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  1. Admirers turn out to celebrate grand dame's 50th birthday

    Posted Jul 31st 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... One of the colonial period's most famous dames celebrated her 50th birthday among friends and admirers yesterday. The former governor's yacht, previously named the Lady Maurine, was launched from the Kowloon Docks on July 30, 1953. Yesterday ...

  2. Shipowners await clarity on oil-spill laws

    Posted Oct 27th 2010, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... role with the MSA to arrive at a set of implementation rules' but they were still being formulated. Lee added that the oil-pollution laws had been introduced 'in a good cause, but how ... stipulated that all ships carrying oil as cargo would have compulsory insurance, whether they were operating domestic or international routes. He said the mainland laws were much stricter than ...

  3. Time we realised only laws can clear the air...

    Posted Sep 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are apparent. It's time to end faith in self-regulation and put laws in place. Our government seems to see legislating for clean air as problematic. Minimal market interference is its overarching ... should cut back on the use of coal. These are the practices we need; they'll only come about with laws. ...

  4. Sprinkler systems to be focus of law review

    Posted Mar 10th 2010, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong and Phyllis Tsang A fire services chief has promised a review of the law to improve fire safety in old buildings that lack sprinkler systems. But a professor of architecture who ... safety laws or to introduce measures to improve fire equipment in industrial buildings built before 1973, when they were first required to have sprinklers. 'Currently, no legislation ...

  5. Right thinking, not only law, needed to end graft

    Posted Nov 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ordinary people it is considered social etiquette to give and accept gifts and money even when there is a clear conflict of interest. A new interpretation by the top court and law enforcement office of the law against commercial bribery, which says such practices flout the statute, is therefore a welcome move. But more needs to be done. It has always been a crime for government ...

  6. Reopened club falls foul of law

    Posted Sep 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang A karaoke nightclub that has reopened less than a month after a fatal fire in Mong Kok is to be prosecuted because it does not have a permit. And in an operation on Thursday night, the Fire Services Department issued two fire hazard abatemen ...

  7. Law being 'manipulated', says Yang

    Posted Oct 01st 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Ex-Brilliance chief accuses Liaoning of one-sided view in branding him a fraud Mainland entrepreneur Yang Rong yesterday accused Liaoning officials of manipulating the law to seize his ... government's one-sided story? The Chinese law is being manipulated by a few Liaoning individuals.' On Monday, Liaoning governor Bo Xilai summoned reporters to a briefing during which he said ...

  8. Laws reviewed in fight against ants

    Posted Feb 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Winnie Yeung

    ... Winnie Yeung and Mary Ann Benitez Laws covering pest control and plant imports are being reviewed as part of the government's attempt to fight the invasion of red fire ants, ... that the law on plant importation had been relatively lenient because Hong Kong did not have an agriculture-oriented economy. Plants produced and imported from the mainland are exempted from needing ...

  9. Failure to submit reports robbed me of justice: assault victim

    Posted Jan 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng A 70-year-old woman who suffered broken bones when attacked by an elderly neighbour alleges that, at 14 days, the jail sentence given to the neighbour was too lenient and was a miscarriage of justice because two reports on the extent of her inju ...

  10. Unstable woman turns on prosecutor who sought to jail her

    Posted Jul 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Peter Brieger Prosecutor David Leung could not be blamed if he left court yesterday regretting that Ma Kwai-chun had not been put behind bars. Moments after the Court of Appeal denied his request to incarcerate Ma for attacking a government lawyer, Mr Leu ...




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