Means test is part of prudent budget policies
I share Bess Tsang's view that the means test for the proposed HK$2,200-a-month old age subsidy should not be abolished ("Why means test must not be scrapped", October 22).Wednesday, 24 October, 2012, 2:19am 4 comments
Murder suspect Wong Choi-ching arrives at Kowloon City Court, where she made her first appearance on charges of murdering her baby daughter, who died after being thrown from the eighth floor of a public housing estate in Cheung Sha Wan. The court heard that Wong, 29, had been suffering from a mental illness since 1995. She remains in custody after the preliminary hearing.14 Aug 2012 - 7:49pm
A ship's lost cargo has locals worried about the quality of the city's fish.
Several restaurant owners have decided to import fish from outside Hong Kong after local fish farmers reported that small amounts of plastic pellets were found in Ma Wan and Cheung Sha Wan fish culture zones. Local wet markets has also seen a drop in fish sales.15 Aug 2012 - 11:15pm
A private enclave on Sai Kung's remote and scenic Tai Long Wan coast could be incorporated into the surrounding country park early next year, after government advisers endorsed the proposal.15 Aug 2012 - 11:16pm
The health and environment ministers vowed to improve procedures yesterday in the face of mounting criticism of the government's delayed response to the waves of plastic pellets washed onto Hong Kong's shores following Severe Typhoon Vicente two weeks ago.15 Aug 2012 - 11:03pm
Bomb hoax grounds plane for two hours
A bomb scare grounded a plane for two hours at Chek Lap Kok airport yesterday. Passengers were evacuated from Shanghai-bound China Eastern Airlines flight MU502 after it was halted on the runway at 12.30pm. Nothing suspicious was found and it left at 2.45pm. It was believed to have been a hoax call.9 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
Four bids were submitted yesterday in tenders for a hotel site in Hung Hom and two for a residential site at Mui Wo on Lantau Island, the Lands Department said.
A representative for Sino Land said the company had submitted bids for the sites.17 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
Food and drink kiosk operators on many Hong Kong beaches will have to get used to strict closing times and permanent furniture installed by the government in public areas, as the Leisure and Cultural Services Department responds to complaints.28 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
The Mexican consulate has come to the rescue of a two-year-old boy whose parents were arrested on Friday in connection with the city's largest cocaine seizure.
The boy was taken to the Po Leung Kuk orphanage in Causeway Bay as police discussed his highly unusual circumstances with the Mexican authorities.22 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
Constable found shot dead at police station18 Sep 2011 - 12:00am