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Alex Lo

National education plan gets everyone talking online

'My Take' columnist Alex Lo proved to be the Post's king of controversy, with one of his articles attracting more reader comments than any other since scmp.com began accepting reader comments in August.

Sunday, 30 December, 2012, 4:55am

Perverse politics lands wrong candidate in key govt job

In less than a month, the post of development secretary has entangled two of its occupants in legal trouble. And thanks to the perverse nature of our political scene, our community has been the worse for it. Our media has not found truth, only dirt, and the lesser candidate looks set to stay in this key policy post.

4 Sep 2012 - 10:31am

A harrowing tale of injustice to schools

Ignore reputable homegrown international schools while pulling out all the stops for a famous foreign franchise that caters to the children of the rich and well-connected. That seems to be the way the Education Bureau operates these days.

4 Sep 2012 - 10:49am

No place for subdivided flats in our city

If there is a silver lining in the sorry tale of development chief Paul Chan Mo-po, his wife and the subdivided flats in their property portfolio, it's the spotlight it has cast on this inhumane type of dwelling for the city's poor.

4 Sep 2012 - 10:54am

Don't forget real victims of flats scandal

The news media has a field day exposing the scandal over subdivided flats involving the family of development chief Paul Chan Mo-po. The government has gone into damage-control mode. Chan and his wife are busy trying to salvage his political career.

4 Sep 2012 - 10:55am

Elite schools perpetuate inequalities

It was the annual tears of joy and bitter disappointment for tens of thousands of children and their parents earlier this month when they were told whether they had been accepted into their secondary schools of choice.

30 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

We must stop feeding mainland cringe

A family friend came to visit us recently in distress. She says their 11-year-old daughter has declared many times that she is ashamed of her and her husband.

Originally from the mainland, the couple have lived here for more than a decade. The daughter was born in Hong Kong. Now she has declared she is not a mainlander but a 'pure' Hongkonger.

23 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

At last, a leader who minds the gap

Much of our social resentment can be traced to our wealth disparities. The past go-go decade has been grand for our super-rich, but awful for the poor and middle class. We don't want the rich to get poorer. But we need to make the poor less poor and the middle class richer. This will make a fairer society with less acrimony.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

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