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  1. 'Red shirts' back with a bang, vowing to mount a million-strong demonstration

    Posted Mar 12th 2010, 12:00am by William Barnes

    ... The 'red shirts', enemies of the Bangkok establishment, are back in the capital this weekend vowing to transform Thailand forever with a million strong demonstration of popular anger. 'We have justice on our side. The people who really rule ...

  2. Tsang walks the walk on car-free day

    Posted Sep 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen led by example yesterday when he supported the city's second World Car Free Day by shunning his chauffeur-driven limousine - and walking to work. Not that the short distance from his official residence, Governmen ...

  3. KMB pay-rise talks settled

    Posted Jul 24th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Pay-rise negotiations between drivers and Kowloon Motor Bus were resolved yesterday after management promised an increase of 1.8 per cent for all staff and a special bonus of HK$100. Lower-paid staff who joined the company after January 2004 will also rec ...

  4. Tree collapses in Shek Kong Barracks

    Posted Jul 06th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam A 20-metre-tall tree fell in the grounds of the Shek Kong Barracks at about 6.30am yesterday. The top branches of the tree fell on a road, while the trunk remained in the grounds of the barracks. Firemen were called to the scene to clear the road, while members of the People's Liberation Army removed the part of the trunk that was lying inside the military base. No injuries ...

  5. Farmers say price offered for stock too low

    Posted Jul 09th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam A government plan to help local chicken farmers by arranging for a catering association to buy some of their stock was rejected yesterday after the group only offered HK$5 per catty (600 grams). Wong Yee-chuen, secretary of the New Territories Chicken Breeders Association, said they wanted at least HK$10 per catty, adding that restaurants usually paid HK$20 per catty. ...

  6. Compensated dating spreading, says DAB

    Posted Aug 18th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam More teenage girls have been 'compensated dating', where men give money or gifts in return for outings, and possibly sexual favours, over the holidays, according to the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong and the Yang Memorial Methodist Social Service after talking to seven girls. The DAB reminded parents to strengthen moral education. ...

  7. 'Revamp dole to help workers raise families'

    Posted Oct 17th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The government should consider revamping the social security system to help workers on minimum wages raise families, an employers' representative on the Labour Advisory Board has said. Chinese General Chamber of Commerce vice-chairman Ho Sai-chu said yesterday that a review was needed to ensure the planned minimum-wage law and the welfare system could fight ...

  8. Cab Chat

    Posted Mar 24th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Tang Siu-wing, 50, believes the riots in Tibet and other provinces will be a thorn in the side of the central government until at least the Olympic Games It is a good year for Tibetan rioters to make trouble for the central government because 2008 is the year of the Olympic Games. The whole world is looking at China. Many reporters from around the world have already ...

  9. Public funds for conservation 'unsustainable'

    Posted Sep 24th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Using public money to buy historic buildings is not a sustainable conservation policy, an Antiquities Advisory Board member said yesterday. Greg Wong Chak-yan said the government could not afford to buy every building that might be declared a monument. 'The government cannot keep on spending money on this. This method is not sustainable at all,' he told a forum ...

  10. Electors in mock poll back Leong as leader

    Posted Mar 26th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Ambrose Leung

    ... Secretary for Constitutional Affairs Stephen Lam Sui-lung said the administration would listen to public views. Mr Leong cast his vote at a polling station at MacPherson Playground in Mong Kok after ...




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