Maggie Tam | South China Morning Post
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Maggie Tam

6 years' jail for duping girl into having sex

A self-styled fung shui master was jailed yesterday for what a judge described as despicable acts in duping his former girlfriend's sister into having sex with him for six years on the pretext of easing her fever and expelling evil spirits.

Friday, 21 October, 2011, 12:00am

New term, and new set of problems

For both the poor and the better-off, the gloss was taken off the first day of school for many parents and their children yesterday by factors as diverse as soaring costs and a looming campus move.

2 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Patient, 93, barred in hospital row

A 93-year-old kidney patient who paid more than HK$4 million for treatment at a leading private hospital was expelled because of her daughter's 'excessive requests'.

The daughter, Yin Chow, was accused of repeated misconduct by bosses at the Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital for verbally abusing nurses, causing them 'enormous pressure and stress'.

31 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Little bit richer, not much happier

Paying off the mortgage on a home bought last year would eat up an ordinary Hong Kong family's entire income for 10 years without allowing for any other expenditure.

In a city where people are suffering less disease and less pollution, 2010 was nevertheless the toughest year in almost a decade for buying a place in which to live.

5 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Elderly models far from old-fashioned

There may have been more emphasis on comfort than style, but 20 rather mature catwalk models showed that age is no object to looking good.

31 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Garley fire victim 'was tricked into investing payout'

The insurance watchdog has been urged to investigate allegations by the semi-literate mother of a man who died in the Garley Building fire 15 years ago that an agent cheated her while handling more than HK$1 million in compensation.

14 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Visual impairment no barrier in the pursuit of an artistic vision

In the midst of bustling Mong Kok, Yam Pok-fai takes out his camera. He is looking for a haven of peace in the crowd to fit his theme of finding leisure among the hustle and bustle for his entry in a photography contest.

Apart from battling the crowd, Yam faced an even greater challenge in pursuit of his hobby: the 23-year-old is blind.

23 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

MTR Corp apologises over threat to media

The government-controlled MTR Corporation and its media consultant apologised for sending a letter threatening to withdraw advertising if the media ran negative reports about the rail operator.

23 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

HK pupil youngest 'best memoriser'

Jack Wan Yuet-lung, 10, is the world's youngest 'best memoriser' after he recalled 52 playing cards in two minutes at the Welsh Open Memory Championships on March 26, breaking the 2003 record. The Primary Five pupil at Lee Yat Ngok Memorial School joined the Hong Kong Memory Study Association two years ago and had trained in speed card memorisation for less than a year.

11 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Impaled worker off critical list

A construction worker impaled from his stomach to his neck by a two-metre pole was taken off the critical list at Princess Margaret Hospital last night after four hours of surgery to remove the steel bar. Fung Fuk-hei, 46, was injured when a platform at a road project in Tuen Mun collapsed on Thursday. Hung Wai-biu, 46, was killed. A third worker was stable in Yan Chai Hospital.

9 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Pets join ancestors in grave-sweepers' devotions

Along with the ancestors being honoured during the Ching Ming grave-sweeping festival, animal lovers are also paying tribute to their dead pets.

As well as the usual consumer products and food items burned to keep the departed contented in the afterlife, shops selling paper offerings are also producing replicas of pet food and chew toys.

5 Apr 2011 - 12:00am