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  1. Most Hongkongers want small-house policy scrapped as soon as possible

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The review of the 1972 small-house policy is long overdue. Minor changes were made in 1987, following an Audit Commission report highlighting abuses. Court cases show that sham development agreements continue unabated. In 2002, the then housing, planning and lands secretary, Michael Suen Ming-yeung, promised a Legco committee he would complete a review of the policy after another ...

  2. Distorted growth the driving force behind Hongkongers' ire

    Posted Feb 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... cities, and critics in Hong Kong would have a good case if they said we should not admit more vehicles until the government has fixed our pollution and traffic problems. But that is not what many ...

  3. Indian troops face trial for gang rape

    Posted Mar 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... S. N. M. Abdi in Calcutta The Calcutta high court has ordered the arrest and trial of five Indian border guards who allegedly gang-raped a Bangladeshi woman but had been shielded from prosecution by their superiors. Senior officials had invoked the Border Security Force Act to stop their arrest and prosecution by civilian authorities. The case highlights excesses allegedly ...

  4. Hongkong Jet set on a hiring high

    Posted May 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Andrea Zavadszky Hongkong Jet's ambitious plan is to be a regional leader in business aviation- and be the best the industry can offer. Set up in 2009, the young business jet airline has been expanding fast with the backing of its major shareholder, the Hainan Island-based HNA Group, a Fortune 500 company with a large stake in tourism-related industries. Hongkong Jet ...

  5. Marine diversity can be saved by raising awareness of Hongkongers

    Posted Feb 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... shore, beneath the emerald surface, coexist magnificent hard and soft corals, sponges, sea urchins, sea cucumbers and a colour-burst of tropical fish. Hongkongers who don't have time ...

  6. Public Eye

    Posted Jan 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... or the government. A blatant case of pure profiteering has just played out before our eyes. But neither side wants to take blame. They're hoping the people will forget. Well, Public Eye won't forget. The facts of the case are too nauseating to forget. First, CLP Power and Hongkong Electric said steep prices rises were crucial for survival. But the people saw through the profiteering. ...

  7. '1916 court case shows Manila owned shoal'

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... there were maps which date back to the 1700s that show the shoal as part of the Philippines, he said. Furthermore, a 1916 court case in Manila pre-dated China's official inclusion of the shoal as part of what it calls the Zhongsha Islands in 1935, Batongbacal said. The 1916 case involved S.S. Nippon, a Swedish cargo ship which ran aground on the shoal on May 8, 1913, as it sailed from ...

  8. Hongkonger off to the Himalayas for some dancing lessons from God

    Posted Aug 15th 2010, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney American novelist Kurt Vonnegut says unusual travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God. That could be Hong Kong mountaineer Dominic Brieger's mantra. There's much easier ways of seeing the world but mountaineering can also be a ...

  9. Next time, Mugabe's wife could face action

    Posted Mar 31st 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... for Justice Wong Yan-lung said yesterday. But although the justice chief assured lawmakers that the government had raised with the central government concerns about an earlier assault case involving Mrs Mugabe, he admitted nothing more could be done to pursue the case. Mr Wong was speaking at a meeting of the Legislative Council justice and legal services panel after lawmakers expressed ...

  10. Brian Kan has poll bribe charge case to answer

    Posted Nov 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Former champion racehorse trainer Brian Kan Ping-chee has a case to answer on the election bribery charge against him, a magistrate ruled yesterday. Symon ... with earlier evidence from villager Liu Fu-sau, his wife and Bowie Hau Chi-keung- who defeated Kan in the Sheung Shui Rural Committee chairman election in March- there was a case for the defence ...




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