Higher qualification requirement puts 150 jobs in danger

A group of protesting clerical workers from the Buildings Department said a sudden change in the qualification requirements for their jobs could put 150 of them out of work at the end of the month.

Monday, 14 February, 2011, 12:00am

Clerk jailed for HK$1.7m swindle

Accounting clerk Chun Lai-fan, 38, was jailed for two years yesterday after pleading guilty in the District Court to siphoning off HK$1.7 million from her employer, DCH Electrical Appliances Service Centre, by stealing several hundred dollars at a time, about 20 times a month, over a period of seven years.

7 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Vox Pop

Good relationships and co-operation between colleagues are important in the workplace, and the two are often interlinked. Good working relationships can prevent unnecessary conflicts and mistrust in the office. Classified Post asks Hongkongers what their work relationships with colleagues are like and how they can maintain good relations with others.

13 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Have you ever had a summer job?

Yu Kung-ho, 17

Top tunes: Canto-pop

I have not had a summer job before. I don't intend to find one this summer because I want to spend my time studying for next year's HKCEE. But I think it's good to gain work experience. Once you know how hard it is to work, you will treasure your carefree school life and study harder.

Lau Tak-kin, 15

29 May 2008 - 12:00am

This affects us: low-income earners and the elderly


Kwok Kit-man, 27, is a clerk who lives in Tin Shui Wai and works in Prince Edward, earning HK$6,000 a month. He is disappointed the government has no plans to increase asset limits for workers applying for transport subsidies.

28 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Ex-official pocketed millions to pay debts

A former Health Department officer admitted using more than HK$13.7 million of public money to pay gambling debts, a court heard yesterday.

He had forged invoices for fees for research or to organise training classes in Chinese medicine between May 2004 and June last year.

12 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Service order for lonely prison clerk

A lonely prison clerk who mined personal data from a prison computer system in a bid to date the beautiful women he saw visiting inmates was ordered yesterday to perform 120 hours of community service.

22 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

'I earn $10,000 a month - I can't afford such a huge sum'

Simon Wong, who moved into Yuet Wah Mansion only a month ago, has became one of 96 flat owners being sued for $14 million.

He bought the 620 sq ft flat with rooftop space for $1.8 million.

'I thought everything should be over after three to four years,' Mr Wong said. 'I can't imagine they are suing us now.'

11 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Secretary wanted to 'escape ICAC'

Solicitor's clerk felt angry when she later told court she stayed voluntarily

A secretary of a listed company told a solicitor's clerk she wanted to escape from the 'evil claws of the ICAC' after she was arrested in an investigation of her employer, the District Court heard yesterday.

11 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Irregular service

Two years ago, I sold my old Buick sedan and, because the annual licensing sticker on my number plate was six months from expiry, a clerk at the provincial licensing bureau said I was owed C$18.50 ($123). She would not give me cash, but wrote out a credit note that I could use towards the cost of the sticker for my new car.

5 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Family theft admitted

A civil servant was convicted yesterday of stealing $42,000 and a watch from his sister-in-law after she went missing in November last year.

29 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Out with the old office model

It is not uncommon for small and medium sized-enterprises to have no secretaries, clerks or office assistants. But it is rare for a statutory body performing an important public function to dispense with secretarial and clerical support.

1 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Clerk foils robber

A female clerk at Asia Commercial Bank, Tsuen Wan, foiled an attempted robbery after a man, aged about 30, walked into the Castle Peak Road branch at 4.30pm and handed her a note, on which was written: 'Robbery. Hand over $150,000. I have a handgun in my newspapers.' She ducked beneath the counter and set off the alarm. The robber fled empty-handed.

5 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Embezzling clerk sentenced

A former accounts clerk of the A. S. Watson's Group (HK) Ltd who embezzled $1.4 million was ordered to perform 200 hours of community service. Chim San-wing, 24, pleaded guilty to 25 counts when he appeared before District Court judge Fi-lan Chua last month.

13 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Graft convictions overturned

Former Transport Department clerk Kung Lung-sing, who received a suspended sentence for accepting toiletries, money and mooncake coupons from two garage operators, has had two of his 10 convictions for accepting advantages overturned on appeal. Madam Justice Clare-Marie Beeson also ordered he be repaid $4,000 in fines.

19 Feb 2002 - 12:00am