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  1. End of fare discounts to hit 500,000 bus passengers

    Posted Dec 11th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... and same-day-return discounts- in the face of rising fuel, labour and maintenance costs. A legislator criticised the companies for lacking social responsibility by cancelling the discounts at a time ... but now oil prices have come down to a reasonable level, where is their corporate social responsibility?' The MTR Corporation removed a HK$2 concession for the elderly on December 1- one year ...

  2. Bosses back minimum-pay scheme

    Posted Oct 18th 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Klaudia Lee

    ... will help boost staff morale and attract business as big corporations prefer working with companies that have a sense of social responsibility,' he said. Most members of the five associations ...

  3. 'Socially inept' bomb hoaxer given 12 months' probation

    Posted Oct 08th 2005, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Magistrate offers man chance to turn over new leaf A sacked former PCCW worker responsible for a bomb hoax that caused thousands of people to be evacuated was given a chance yesterday to turn over a new leaf. Magistrate Rickie Chan Kam-cheong, sentenced Yip Tsz-ming, 31, to 12 months' probation, saying it was more important to offer the 'socially inept' ...

  4. Ombudsman defends her right to criticise

    Posted Mar 27th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Alice Tai Yuen-ying has defended her right to speak freely in response to an academic's criticism that she may have stepped beyond the bounds of her brief in her recent ... of critical media that they ignored problem-causing defects, leading to reactive, knee-jerk policies. In response, Ivan Choy Chi-keung, a political scientist at Chinese University who backs ...

  5. Get heads out of the sand, tax critics told

    Posted Aug 25th 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... using the Exchange Fund- which underpinned the city's monetary base and the stability of the currency's peg to the US dollar- would be considered a viable and responsible way to deal ... and social groups plan to launch a campaign next month to seek support and donations from GST opponents. ...

  6. Cleaners on just HK$8.30 an hour, union says

    Posted Aug 14th 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... the treatment of the cleaners as despicable. 'The KMB has tried to shun their responsibilities by saying the jobs have been outsourced, but it is their duty to monitor the subcontractors,' he said. More than 40 per cent of the respondents were paid so little they needed to apply for social security to subsidise their living expenses, he said. The government may have spent up ...

  7. Rising costs and changes to West Island Line boost cost from HK$8.9b to HK$15.4b, with taxpayers to bear brunt

    Posted May 27th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... carriages to avoid overcrowding and maintain the frequency of service on the Island Line. The spokeswoman said the MTR Corp would be responsible for any further increase in construction material ... from investing its fiscal reserves in foreign currency funds- to 9 per cent. The bureau said the project's social benefit outweighed its costs as the line would not only reduce travelling ...

  8. Police action blamed for smaller donation

    Posted Feb 12th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam A taxi union has blamed the police for the poor response to its campaign to raise funds for the family of a taxi driver killed in a collision with a truck in Lok Ma Chau three ... from the Social Welfare Department or the Home Affairs Department. In this case the union verbally notified the police and the two departments of its plan but was unable to immediately submit ...

  9. HK investors wary of province's slow approach to reform

    Posted Nov 21st 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... more efficient administrative structure by the end of 2013. 'The municipal government would be responsible for planning and decision making while the district government would be responsible for law enforcement. When the time is right, district government will be eliminated or changed to service institutes,' Mr Liu said. The plan is expected to spread to the rest ...

  10. Talented mainlanders unhappy in HK

    Posted Aug 05th 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Graduates- established in December in response to the surging number of mainland students- found that only about 20 per cent of those who wanted to stay in Hong Kong to work were able to do so. ... were postgraduates. Those who do find work in the city also face difficulties blending in. The survey found that a third of the respondents had a social circle of just 10 to 25 friends, while ...




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