Two ministers apologised yesterday for illegal structures and building work at their properties, as the controversy rolled on.Thursday, 5 July, 2012, 12:00am
Time for changes in our public schools
I agree with lawmaker Emily Lau Wai-hing - the government must improve Hong Kong's flawed public-school system. Otherwise, this could pose a threat to the city's competitive edge.5 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
The school board of King's College met yesterday to discuss why it refused to consider two motions to withdraw the elite school from the government's class-reduction programme and to launch a judicial review into the decision to take part.5 Apr 2011 - 12:00am
Police yesterday classified as murder the death of a 25-year-old woman whose half-naked body was found floating in the sea off Ap Lei Chau on Wednesday.
A post-mortem examination found Yu Wai-yuk had drowned, but police said further investigations showed there were suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.2 Nov 2010 - 12:00am
Residents of a Kwai Chung estate where a chopping spree on Saturday resulted in the deaths of two people and serious injury of three said yesterday they were worried about being attacked by other mental patients.10 May 2010 - 12:00am
A 77-year-old Kwai Chung man admitted chopping his 87-year-old neighbour, permanently damaging his eye and arm, the Court of First Instance heard yesterday. Chan Ping-kuen pleaded guilty to one count of wounding Wong Kwo with intent on July 27 last year at Kwai Shing Estate. Chan suspected an affair between Wong and his wife as she often visited Wong to collect old newspapers.2 Apr 2010 - 12:00am
The government has demanded the sponsoring body of a Yau Tong school surrender its operating rights by mid-July and said it would set up a team to find an organisation to take over. This came as the government revealed the school had not turned in budget reports for the past two years.26 May 2009 - 12:00am
Mother and son found dead9 Feb 2009 - 12:00am
Pupils from Buddhist Hui Yuan College and three other schools in Tai Po and Sha Tin are hoping to strike a chord with the Education Bureau over a reprieve from school closures.
About 10 students from the schools will perform a protest concert near the bureau's office in Sheung Shui on Friday.25 Oct 2008 - 12:00am
An interim housing block that has stood for 36 years has been earmarked for demolition in 2010 to make way for public housing.
Concrete surfaces and reinforcement bars in parts of Block 12 of Kwai Shing East Estate, which is 76 per cent vacant, have been found to be seriously corroded upon inspection by the Housing Authority.2 Aug 2008 - 12:00am
Where: Wing D, Shing Keung House, Upper Podium Level, Kwai Shing East Shopping Centre, Kwai Chung25 Jun 2006 - 12:00am
A man is wheeled from a Kwai Chung flat by an ambulance crew (far left) after being arrested when police wearing body armour broke into the flat to end a three-hour standoff yesterday. Police said the 39-year-old man had argued with his wife - who was not injured but taken to hospital for checkups (left) - in the Kwai Shing East Estate shortly before 8am.6 Oct 2005 - 12:00am
I recently read an article headlined 'Avoiding stage fright' and discovered that there are many ways to improve your public-speaking skills.
For example, try breathing deeply before the speech. When we are giving a speech, the most important thing to remember is to have eye contact with the audience.19 Aug 2005 - 12:00am
The government should make window inspection in buildings every seven years compulsory, an engineers' group has proposed. The call by the Institution of Engineers came after at least 28 incidents involving falling window frames this month.30 Jun 2005 - 12:00am