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  1. Journalist gets a taste of the prison dramas he loves

    Posted May 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He cited The Shawshank Redemption- a story of a miscarriage of justice and finding hope in prison- as one of the films he liked best. But little did he know that a few months later he would be experiencing prison life at first hand. Mr Cheng recently spent his 39th birthday in jail waiting for corruption charges to be brought against him. He was arrested after being accused of embezzling ...

  2. Sir James feted as he bids farewell

    Posted Dec 12th 2003, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... Tinnie Chow It was just one in a series of bittersweet leaving dos for outgoing British Consul-General Sir James Hodge and his wife, Lady Frances, who fly out of town tomorrow. Their daughter Cathy flew in from Britain for the occasion. Gracious hosts Har ...

  3. HE WHO dares

    Posted Oct 27th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Battling bureaucrats, corrupt officials and a black market in ancient artefacts, archaeologist and lawyer He Shuzhong is determined to protect China's heritage, writes Didi Kirsten Tatlow THE TIBETAN SKY above He Shuzhong was a brilliant blue, the mountains wild and the air pure as he hiked for seven hours to reach a remote nunnery that had telephoned. The call- anonymous, ...

  4. Arroyo's husband denies he's in self-exile

    Posted Jul 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez The husband of embattled Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said yesterday that reports he had gone into self-exile were confused. But he added to the confusion by saying he would be back in Manila after a long weekend in Hong Kong, and then go abroad again. Jose Miguel Arroyo is staying at a luxury hotel in Hong Kong with family members after arriving ...

  5. 13 works of famed artist stolen just days after he dies

    Posted Apr 16th 2005, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Thirteen porcelain engravings by Chinese-American artist Chen Yifei, who died in Shanghai on Sunday, have been stolen. Chen's relatives discovered the theft on Thursday morning when they visited the Yifei Ceramics Studio in Taikang Street, ...

  6. Murder, he wrote, is a challenge but no handicap

    Posted Mar 06th 2005, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... handicaps. He has limited motor functions and can't walk at all. He can't speak, but he can use his fingers to tap out Japanese characters one-by-one on a Namco speech machine, that runs the characters together and generates a full sentence in a synthetic voice. Unlike the fictional killer, who's moody and self-obsessed, Sumida is an extrovert who says he's thrilled ...

  7. He's affected our lives too...

    Posted Mar 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Carrie Chan, Martin Wong

    ... Man-fung Fung shui master 'Mr Tung is [nearly] 68 and his best years are over. If he continues to be the leader, he will only have bad luck. Retirement is definitely the right choice now' THE ELDERLY COUPLE Ling Cham The 80-year-old and his wife Wong Hom, 79, live in an old flat in Apliu Street, Shamshuipo 'Tung is a good person. I shook hands with him once before. He has always ...

  8. He says, she says

    Posted Nov 28th 2004, 12:00am by Alister McMillan

    ... She's the former model and rock music mogul who credits writing with helping her overcome cocaine addiction and proving she could mother her two children. He's the party boy who can still rise at 4am to work on books he describes as part of a movement devoted to resolving the betrayal of the world's children. Frieda and Roberts discuss their struggles in columns and reviews ...

  9. Thaksin says he's too busy for sex

    Posted Oct 24th 2004, 12:00am by Jason Gagliardi

    ... Jason Gagliardi in Bangkok Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has developed a reputation for gaffes that is second to none in Asia, and he shows no signs of pulling his foot out of his mouth. Launching a new election campaign last week in which he promised virtually everyone in Thailand some kind of largesse, Mr Thaksin confided that politics had consumed his life to the point ...

  10. Long Hair faces battle if he is to win the war

    Posted Sep 26th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Council a fortnight ago. He hit the headlines when he declined to shake hands with Tung Chee-hwa in their first encounter eight days ago and asked the chief executive to step down. One day later, he was locked in a sharp verbal exchange with angry onlookers at the City Forum in Victoria Park. Last Friday, he gave the Legislative Council Secretariat his own version of the oath he ...




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