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  1. News - Hong Kong - LEGCO ELECTION 2012

    Legco election creates stumbling block for Leung

    Posted Sep 11th 2012, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So peter.so@scmp.com Chief executive's administration will now face a more divided legislature with a growing radical influence after Sunday's ballot, warn analysts Poll ... honorary chief Chan Yuen-han. The super seats are so called because 3.2 million people were eligible to vote in them. Political scientist Dixon Sing Ming said "super seat" winners might ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LEGCO ELECTION 2012

    Super seats boost voter turnout in Legco elections

    Posted Sep 10th 2012, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So peter.so@scmp.com Controversy over national education also helps raise total as 1.7 million head to polling booths Super seats boost voter turnout Higher turnout at yesterday's Legislative Council election as a result of the recent controversy over national education may have given pan-democrats a bigger chance of winning three of the five newly-created ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Scrapping national education 'an option'

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So Peter.so@scmp.com Discussion of ditching subject 'inevitable', says head of panel set up to smooth its introduction Scrapping national education 'an option' ... engaging in discussion with opponents of the curriculum. He said: "Most committee members have already expressed their support for national education, so how can we trust this advisory ...

  4. Good news on textbook prices

    Posted May 08th 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So The prices of about 80 per cent of secondary school textbooks and almost half those for primary school will not rise this year - and some will even fall, according to the price list for the next academic year published by the Education Bureau. But prices of kindergarten textbooks will rise, some as much as 40 per cent. A bureau spokesman called on publishers to keep ...

  5. Database of mentally ill being considered

    Posted May 28th 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So The Hospital Authority may set up a database of psychiatric patients, the health minister says. York Chow Yat-ngok was asked by lawmakers to produce figures on the number of psychiatric patients who had killed themselves or inflicted harm on others, including murder and manslaughter, within one year of being discharged from hospital. Dr Chow said the authority did ...

  6. Cathay flight makes emergency landing

    Posted Jul 20th 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... A Cathay Pacific plane with nearly 400 people on board made an emergency landing at Fukuoka Airport, Japan, at about 3pm yesterday after smoke was seen in the cabin. An inspection of the aircraft - flight CX580 from Hong Kong to Sapporo - found refrigeran ...

  7. No more layoffs planned, say ATV chiefs

    Posted Mar 18th 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So ATV chiefs say no more layoffs are planned in the near future despite a structural shake-up at the troubled television station - and some sacked workers might be rehired. The station dismissed 207 staff, about 20 per cent of its workforce, last month, and another 63 jobs were cut in November. But ATV senior vice-president Kwong Hoi-ying yesterday rejected rumours ...

  8. Lily Chiang to face fraud charges in District Court next month

    Posted Mar 17th 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So The fraud charges against businesswoman Lily Chiang Lai-lei will proceed in the District Court next month. Chiang, the former chairwoman of the General Chamber of Commerce, was mentioned in the Eastern Court yesterday - after her bid for a High Court jury trial was quashed last month - for charges of conspiracy to defraud and false accounting in connection with an alleged ...

  9. Miss Photogenic fined for stealing magazine

    Posted Mar 13th 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So A former winner of the Miss Photogenic title in ATV's Miss Asia Pageant was fined HK$1,000 yesterday for stealing a fashion magazine from the Central Library. Judy Tsang Man, 22, who won the title in 2006, pleaded not guilty in Eastern Court to stealing a copy of the magazine Dolly, saying she had mixed it up with other booklets in an envelope. But magistrate Gary ...

  10. Man feted on night of fatal fall, court told

    Posted May 21st 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So An unemployed man who last year fell from a public housing block with his award-winning architect friend had suffered a string of misfortunes months before the incident, ... Pui-wai, said her brother was tough enough to face challenges, citing his enthusiasm for marathons. Ms Chan also said he was planning a celebration with their mother on Mother's Day, so he ...




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