Niall Fraser

Policeman shot triad to save chopper victim

Detectives are investigating whether a traffic policeman who killed a triad thug in the midst of a brutal chopping attack on a busy Kowloon street did so because he feared the gangster was going to kill his victim, such was the ferocity of his assault.

Sunday, 13 May, 2012, 12:00am

NZ fugitive held at Hong Kong border

The law has finally caught up with Leo Gao Hui, one of New Zealand's two 'accidental millionaires', who has been on the run from authorities for 21/2 years.

1 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Controversial Prophet cartoons

A five-minute primer on an issue making headlines

Deaths, burned embassies, mass boycotts and worldwide anger: derogatory cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed have sparked an unprecedented reaction.

What do we know about the Prophet?

12 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Top chain fashions a new look for the boys in blue

The new-look police uniform set to replace the century-old summer green uniform is being designed by fashion chain G2000, it has emerged.

The handing over of the finished product, due this week, has been delayed by last-minute design tweaks requested by the police.

2 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Six street cleaners arrested over work-dodging scam

The ICAC has arrested six Kowloon street cleaners suspected of being part of a work-dodging racket that allowed them to play cards and sleep while they were supposed to be on duty.

18 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

Thoughts of a gambling king

On a family successor to his throne: I have my two daughters to help me in Shun Tak and they like the job. But when it comes to gambling, I can't force them. They don't seem to like operating casinos. My son only just graduated, I cannot say: 'Lawrence you must take over from me.' I can't do that. It's going to be difficult.

4 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

Population rises 2.3pc

The population has grown 2.3 per cent in a year to reach 6.84 million.

That is a rise of 155,800 people compared with the figure in the middle of last year.

There were 52,100 births and 32,300 deaths between mid-1998 and mid-1999, accounting for 13 per cent of the population growth.

21 Aug 1999 - 12:00am

Ombudsman says inquiry into husband's department is 'just another investigation'

Ombudsman Alice Tai Yuen-ying yesterday launched an investigation into her husband's government department, but insists she will not be doing him any favours.

8 Jul 1999 - 12:00am

'Marriage syndicate smashed'

A syndicate suspected of using documents illegally obtained in the SAR to set up more than 300 bogus marriages on the mainland has been uncovered.

The Independent Commission Against Corruption arrested 14 people, including a Marine Police constable and his wife, in connection with the alleged scam, which was said to have allowed mainlanders to move to the territory.

10 Jun 1999 - 12:00am

Village body chiefs arrested in graft swoop

Twenty-seven people have been arrested in connection with alleged vote-buying during the recent New Territories' rural elections, the ICAC disclosed last night.

In an overnight operation on Tuesday involving dozens of anti-graft investigators, more than 40 premises were raided, leading to a wave of arrests.

13 May 1999 - 12:00am

Hotline to betting in Macau

Opening a Telebet account with the Macau Jockey Club in Hong Kong could not be easier - all it takes is a phone call, an identity card and a start-up fee of $200.

From there, punters can place bets by dialling a Hong Kong number which transfers them to a Telebet operator in Macau.

11 Mar 1999 - 12:00am


The ICAC said last night the leak could have come from Department of Justice officials or lawyers involved in the case.

It had held an inquiry and said no anti-graft agents had disclosed details of the interview.

5 Feb 1999 - 12:00am

Eight arrested in building site bribery probe

Investigators have arrested eight men they suspect are part of a $570,000 construction site bribery racket and warned the case was just the tip of the iceberg in the industry.

5 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

MTR sees rides fall by 14 million

Fourteen million fewer rides were taken on the MTR in the first six months of this year compared to the same period last year.

The 3.5 per cent fall in rides from 401 million to 387 million was blamed on the economic downturn.

4 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

SAR surveillance tapes may be presented as evidence

Video surveillance footage may be used during the trial, a police source says.

It is understood several tapes exist, including one allegedly linking Cheung to an 800kg explosives haul.

One of the Hong Kong police tapes is thought to show Cheung 'very close' to one of the tycoons widely believed to have been the target of a kidnapping.

20 Oct 1998 - 12:00am