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  1. Who speaks for public interest in TST as developers build?

    Posted Apr 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... advisory bodies', which is a further cause of public dismay. The existing committees are just rubber stamps and are ignoring the guidelines and interests of the general public. Unfortunately, ... is an example of how the URA caters to any demand of developers at the expense of the public interest, and indicates that many rules were amended to meet the requirements of New World Development, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/712268/who-speaks-public-interest-tst-developers-build
  2. We need real policies that fix our problems, not publicity stunts

    Posted May 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... alleys, restaurant kitchens swimming in garbage and blocked exits? Neither do we ever see them riding on public transport, reminding passengers to take their half-eaten snacks with them. While ... negative effect on community health than any transient flu bug. Our bureau heads are not fooling anybody with their staged street performances. Taxpayers want value for money. For make-believe ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/681301/we-need-real-policies-fix-our-problems-not-publicity-stunts
  3. Health evidence was misleading

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

    ... Dr Brian Walker is to be congratulated for bringing the potential benefits of colonoscopy to the attention of the public ('The bottom line in well-being', December 6). The essence of his article was that otherwise healthy people should undergo colonoscopy once they reach 40 so that potentially dangerous polyps may be removed. Unfortunately, the evidence cited ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/481774/health-evidence-was-misleading
  4. Blind insistence on reclamation ignores other land options preferred by public

    Posted Apr 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... supply is deeply flawed, with particular regard to the need for reclamation. Focus groups, public forums and a Legislative Council hearing indicate it is merely an exercise to convince ... the benefits of reclamation. This enthusiasm was not shared by the public, and online and written responses are certainly in the same vein. Residents have major concerns about it and time and again ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/997607/blind-insistence-reclamation-ignores-other-land-options-preferred-public
  5. City Digest

    Posted Aug 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the city yesterday, said the convenor of the student-activist group Scholarism, Joshua Wong Chi-fung. The petitions would be handed to the Education Bureau, he said. Health minister to move on long waiting lists Referrals to specialists would be reviewed in light of growing waiting times for public hospital patients to see certain specialists, health minister Dr Ko Wing-man said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1014127/city-digest
  6. Talkback

    Posted Apr 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it is the future trend for Hong Kong since the majority of people support the prohibition of smoking in public areas. The government's fixed-penalty project suggests that the legislation process ... of the worst public pavements in the world. They are cluttered and congested, and subject to regular, expensive and failed attempts to resurface and repair them. There is a laissez-faire approach ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/545200/talkback
  7. Public backs latest plan but criticises delay

    Posted Oct 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... The exhibition is part of the third and last round of public consultation before construction begins. An architect named Liu, 41, said he liked the features adopted from the two other plans that were ... Liu voted for architect Norman Foster's plan in the previous round because of its abundance of trees and the public space along the waterfront. He suspected the park's size had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/980607/public-backs-latest-plan-criticises-delay
  8. Reality check for PCCW over state of public phone booths

    Posted Jan 31st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In response to my observation that few public telephones take coins ('Public phones have vital role in emergencies', January 13), Lindsay Servian of PCCW has advised that 98 per cent of the PCCW public phones do take them ('Most payphones accept coins', January 19). If Mr Servian would like to meet me for a few hours, I could introduce him to the frustrating ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/737243/reality-check-pccw-over-state-public-phone-booths
  9. Business - China Business - MR. SHANGKONG

    Hotlines spring up for China VIPs to buy luxury goods amid anti-graft drive

    Posted Jul 22nd 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... saying I was out of the loop on all the latest tricks. Social media, such as the microblogging service weibo, has become an effective tool to help the public monitor and report their suspicions ... for no extra charge, said a friend who has tried the new and special service dedicated to serving these VIPs. There is a popular saying among the general public on the mainland: whenever ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1287960/hotlines-spring-china-vips-buy-luxury-goods-amid-anti-graft
  10. Policy Briefs

    Posted Oct 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... argued that the hero of Enter the Dragon deserves a more appropriate tribute. Health care expanded The first-year intake of medical students will be increased by 100 to 420 from next year, nursing by 40, and related health fields by 146, for which the government will allocate HK$200 million over the next three years. Beds for intensive neonatal care will increase by 10 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/981744/policy-briefs

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