Tycoon's relative files writ over assets

The granddaughter of late property tycoon Law Ting-pong has taken legal action against another family member for an alleged failure to provide information on trust properties.

Wednesday, 29 August, 2007, 12:00am

Developers oppose law to define flat size

Real estate developers and the government have rejected calls for legislation to standardise the definition of saleable areas of flats to curb misleading sales practices, despite mounting pressure for such a law.

18 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Family of dead fireman paid HK$3.36m

The family of 27-year-old fireman Wong Ka-hei, who died fighting a blaze in Tsuen Wan on May 22, has received HK$3.36 million from the government's financial assistance scheme. Health chief York Chow Yat-ngok, who heads the committee that recommended the aid, said yesterday: 'The late Mr Wong's selfless devotion ...

27 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Head start

Lam Pui-lun, 83, gets a new hairdo, one of about 140 elderly people who enjoyed the treat before they were driven to the Smart Identity Card Centre in Causeway Bay to apply for their smart cards yesterday.

7 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Star's old stars shine once more

Reporters who once invoked fear and pain are coming out of hiding to celebrate their fourth annual get-together this Saturday at the Police Officers Recreation Club in Causeway Bay.

12 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Overstayers refused permits

Sixty mainland overstayers claiming right of abode were refused recognisance and urged to return to the mainland yesterday.

The group denied the 'walkabout permits' were the first batch of some 600 overstayers who had been asked to return for a second interview.

They were given appointment cards to return for a third time on March 30.

10 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Overstayers quietly confident ahead of latest hearing

Mainlanders given the right of abode by last month's ruling said they were untroubled by today's court hearing brought by the Government.

Catholic priest Father Franco Mella, who represents about 350 mainlanders, said the overstayers were calm as they understood the hearing did not directly affect them.

26 Feb 1999 - 12:00am

Overstayers' sit-in swells, officials stall

About 100 more mainlanders joined a 300-strong sit-in yes terday as officials stalled on deciding whether to allow them to stay.

The decision had been expected yesterday, but was delayed until at least today because of the 'very serious and far-reaching' implications.

20 Feb 1999 - 12:00am

'McLaisee' promotion aims to cash in on Lunar New Year

McDONALD'S will this week launch its first major promotion since the McSnoopy craze - this time cashing in on the Lunar New Year.

With the dust from the stampede for Snoopy dolls barely settled, a set of four 'McChoco' collectible fortune houses are to go on sale around the SAR on Friday.

17 Jan 1999 - 12:00am