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  1. F for 'flipping frustrating'

    Posted Jun 04th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo The Immigration Department's automated voice response system, according to reader Joseph Lo, is so life-like and sophisticated it practically mimics human phone operators and their all-too-common flaws in Hong Kong. 'It's a bizarre experience to call the department's hotline, 1838333, to make an appointment to replace one's ID card,' Mr Lo wrote. 'They ...


    Posted Nov 12th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo 'Maggie Q and I hung out and that was fun' US action movie actor, married man and father of four Michael Biehn, in town to promote new Hong Kong-produced Dragon Squad, in which he stars with the curvaceous model 'The Immigration Department has announced that from November 14, its Joint Recognizance Office of Removal Sub-division at Yu Yuet Lai ...

  3. Golden week expected to lack its usual lustre

    Posted Apr 27th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo The May Day 'golden week' is likely to see an influx of 460,000 mainland tourists into Hong Kong, starting from Saturday. The Immigration Department forecast released ... the Immigration Department, and other consumer, tourism and service groups for 'golden week'. An additional 209 immigration officers will be deployed to speed up processing visitors at border ...

  4. Now here's a man who would fit right in!

    Posted Dec 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... If the Kim regime is ever in danger of collapse, Beijing should consider admitting its wayward ally to Hong Kong through the Immigration Department's quality migrant admission scheme. His ...

  5. Hijack drama mystery man in diplomatic limbo

    Posted Dec 24th 2004, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... in which he took a cleaner hostage and took over an empty Cathay Pacific jet, holding police at bay for 21/2 hours. The Immigration Department is still trying to determine his place of origin so it can send him back, or at least confirm that he is truly stateless. Police originally thought he was from Myanmar, but its consulate in Hong Kong denied that. Even today, immigration officials ...

  6. Sex and the city's taxman

    Posted Aug 08th 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... current police and Immigration Department manpower and resources. Sex workers and their health, social status and security would be better protected. Sexually transmitted diseases could be much ...

  7. Strange tale of poverty and drugs ended in airport siege

    Posted Dec 24th 2004, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... and some dates registered with the Immigration Department, most of Mr Salimuchai's claims and statements made in his interview with the South China Morning Post cannot be independently ... immigrant. In June 1999 he was sent to Victoria Prison and released in May the following year. His Thai associate was gone. But the man left $2,000 for him at their safe house. It lasted less than ...

  8. Left to die by the country he believed in

    Posted Aug 28th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... and intelligence services under the Department of Homeland Security, enforcement agencies have been targeting immigrants with questionable residency status. There are violent raids by heavily armed federal ... Alex Lo Some news stories are so disturbing that you cannot get them out of your head. The death of former Hong Kong resident Jason Ng Hui-lui, while in the custody of US immigration ...

  9. The spirit of ip lives on

    Posted Aug 09th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... all over it. Two of her former sidekicks have been appointed to top security and law enforcement positions this week. ICAC head Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong, who last replaced Ip as immigration ... Wong Hung-chiu, who headed the Customs and Excise Department during Ip's tenure as the top government security boss, will take over the anti-graft body from Lee. It's inconceivable ...

  10. Chu Hon-keung

    Posted Sep 11th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... of a 14-year-old illegal immigrant who committed suicide in 1996 led to the resignation of several Social Welfare Department officers. I wanted a change of pace in 2001, so I went to Britain and took ...



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