Alpais Lam

Alpais Lam Wai-sze, a teacher at Pui Ling School of the Precious Blood in Fanling, sparked a protest in Mong Kok on August 4, 2013, after a viral video from July 14 showed her shouting profanity at police officers. In the clip, Lam was seen openly criticising the way the police were handling a confrontation between the Falun Gong and the Youth Care Association. Lam has taught for 18 years and won the Chief Executive's Award for Teaching Excellence in the 2010/2011 academic year.

Accountant who claimed retired policeman attacked him at rally calls for appeal

Simon Wan shows a video of the 'attack'. Photo: Nora Tam

An accountant who was allegedly attacked during a heated rally over the swearing-teacher affair last year will ask the Department of Justice to consider an appeal.

Monday, 27 January, 2014, 5:52pm 1 comment

Retired policeman cleared of assault charges in Alpais Lam rallies

Yeung Chi-wai outside court yesterday. Photo: Dickson Lee

The alleged offences took place on August 4 last year, the day supporters and opponents of primary school teacher Alpais Lam Wai-sze staged rallies in Mong Kok, after an online video of Lam verbally attacking police officers over their handling of a Falun Gong protest went viral.

22 Jan 2014 - 4:34am

Education Bureau report on Alpais Lam will not be made public

Teacher Alpais Lam

While the bureau was still "arranging related information to form the report" concerning teacher Alpais Lam Wai-sze, it told the South China Morning Post that it would not be revealing any details from it.

14 Nov 2013 - 12:15pm

Alpais Lam case: school has done its homework despite minister's claims

Teacher Alpais Lam Wai-sze. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

The primary school that employs a teacher caught on camera swearing at police officers has filed its report on the incident to the Education Bureau, despite a minister's claim that it had not.

3 Oct 2013 - 2:04pm 2 comments

No plan to make police insults illegal: security chief Lai Tung-kwok

There are no plans to make insulting the police an offence, the government has said. Photo: SCMP

There are no plans to make insulting police punishable by law, the security chief said yesterday in reply to questions from pro-Beijing legislators bemoaning a loss of respect for the force.

1 Oct 2013 - 9:45am

Most teachers support curbs on swearing

Alpais Lam's swearing has landed her in hot water.

More than two-thirds of teachers think using foul language should be regulated as part of the profession's code of conduct, a survey has found. The Education Convergence interviewed about 2,800 teachers and asked them what kind of behaviour they considered a breach of the profession's ethics, and whether they had ever been guilty of such behaviour.

23 Sep 2013 - 4:41am

Attacks on teacher Alpais Lam highlight dirty politics in Hong Kong

Alpais Lam Wai-sze

The case of Alpais Lam Wai-sze, the teacher who swore at police during an altercation concerning Falun Gong protesters, raises important issues for the Hong Kong community.

11 Sep 2013 - 3:39am 3 comments

Rude teacher Alpais Lam now places her trust in police over death threat

Teacher Alpais Lam Wai-sze shows a threatening letter before reporting to police at Tai Po Police Station. Photo: SCMP

As they say, the proof of the pudding is in the eating. Many of my friends rhapsodise about traditional Chinese medicine. But as soon as they develop a serious ailment or a life-threatening condition, they all run to consult a real doctor.

7 Sep 2013 - 3:16am 9 comments

Teacher Alpais Lam wants protection after death threats

Alpais Lam with lawyer Andrew Cheng shows the threatening letter before entering Tai Po police station to report it. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Primary school teacher Alpais Lam Wai-sze will ask for police protection after receiving a death threat letter which had a box-cutter blade attached to it.

Lam, who filed a police report yesterday, said she feared for her safety and would write to Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and police commissioner Andy Tsang Wai-hung to request protection.

6 Sep 2013 - 6:08pm 90 comments

Just four protesters call for teacher Alpais Lam Wai-sze's suspension

Not much jostling going on at this Fanling protest. Photo: Sam Tsang

Police were prepared for the worst outside a Fanling primary school yesterday, but in the end just four protesters turned up to call for teacher Alpais Lam Wai-sze to be suspended.

They say Lam set a bad example for pupils when she verbally abused police during a Mong Kok protest in July.

3 Sep 2013 - 8:41am 7 comments

Protesters call for suspension of teacher Alpais Lam

Four demonstrators and a heavy police presence greeted parents and students at the primary school of teacher Alpais Lam Wai-sze on Monday. Photo: Sam Tsang

A small group of protesters arrived at a Fanling primary school on Monday morning to petition for the suspension of teacher Alpais Lam Wai-sze, claiming she had set a bad example for students after swearing at police during a protest in July.

2 Sep 2013 - 5:34pm 13 comments

Group cancels protest outside school over controversial teacher Alpais Lam

Alpais Lam Wai-sze

Police say a group has changed its plan to protest outside a Fanling primary school against one of its teachers after she swore at officers for their handling of a street dispute, which triggered controversy.

2 Sep 2013 - 5:15pm 4 comments

Planned protest outside teacher Alpais Lam’s school gets flak

Parents' Association leader Leticia Lee See-yin. Photo: Felix Wong

A plan by police supporters to play a video of teacher Alpais Lam Wai-sze swearing at a policeman outside her school on the first day after the holidays has been met with criticism, even from an ally.

31 Aug 2013 - 5:23am 1 comment

Battle lines drawn over teacher Alpais Lam's swearing at police

Supporters of Alpais Lam collect signatures for a petition in support of her, as her detractors keep up the pressure. Photo: David Wong

The government's attempts to end the controversy surrounding a teacher's swearing at police officers may fall on deaf ears. Supporters of a radical pro-government group plan to protest next month when the school year starts, and the teacher's backers have launched a petition.

25 Aug 2013 - 6:38am 18 comments

School issues formal penalty to rude teacher who triggered Mong Kok protests

Alpais Lam

And the Education Bureau has already met and issued Alpais Lam Wai-sze with an official penalty notice. The school refused to reveal the details of the penalty, citing privacy reasons, but Lam said her contract with the school would not be affected.

22 Aug 2013 - 12:50pm 8 comments