Ex-minister in probe had several checks

The misconduct alleged against the former development chief is all the more surprising because of the many integrity checks he underwent during his 30 years in the civil service.

Saturday, 14 July, 2012, 12:00am

Police play down memo on press queries

The police have denied that an e-mail directive sent out last week by a high-ranking officer is aimed at limiting what officers tell the media or stifling the reporting of sensitive issues.

20 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Iris Mak

Hongkonger Iris Mak Siu-kin has been a foodie for about 10 years. A job in ad sales at a listings magazine took her to many of the territory's top restaurants, and she's found it a hard habit to break.

1 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Career of one independent director shows need for caution

Small investors like us rely heavily on independent directors to protect our interests, but how much do we really know about them?

At times, very little indeed. The story of Mak Kin-kwong, who sits on the board of more than 10 mainland firms listed in Hong Kong, mainland China and the US, is telling.

30 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

High Noon

Starring: Lam Yiu-sing, Sham Ka-kei, Anjo Leung Hiu-fung, Jeremy Liu Pak-wing

Director: Heiward Mak Hei-yan

Category: III (Cantonese)

6 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Mak stays in hunt for Olympic wild card

Hong Kong's Tania Mak So-ning is still on course for a place at the Olympics despite a disappointing 17th-place finish in the ASTC Asian championships in Guangzhou yesterday.

4 May 2008 - 12:00am

Chocolate Rain a triumph for quality

Whether it be a start-up, or a business that is gaining momentum, it can be all too easy for many small and medium-sized companies to deviate from sound management by expanding too ambitiously and too quickly, or opting for cheaper and quicker alternatives.

22 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Thursday Thinktank

Five things we're all wondering about

1 GPS system in our taxis ... Yes, it should help with navigation and routing, but it's not going to prevent them from cutting off other traffic on the road and leaning on the horn like it's the accelerator pedal.

6 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

New manager brings new look (and new name?) to ToTT's

The Excelsior's new general manager, Amanda Scott, knows her hotel is the poor cousin in the Mandarin Oriental family and not about to dethrone its more glamorous relatives. However, that doesn't mean she's going to let it sulk quietly in the back during family pictures. Put in charge seven weeks ago, the Londoner has big plans for the Causeway Bay mainstay.

16 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Steven shows he's in top form

Hong Kong's best young golfer shared the lead after the opening day of the 28th Asia Pacific Junior Golf Championship in Fanling on Tuesday.

Steven Lam Tsz-fung carded a superb 68 at the Hong Kong Golf Club's challenging Eden Course, posting birdies at the ninth and 14th, to finish the day two under.

17 May 2007 - 12:00am

Yasuhiro goes back to the future

Japanese designer Mihara Yasuhiro unveiled his latest experiments for Puma over the weekend. With a philosophy described as OOPARTS, meaning 'out of place artefacts', the artist explained his new footwear was inspired by a desire to juxtapose the past with the future.

19 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

HK lines up world's best

Several of the world's top players have been lined up for a proposed tournament this summer to mark the 10th anniversary of Hong Kong's reunification with the mainland.

14 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Graduate shuns commerce for academia

Vincent Mak gets more satisfaction from conducting research that has practical value than he does from making money

ON GRADUATING FROM Cambridge University with a first-class honours degree in natural sciences and an MSc in applied mathematics, Vincent Mak Wah-sung briefly considered taking the same route as many of his peers.

3 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Hide and Seek exhibition

Hong Kong Arts Centre

Ends August 31

'Who is Hello Kitty?' this show asks. As if we don't already know. Hello! Celebrating her 30th birthday, this cute little white cartoon cat was born on November 1, 1974, in suburban London. Probably her most distinctive feature is that she has no mouth.

18 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

HK businessman tried for fraud in Guangdong

A Hong Kong man has gone on trial in Guangzhou Intermediate Court for committing an alleged fraud of 77 million yuan related to a state-backed company.

The court was told on Wednesday that Mak Kin was the director of Guangfeng, a trading company.

24 Dec 2004 - 12:00am