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

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

Developers keep up objections to flats bill

Developers have criticised the government for ignoring their concerns in drafting a bill to regulate the sale of new homes.

The bill requires developers to publish the price lists of all flats before sale if the project contains up to 30 homes. It also bans them from quoting gross floor area to describe flat sizes.

31 May 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

Malicious computer attacks on the rise

The number of malicious attacks on computers is rising rapidly, the police chief warned yesterday, shortly after two arrests in a high-profile case.

28 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Storm of protests condemn Tang for pressing ahead

Chief executive hopeful Henry Tang Ying-yen's continued scandal-plagued campaign was labelled 'absurd' and 'shameless' yesterday as protesters gathered outside his house and angry callers deluged talkback radio shows.

22 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Victim of falling branch waiting for compensation

Life took a tragic turn for Wan Oi-lan a year ago when a falling tree branch struck her on the head. The 56-year-old has been declared mentally disabled and can no longer take care of her 12-year-old son or venture out of her housing estate by herself.

28 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

27 more held over claims of vote rigging

A crackdown on suspected vote rigging has netted 27 more people - arrested in a series of raids over two days by anti-corruption agents.

The Independent Commission Against Corruption operation focused on the King's Park constituency in Yau Tsim Mong.

The seat was won by social worker Edward Leung Wai-kuen - an independent - by just two votes.

8 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Women make worst customers: survey

Women are four times more troublesome as customers than men, who are, however, more aggressive and sometimes threatening, according to a survey of frontline service staff on the abuse they take from customers.

19 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Work starts on delta bridge after legal delay

Construction has finally begun on the giant Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge after a legal challenge to its environmental assessment report delayed it by a year.

That delay meant extra manpower and equipment would be needed to meet the 2016 deadline for the mammoth project, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen reiterated at a launch ceremony yesterday.

15 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Bad news for most at the school gate

Disappointment met more than half the anxious parents who flocked to schools yesterday to see if their child had won a place at their preferred school, under the discretionary round of applications to primary schools.

22 Nov 2011 - 12:00am