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  1. Target the well-off, not the single, in public housing

    Posted Jun 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to public housing is the most socially acceptable course of action.' I disagree. The way forward is to target and evict those well-off people who continue to live in public housing ... in favour of people who choose to get married. This notion is also flawed because a large percentage of marriages in Hong Kong now end in divorce. Are the divorcees to be evicted once they become ...

  2. Collapsed building con like 'looting a burning house', says magistrate

    Posted Mar 05th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... he lived at 251 To Kwa Wan Road. When arrested, Au admitted he had pretended to be a collapse victim to get money and public housing. His barrister, Robin Yue, said that as well as the money ... looting a burning house. Kowloon City Court heard that Daniel Au Kwok-wai, 25, used the emergency grants to buy gifts for his girlfriend and clothes for himself. Au, who pleaded guilty to one ...

  3. Man admits threatening to blow up Tsang's house in online message

    Posted Mar 11th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A depressed, unemployed man who posted online messages about rape, murder, indecent assault and blowing up Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's house is in custody awaiting sentence on four counts of outraging public decency. Former Starbucks employee Chan Wing-leung, 24, pleaded guilty to the charges in Tuen Mun Court yesterday. Remanding him to March 24 ...

  4. Hong Kong Faces

    Posted Dec 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... grew that Lego was more than a toy and that it should be viewed as an art form worthy of public display, he decided to set up the Hong Kong Lego Users Group. 'I think it's good ... and showcase our work to the public, instead of just treating it as a personal hobby.' From December 25 to 30 last year the club held the Hong Kong Brick Show at Cattle Depot Artists Village ...

  5. Hong Kong connection

    Posted Feb 27th 2011, 12:00am by Irene Jay Liu

    ... raises questions about Hong Kong's role in the trade in sensitive technologies and China's ambiguous stance on this issue. As more countries around the world have begun cracking down on Iran's efforts to obtain technologies for its nuclear and military programmes, Hong Kong has become an increasingly attractive re-export hub for Iran to evade sanctions. Chen had experienced his ...

  6. Holland Village makes way for housing project

    Posted Nov 16th 2009, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... overstretched expansion plans put the project in the spotlight, with increasingly negative reports exposing doubtful dealings between his Hong Kong-listed firm Euro-Asia Agricultural (Holdings) and his ... of the Peace Palace in the Hague, windmills, castles, a Venice water park, a zoo and vacation villas. The demolition released 200 million sqmetres of land in 13 plots for public sale. The government ...

  7. Two jailed for bribery over housing loans

    Posted Jan 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the redevelopment of certain village houses. Fung was director of Endenne Development Limited and Busy World Development Limited. Lee also conspired with Fung and another person to defraud AIG Finance (Hong Kong) by submitting false documents to AIG to support applications for mortgage financing for some village houses. The bribery and conspiracy offences took place between 1990 and 1999. ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Jul 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Smoking ban loophole unfair to city's hotels The hotel industry in Hong Kong is fully supportive of the smoking ban in the bars and restaurants it operates. Hotels have applied ... of their premises. The legal loophole has been known to members of the Hong Kong Hotels Association since the smoking ban was introduced ('Legal loophole is blamed as smokers defy ban', July 2). ...

  9. Public Eye

    Posted Apr 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... if sale prices were cheaper in another supermarket. Another supermarket? There are only two dominant chains in Hong Kong, and their prices have a funny way of always mimicking each other. But our ... with Michael Chugani mickchug@gmail.com The great supermarket rip-off Public Eye loves to gloat and we're going to do it right now, right here. Haven't we told you time and again ...

  10. Honour pledge to face public, Tsang urged

    Posted Jun 01st 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... said. 'If there is no contest, the forum will be the best opportunity for Mr Tsang to come and explain his plans.' The event is co-organised by Civic Exchange and the Hong Kong Policy ... Ambrose Leung Donald Tsang Yam-kuen should honour his pledge to face the public by attending a large-scale forum on July 2 even if he is sworn in as leader the day before, the event's ...




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