None of us are perfect. We all make mistakes. The courteous thing to do when we are wrong is to apologise politely.
A polite apology does not need to be long and dramatic. It should be short and simple and to the point.Wednesday, 27 July, 2011, 12:00am
An undercover operative who became a protected witness for the Independent Commission Against Corruption then had his identity revealed in court is demanding an apology from the graft-buster.24 Nov 2010 - 12:00am
Scramble for school places not necessary
I am writing in response to a newspaper article about parents failing to send their children to famous schools in Hong Kong. Some of them blame the system of connections and church affiliations for their failure to get their child a school place.29 Dec 2009 - 12:00am
Police Commissioner Tang King-shing said sorry yet again yesterday - this time to a Fanling school after its name was leaked as the scene of an undercover drugs operation.29 Nov 2009 - 12:00am
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's apology this week to disadvantaged young British migrants abused and neglected while in state care would have been unthinkable a generation ago. So, too, was his saying sorry last year to the 'stolen generations' of Aboriginal children forcibly removed from their parents in a strategy of white assimilation.19 Nov 2009 - 12:00am
Hollywood star Sharon Stone has apologised for her 'bad karma' comments on the Sichuan earthquake, 15 months after the incident upset Chinese communities around the world.8 Sep 2009 - 12:00am
When Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd stands up in Parliament today, Debra Hocking will be one of hundreds of thousands of Aborigines who will be glued to their television.13 Feb 2008 - 12:00am
Payouts offered to aboriginal children, but not all are willing to forgive brutal schools, writes Wency Leung7 Oct 2007 - 12:00am
Regina Ip's apology for her handling of Article 23 came after a series of controversial comments on the national security legislation
I am aware that I made mistakes in promoting that bill. I made remarks which might have been unnecessarily provocative. I wish to tender my sincere apologies to those who were disturbed
- while declaring her candidacy yesterday28 Sep 2007 - 12:00am
The media yesterday questioned the motivation behind a Guilin party-controlled newspaper's open apology to the city's tour guides for accusations last week that they ripped off visitors.1 Aug 2007 - 12:00am
A VERY BAD DAY25 May 2007 - 12:00am
'Nowadays, manners are easy and life is hard.'
- former British prime minister Benjamin Disraeli10 Apr 2006 - 12:00am
researchers to come under closer scrutiny11 Mar 2006 - 12:00am
Why do girls always seem to take ages?
I have no idea.
Hey look, there they are. Finally!
Sorry we're so late! We missed the bus and had to wait ages for the next one.
All right, let's go.
OK, but you could at least tell us where we're going.15 Mar 2005 - 12:00am
Fill in the blanks with variations of the words in brackets. The first one has been done for you as an example.
1. Are you sure that you have the ability to do this? [able]
2. We must make sure the building can be used easily by _________ people. [able]
3. I'm sorry, but we are __________ to help you. [able]28 Jun 2004 - 12:00am