Adrian Wan

Scholars offer to work together on counting rally turnouts

Paul Yip prizes accuracy

An attempt to put a definitive figure on the number of protesters in the July 1 rally has been proposed by two statistics experts - but they have accused march organisers of snubbing them.

Tuesday, 14 August, 2012, 4:14am

'Anonymous' member arrested for hack threats

Police arrested a 21-year-old man for posting comments on the internet saying he would hack several government websites.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:03pm

Still no fix for crowd-count conundrum

You would think that technology would have provided a way by now to get crowd counts and avoid the political fights over participation in the city's big annual rallies, like today's protest march.

1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

'Don't blame me for low rally figures'

Counting the number of July 1 marchers is difficult for those who want to do it right because, as statistics expert Paul Yip Siu-fai puts it, whatever he announces, everyone says it's wrong.

The University of Hong Kong social work professor said he had thought seriously about not counting this year's marchers.

28 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Notorious dog poisoner strikes again

Dog lovers beware: the Bowen Road poisoner is back.

The person has killed at least two animals in the past week. A dog's body was found in a roadside drain in Wan Chai Gap Road, near Bowen Road, last Friday. Another dead dog was found there yesterday.

6 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Law reform commission backs class action suits

The Law Reform Commission is proposing that Hong Kong allow class action lawsuits, which permit a large group of people to bring a single suit.

29 May 2012 - 12:00am

Driver in nullah after police chase

A driver led police on a wild chase in Tin Shui Wai yesterday, hitting a taxi and a police car before his car plunged into a nullah.

Police have arrested a man, 29, on suspicion of drink-driving and dangerous driving.

The mayhem started when officers in a patrol car saw a vehicle zig-zagging along the Yuen Long Highway at about 5.30am.

2 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Building on his success

A 96-year-old former engineer will become the city's oldest recipient of an honorary doctorate.

Ng Wing-hong will receive his honorary degree from Polytechnic University (PolyU) on October 29.

11 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

The human cost of high house prices

Thanks to 'unattainable' home prices and a 'toothless government', Ronny Ching Wing-lok, a 28-year-old salesman who wishes to marry his girlfriend, says he does not have much hope of moving out of his subdivided home and affording a bigger, warmer home any time soon.

8 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Fake site uses Tsang's photo to fleece punters

Police are investigating an online scam in which Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's photograph is used on a bogus website that claims to be able to help mainland Mark Six punters who have been cheated in other scams.

The fake website ( promises to reclaim money for those who have lost more than HK$1,000 on fake Mark Six sites.

19 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Hole-drilling in building leaves residents in fear

Residents of an ageing Hung Hom building have been left terrified after fist-sized holes were drilled in the walls of several common areas last week. They fear they are intended as a threat to force them to move out.

17 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

No picnic for students at PLA summer camp

Sixteen-year-old Wong Hiu-shuen thought she needed a change when she realised she was taking things like clean clothes and wholesome food for granted.

That was when she plucked up the courage to take part in the 'life-changing' military summer camp with the People's Liberation Army, which was jointly organised by the Education Bureau.

1 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

No cure in sight for medicine institute

The government yesterday explained to lawmakers why it planned to shut the Jockey Club Institute of Chinese Medicine, once touted as the centre that would turn Hong Kong into a hub of traditional medicine.

15 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Cash 'heroine' popular on the web

A generous masked crusader has attracted 20,000 followers to her mainland microblog in just two days.

The woman, who calls herself the 'Bauhinia Heroine', has been giving out cash to the needy in Hong Kong.

She opened the new microblog on Tencent as her Facebook account was becoming full, she said.

14 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Rules for competition law challenged

Guidelines issued to clarify aspects of the proposed competition law may have done the opposite in a Legislative Council bills committee meeting yesterday: some lawmakers questioned the need for them.

The 'Guidelines on the First Conduct Rule' offers 12 examples of possible breaches of the first of the measure's three conduct rules.

1 Jun 2011 - 12:00am