building ...

  9. You must be choking!

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... The highest recorded API readings 212 Central, yesterday 192 Central, May 29, 2011 186 Causeway Bay, February 5, 2011 184 Causeway Bay, February 2, 2011 183 Mong Kok, April 22, 2012 182 Mong Kok, November 3, 2003 179 Causeway Bay, January 15, 2011 178 Cen ...

  10. Pair arrested over Ai Weiwei graffiti

    Posted May 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Fanny W.Y. Fung Eastern district councillor Tsang Kin-shing, and former Kwun Tong councillor Lam Sum-shing, both League of Social Democrats members, were arrested yesterday on suspicion ... has appeared in various districts since the artist disappeared last month. ...




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