Schoolboy, 11, checks the evidence himself

A schoolboy took up a seat at the inquest yesterday because he wanted to learn more about the truth with his own eyes and ears.

Saturday, 3 March, 2007, 12:00am

Cardboard coffins the green way to go

Industry, elderly unimpressed by eco-friendly funeral plan

The government is promoting the use of cardboard 'eco-coffins' - which have been used in the cremation of some unclaimed bodies - in the face of scepticism from the funeral trade.

1 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

A financial support scheme designed to protect witnesses

Relatives of the dead, interested parties or witnesses in inquest cases have only been given the option of legal assistance since changes to the law in 2001.

Before that, there was no option for relatives or witnesses to be represented by legal aid lawyers.

24 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Easy makes it tough for Socrates

Three wins means sprinter may force a tie with Happy Valley Million Challenge leader

The new Happy Valley sprinting find, Easy, won his third straight at the track last night to force Caspar Fownes' hand with Happy Valley Million Challenge leader Socrates.

8 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

City Briefs

Driver killed in Yuen Long road race

3 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

She's back

THE WORLD IS full of people who would like to believe Anita Moorjani - and I'm one of them. After all, she claims to have the answer to a question that has dogged people through the ages: Is there life after death?

The answer, according to Moorjani, is an unequivocal 'yes'. She has been there, she says ... and back again.

3 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Give terminally ill the right to die with dignity

In addition to the 'continue to resuscitate' or 'do not resuscitate' options mentioned in 'Live-or-die document proposed for chronic patients' (August 17), the terminally ill should also be given a third choice - 'physician-assisted dying'.

21 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Improved vision of the right to live or die

Any of us could face the possibility at some time of standing at the bedside of a loved one who is in a comatose or vegetative state, without any hope of recovery and dependent on artificial life support. That such patients are no longer able to convey their wishes as to the health care they want, including any treatment to prolong life, can place a heavy burden on relatives.

17 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Right-to-die proposal is morally wrong, say patients' groups

Patients' groups have slammed as 'morally wrong' a suggestion by the Law Reform Commission that people should be encouraged to draw up directives that they be allowed to die if they become terminally ill, comatose or fall into a vegetative state.

17 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Waxing lyrical

'What do you call a group of women discussing property prices and drinking chardonnay?' 'A book club' is the classic reply. If only this were true and we could stick to such mundane topics.

5 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Body mix-up was force's fault, admits police chief

Commissioner Dick Lee Ming-kwai yesterday admitted police had made a mistake in the mix-up of two bodies at Fu Shan mortuary.

Mr Lee said the error was made in the process of officers handling the two bodies.

30 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Two more bodies mixed up at mortuary

Health chief clears workers of blame and says police may have been at fault

The health chief has confirmed another mix-up of bodies at Fu Shan Public Mortuary, but says workers there are not at fault this time.

It is the second mix-up of bodies at the mortuary this year and follows an incident this month where a mortuary worker misnumbered a body.

27 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Justice must be served at shooting inquest

A date has yet to be set for an inquest into the deaths of two officers in a shoot-out between police in a Tsim Sha Tsui underpass earlier this year. Few cases to come before the coroner have generated as much interest. Many questions remain to be answered.

9 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Police found drugs in flat after stopping man, court told

Police seized more than 4kg of the drug ketamine after stopping a man as he left a Tai Po flat, a court heard yesterday.

It was alleged that the discovery of 4.8kg of a mixture containing just over 4kg of ketamine was made inside a flat to which Sidney Ho Man-wai - who has pleaded not guilty in the Court of First Instance to two counts of drug trafficking - had a key.

23 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Top lawyer tipped for police shoot-out inquest is dropped

A senior government lawyer, who had been expected to represent the coroner in a high-profile inquest into the gun battle between three police officers in a Tsim Sha Tsui underpass in March, has been sidelined.

4 Jun 2006 - 12:00am