Malaysian Chinese

C.Y. inquiry's invisible man turns up in town

The architect at the centre of a conflict-of-interest row involving chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying reiterated last night that he did not know Leung - as he visited the city just days after the close of a Legislative Council inquiry he was 'too busy' to testify at.

Friday, 27 April, 2012, 12:00am

Arts hub contest records expected to be released

The government is likely to release records of a 2001 arts hub design competition that might explain if chief executive hopeful Leung Chun-ying had a conflict of interest as a juror linked to one of the contestants.

17 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Stakes high as Lee aims to bow out with gold

Badminton world No 1 Lee Chong Wei has learned how to accept defeat, but the stakes have never been higher as he seeks to become Malaysia's first Olympic champion.

Four years after his crushing defeat by arch rival Lin Dan in the Beijing Olympics final, Lee is hoping to go out in a blaze of glory before retiring next year.

15 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Arts hub jury told of winners at last minute

The jury of a 2001 arts hub design competition only learned of the identities of the winners it had picked four hours before the government announced the results, according to the jury's report.

14 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Architect distances himself from row

Malaysian architect Dr Ken Yeang distanced himself from Leung Chun-ying and Hong Kong politics yesterday amid a conflict-of-interest row stemming from a 2001 arts hub design contest that has implicated him and the chief executive candidate.

14 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Pressure rises for release of arts hub papers

The government is under growing pressure to release records relating to the 2001 arts hub design competition at the centre of the conflict-of-interest controversy involving chief executive hopeful Leung Chun-ying.

13 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

C. Y. Leung disclosure row grows

Malaysian architect Dr Ken Yeang said he only learned yesterday that he was disqualified from a design contest held 10 years ago, a competition now at the centre of a conflict-of-interest row involving chief executive hopeful Leung Chun-ying.

11 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Super Dan storms past error-prone Lee in a rush

Lin Dan proved he meant business as he marched into the Sunrise-Yonex Hong Kong Open final following a convincing victory over world No 1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia at the Hong Kong Coliseum yesterday.

It took the reigning Olympic and world champion just 46 minutes to beat the Malaysian ace 21-16, 21-14.

20 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Lin defends frequent walkovers

Reigning world and Olympic champion Lin Dan has defended his frequent withdrawals from tournaments that have raised the eyebrows of fellow professionals and fans alike.

In the nine Super Series tournaments the Chinese ace has entered so far this year, he has conceded three walkovers - including a no-show at the Singapore Open final - and had one early retirement.

13 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Michelle Yeoh - Actress and campaigner

Michelle Yeoh will remain for many movie fans a 'Bond girl' and 'kung fu action star', thanks to her roles in Tomorrow Never Dies and a string of martial-arts-themed hits, most notably the Oscar-winning Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

11 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

China pin their hopes on fit-again star Hui

A fit-again Hui Ruoqi is set to delight the crowds when the FIVB World Grand Prix Hong Kong leg gets under way at the Coliseum today.

The 20-year-old from Jiangsu, who has been hailed as China's new star spiker as they build up for next year's London Olympics, was forced to miss all three matches in Hong Kong last year due to injury.

19 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Late-starting bodybuilder Orlando has no intention of withering on the vine of middle age

Orlando To Delfino, brother of singer-actor Alex To, believes body building is not just a young man's game.

At the ripe age of 53, he recently won the 'best poser' award at this year's Hong Kong Bodybuilding Championships and came in fifth in the under-70kg category.

4 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

'A Bespoke Journey' launch celebrates Andre Fu's boutique approach to finer points of design

Our home-born design golden boy Andre Fu launched his first book, A Bespoke Journey, on Thursday at the Ben Brown Fine Arts gallery in the Pedder Building.

The founder of AFSO mingled with an artsy crowd of guests at the launch cocktail. Guests were taken down memory lane thanks to an exhibition of large photos of Fu's previous design projects on show inside the gallery.

27 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Not skirting the issue, Choong game for change

In Eddy Choong's heyday, being politically correct didn't matter. What counted was being true to oneself, and living by the code where sportsmanship came first. Choong was from this top drawer, and played like a gentleman, even going to the length of conceding a key match after a wrong call by officials.

19 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

In yesterday's Italian National Day supplement headlined 'Lavish celebrations for 150 years of unity' on page C6, the date of a concert at the University of Hong Kong's Loke Yew Hall was incorrectly given as next Thursday. It is being held this Sunday, June 5.

3 Jun 2011 - 12:00am