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  1. Off-duty firefighter killed in bike crash

    Posted Jun 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com An off-duty fireman died yesterday after he crashed into a barrier on his bicycle at high speed in Yau Tong. Wong Hiu-fung, 43, was rounding a downhill bend on O King Road, near the junction with Pik Wan Road, at about 2pm when he lost control of the bike, police said. He hit the kerb then slammed into the barrier and was thrown four metres ...

  2. Oil-rich nations' duty to help subsidise food

    Posted Apr 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Ho Lok Sang

    ... Ho Lok Sang Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was reported as having said that the price of oil, at US$115 a barrel, is too low and that, as a strategic commodity, it should find its real price, presumably at a higher level. When adjusted for inflatio ...

  3. Air crew off duty after rough landing

    Posted Mar 08th 2008, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry A Dragonair pilot and co-pilot have been removed from flying duties after three of a Boeing 747-400 freighter plane's four engines were damaged when it was buffeted ... stressed that the two pilots, understood to include a female captain, had not been formally suspended. It was 'normal practice' for crew to be removed from duty after an accident ...

  4. Off-duty officer killed driving taxi

    Posted Sep 20th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... Agnes Lam and Martin Wong An off-duty police officer died early yesterday when the borrowed taxi he was driving collided with a truck. The 43-year-old policeman was certified dead at United Christian Hospital at 3.18am, about an hour after the accident in Kwun Tong. The 34-year-old truck driver was taken to the same hospital in a critical condition. Police said the officer ...

  5. Firemen rewarded for selfless duty

    Posted Aug 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shu-lam, chief fire officer for the New Territories, at a ceremony at Sheung Shui fire station. Mr Yeung, 25, stationed in Lau Fau Shan, was off duty and on his way home at about 10.55pm when he ... a traffic accident in Yuen Long on June 3. Mr Li was also off duty when he came across the crash and stopped to help when he saw only three policemen at the scene. The truck was badly damaged ...

  6. 999 crash driver put on other duties

    Posted Aug 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on Monday night has been taken off driving duties for the time being, Fire Services Department sources said yesterday. But they stressed that the move was not intended as a punishment, nor ... rushing to the aid of a heart attack victim. The sources said it was standard procedure for a driver to be allowed to resume driving duties should investigations confirm his innocence and he ...

  7. New rules tighten controls on food and drug exports

    Posted Jul 28th 2007, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... to criminal charges for those who fail to carry out their duties properly. Exports from the mainland including seafood, toys and toothpaste have been found in recent months to be unsafe or dangerously ... to repair the stained reputation of the country's food and drugs. The day before, Mr Wen also announced provisional rules to stamp out substandard production. ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 2, 2013

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... of a political demonstration. No wonder we are accused of being unpatriotic. The central government is taking a tougher line than ever before in an effort to stamp out corruption. I think ...

  9. Broken bolt blamed for fatal escalator reversal

    Posted Jul 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... on the mainland, rather than the bolt or Otis, because operators were not required to install heavy-duty models in busy public areas. Zhang Lexiang, deputy secretary general of the China Elevator ... the cheapest model win the bid,' Zhang said. He said it cost at least three times more to manufacture a proven heavy-duty model suitable for use in a public transport hub than a light-duty ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ROAD SAFETY

    Cut-out figures of police to cut traffic accidents in northern New Territories

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... The "officers" also don't get paid, don't need holiday or sick leave and will be on duty from 9.30am to 6pm. They each weigh 9kg and are made of cardboard and aluminium alloy, costing the force ... more actual police officers on duty on the road to enforce the law would be more effective. ...




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