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Ng Yuk-Fai

Overhaul urged to ease hardships of hawkers

Supporters of Tai Hang's egg-waffle man, Ng Yuk-fai, have called for an overhaul of the welfare and hawker-control systems.

Friday, 3 June, 2011, 12:00am

Egg-waffle hawker arrested in welfare cash probe

Unlicensed egg-waffle hawker Ng Yuk-fai was arrested for alleged fraud over welfare claims.

It is alleged that Ng, 74, (pictured) claimed payments while earning a substantial income from illegal hawking.

Police said yesterday he was arrested on Wednesday in Wan Chai.

6 May 2011 - 12:00am

Egg-waffle man in fraud probe

Egg-waffle man Ng Yuk-fai, who said he refused to claim the dole and was praised by the health minister for his independence, is being investigated by police for alleged benefit fraud.

The Social Welfare Department launched a probe after news reports of the Tai Hang hawker's latest arrest last week alerted it to his earnings.

21 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Quotes of the Week

I can't say it has [leadership] and I can't say it hasn't. I'd better not comment on this.

Former Legislative Council president Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai, widely considered a dark-horse candidate for next year's chief executive election, when asked about the current government

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16 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Fines and sympathy for the egg-waffle man

He had to face the wrath of the law, but the old egg-waffle hawker had plenty of supporters, including concern groups and Facebook members, to soften the blow.

Supporters from as far away as Tin Shui Wai attended the hearing in Eastern Court, but they did not save Ng Yuk-fai, 72, from being fined for the 38th time for illegal hawking.

16 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

The buzz

Ng Yuk-fai has been selling one of Hong Kong's most famous snacks on the streets of Tai Hang for so long that he is known to most local residents simply as 'the old egg waffle man'.

14 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Defiant egg-waffles man builds 7th cart of year

Back on his feet the day after his sixth arrest of the year for illegal hawking, Tai Hang's 'old egg-waffles man' was hammering together yet another wooden cart yesterday, determined to resume business today.

'I'm too old to find anything else to do,' said Ng Yuk-fai, 74, whose travails have rallied hundreds of supporters in person and on the internet.

12 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

100 protest hawker's arrest

The arrest of an egg waffle hawker in Tai Hang sparked a protest by bystanders and residents on Sunday.

Ng Yuk-fai, 74, a popular figure known to locals as 'the old egg waffle man', has been selling the treat for more than 30 years.

12 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Angry crowd gathers as hawker arrested

The arrest of a 74-year-old man in Tai Hang yesterday for illegally hawking egg waffles sparked a protest by dozens of bystanders and residents.

Ng Yuk-fai, a popular local figure known to residents as 'the old egg waffle man', has been selling the Hong Kong-style treat to students and residents for more than 30 years.

11 Apr 2011 - 12:00am