Need to enforce cigarette law
I am writing in response to the article 'Cigarettes easier for teenagers to buy' (South China Morning Post, January 21).
A survey has revealed that under-18s could buy cigarettes from most retailers.Friday, 1 February, 2008, 12:00am
Should legal aid fees for lawyers be increased?
It has been revealed that low payment for doing legal aid work is deterring an increasing number of lawyers from taking up legal aid work (''Insulting' legal aid payments deter lawyers', January 22).
This is a serious social issue that our government must not take too lightly.26 Jan 2008 - 12:00am
Tens of millions of the new plastic HK$10 banknotes will make their debut in lai see packets this Lunar New Year.
The Monetary Authority is issuing 50 million of the washable polymer notes - introduced last July - ahead of the festival, during which families favour brand-new notes to put in the red packets of lucky money.24 Jan 2008 - 12:00am
A noticeable increase in the seizure of counterfeit mainland banknotes in Hong Kong this year has prompted police to warn the public to be aware of fakes in the lead-up to Christmas.7 Dec 2007 - 12:00am
Banks across the city yesterday began distributing 50 million of the plastic HK$10 notes issued by former financial secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen.
Li Ming-kut, the first person in the queue outside HSBC's Yue Man Square branch in Kwun Tong, said he arrived at 5.30am.10 Jul 2007 - 12:00am
Trial will test public acceptance of 'cleaner, more durable and secure note'
Plastic HK$10 notes will go on a trial as early as June, circulating alongside the existing notes and coin, as foreshadowed by the Post on December 29 last year.13 Mar 2007 - 12:00am
Although the Monetary Authority says polymer notes will be cleaner and more durable, some money changers said yesterday they prefer paper notes.
An employee at the China and Hong Kong Renminbi Exchange in Mong Kok said paper money in a large wad was convenient for hand-counting.13 Mar 2007 - 12:00am
Plastic money could be on its way to Hong Kong next year.
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority and the government are considering issuing notes printed on polymer instead of paper, starting with the HK$10 note.
'The polymer notes have better performance in terms of the security and durability, which is our main consideration,' a government source said.29 Dec 2006 - 12:00am
NEW counterfeit-proof $1,000 banknotes will be printed by the Government soon, following a surge in the numbers of fake notes circulating in territory.
The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Joseph Yam Chi-kwong, said that the new $1,000 notes would have added security features.30 Jul 2000 - 12:00am
New banknotes with improved security features could be issued following the recent increase in the number of fake bills found in the SAR.13 Jul 2000 - 12:00am