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Manila bus tragedy

Hong Kong cancels visa-free privileges for Philippine officials and diplomats

Hong Kong will cancel visa-free arrangements for Philippine official and diplomatic passport holders in its first sanctions against a foreign state.

Thursday, 30 January, 2014, 10:50am 72 comments

Manila bus survivor Yik Siu-ling recovering in Taiwan after operation

Yik Siu-ling, who was shot in the face during the Manila bus hostage siege in 2010, will return to the city on January 10 after a successful operation in Taiwan to rebuild her shattered lower jaw.

"Thanks to the successful operation by Dr Wei Fu-chan, I have great confidence that I'll be able to lead a normal life again," Yik said by telephone yesterday.

27 Dec 2013 - 1:53pm 1 comment

Manila agrees to payout for Manila bus siege victim Yik Siu-ling

Three years after the Manila hostage bloodbath, the Philippines has paid compensation to a victim. It gave an undisclosed amount to Yik Siu-ling, who will have surgery costing HK$1 million in Taiwan next month.

20 Nov 2013 - 9:51am 19 comments

Deadline for bus hostage sanctions against Manila stays, despite typhoon

Hong Kong has "no plan" to delay possible economic sanctions against the Philippines over the Manila bus hostage crisis, despite the devastation caused by Super Typhoon Haiyan.

14 Nov 2013 - 4:39pm 73 comments

Calls to 'punish Manila' smack of revenge, not justice

While it is heartening to see the rest of the world responding positively to the latest natural disaster to affect the people of the Philippines, here in Hong Kong, key pan-democratic politicians as well as the administration itself have reached for new moral lows.

12 Nov 2013 - 9:10pm 17 comments

Shame on politicians using Manila tragedy for their own ends

The Hong Kong government and some of its more unlikely allies are threatening to turn the Manila bus killing tragedy into a farce. Three years after Hong Kong residents were killed and injured during a bungled hostage rescue, officials are working on a plan to penalise all the people who were not involved in this tragic event.

8 Nov 2013 - 7:05pm 23 comments

Lawmaker suggests sanctions if Manila bus tragedy talks drag on

A Hong Kong lawmaker representing the families of victims and survivors of the Manila bus tragedy on Friday suggested introducing sanctions against the Philippines if no significant progress was made in talks within a reasonable time.

1 Nov 2013 - 3:48pm 9 comments

Compensation for Hong Kong's loss in Manila bus tragedy bound to come

Three years after the Manila hostage tragedy, the issue resurfaced when Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying met Philippine President Benigno Aquino at the Apec Summit in Bali. Survivors of the crisis and relatives of the deceased have demanded compensation and an apology from Aquino.

25 Oct 2013 - 4:37pm 1 comment

Aquino should apologise for Manila bus tragedy, say victims’ families

Even if the Manila government is willing to apologise over the hostage incident that left eight Hong Kong people dead, families of those killed said Philippine President Benigno Aquino should say sorry too.

23 Oct 2013 - 9:05pm 3 comments

People's Daily slams 'cold-blooded' Philippine government

The "reporter's observation" was published as Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying told the media that official discussions with the Philippines would start soon and the victims' families would be briefed on the progress later.

16 Oct 2013 - 4:37am