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  1. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER INQUIRY

    Lamma IV's cut light wires pose questions at inquiry

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Inquiry hears power lines to ferry's masthead and anchor lights were severed, and asks lawyers to find out when the cords were cut The National Day ferry disaster inquiry ... Chung Siu-man, yesterday spoke to the commission about the vessel traffic services system. The system monitors marine traffic and provides navigational safety. It raises collision alerts ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - FRAUD

    Standard Chartered Bank clerk stole HK$2m from accounts

    Posted Feb 20th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man joyce.hyman@scmp.com Standard Chartered teller cheated disabled woman and businessman to fund soccer bets Bank clerk jailed for HK$2m account theft A former Standard Chartered Bank teller who stole over HK$2 million from depositors - after committing similar offences at another bank - was jailed for two years and eight months yesterday. Simon Wong Sai-man, 32, ...

  3. News - Asia

    Anger, anguish six months after South Korea ferry disaster

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 10:29am by AFP

    ... and raised questions about what Asia’s fourth largest economy had come to and where it was going. The grief swiftly turned to anger as it became clear that the tragedy was almost entirely man-made ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul “Sewol ferry recovery update No. 377... Days since last body found-- 88.”  Six months after South Korea’s worst maritime disaster, the official e-mails keep ...

  4. News - World - ITALY

    Genoa bureaucracy blasted as unprepared for latest flood disaster

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 06:38am by Reuters

    ... angry questions about how the city could be reduced to chaos despite repeated warnings of a potential disaster. Italy's mountainous and unstable geography has always made the country ... issues. Italy's deep economic crisis, which has seen public spending pared back to the bone in many areas, has made handling unexpected disasters more difficult, but deeper systemic ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    Have Occupy Central organisers already committed a crime?

    Posted Jul 02nd 2013, 12:00am by SIMON YOUNG NGAI-MAN

    ... to avoid immediate arrest for conspiracy. First, it should be made clear that minds have not been made up to occupy - even if they are dissatisfied with the reform proposal for implementing ... the element of civil disobedience irrelevant. Professor Simon Young Ngai-man is director of the Centre for Comparative and Public Law at the University of Hong Kong's law faculty Have blockade ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - EMERGENCY SERVICES

    Medical academy to offer training in disaster response

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by Emily Tsang

    ... the city for a natural or man-made disaster. Li said the city had experience in handling some crises, such as the ferry sinking off Lamma Island and the Sars outbreak. But it should be prepared ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Officials to be taught how to deal with bomb attack on marathon or nuclear reactor meltdown Medical academy to offer training in disaster response The Hong ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CELEBRITIES

    Star-studded drugs and assault scandal grows

    Posted Dec 29th 2012, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow, Joyce Man

    ... the husband of 2006 Miss Hong Kong contestant Suki Chui Suk-man, is accusing Leung of making offending statements some time around December 6. The statements that Wee alleges are defamatory cannot be published for legal reasons. They were made after allegations that comedian Eric Tsang Chi-wai had slapped Wee in a row at a wedding reception at the Marriott Hotel on December 5. Tsang was arrested ...

  8. News - China - POLITICS

    'Western-style democracy can only bring disaster', says party magazine

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 04:07am by Reuters

    ... has innate internal flaws and certainly is not a 'universal value'; its blind copying can only lead to disaster," the magazine said. The article made no mention of Hong Kong, ... Reuters in Beijing Western democracy a 'disaster', says journal Blindly copying Western-style democracy can only bring disaster, an influential mainland Communist Party journal ...

  9. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Sewol ferry disaster captain admits error in leaving inexperienced crew member at helm, denies playing on phone

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 03:11am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Gwangju Sewol disaster captain admits error The captain at the heart of South Korea's ferry disaster acknowledged during his murder trial yesterday that he had ... the disaster. Lee, 69, said he knew that crew member Cho Jun-ki, who was steering the ship after working on the Sewol for only six months, did not have the required skill or experience. The Sewol, which ...

  10. News - China - CORRUPTION

    China Resources mining deal probed by anti-graft watchdog

    Posted Jul 18th 2013, 04:48pm by Eric Ng, Kwong Man-ki

    ... Eric Ng and Kwong Man-ki in Beijing Party watchdog considers graft claim against chairman Song Lin China Resources mining deal probed The Communist Party's anti-graft watchdog said ... year. But it had made losses every year. Wang said an internal audit by China Resources also found the valuation to be massively above the actual worth of the assets. Citing a worker ...




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