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  1. Law on trees?

    Posted Aug 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Should Hong Kong have a law protecting its trees? Most cities in the developed world have one, and a Hong Kong consultation document for 2030 floated the idea of a greener, less-dense urban core. Share your views: write to us. ...

  2. Killing on ship 'was burial at sea'

    Posted Nov 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... to stop her from committing suicide before pushing the body off the deck to fulfil her wish for a sea burial, a court heard yesterday. Wang Weilie, 49, a policy research officer at the Guangzhou ... body into the sea after she died from a fatal blow to her head, suffered during a struggle as he stopped her from killing herself. But Loftus said an autopsy showed that the woman died ...

  3. Can officials rise to the challenge of making our old buildings safe?

    Posted Feb 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... can overcome this problem. But can the government rise to such a challenge? Finally, I think sending in the Urban Renewal Authority to remove old buildings is not the way forward ... as they can reduce urban heat, dust and other pollution. Nigel Lam, Kowloon Tong ...

  4. Body of vice case suspect found in sea

    Posted Apr 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Clifford Lo The body of a woman arrested on suspicion of money laundering and running vice establishments was found in the sea off Lei Yue Mun yesterday. Kwok Wan-chi was released on bail after being arrested along with 18 other people last November. She had not been charged. She left a suicide note at her home on King's Park Rise in Yau Ma Tei and had been missing since ...

  5. Change to land charges can fight urban blight

    Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... since it discourages redevelopment of urban blight, according to an action plan proposed by the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors. The government should stop trying to capture the full rise ... value. But this is not the case in urban redevelopment projects that involve lease modification as all the marriage value goes to the landlord - the government.' Secretary for Housing, ...

  6. 23 suspects behind car park attacks arrested

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Police believe they have busted a triad gang responsible for a wave of destruction at more than a dozen car parks across Kowloon and the southern New Territories. The gang went on the rampage in April, destroying 14 open ...

  7. Ex-policeman is accused of killing woman found in sea

    Posted Nov 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A former policeman arrested on Monday on suspicion of killing a 25-year-old woman, whose half-naked body was found floating in the sea off Ap Lei Chau a week ago, will appear ... an hour later and went to the Lee Nam Road waterfront in Ap Lei Chau, from where Yu is believed to have been thrown into the sea on October 26. The re-enactment of the alleged crime lasted ...

  8. Man in sea for 3 hours after fight with thieves

    Posted Oct 06th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A businessman spent more than three hours in rough sea clinging to a plastic pipe before he was rescued, after falling in the water during a scuffle with thieves in Western ... HK$5,300, his identity card and bank cards- was stolen,' she said. 'During the robbery, he scuffled with his attackers, slipped and fell in the sea.' The cutter was abandoned ...

  9. Lawyer joins calls to close rural-urban compensation gap

    Posted Jan 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li A Guangzhou-based lawyer has joined a chorus of calls for a review of the Supreme People's Court's controversial guidelines that discriminate between rural and urban ... are classed as urban and rural residents based on their hukou, or registered residence, and Mr Zhou said calculating payouts based on the hukou system distorted the law and led to moral decline. ...

  10. Expatriate man found floating in sea dies

    Posted Apr 29th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Police are investigating whether foul play was involved in the death of an expatriate man thought to be in his 40s. He was found floating in the sea off Shek Kwu Chau at about 5am yesterday by an angler on board a sampan. The unconscious man was taken to Ruttonjee Hospital, where he was declared dead shortly before 7am. Police said no suspicious wounds were found ...




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