Jennifer Ngo

Police will wear body-cameras

Frontline police officers in Hong Kong will be fitted with body-cameras after recent complaints about their handling of demonstrators.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:03pm

The children's champion

Even before moving to Thailand, Malina Zlatkova Enlund had heard stories about children being subjected to sexual abuse and then sold to human trafficking rings in Southeast Asia. But a meeting with an Aids-stricken 12-year-old in a desolate hospital room finally drove the Bulgarian-Canadian to act to fight a trade that overpowers and destroys young bodies and minds.

23 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Poor thrown aside in flats crackdown

Hongkongers were relieved when the government cracked down on old buildings jammed with illegally partitioned flats early this year. Two deadly fires last year had roused public concern, and the forced demolition seemed reasonable - except to many of those who were forced to leave their humble homes.

16 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Pool closing hours making waves

Residents and district councillors are calling for a change of public swimming pools' closing hours, as some find their doors are always shut at the times they want to swim.

28 May 2012 - 12:00am

Special sisters-in-arms arrive in HK

The People's Liberation Army garrison yesterday displayed one of its newest additions - a crack squad of women warriors whom one would not want to tackle at close quarters.

29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

HK$4m to raise a child? It's not far off the mark

When Hong Kong's Olympic windsurfing champion Lee Lai-shan said in 2006 it would take HK$4 million to raise a child, it caused a commotion in the city.

Her remark, made in a television commercial for a local bank, sparked intense debate over the accuracy of her estimate.

10 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Villains take a beating on day of voodoo

Scores of people lined up under a Causeway Bay flyover yesterday for an annual Chinese 'enemy cursing' tradition, as thick incense smoke mingled with the chanting of professional ritual masters and echoes of shoes slapping against paper effigies.

6 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Learning to live on next to N-nothing

It's a good thing Chen Shao-hong is an optimist, given the harsh regimen that makes up her days as one of the city's 'N-nothings'.

While social scientists and others have yet to define the catchy new term's precise definition, thousands of Hongkongers are living in its dismal shadow.

1 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Lengthy saga of rooftop resolved

Lands officials procrastinated for over 13 months before responding to the Buildings Department's request to remove a dangerous illegal structure on a rooftop the government owns as a result of a 20-year unresolved land lease dispute.

24 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Never mind the exact date, now's the time to celebrate

Dozens of elderly people celebrated their birthday yesterday, even though most of them did not know what day they were born.

In Chinese tradition, renri, the seventh day of the Lunar New Year, is remembered as the day people were created so it's considered a birthday for everyone.

30 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

D&G store the target of fresh protests over photo ban

Outraged internet users targeted Dolce & Gabbana's flagship Tsim Sha Tsui store again last night, and are planning another protest tomorrow unless the Italian fashion giant apologises for banning Hongkongers from taking photographs there.

14 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Breezy start to idling engine ban

Mild weather gave the long-awaited ban on idling engines a smoother start than many had expected yesterday as most drivers, not needing their air conditioning, switched off the ignition voluntarily.

But a handful were found to have broken the rule that they have to turn off their engines after three minutes at a standstill, saying they forgot or found it impractical to follow.

16 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Lawmaker calls for probe into land deals

A legislator has asked the Ombudsman to investigate land deals and practices in the New Territories, after the South China Morning Post uncovered suspect deals between indigenous villagers and developers.

The deals, which abuse the small-house scheme, are believed to have long been common practice in the New Territories.

14 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Fire victims burned out of homes face bleak prospects

The threat of homelessness still looms over some residents displaced by last week's deadly Mong Kok fire.

The blaze in Fa Yuen Street on November 30 left nine people dead and 34 injured. Five people are still in hospital, with three in critical condition.

8 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Survivors relive terror of being trapped by smoke

More accounts of terror emerged yesterday as residents made homeless in the fatal Mong Kok fire began putting their lives back together.

2 Dec 2011 - 12:00am