Ada Lee

District council candidate's relatives jailed two months for vote-rigging in March poll

Chan Siu-kwan and brother Chan Yuet-sun leave Kowloon City Court on bail after an lodging appeal on their jail terms for vote-rigging. Photo: Dickson Lee

Two relatives of a candidate in last year's district council election were given two months in jail yesterday, after they provided false addresses and voted in the election.

Tuesday, 14 August, 2012, 4:15am

Villagers seek halt to rail line works

Villagers living near the route of the cross-border express railway want its construction halted. They say it has dried up their wells and damaged houses.

About 20 residents of century-old Ngau Tam Mei village held a demonstration yesterday calling for the work to stop until safety measures had been introduced to protect them.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:43pm

Mum left son home alone to go gambling

A mother who left her four-year-old son alone at home to go gambling in Macau was put on 12 months' probation yesterday.

Cheung Kwai-mui, a 40-year-old housewife, went to Macau when her four-year-old son was asleep at home on the Shek Yam Estate, Kwai Tsing, last month. The boy called police when he woke up the next morning and found his mother was absent.

28 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Bird Garden back in business after flu scare

Mong Kok's Bird Garden was open for business for the first time in three weeks yesterday following its closure amid a bird flu scare.

Stall owners at the market in Yuen Po Street could not estimate how much business they had lost, but said they were happy with the HK$12,000 compensation from the government.

6 May 2015 - 4:39pm

Doctor exposed himself, says nurse

A doctor accused of molesting three nurses exposed himself to one of them after asking her to help him secure his trousers because he did not know how to use a safety pin, a court heard yesterday.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Preparing for new leash on life

When glaucoma robbed Fu Tai-fun of her sight six years ago it took away her mobility, as she no longer dared to go to unfamiliar places because she was afraid of getting lost.

7 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Annual rally 'key' to raising political awareness in city

The annual handover rally plays a significant role in raising Hongkongers' political awareness and promoting discussion in the city, academics say, recalling the record turnout for the 2003 march.

Although not many of the hopes voiced in the rallies have been realised, Hongkongers could keep their spirits high if they remember a few of their achievements, they add.

2 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Watchdog to observe police operation

Police have put aside initial reservations and agreed to let independent observers monitor their interactions with protesters for the first time during Sunday's handover march.

28 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Officer's fatal bridge fall is a riddle

Police officers said yesterday they had no idea exactly when or why station sergeant Lau Chi-kin had climbed onto a footbridge roof from which he fell to his death last year.

12 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Lehman losers vow to fight on

For years, they banged the drum for justice, noisily protesting outside banks as they sought the return of money lost on minibonds when Lehman Brothers went to the wall in 2008.

7 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Tenants on the bottom rung at the mercy of landlords

A two-year-old picks up a toy, as his mother stops him from wandering out their door-less subdivided Sham Shui Po flat. The door was removed on Wednesday after she received two weeks' notice to vacate.

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Poor face life on streets as officials shut divided flats

Mr Chan always hoped he wouldn't have to live for long in his 40 sq ft room on the fifth floor of a converted factory in Tai Kok Tsui, accessible only by a dark flight of stairs. But he didn't expect the government to force him out after only two months.

29 May 2012 - 12:00am

Complaints about helper agencies rise

Complaints about agencies providing domestic helpers are on the increase, with employers feeling cheated when new staff never arrive, quit within days of starting or lack the necessary skills.

16 May 2012 - 12:00am

Police guard billionaire's family after kidnap bid

The four-year-old daughter of billionaire Florence Tsang Chiu-wing and her family have been placed under police protection after the girl and her grandmother escaped a kidnap attempt on Wednesday.

Police have also stepped up surveillance at all border checkpoints in an effort to prevent four would-be abductors from fleeing the city to Macau or the mainland.

27 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Bone relic from Buddha arrives from mainland

By coincidence or a miracle, a patch of the leaden skies covering Hong Kong cleared at the airport yesterday as a plane carrying a 2,500-year-old Buddhist relic landed, raising the spirits of followers who gathered to greet it.

26 Apr 2012 - 12:00am