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  1. Two simple questions that met a smokescreen of obfuscation

    Posted Feb 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle They seemed to be simple, straightforward questions. 'Is an investigation under way into the fire on the barge during the Lunar New Year fireworks display? And which ... necessary.' It also suggested the Marine Department and the mines division of the Civil Engineering and Development Department were among the 'relevant departments'. Questions to the Civil ...

  2. Questions over pier that became a platform reclaimed from the sea

    Posted Dec 28th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Substantial reclamation has taken place near Cyberport, apparently without adequate government permission. The reclamation, for a HK$3.8 billion storm-water management project by the Drainage Services Department, appears to be several times la ...

  3. Suspect with low IQ 'was improperly questioned'

    Posted Nov 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Police failed to ensure a mildly mentally handicapped man was accompanied by a competent adult when they interviewed him over an assault, a court heard yesterday. Tommy Chong Yuet-keung, 36, has pleaded not guilty to causing grievous bodily ha ...

  4. Conviction gets short shrift over short pants

    Posted Aug 24th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... and sentence after finding the District Court judge had been wrong to disallow defence questioning over the identity of the person who said Li was the attacker, and discovering Li was picked out ... given him the name 'Tong' and the presiding judge had prevented the defence from pursuing that line of questioning on the grounds that it was a triad-related incident and the source ...

  5. Check system for child-care staff 'ineffective'

    Posted Jul 30th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, Nick Gentle

    ... of Children, which runs 26 child and family centres, questioned whether a job seeker would take the initiative to do their own background checks. Ms So also noted that only records of sexual offences ... to respond to the report. 'What concerns me even more is the government's response,' Mrs Lui said, questioning why it could not take the legislative route. 'Why should legislation ...

  6. 'We have the technology to lift men's dateability'

    Posted Jun 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... their personality and they were always questioning themselves.' Another key tip is that people should try to be socially active, getting involved in all sorts of activities. 'We encourage them ... or your ideal mate. 'Usually anxiety is caused by the fear of not being good enough and a person's own... fears. Often people will ask themselves disempowering questions ...

  7. Dragonair pilot loses schooling costs case

    Posted Mar 14th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... was entitled to it despite the fact his daughter was living in a family-owned house while studying in Melbourne. Dragonair had paid out HK$63,704 for the two years in question. Mr Alfonso had claimed ...

  8. Seismic survey will harm dolphins and whales, say greens

    Posted Mar 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... tsunamis. Samuel Hung Ka-yiu, director of the Hong Kong Cetacean Research Project and chairman of the Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society, questioned the need for the survey, which would see ...

  9. Prosecutors to be more sensitive with cases of domestic violence

    Posted Dec 24th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... eventually ruled indecent, not obscene, and the charges withdrawn. Some commentators questioned whether the decision was truly based on issues related to criminal law, or a knee-jerk reaction ...

  10. School cuts Halloween party over tots' terror

    Posted Oct 31st 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... questions. So on the nose is the traditional way of celebrating Halloween that a group called Media Evangelism has organised a march from Mong Kok to Tsim Sha Tsui today. Spokeswoman Vickie Chan said ...




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