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  1. Pull the plug on electronic invasion

    Posted Apr 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... illicit spammers who find themselves on the list. The technicalities of the proposal are being studied. When speaking about the proposals yesterday, Secretary for Commerce, Industry and Technology ...

  2. Wife of executive found dead next to empty pill bottle and charcoal

    Posted Apr 26th 2005, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo The wife of a senior A.S. Watson executive was found dead in the couple's Repulse Bay apartment yesterday after taking sleeping pills and gassing herself by burning charcoal. Yeung Man-yan, 34, was found unconscious in bed in the Repulse Bay Road unit when her husband, Iwan Evans, 47, chief executive officer of the company's food retail division, returned ...

  3. Judge raps Town Planning Board's ruling on Old HK

    Posted Apr 26th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Li

    ... Jonathan Li The panel was procedurally unfair to developer A judge yesterday ordered the Town Planning Board to reconsider a decision against the private property developer behind the proposed Old Hong Kong waterfront theme park in Quarry Bay. Mr Justice Michael Hartmann told the board to reconsider its October 2003 rejection of Fine Tower Associates' objections ...

  4. Putonghua teaching is under threat

    Posted Apr 26th 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Arthur Li warns labour laws and lack of uniform testing are hampering progress Inflexible labour laws and lack of standardised tests to check language teachers' qualifications are setting back efforts to upgrade Putonghua learning in Hong Kong, the education chief warned yesterday. Arthur Li Kwok-cheung said existing laws restricted Hong Kong in importing ...

  5. Request for judicial review is dismissed

    Posted Apr 26th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Li

    ... Jonathan Li Court of First Instance says a cultural group's challenge is misconceived A bid by a little-known cultural group to challenge the West Kowloon Cultural District project was dismissed by the Court of First Instance yesterday, which described the attempt as regrettably misconceived. The group- the Association of Chinese Authors and Publishers in Hong Kong and Macau- ...

  6. Preserve rule of law, US envoy urges

    Posted Apr 26th 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung The outgoing United States consul-general yesterday stressed the importance of the rule of law ahead of Beijing's interpretation of the Basic Law. Giving his farewell speech at a luncheon organised by the American Chamber of Commerce, James Keith said the government should listen to the people and have the courage to face up to its mistakes, making changes ...

  7. With eye to tanker safety, China is ready to help Indonesia rearm

    Posted Apr 26th 2005, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Jakarta China has offered arms sales and a raft of assistance to Indonesia in an attempt to cement its regional dominance and secure an ally for the smooth passage of its crude oil imports through the Malacca Strait. President Hu Jintao, who began a two-day state visit to Indonesia yesterday, held talks with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and presided over ...

  8. Lai See

    Posted May 12th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Taking a different root BOC Hong Kong (Holdings) sent out complimentary copies of its 2003 annual report yesterday, the theme of which is 'growing with stronger foundations'. We certainly hope that's the case, what with last year's unpleasantness about the small matter of a $2.1 billion loan facility to now disgraced Shanghai tycoon Chau Ching-ngai ...

  9. NPC may be asked for ruling this week

    Posted Apr 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... of the government's proposal to make the term of the new chief executive two years, said yesterday he could only launch the legal challenge on Wednesday at the earliest. Mr Chan said he had not had enough ... challenge. Mr Tsang yesterday met legislators from The Alliance and the Federation of Trade Unions, and three independent lawmakers, to seek their views on the term of the next chief executive. ...

  10. Lanka violence threatens HK trip

    Posted Oct 20th 2006, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay We could pull out of World Cup qualifier, warns Payne as bloodshed continues Hong Kong will consider pulling out- and run the risk of being disqualified- if they feel it is too dangerous to travel to trouble-hit Sri Lanka for the 2007 Rugby World Cup qualifying tournament next month, a senior rugby official said yesterday. 'If the IRB [world governing body] ...




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