Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy theories abound, but they don't provide answers

Barry Cheung and C. Y. Leung celebrate Leung's election win.

In politics, conspiracy theories are rife. They have sprung powerfully into life since Barry Cheung Chun-yuen, an Executive Council member and top aide to Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, was forced to quit all his public positions during the inquiry into the collapse of the Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange, which he founded.

Monday, 3 June, 2013, 7:14am 1 comment

Obama conspiracy theory messages flood key US election states

A screengrab (top left) from the film Dreams From My Real Father (bottom left), which tries to claim that Barack Obama is really the son of a Communist Party loyalist, Frank Marshall Davis (top right) and compares their physiques (bottom right).

A flood of strident and increasingly bizarre anti-Obama material is flooding key states as the White House race enters the home stretch, including a mail-out DVD that claims the US president is the secret lovechild of a Communist Party activist.

25 Oct 2012 - 5:21am

Who said it?

It was completely random. A Malaysian friend of mine just texted me one morning and said that I was somehow part of a political conspiracy and I was completely surprised

Hong Kong chess master Anya Corke on how her photo was used to stir a political conspiracy in Malaysia

There is simply no excuse for such unethical behaviour

23 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Quotes of the week

I want them to say, 'I've never seen nothing like this in my life ... It's amazing. He's the greatest entertainer in the world'

A slurring Michael Jackson, shortly before his death

Why would Iran ascribe to such a ridiculous belief that stands in the face of all logic and evidence?

2 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Disaster dilemma

Filmmakers around the world have faced many challenges in dealing with the September 11 attacks and their aftermath. In the US, the public was so traumatised by the event that filmmakers have largely avoided the subject, while the British have approached it with their trademark humour.

11 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Young enthusiasts want scientificstudy of aliens

Most people dismiss studies of UFOs and extra-terrestrials (ETs) as nothing more than pseudo-science based on myths, hearsay and wild imaginations, but Don Mak Ho-ting, 23, does not agree.

The talkative event organiser believes the issue of aliens and flying saucers needs to be scientifically studied by academics from a wide range of disciplines.

29 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

'World's biggest' UFO convention descending on HK

Non-believers, you have been warned. The world's biggest UFO conference is set to be held in the city next year.

Hong Kong alienophiles and their global brethren who believe we are not alone will come together at a yet-to-be confirmed venue on November 9, 2009 for the summit and exhibition.

10 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Policeman 'probably' shot Macau bystander

A bullet that hit a bystander during a Labour Day rally in Macau was 'probably' fired by a policeman, the city's police force said after a two-week investigation.

The finding comes as victim Leong Ngai-keong, 53, remains in Kiang Wu Hospital in stable condition.

16 May 2007 - 12:00am

One for the conspiracy theorists

Conspiracy theorists might want to tune into The Interactive Channel this evening at 8pm, when media maverick Robert Chua's (below)interconnected channel will wade into the 9/11 debate with clips from a controversial American documentary called 9:11 In Plane Site. It raises many questions about clear visual evidence from the September 11 terrorist attacks.

21 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Bring back Bridget Jones

Finding some light reading for the beach in the local bookstore is not as easy as it used to be. The US book world seems to have decided that its ideal customer is a politically obsessed conspiracy theorist.

17 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Without video footage, innocent people would have been convicted

As a legal practitioner, I find myself in total agreement with Ross Milburn's article (South China Morning Post, August 31) which argues that the widespread use of video cameras will do far more to protect human rights than to endanger them.

5 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Not convinced by official's explanation

In recent weeks, there have been a number of responses to my initial letter (South China Morning Post, February 23), concerning a fatal road smash some time ago in Kam Tin.

28 Apr 2000 - 12:00am