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  1. Perfect letters and envelopes

    Posted Dec 16th 2004, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... JOHN MILLEN In these days of instant e-mails, people are sending fewer handwritten letters through the post. But there are still occasions when it is necessary or the best thing to do. Sometimes it is better to write a letter to an organisation if you want information. Some employers still ask people to apply for a job with a letter of application. And then there are times when ...

  2. Get the format right

    Posted Dec 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Alfred Yiu

    ... also written English textbooks. Paper 3 Part B- Formal and Informal Letters Format From 1996 to 2004, there have been eight letters (five formal and three informal) tested. The table (right) will give you a better idea about format and style. Style A letter, either formal or informal, is usually composed of three parts- introductory paragraph, body paragraphs and concluding paragraph. ...

  3. District councillor sues over 'libellous' letter

    Posted Jun 18th 2004, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... claims a series of letters posted by the incorporated owners of Braemar Hill Mansions and employee Dominique Mok Sau-ngan had caused him considerable distress and embarrassment. He is claiming an undisclosed amount of damages. The writ claimed that on March 22, Ms Mok asked her solicitors to write a letter containing details about an argument between the two over the building's car ...

  4. In his letter, ex-ESF chief pleads for support

    Posted Feb 17th 2004, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier, Steve Cray

    ... for 'personal reasons'. But a letter he wrote earlier that month tells a different story- one of bitter conflict. Mr Harris' letter was dated June 7, the day after he attended a meeting in the Hong Kong Club with ESF chairman Jal Shroff and other members of the executive, who he was told had passed a vote of no confidence in him. In the letter, Mr Harris pleaded with Mr Shroff ...

  5. Doctor free to travel despite letter row

    Posted Mar 12th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... controversial letter calling for a reappraisal of the Tiananmen crackdown became public. But the respected surgeon, who last year exposed the cover-up of the extent of the Sars outbreak, left ... and that their family had not been under pressure since the letter became public. 'We are all very well. Nothing has changed,' she added. An acquaintance of the doctor also said the family did ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Feb 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... English debate I refer to the letter 'Whose English?' (February 14), by Paschali Malamidis. In fairness to Tony Latter, his comment on the 'damage' inflicted on the English language by Americans and Australians is unlikely to be read as anything but irony by most native English speakers, wherever they are from. The letter's anglophobic rant, on the other ...

  7. Legislator reports menacing letter

    Posted May 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... having received a letter threatening him with violence. Mr Fung said he received the letter last month after he and other legislators gatecrashed a meeting in Shenzhen between the central government and pro-Beijing Hong Kong figures. At first he thought it was a hoax but he said recent developments had forced him to change his mind. The anonymous letter warned: 'The central ...

  8. Letter

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

    ... letter Dear Sir, The reason the Scots got a decent cheer for scoring against France was because the English cheered for Scotland ('The Good, The Bad of the Sevens'- Sunday Sport, April 4). This does not happen the other way around. Despite that, by far the biggest and, for this Englishman, most impressive sound of the Sevens was the singing of God Save The Queen before ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Jan 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the government understands what is meant by public accountability. GAURANG THAKKAR, Central MTR attack I am writing in response to the letter headlined 'Patrol MTR carriages' (January 9). With all due respect to the correspondent, I seem to sense a touch of hysteria in the letter. Perhaps the correspondent has not noticed that there already are fire extinguishers in MTR carriages. ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Apr 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Time for profits I refer to the letter headlined 'Officials failed to read property market' (March 30). This has reopened painful wounds that PCCW has inflicted on its shareholders since its inception, with a rollercoaster ride that at one time yielded a penny share. Chairman Richard Li Tzar-kai has worked against shareholders' wishes with poor management, ...




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