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Plame Affair

Young staff members need to stop whining and start working

It seems the generation gap is getting even wider in the workplace. Many youngsters complain they have no luck in landing good jobs, and that even if they do find one, it lacks prospects for advancement.

Tuesday, 29 November, 2011, 12:00am

Ex-lover 'Chased me with chopper'

A wealthy businessman told a court yesterday how his former mistress chased him down eight flights of stairs wielding a chopper.

The man, identified only as Mr X, claims he was being blackmailed by the woman, Ki Chun-yim, 39, after he ended their relationship.

27 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Do you have a good idea for an article in Young Post?

Join the next Reporters' Club editorial meeting on Tuesday to pitch your story ideas to Young Post.

We will discuss your ideas, so please come with at least three. If we choose yours, you will need to organise interviews and photos for your story. Sometimes we will assign you stories with a deadline.

16 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Working at the leisure centre

This week We take a look at workplace communication

17 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Off the record

It is a long-established practice for senior government officials to disguise their true identity on certain occasions when briefing the media. They release information or answer inquiries as a 'government source'. This anonymity allows the official to talk freely, offering some hitherto undisclosed information or making some colourful comments.

30 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

On the net

A probe is under way into another government data leak, this time in the Immigration Department. Are officials doing enough to curb the problem. If not, what actions should they take? Write to us.

10 May 2008 - 12:00am


Question 1

Listen to part of this week's edition of Green Light and then answer the questions. This week the contestants are Terry, Maggie, Ron, Jonathan and Libby.

1. What is Green Light?

a) a podcast

b) a TV programme

c) a radio programme

2. What is the aim of the programme?

25 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Defendant declares faith in judge - before verdict

'I believe in the judge, I also believe in justice. I have to,' Hui Wing said outside the District Court yesterday, before she entered and heard the guilty verdict handed down.

'I have not thought about my verdict too much before I came to court this morning. I try to calm myself and not to create too much pressure,' she said, adding she had become a vegetarian and Buddhist.

15 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

'Mr X' should face probe, lawyer says

The apparent improper conduct of senior government official 'Mr X', revealed during a blackmail trial, should be investigated, solicitor Daniel Wong Kwok-tung said yesterday.

15 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Mr X used office time for trips, says lover

A senior government official took his mistress on three leisure trips in two months during office hours, the District Court heard yesterday.

The official - who remains anonymous and is referred to as Mr X in court - also showed her his work schedule on a business trip to meet state departments in Beijing when asking her to tag along.

15 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

White House keeps door open on pardon for Libby

Bush believes jail time for aide would be excessive

The White House yesterday declined to rule out the possibility of a pardon for former vice-presidential aide I.Lewis 'Scooter' Libby. But spokesman Tony Snow said that for now President GeorgeW.Bush is satisfied with his decision to commute Libby's 21/2-year prison sentence.

4 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Bush deserves to take heat on Libby decision

To gauge the disturbing nature of US President George W. Bush's intervention to spare a convicted former vice-presidential aide from prison, just imagine if it happened in Hong Kong. Let's say a senior official serving a key minister was, like Lewis 'Scooter' Libby, sentenced to 30 months' jail having been found guilty by a jury of perjury and obstructing justice.

4 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

I did not use the word 'fire', says Fanny Law

Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun, former permanent secretary for education and manpower, yesterday switched from saying 'no recollection' to a definite 'no' when asked if she told a long-time friend to fire a Hong Kong Institute of Education lecturer.

18 May 2007 - 12:00am

The 'evil genius' is forced out of his hole

This past week should have been a tough one for US President George W. Bush. There was fresh controversy over conditions at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay, as well as a Republican backlash over Hurricane Katrina and increased calls for the president to speak up about his alleged ties with disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

18 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Lawyer's staff 'at fault' for no-show

Justice department says barrister was not in court due to communication trouble

The Department of Justice last night blamed a breakdown in communications as the reason for a veteran barrister's failure to appear in court as a prosecutor in a robbery case.

11 Nov 2004 - 12:00am