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Billy Wong Wai-Yuk

Concerns raised about the fate of donations

Fears were expressed yesterday that funds raised for Shum Ho-yin - already more than $900,000 - could fall into the wrong hands if not carefully administered.

Friday, 2 September, 2005, 12:00am

Concerns raised about the fate of donations

Fears were expressed yesterday that funds raised for Shum Ho-yin - already more than $900,000 - could fall into the wrong hands if not carefully administered.

A children's rights activist urged the government to issue a care and protection order for the boy, amid reports that at least one of his relatives was a gambler.

2 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Murder fear as pair found in play den fire

Police were trying to establish last night if two charred bodies found in a burnt-out children's play hut in Tuen Mun were those of two teenage boys missing from nearby Pillar Point open camp.

They believe the victims may have been killed before the fire because there was no sign that they tried to flee. Murder has not been ruled out.

18 Feb 1999 - 12:00am

Workers on warpath over 'unpaid $3m'

Workers protested outside the Government's Murray Building in Central after they failed to be paid for renovating it.

About 30 contractors representing 100 workers said they had not received payment after upgrading five floors of offices in the Garden Road premises.

They said $3 million was owed and the late payment had caused some workers financial problems.

3 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

Prisoners' road-sign overtime

Prisoners have been made to work overtime to produce road signs due to the heavy demand of so many infrastructure projects.

While most of the working population faces job uncertainty, prisoners have been working up to 10 hours a day to keep pace.

15 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

PLA's maiden outing over in a shot

Revellers left the handover anniversary carnival puzzled and disappointed after a lightning-quick maiden outing by the PLA.

More than 30,000 people went to Happy Valley racecourse for the $6 million carnival.

Many wanted to see the PLA soldiers dispense with their low profile for the first time since marching across the border a year ago.

2 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Highlights 'avert' prison riots

Prisoners are being shown daily video highlights of World Cup games to prevent frustrated inmates rioting.

Welfare officers are recording edited versions of the night games and showing them to prisoners during their two-hour recreation periods the following day.

12 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Homes battle deadline extended

Property buyers who found their Tseung Kwan O flats did not measure up were yesterday given two more weeks to decide if they would accept a compensation package.

The Housing Society had given buyers of the 1,894 flats in Verbena Heights six weeks to decide if they would rescind their purchase after a majority of the properties were found to have been wrongly measured.

17 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Caring coverage helps Ho-tak

I WOULD like to congratulate your paper, and particularly your writer Miss Billy Wong Wai-yuk, for persistence in highlighting the shameful deportation of the child Hai Ho-tak and separation from his family in Hong Kong.

2 Apr 1995 - 12:00am