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  1. Asylum seekers protest against law forbidding work

    Posted Nov 21st 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Nearly 500 South Asian asylum seekers protested outside the Kowloon Mosque in Tsim Sha Tsui yesterday over a new law forbidding them from working while waiting for their cases to be processed. The protest came four days after a similar one held outside the Legislative Council on Monday, after the law took effect last Saturday. Offenders face up to three years in jail ...

  2. 'While protests exploded... no one on the beach or in the shopping malls noticed'

    Posted Apr 12th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Despite the state of emergency in the beach resort city of Pattaya, it appeared calm yesterday, as did the capital, Bangkok. The protests were well away from tourist spots, Thai-based Hong Kong travel writer Roger Wu Wai-chung said. 'In Pattaya, while protests exploded in the resort town where the Asian leaders' summit was held, no one on the beach ...

  3. Disco Bay residents to protest over changes

    Posted Apr 08th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Discovery Bay residents will demand the government reject applications for ferry-fare rises and service cuts when they stage a protest this month. Islands district councillor Amy Yung Wing-sheung estimated at least 2,000 residents would join the protest on April 18 at Discovery Bay Plaza. She criticised the reduced sailings and fare increases proposed by Discovery ...

  4. Calm urged as poultry traders prepare to protest

    Posted Jan 20th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Poultry traders were urged by Hong Kong's health minister yesterday to remain calm as they prepared to protest over the government's reluctance to increase live chicken imports for the Lunar New Year. The Poultry Dealers and Workers Association will demonstrate outside the Food and Health Bureau headquarters at the Murray Building in Central today ...

  5. Vegetable traders plan protest drive against smugglers

    Posted Jan 06th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong, Peter So

    ... vegetable merchants prepared to carry out a slow-drive protest against smuggling in Central today. The Shenzhen official made the remarks yesterday morning. And last night, officials from Hong ... headquarters in Central today to protest against smuggling. 'The government has not responded to our appeals and declined to meet us, though we have raised the issue for months,' he said, ...

  6. HK protest sites 'far from venues'

    Posted Jul 31st 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong, Peter So

    ... Peter So and Martin Wong Activists complained that protest zones announced by police yesterday for the Olympic equestrian events in Hong Kong were too far away from the venues. Protesters ... Shui, the protest zone will be in Po Kin Road near North District Hospital, about 300 metres from the Beas River venue. In Beijing, by contrast, the nearest protest zone to the National Satdium ...

  7. Stable assistants in protest over benefits

    Posted Sep 20th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong More than 20 Jockey Club stable assistants protested outside the club's Happy Valley headquarters yesterday morning over the way their retirement benefits are calculated. Tho Kam-tin, who worked for the Jockey Club for 30 years, said he received HK$890,000 when he retired in 2004. 'I should have got HK$290,000 more,' he said. 'Ten years ago, ...

  8. Vendors close market in protest amid fears of high rent increases

    Posted Aug 21st 2008, 12:00am by Kobi Chan, Martin Wong

    ... reading 'The Link's management is in chaos, affecting hundreds of families' lives' were hoisted outside the padlocked Choi Ming wet market as 78 vendors protested inside. Wu ... take further protest actions if we do not get a reasonable solution from the Link and the contractor,' he said. To Yuk-yin, who has lived at the nearby Choi Ming Court for seven years, ...

  9. Police plan papal protest over bishop's criticism

    Posted Jan 13th 2006, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Benjamin Wong and Martin Wong Police officers upset by criticism from the leader of the Catholic Church in Hong Kong of their handling of last month's WTO protest plan to complain ... personal views about the row and the World Trade Organisation protests on the association's website. On a visit to 150 Korean farmers staging a sit-in at the junction of Marsh Road and Hung ...

  10. 14 protesters in court over riot

    Posted Dec 20th 2005, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford, Celine Sun, Martin Wong

    ... Barclay Crawford, Celine Sun and Martin Wong Korean minister apologises for activists' behaviour, hopes for their release Fourteen protesters, arrested in the Saturday night riot in Wan Chai, last night appeared in court on charges of unlawful assembly, following the release of another 944 protesters who have been held since Sunday morning. The 14 defendants included 11 ...




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