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  • Nov 28, 2014
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Immigration Tower

Fires of recent years

Garley Building November 20, 1996

Thursday, 1 December, 2011, 12:00am

Government offices may leave Wan Chai

The government may free up prime sites for office buildings in Wan Chai by moving some of its own offices to Kowloon and the New Territories.

Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah said the government would study the feasibility of rebuilding Immigration Tower, Wan Chai Tower and Revenue Tower at Kai Tak and in Tseung Kwan O.

28 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Debate on cash reward for Thai murder lead

Lack of progress in solving bizarre case frustrates police

Police are debating whether to boost the $700,000 reward offered for information leading to the arrest of the murderer of Thai woman Charitar Kamolnoranath or to withdraw it.

They are frustrated at the lack of progress in solving the crime.

3 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Yearning to be a family again

Right-of-abode seekers and their supporters weep yesterday on a march from Immigration Tower in Wan Chai to the Central Government Offices to demand that the government honour its promise to arrange for the mainland children of abode seekers who have set up home in Hong Kong to be allowed to settle in the city as soon as possible.

10 May 2006 - 12:00am

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Taxi drivers protest over airport van proposal

11 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

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15 people fall ill with food poisoning

21 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

As high as the corporate ladder goes

It's not for the faint-hearted, but it does offer workspace with an unrivalled view.

7 Oct 2002 - 12:00am


Lam Ming-sing, six, whose brother is an overstayer, is hugged at a Mother's Day right-of-abode candlelight vigil outside Immigration Tower in Wan Chai last night.

13 May 2002 - 12:00am

Abode-seekers in protest

More than 600 abode-seekers and families marched from Immigration Tower, Wan Chai, to Central Government Offices to continue their fight to live in Hong Kong.

23 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Hi-tech response to attack

Immigration officers will be provided with hi-tech outfits, including armoured suits and bulletproof vests fitted with miniature fire extinguishers. The upgrade follows August's arson attack at Immigration Tower which left two people dead and 50 injured.

27 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Arson attack murder charges extended

Seven of the 22 abode-seekers allegedly involved in the arson attack on Immigration Tower on August 2 yesterday faced new murder charges.

They were charged with murdering abode-seeker Lam Siu-sing. Three men had already been charged with murdering senior immigration officer Leung Kam-kwong.

9 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Abode-seekers' desperation triggers senseless violence

Mainland abode-seekers are desperate to stay in Hong Kong. The judicial system is determined to follow the law.

The re-interpretation of Basic Law has drastically cut down the number of mainlanders eligible for the right of abode. Mainlanders born before one of their parents became a perma nent resident of Hong Kong do not have right of abode.

24 Aug 2000 - 12:00am

Solution needed

I refer to the arson attack at Immigration Tower on Wednesday.

I believe that most SAR citizens will have felt upset and angered by what happened.

7 Aug 2000 - 12:00am

Violence not acceptable in normally safe SAR

I was saddened by the incident at Immigration Tower on Wednesday, which led to 50 people being injured.

Abode seekers are testing the Government's patience to the limit. They are entitled to express their grievances, but not if it leads to innocent people being hurt. That is absolutely intolerable. Rules and laws should be obeyed.

4 Aug 2000 - 12:00am

Senseless rampage

Even at the bleakest moments in the long drawn-out saga of the right of abode seekers, such a tragic conclusion as yesterday's desperate act could never have been imagined. Of the 50 people injured in the mayhem at Immigration Tower, 23 were members of staff, one critically burned in the explosion which followed when some protesters set themselves alight.

3 Aug 2000 - 12:00am