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  1. 'Business Ferrari' claim is rejected

    Posted Jul 26th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A judge yesterday dismissed a firm's claim that its $2 million Ferrari convertible was a legitimate business tool, awarding the company just $100 in damages for the loss of its use after an accident with a truck. The owners of the 355 F1 Spider, Preamble Properties Finance, originally claimed $648,000 against truck driver Ma Chak-yeung, who was responsible for the October ...

  2. More charges weighed over building collapse

    Posted Apr 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu The first person to be prosecuted over the deadly collapse of a tenement building in To Kwa Wan may face more charges, Kowloon City Court heard yesterday. Chu Wai-wing, 74, is accused of demolishing unauthorised work in such a manner as to cause injury to people and damage to property ahead of the collapse, which killed four people in January last year. He faces ...

  3. Officials failing to crack down on fire hazards and illegal guest houses

    Posted Mar 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... as you pointed out in your editorial ('Enforce safety law on subdivided flats', March 6). The fire in November in a market area of Mong Kok, which claimed nine lives, has highlighted ... threat to residents. While I accept that it can sometimes be difficult to locate subdivided flats and take appropriate action, the law is clear on unlicensed guest houses. Operators ...

  4. City Briefs

    Posted Feb 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and pedestrians at the junction of Castle Peak Road and Cheung Wah Street after a brief chase. Police said no property was stolen. Police appeal over fatal accident in yuen long Police are appealing ...

  5. In brief

    Posted Jul 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and assaulted one of the officers. Both men were arrested. One officer sustained minor leg injuries. three men in court to face bribery charges A former property manager and two former bosses of engineering firms appeared in Kowloon City Court to face bribery charges. Cheung Lai-sha, 39, a former property manager of Chesterton Petty Limited, Hung Tak-ming, 48, and Hoi Wai-pio, 36, former ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Families of six Hong Kong workers killed in 2009 accident sue for damages

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... The contractor is a subsidiary of the tower's developer, Sun Hung Kai Properties. Workers Hui Chi-kwong, 46, Lin Xiangli, 34, Ting Kwok-keung, 43, Wong Sai-man, 40, and Hui Tin-chung, 46, died ... Accidents Ordinance and the Law Amendment and Reform (Consolidation) Ordinance. A coroner ruled in December 2010 that the deaths were accidental. The workers were clearing debris ...

  7. Safety laws target high-speed railways

    Posted Jun 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com The central government is considering legislation that would make China's railway system safer, in part by banning the hasty completion of high-speed lines. The drafted legislation comes as the national auditor ...

  8. Capital airs life ban for breaches of food safety law

    Posted Apr 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Beijing plans to ban people convicted of food-safety crimes from investing in or operating food businesses. It is one of several proposed amendments to toughen city laws. Draft changes to food-safety regulations posted on the city government website for public comment until April 25 also include new measures to deal with problem foods, ...

  9. Enforce safety law on subdivided flats

    Posted Mar 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... been issued requesting owners and tenants in the 11 buildings to make improvements and comply with the law or face prosecution. Since subdivided flats will probably remain part of the housing ...

  10. No compromising on building safety

    Posted Sep 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The tendency for people to turn a blind eye to safety rules concerning property is one area in which the rule of law in Hong Kong is not sufficiently respected. Owners may have the wrong impression that what they have fitted inside and out is of no concern to anyone as long as there are no complaints. The belief that people can do whatever they like with their property often results ...




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