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Letters to the Editor, September 09, 2012

Mini rugby is really booming in Hong Kong. Photo: Nora Tam

Restricted sale policy will be lame duck

I am writing regarding the proposed flats for Hong Kong people policy.

Nowadays it is difficult to define what you mean by Hong Kong people.

Sunday, 9 September, 2012, 12:36am 2 comments

How City's billionaire buyer proved a game changer

How City's billionaire buyer proved a game changer

Manchester City, who won the English Premier League last season, are the world's richest football club - or rather, the club with the richest owner, Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan; the multibillionaire's oil-rich family rule Abu Dhabi.

Award-winning British journalist David Conn, a City fan as a child, began his book - about the sheikh's takeover and transformation of City, and its effect on English football - before their success.

10 Sep 2012 - 9:41am

City scope: schools of thought

A Hongkonger protests against national education on September 1. Photo: EPA

One photograph from a recent protest against national education in Hong Kong shows a young boy sporting a red sticker that reads: "No brainwashing". The message is clear: Hongkongers fear that the classes, designed to teach students to appreciate the motherland, are merely an excuse to indoctrinate children.

9 Sep 2012 - 12:03am

References to God and Jerusalem back on the US Democrats' party platform

US President Barack Obama ordered Democrats to reinsert references to God and Jerusalem in their party platform, prompting boos from many angry delegates.

Delegates had faced a torrent of Republican criticism and some from within the party after dropping pro forma references to God and the party's support for Jerusalem being recognised as the capital of Israel.

7 Sep 2012 - 3:11am

Asia news in brief - September 6, 2012

Gunmen kill son of Filipino mining activist

6 Sep 2012 - 3:21am

Sun Hyung Moon's influence held South Korea's Unification Church together

Hyung Jin Moon, who has led the church for the past four years.

The death of Sun Myung Moon robs his Unification Church of the glue that sustained its global following as a cohesive religious and financial force even as membership dwindled from its 1980s peak, analysts say.

5 Sep 2012 - 2:56am

Opponents of national education parade democracy statue

The Goddess of Democracy statue is erected at the government offices.

A replica of the Goddess of Democracy statue was erected outside the government headquarters in Admiralty last night by protesters fighting against national education.

The arrival of the statue at 10pm, borrowed from the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China, brought loud cheers from the 8,000 people organisers said were gathered there.

5 Sep 2012 - 9:18am

Armed masked trio damage Sing Tao's Tsim Sha Tsui office in second attack

Officers collect evidence after three masked men used axes to damage the Sing Tao Centre in Mody Road. Photo: SCMP

Three masked men with axes damaged Sing Tao News Corporation's office in Tsim Sha Tsui yesterday - only five days after a car smashed into the firm's Shau Kei Wan headquarters.

The two attacks have prompted the company to step up security measures.

5 Sep 2012 - 2:28am

Feuds a concern as children inherit Moon’s empire

The Reverend Sun Myung Moon, the founder of the Unification Church, second from left, poses with his wife Hak Ja Han Moon, second from right, his sons Hyung-jin Moon, left, and Kook-jin Moon during the closing ceremony of the 2012 Peace Cup Suwon in July. Photo: AP

Unification Church patriarch Sun Myung Moon leaves behind children who have been groomed to lead a religious movement famous for its mass weddings and business interests – if family feuds don’t bring down the empire.

4 Sep 2012 - 4:23pm

Moonies mourn death of Unification Church founder Sun Myung Moon

A girl sits on the steps of a Unification church in Seoul yesterday as followers pray at a service to honour their leader Sun Myung Moon, who has died at the age of 92. Photo: AP

Members of the controversial Unification Church, famed for its mass weddings, were in mourning yesterday after the death of its founder, Sun Myung Moon.

Moon, the self-styled messiah from South Korea who built a business empire spanning cars to sushi, was taken to hospital with complications from pneumonia more than two weeks ago.

4 Sep 2012 - 3:11am

Cleric held over Koran burning

Hafiz Khalid Chishti

A Pakistani cleric who accused a Christian girl of blasphemy was remanded in custody yesterday after police arrested him on suspicion of evidence-tampering and desecrating the Koran.

3 Sep 2012 - 5:36am

Press Jakarta on growing religious intolerance, rights group tells Clinton

Human Rights Watch yesterday called on US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to pressure Jakarta to address rising religious intolerance, a day ahead of her visit to Indonesia.

3 Sep 2012 - 4:40am

Hot spots: Villa Samadhi, Kuala Lumpur

Hot spots: Villa Samadhi, Kuala Lumpur

2 Sep 2012 - 1:58pm

Christians living in fear in Islamabad suburb over blasphemy allegation

The Christians are trickling back to the poor neighbourhood in Islamabad that they fled after a blasphemy allegation ignited terror earlier last month. But fear still haunts them.

By Thursday, perhaps half of the 300 to 500 families that quit their homes on the night of August 16 - after a Christian girl was charged with burning pages of the Koran - had returned.

1 Sep 2012 - 3:55am

77 primary schools give complete no to national education curriculum

Pupils Kaiser (left) Ivan Lam and Lily Wong, who are on a three-day hunger strike against national education. Photo: Sam Tsang

Almost 80 primary schools have "strongly stated" they will not introduce national education in the next three years, according to a parent group's survey.

The 77 schools include 57 primary schools operated by the Catholic diocese and 11 operated by the Methodist church, as well as Jordan Road Government Primary School and Kwun Tong Government Primary School.

31 Aug 2012 - 8:27am