Pan Am Flight 103

Quotes of the week

Let's just say that my suffering was beyond imagination

Blind activist Chen Guangcheng on his treatment before he was allowed to leave China for the United States

It is a colossal task to transform the industry's habits

Sunday, 27 May, 2012, 12:00am

New focus on Lockerbie bomber


1 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Who said it?

It is said that there are couples who have been together 50 years and they are still getting to know each other

Philippine President Benigno Aquino, on the hope for better relations with Beijing

Al-Megrahi has already been judged once and he will not be judged again

30 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Trade in terror


10 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Don't sweep Rowse ruling under the carpet

The government has decided not to appeal against the judgment by Mr Justice Michael Hartmann in the Mike Rowse case, putting an end to a five-year-long saga.

7 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Immoral stand

Contrary to the assertions of many newspapers it is immoral for the US, Britain and, to a slightly lesser extent, Canada, to inevitably inaccurately 'precision' bomb and thus commit atrocities against innocent Iraqi civilians, including countless children, who are also being literally starved to death by American and British economic sanctions.

1 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Jury still out

Crucial questions remain unanswered following the Lockerbie trial verdict, in which one defendant was sentenced to life imprisonment and the second walked free. Even the judges' summary concedes that uncertainties remain, for they said 'it is possible to read into a mass of conflicting evidence a pattern or conclusion which is not really justified'.

2 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Today in history

In Hong Kong

1962: The Government announced the annual licence fee for televisions was $36 per set.

1964: Raymond Burr, star of the US television series Perry Mason, arrived from Saigon. The Canadian-born actor was visiting US troops under the auspices of the Department of Defence.

21 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

HIGHLIGHTS 60 Minutes World, 10pm An Iranian defector living in a refugee camp in Turkey has a new story as to how Pan Am 103 was blown out of the skies above Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988. He claims it was the Iranians, not the Libyans, who plotted the bombing.

14 Jun 2000 - 12:00am


I do not know Mr Justice Power personally and have no bias for or against him. However, I wish to point out what appear to be contradictions in his interview with Cliff Buddle (Sunday Morning Post, May 2). I stand to be corrected if I am wrong.

9 May 1999 - 12:00am

Nameless terror

When the experts have finished analysing the brief burst of sound from the flight recorders retrieved from the wreckage of TWA Flight 800 they may be able to identify the instrument of the airliner's destruction.

27 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Lessons of Lockerbie

THE families of the victims in the Pan Am crash in Lockerbie eight years ago are still waiting for their money.

Not a single claimant has received a penny of compensation because of the extreme difficulty of proving wilful misconduct on the part of the airline as required by the agreements on aircraft liability.

1 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Worried about risky practice

I RECENTLY watched a television interview with the father of one of the victims of the Lockerbie disaster.

He claimed that, on average, one of the world's leading airlines (who shall remain nameless for the purposes of this letter) carries five pieces of unaccompanied baggage, that is, baggage not belonging to either passengers or crew, on every flight.

5 Apr 1993 - 12:00am