Paper talk, June 15, 2013

At Stanley jail, all the inmates have given up smoking.

Sunday, Apple Daily

Parents say school is selfish for not sharing sports ground

Saturday, 15 June, 2013, 1:53am

Device can cut minibus speed

Time to enforce law and make minibus drivers slow down

The government is responsible for approving, monitoring and ensuring that the laws concerning public transport are not only obeyed but, even more importantly, rigorously enforced.

2 Jun 2013 - 3:59am

City Digest, March 4, 2013

Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah yesterday defended the budget plan he announced last week, branding some of the criticisms as "dangerous". Tsang said those who opposed short-term relief measures were not taking into account macro-economic considerations.

4 Mar 2013 - 5:08am

CLSA nails custard to the wall for tongue-in-cheek report

Belt up or be busted on the 21M

Whither the slither? This and other compelling questions for investors in the Year of the Snake are raised and answered in CLSA's 19th Fung Shui Index.

7 Feb 2013 - 5:16am 1 comment

Minibus driver arrested after death of pedestrian

A minibus driver has been arrested after his vehicle knocked down a pedestrian, who later died, in the early hours of Friday morning.

The minibus hit the 47-year-old man at the junction of Nathan Road and Argyle Street, in Mong Kok, at around 4.54am, police said.

12 Oct 2012 - 12:43pm

Passenger killed as minibus slams into police car

A passenger was killed and eight others injured when the minibus in which they were travelling hit a police car parked along a Tai Po expressway early yesterday.

4 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

A dim view

If ever I need to sue my landlord, divorce my wife or seek damages for personal injury, rest assured that I will not be asking Jal N. Karbhari & Company, Solicitors & Notaries, to act as my lawyers.

This is not because they are bad. For all I know they could be rather good at their trade.

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Safety, not money, matters

You will almost certainly have heard about the traffic accident involving an overcrowded kindergarten bus in Gansu province in November.

Twenty-one people died - 19 of them children - and 43others were hurt when a nine-seater bus carrying 62children collided with a coal truck in thick fog.

27 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Buy school buses to stop the carnage

One of the biggest armies of commuters in China consists of pupils of county and township schools, as a result of official policy of closing and merging village schools. Since this has been going on for nearly 10 years, you would not expect safe transport to be an issue that tarnishes the nation's image.

16 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Scandal of unsafe school buses

On the surface, Monday's deadly school bus accident in Feng county, Jiangsu, was different from recent high-profile tragedies involving overloaded and unlicensed buses.

14 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Idling ban up, running but going nowhere fast

Law enforcement officers will adopt a lenient approach in the first month of the ban on idling engines, with verbal warnings given first before offenders are handed any HK$320 fixed-penalty tickets, environment officials said yesterday.

10 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

18 children killed in school bus crash

At least 18 children were killed yesterday when a nine-seater school minibus crammed with 62 kindergarten pupils, a teacher and a driver crashed head-on into a coal truck in Zhengning county, Gansu .

17 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

More taking their seats on city's green minibuses

While bus companies are claiming fewer passengers, more are using some minibuses.

The first six months of the year have brought good business for green minibuses. These vehicles, which are regulated by the government, made more than 273,000 passenger journeys - almost 10,000 more than in the same period last year.

31 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

City Digest

Consultation to start on midterm vacancies

The government will release its consultation document on possible methods to fill midterm vacancies for Legislative Council seats tomorrow. The move follows the decision to shelve the original proposal to scrap by-elections for vacancies in directly elected seats. A government source said the consultation would be 'serious and open'.

21 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Minibus driver cleared over traffic officer's death

A minibus driver accused of causing the death of a traffic policeman by dangerous driving was acquitted yesterday after a judge said it was not clear whether or not he had run a red light.

14 Jun 2011 - 12:00am