The next government should review and simplify the New Home Ownership Scheme, making it less complicated for homeowners to plan resales of their homes, a Housing Authority committee was told yesterday.Tuesday, 27 March, 2012, 12:00am
From his high-rise office in the heart of Causeway Bay, Dennis Lau Wing-kwong has a bird's-eye view of many buildings his firm has designed over the past three decades.26 Mar 2011 - 12:00am
A worker carries out his final cleaning duties at Kingston Terrace flats in Tuen Mun before they are offered for sale.
The flats are among surplus Home Ownership Scheme properties to be sold early next year by the Housing Authority.
Public housing tenants and other eligible buyers can submit applications to buy them from January 2 to 15.30 Dec 2006 - 12:00am
A court action against the third and only remaining defendant in the Richland Gardens HIV treatment centre case has been dropped.
The other two plaintiffs apologised in writing for their behaviour last week. The Kowloon Bay Health Centre employees said they felt their dignity had been restored by the apologies and saw no need to proceed with the third case.7 Feb 2002 - 12:00am
Five workers at an HIV/Aids clinic in Kowloon Bay filed a writ against three Richland Gardens estate residents yesterday, accusing them of discrimination by refusing the staff access to the clinic.27 Nov 2001 - 12:00am
I read with wry amusement the letter from KMB (South China Morning Post, November 21) attempting to justify the continuation of video advertising on buses.
They are fooling no one.
Regarding their 'customer survey', we all know that if you ask your questions in a particular way, you can elicit exactly the response you want.26 Nov 2001 - 12:00am
A total of 498 Home Ownership Scheme and Private Sector Participation Scheme flats were sold off by the Housing Authority yesterday. A total of 15,807 requests were received during the application period in October. A Housing Authority spokesman described the response as 'very encouraging'.12 Dec 2000 - 12:00am
A Housing Authority member called yesterday for a five-year suspension of the Home Ownership Scheme to regain public confidence. The proposal will be submitted for discussion at the authority's annual meeting today.1 Jun 2000 - 12:00am
I am concerned about media ethics in Hong Kong.
In order to increase sales figures, some magazine journalists intrude into the private lives of Hong Kong celebrities.
They try to get as much material as they can and often act in a reckless manner.29 Dec 1999 - 12:00am
EQUAL opportunities watchdogs are stepping up their efforts to combat discrimination.
Under the new leadership of Anna Wu Hung-yuk, the Equal Opportunities Commission will signal its determination to root out bigotry by pressing for legal action against residents of Richland Gardens for their 'harassment' of Aids patients, the Sunday Morning Post has learned.3 Oct 1999 - 12:00am
Wong Ka-ling, 45, leapt to her death from her 32nd-floor bedroom in Richland Gardens, Kowloon Bay.5 Aug 1999 - 12:00am
If the demonstrators in Richland Gardens have gone a bit 'over the top' as claimed by their critics, I would say that criticism of them has also gone over the top.
There may be a small number of them who do not understand Aids and who may be adopting a discriminatory attitude, with which I personally would disagree. However, that is not the whole story.29 Jun 1999 - 12:00am
Sixteen people with Aids have drafted an open letter to express grievances about protests by Kowloon Bay residents against a new clinic.
It is the first time the patients have publicly voiced their feelings and asked for government action.28 Jun 1999 - 12:00am
A separate footpath and a minibus service to a Kowloon Bay clinic which serves Aids patients would help ease tension with residents, a concern group said yesterday.
The Community Liaison Group of the Kowloon Bay Health Centre said on the eve of the clinic's opening today that it was seeking ways to implement the measures requested by Richland Gardens residents.25 Jun 1999 - 12:00am
Richland Gardens residents hope to contact the Security Bureau today to voice disapproval over 30 Chinese-Vietnamese being moved to their neighbourhood.
Some of the Kowloon Bay residents are angry about the reopening of the New Horizon refugee centre to victims forced out of Pillar Point after Sunday's riot.19 Jun 1999 - 12:00am