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Polly Hui

Public more aware of welfare cheats

The increase in the number of substantiated cases of social welfare fraud in recent years was partly due to greater public awareness, labour minister Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said yesterday.

Thursday, 17 April, 2008, 12:00am

140 aim to climb in Cheung Chau bun festival

About 140 people have applied to the Leisure and Cultural Services Department to participate in the Cheung Chau Bun Scrambling Competition next month. The applicants include 12 Cheung Chau residents, according to a spokesman for the department. The contest begins on May 3, and 12 finalists will climb a tower in the race for buns at midnight on May 12.

3 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Shoppers admit they could halve their use of plastic bags

More than 70 per cent of consumers admitted that they could have used two to three fewer plastic bags on each visit to wet markets, a survey by Greeners Action has revealed.

A total of 974 people were interviewed at three wet markets last month. The survey showed they had used 2,653 plastic bags.

29 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

29 ordinances passed into law but never enforced, report shows

Twenty-nine ordinances enacted in or before 2004 contained provisions that have yet to be enforced, a submission by the government to the Legislative Council has shown.

The paper, to be discussed at today's meeting of the administration of justice and legal services panel, showed that the oldest ordinance dated to the 1960s.

25 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Relax ban on barristers' adverts, judiciary urges

The judiciary has urged the Bar Association to seriously consider relaxing the ban on barristers' advertising to enable public access to information on their expertise and fees.

18 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

White workers way ahead in minorities' pay

Thais at bottom of wage scale

A white person can earn on average five to seven times more than an Indonesian, Nepali or Thai employed other than as a domestic helper in Hong Kong, the latest by-census report on ethnic minorities reveals.

29 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Old days not always so good for ICAC

It has been a time for reflection for staff of the Independent Commission Against Corruption ahead of the official opening of its new headquarters in North Point tomorrow.

For some officers, flipping through the old records moved from their former headquarters in Admiralty has revealed how much their work and society have changed over the past few decades.

7 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Teenage girl sentenced for indecent conduct

A 17-year-old girl was given an 18-month probation order yesterday after she and her younger sister, 16, assaulted a 12-year-old girl and took pictures of her naked in Tin Shui Wai two years ago. The sisters were each convicted of indecent conduct towards a child and a count of common assault.

16 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Drivers in court over kidnap attempt

Two men who allegedly attempted to kidnap former Urban Council chairman Leung Ting-pong appeared yesterday at the Eastern Court. Brandi Chiang Sai-wah, 47, and Jimmy Wong Hon-wai, 31, were charged with conspiring with others to detain Mr Leung against his will on November 6 in Causeway Bay with the intention of procuring a ransom or benefit for his liberation.

16 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Students protest over quality of courses

About 40 students yesterday protested against what they say is a drop in the quality of associate degree programmes after the transfer of 112 teaching staff from City University's community college.

5 Nov 2007 - 12:00am