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  1. ICAC accuses executives of bribery and fraud over housing supplies

    Posted Jun 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong Six senior executives from companies that supplied building equipment to the Housing Authority were last night charged by the ICAC over bribery and falsifying purchase ... controller from five different Housing Authority suppliers- had allegedly offered bribes totalling $1.9 million to officers of the Housing Department. The six defendants, aged between 37 and 68, have ...

  2. Executives bailed ahead of fraud trial

    Posted Jun 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... million, relating to the supply of building services equipment and materials to Housing Authority building projects between May 1999 and January 2001. The charges were laid by the Independent ... Louisa Yan Six senior executives facing bribery and fraud charges involving $5.1 million in relation to Housing Authority building projects will be tried in the District Court. When ...

  3. 5 charged over $22m housing project scams

    Posted Jun 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Louisa Yan Five defendants facing 10 charges for their alleged roles in a $22 million scam involving Housing Authority projects appeared in Eastern Court yesterday. They entered no pleas ... and financial controller respectively of listed company Shun Cheong Holdings; Wong Kwok-keung, 50, former warehouse supervisor of Shun Cheong Electrical Supplies (SCES); Chui Fu-tsang, 64, former ...

  4. In Brief

    Posted Jul 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Villager held after suicide bid Police arrested a villager who tried to commit suicide by burning a mattress in his home. Firefighters broke into the house in Tseung Kong Wai ... locked himself inside with his son and daughter. Police went to the flat on the Kwai Shing East public housing estate at 1.20am after the 50-year-old falsely reported his family was under attack. ...

  5. Architect guilty of misconduct

    Posted Oct 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong A Housing Department landscape architect has been convicted of misconduct for failing to declare a conflict of interest with a director and shareholder of a building materials firm over the recommendation of supplies for four housing projects, the District Court heard yesterday. District Court Judge Patrick Li Hon-leung adjourned Paul Wong Kwong-shun's ...

  6. Drive for housing should never falter

    Posted Jul 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... A lull in the public controversy about illegal structures does not mean the issue has gone away. Now is a timely opportunity for reflection. As our recent special report demonstrated, the rules under the Buildings Ordinance have become so complicated that ...

  7. Four charged over seafood supplies

    Posted May 21st 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Two directors of a seafood supplier and two sushi chefs have been charged with alleged fraud and corruption over food supplies to Japanese restaurants and sushi stalls, the Independent Commission Against Corruption says. They will appear in Tuen Mun court tomorrow. ...

  8. Officials failing to crack down on fire hazards and illegal guest houses

    Posted Mar 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the need for regular inspections of older buildings for such illegal works as subdivided flats and unauthorised guest houses, given that they violate fire safety regulations and pose a serious threat to residents. While I accept that it can sometimes be difficult to locate subdivided flats and take appropriate action, the law is clear on unlicensed guest houses. Operators ...

  9. Low-cost housing sites still not picked

    Posted Dec 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com The Housing Society remains in the dark about three of the five locations where it is supposed to build subsidised homes for rent or purchase under a scheme ... to deliver 5,000 flats in total. The society, a non-profit organisation and the city's second-biggest provider of subsidised housing after the Housing Authority, was asked to handle the project. ...

  10. 6 years to enforce change at 1 house

    Posted Jun 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Legal enforcement against the construction of village houses above three levels in the New Territories has seldom been successful. However, a rare instance ... village house in Lam Hau Tsuen, Yuen Long, to be revised by the owners to the legal three-storey height. 'The owners wanted to keep the house and negotiated with the government,' village ...




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