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  1. A life is at stake, says detainee's wife

    Posted Nov 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... authorities for almost four years in relation to a multimillion-dollar insurance claim, his wife said yesterday. And a group helping her has criticised the Hong Kong government for not doing enough ... but a life is at stake here,' said Kwong Sheh Ming-chuen, the wife of 57-year-old Kwong Ching-yuen. She said her husband- who works for a food trading company in Hong Kong- had been detained ...

  2. Charges are dropped but HK trader still detained

    Posted Mar 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not seen her husband for four years, demanded his release and said she feared for his life. 'If he's dead then there would be no proof, and they wouldn't have to compensate,' ... Mr Kwong was detained after a dispute with a mainland insurance firm over a multimillion-dollar insurance payout in 2001. His wife said that when negotiations between the company and her ...

  3. Court hears of man's midnight visits

    Posted Jun 11th 2005, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... for the marriage,' she said. Records of a New York life insurance company, with which the deceased held three life insurance policies worth US$5 million, suggested the defendant knew about the policies. ...

  4. Slice of life

    Posted May 10th 2005, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... ward at Queen Mary Hospital. Security at the airport was tight. The fugitive had claimed that Soviet assassins would make an attempt on his life to stop him from revealing what he knew about ... on the head. Mr Commissioner Hooper said it was a tragic case and that the woman would have to live the rest of her life with the knowledge that she had been responsible for the death of her baby son. ...

  5. Macau concept fever gains fresh life

    Posted Dec 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Winston Yau Enthusiasm for the enclave's booming tourism sector reaches penny stocks after Las Vegas Sands' high-priced IPO The top-end pricing of Las Vegas Sands Corp's initial publicoffering in New York has sparked another bout of Macau c ...

  6. Ex-activist has found a quiet life in Paris

    Posted Jun 04th 2004, 12:00am by I-ching Ng

    ... years on, the former student leader says the publicity has been a burden and he has tried hard to lead a secluded life in Paris. The couple divorced and Ms Chai now runs an internet company ... in the overseas pro-democracy movement has seen some twists and turns. Mr Feng was involved in the movement in his early years abroad, but then sought a quiet life and returned to university. 'I ...

  7. Life remains a struggle for victim of Islamic decree in Pakistan

    Posted Apr 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Asad Riaz in Islamabad Raped and sentenced to die, Zafran Bibi was later freed only to face a pile of debt Born in an impoverished village in Pakistan's conservative Northwest Frontier Province, Zafran Bibi's life was never going to be easy. It turned out to be a nightmare: she was sentenced to die after being raped, then won freedom after gaining global attention ...

  8. slice of life

    Posted May 18th 2004, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Compiled by Virginia Maher From the South China Morning Post this week in 1958 Magistrate Hin Shing-lo had the unenviable task of unravelling a maintenance case in which the bridegroom at a Chinese wedding was said to have been represented by a rooster. A ...

  9. Life after the fast lane with Eddie Irvine

    Posted Mar 07th 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... childhood away from the Formula One circus she grew to hate. The quiet life she now leads, working in Macau's municipal finance offices where even long-term civil servants struggle to reach a salary of 15,000 patacas, could hardly be a greater contrast to life in the fast lane with Irvine. The 38-year-old works in a plain office one floor above the counters where businesspeople ...

  10. slice of life

    Posted Mar 30th 2004, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Compiled by Virginia Maher From the South China Morning Post this week in 1955 Britain's leading umbrella makers were up in arms, protesting loudly to the British Board of Trade and the Hong Kong government about cheap imports from the colony. The Ma ...




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