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Mong Kok District

Monolingual policy will eventually lead to dumbing down of district secretariat

I refer to the letter by Yau Tsim Mong district councillor Chan Wai-keung ('District councils' non-English outlook translates clearly into discrimination', May 12).

Monday, 21 May, 2012, 12:00am

District councils' non-English outlook translates clearly into discrimination

The secretariats of district councils headed by the Home Affairs Department have taken the lead in linguistic discrimination against non-Chinese members of the public.

12 May 2012 - 12:00am

Planning board gets help from green group

A green group plans to join the government in a legal fight against property developers over height restrictions for buildings in four urban areas.

1 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

...but Mong Kok street cabaret a must

Mong Kok's bustling pedestrian zone has long been a magnet for street performers and despite the rain on Friday night, one lively troupe turned up for their daily fix.

17 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Phasing out mixed uses now policy

It has become official policy to phase out the mixing of shops and homes when districts are rezoned, Kenneth To Lap-kee, an urban planner and consultant, said.

7 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Musician in critical condition

Trombonist Evan Williams, 21, of the Western Australian Youth Orchestra remained in critical condition yesterday in Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei. He was found collapsed with the orchestra's oboe player Joseph Hall, 21, in their room in the Kimberley Hotel, Tsim Sha Tsui, on Saturday. Hall was confirmed dead. Police suspect a drug overdose.

21 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

In Brief

70pc of voters under 30 support pan-democrat candidates

6 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

Drugs seized at seven venues

Police seized 27 small bags of cocaine, 20 small bags of ketamine, 94 Erimin-5 tranquiliser tablets and five Ecstasy pills during raids on seven entertainment premises in Yau Ma Tei and Tsim Sha Tsui. No one was arrested.

13 men held after bar brawl

27 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Nostalgic overkill

Speaking of antiquities and heritage, some of their advocates might have gone a bit overboard. A Yau Tsim Mong District Council meeting was convened this week to discuss, among other preservation issues, saving the MacPherson Playground in Mong Kok as a historic monument.

3 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Battle against party drugs moves to discos in TST and Yau Ma Tei

Use of party drugs by the young could worsen as ketamine and Ecstasy become even more readily available in entertainment venues in Tsim Sha Tsui and Yau Ma Tei, the head of the Kowloon West crime unit warned yesterday.

26 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Kowloon schools lament allocation results

Principals and parents in three Kowloon districts blame a government decision to bar pupils from their areas from applying for places in Wan Chai schools for their poorer results in Secondary One place allocations this year.

About 79,000 Primary Six pupils yesterday learnt which schools they would go to.

12 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Fertile recruiting ground

Triads have been recruiting members of South Asian minorities in the Yau Ma Tei district, increasing the risk of more crime and violence in the troubled area, a district council head said yesterday.

21 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Extreme sports stars to show off their skills

Renowned BMX and skateboard stars Dustin Guenther and Mike Peterson are on a five-day tour of Hong Kong and fans will be able to learn from the pair at free workshops today and over the weekend.

The Local Hero Tour will see the duo displaying some of their most extreme tricks, as well as offering tips in sessions at Tsim Sha Tsui, Lai Chi Kok, Yau Ma Tei and Sha Tin.

26 May 2006 - 12:00am

Every second counts for this candidate

One candidate in next month's District Council elections is not shy about boasting of his community-spirited achievement - even if it is only a matter of seconds.

20 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

36 held for goods-swap swindles on tourists

Thirty-six people from three electronic shops in Tsim Sha Tsui were arrested yesterday for cheating tourists.

Police said they used classic 'bait and switch' tactics - using cheap prices to attract customers but then telling them the product was out of stock after they had paid and offering an alternative.

28 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

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