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  1. Fake-notes scam comes unstuck when cabbie hailed second time

    Posted Apr 17th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... with counterfeit HK$100 notes and make off with the change. But her big mistake, the District Court heard yesterday, was to hail the same cabbie a second time within 20 minutes and he recognised her ... from Kennedy Town to Lan Kwai Fong, paying with a fake HK$100 bill and getting HK$67 in change. The driver recognised her when she hailed him again to travel from the intersection of Marsh Road ...

  2. Club hails success of Mile

    Posted May 15th 2005, 12:00am by Alan Aitken, Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell and Alan Aitken The Hong Kong Jockey Club last night hailed the first running of the Champions Mile as an international Group One race 'a great success' and forecast a substantial expansion of the Asian Mile Challenge as early as next year. 'The Champions Mile has only been run for four years, so it has come a long way very quickly,' said Jockey Club ...

  3. Anwar hails Bush for democracy bid

    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Foreign Editor But he questions the US approach in the Middle East US President George W. Bush's push for democracy in the Middle East last night won praise from former Malaysian deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim, although he objecte ...

  4. Landlord in jail for illegal garret

    Posted Dec 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung A Kwun Tong property owner has been sent to prison after twice defying Buildings Department orders to demolish an illegally built garret. The sentence was imposed last month, but was only publicised by the department yesterday. The heavy sentence, rarely enforced in similar cases, was hailed by some district councillors. A department spokesman declined to go ...

  5. Man set fire to tax office out of revenge

    Posted May 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... As several people chased him, Wu hailed a taxi on Harbour Road and fled the scene, the court documents said. The blaze had set Wu's trousers on fire and he suffered burns. Wu told a social ...

  6. Chen gets new shot at freedom

    Posted Oct 09th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... later hired three lawyers for his appeal. One of them, Shih Yi-lin, hailed the Supreme Court's decision yesterday. 'How would it be possible for the ex-president to sneak out given ...

  7. Friends recall the passionate man who remained true to his ideals

    Posted Jan 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... articles in three pro-Beijing newspapers. He was hailed as a 'patriotic businessman' by leftist leaders after his imprisonment. In 1983, he became a Chinese People's Political ...

  8. National pride tempered by lack of human rights

    Posted Jan 01st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... tainted-milk-activist Zhao Lianhai, hailed as a hero for his efforts to help families affected by the adulteration of milk with melamine, was jailed for two-and-a-half years for 'provoking quarrels ...

  9. Democrats are patriots, says 1967 riots activist

    Posted Feb 24th 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Chak Nuen-fai was hailed as a patriot after he was jailed during the 1967 Hong Kong riots for printing seditious articles. But he rejects the idea that those opposing ... Wu's newspaper articles called on residents to take part in strikes and urged ethnic Chinese police officers to 'turn their guns' on the colonial government. Mr Chak was hailed ...

  10. Nigerian drug smuggler seeking release after ruling on detainees

    Posted Jul 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is appealing against the ruling, which was hailed as a victory by human rights advocates fighting to change the way Hong Kong deals with thousands of torture and refugee claimants, most of whom ...




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