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Andrew Laxton

Officials give prying media the runaround

Immigration and customs departments are the slowest to answer questions

Maybe it's the ostrich technique. Or perhaps it's a guilt complex.

Saturday, 21 February, 2004, 12:00am

Officials give prying media the runaround

Immigration and customs departments are the slowest to answer questions

Maybe it's the ostrich technique. Or perhaps it's a guilt complex.

But whatever the case, the decision by government departments to offer a 'no comment' or delay a response to a reporter's question for several days is inexcusable, says a media analyst.

21 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Thief makes a meal of diamond heist

RED-FACED organisers of a jewellery exhibition were yesterday still counting the cost of a bizarre theft.

For a Japanese man, posing as a prospective buyer, swapped a $1.9 million diamond for a fake . . . and then apparently ate the real one.

The theft happened at the 14th Hong Kong Jewellery and Watch Fair at the Convention and Exhibition Centre last Tuesday.

25 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Off-duty policemen shoot girl

A HONG KONG teenager was hit in the knee as she sang in a Macau karaoke bar when off-duty police officers fired five shots.

The officers, who claimed they were playing with a pistol as they drank in the bar, were still under investigation yesterday.

The incident happened at 3.30 am on Friday in the Top One Karaoke Bar in Macau's central district.

28 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

Tsui affair hits faith in ICAC

PUBLIC confidence in the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) has plummeted in the wake of sacked investigator Alex Tsui Ka-kit's telephone-tapping allegations.

24 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

Dozens hurt as car hits pedestrians

THIRTY-five people were taken to hospital last night after a car raced out of control and mowed down pedestrians in Tsuen Wan.

Witnesses saw the car pick up a group of shoppers and then lose control, mount a pedestrian island and hurtle through a crowded underpass into the path of another car in Tai Ho Road.

13 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

My ordeal at knifepoint

It was an incident many expatriates believe will never happen to them in 'safe' Hong Kong. The 24-year-old American-born Chinese woman was late getting back to her sixth-floor Pokfield Road flat on November 8. She thought she was home alone, but two men were watching. They waited until she had gone to sleep, then climbed in through the open bathroom window and crept to her bedroom.

28 Nov 1993 - 12:00am

Misguided opinions

IN REFERENCE to Andrew Laxton's report ''Living the high life off HK's back'' (Sunday Morning Post, August 29), I realise reporters are entitled to their opinions, but if they are going to report the news, maybe they should stick to that.

12 Sep 1993 - 12:00am