Chan Yat-Biu

Medicine seller defiant after winning acquittal

The son of 'Monkey Man' vowed to continue selling his family's traditional Chinese medicine after a court acquitted him yesterday of selling an unregistered drug which was linked to mercury poisoning of a baby boy last June.

Saturday, 12 April, 2008, 12:00am

Love bug strikes Kam Ying

There's nothing wrong with pet monkey Kam Ying that a healthy male monkey couldn't fix. A veterinarian from the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department examined the primate of the late 'Monkey Man' Chan Yat-biu yesterday and gave her a clean bill of health. Fears had been expressed after her owner Chan Yiu-wing, 54, reported that she had gone off her food and was bad-tempered.

17 May 2007 - 12:00am

Expert advice sought to tackle monkey's mystery complaint

The son of Chan 'Monkey Man' Yat-biu has appealed for help from experts to look into the apparent illness of the primate that his late father raised.

The monkey, which he says has been ill for four months, has apparently suffered emotionally since her master died in 2004.

16 May 2007 - 12:00am

Monkey business

I refer to the article 'Monkey man's ad deal worth more than peanuts' (South China Morning Post, November 14) about Chan Yat-biu and his pet monkey. The message I would get from the adverts is that Sun Hung Kai is out to exploit its customers in the same offensive way that Mr Chan exploits his monkey.


Lamma Island

16 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

'Monkey man' sees wish fulfilled

Beaming with delight, 'monkey man' Chan Yat-biu was yesterday reunited with his beloved pet monkey, confiscated by officials almost three months ago.

The reunion of the 90-year-old hawker and three-year-old Kam Ying, which means golden eagle, came after Mr Chan was released from Wong Tai Sin Hospital, where he said he spent sleepless nights thinking about his pet.

5 Aug 2000 - 12:00am

Monkey decision attacked

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has attacked a court decision to give monkey man Chan Yat-biu, 90, his pet back, saying the animal is not a domesticated pet and poses a risk to humans. A complaint was lodged after Mr Chan took his monkey on the streets of Kowloon as he sold Chinese medicine.

22 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

Monkey better off with its own kind in new home

The interest expressed by your correspondents Ana Lee, JoAnne Law (letters, South China Morning Post, June 3) and Michael Foong (Post, June 5) on the case of a seized monkey is appreciated.

6 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

Why make this frail, old man miserable?

I refer to the articles about a pet monkey which was seized from its 90-year-old owner Chan Yat-biu.

3 Jun 2000 - 12:00am