Security Guards

Students demand CityU explain 'rough-up' at rally

Those involved in the campus protest hold a press conference yesterday, saying security guards mistreated them. Photo: Sam Tsang

Students who took part in a protest on Monday when Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying visited City University have accused some security guards of rough treatment and are demanding an explanation from the school.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Museum gets 'kissing guards' from first local art donor

Inflatable sculptures by Hong Kong artist Tam Wai Ping titled 'Falling into Mundane World' displayed at the Mobile M+: Inflation! exhibition. M+ museum has received its first art donation from a Hong Kong collector. Photo: AFP

The West Kowloon museum has received its first donation from a Hong Kong collector, who hopes to challenge people's ideas about art and politics with a performance work featuring two security guards kissing.

2 May 2013 - 5:09am

Minimum wage boosted turnover of airport security staff

Sidney Chau Foo-cheong

The head of security at the city's airport has blamed the introduction of the minimum wage last year for a staffing crisis that pushed frontline staff turnover at the 3,400-strong company to a record 30 per cent.

4 Nov 2012 - 4:13am 3 comments

It's like a zoo, Bokhary says of media circus

Her head once more covered with a scarf, Amina Mariam Bokhary arrived in court yesterday to hear a magistrate's ruling on her sentence for assaulting a police officer.

Bokhary, 34, was surrounded by a team of bodyguards - some of whom, ironically, were former policemen.

7 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

In the shadow of tycoons

A tycoon or business executive looking for protection does not necessarily need a bodyguard who resembles a muscle-bound bodybuilder, secret-service type wearing shades or a United States marine sporting a crew cut.

22 Sep 2009 - 12:00am


Less threatening than men and more able to blend in, female bodyguards are increasingly in demand among discerning celebrities. Nadine Bateman takes a look at an exciting career opportunity for those with a sense of adventure and good aim.

8 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Guns on Dragonair jets worry pilots

HK crews protest at armed bodyguards on planes leased to mainland carrier

Dragonair pilots have protested at being instructed to carry VIP bodyguards armed with pistols and plainclothes security guards armed with knives when they fly domestic routes on the mainland.

9 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Bullets on board

It was shortly before take-off on a flight from Shanghai to Beijing on December 6 last year that a senior Dragonair captain found himself face to face with a passenger holding a loaded pistol with the firepower to seriously damage his plane.

9 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Military man muscles into booming bodyguard business

Q: How did you become a bodyguard?

25 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Tycoons' muscle men 'not up to task'

The recent spate of dramatic high-profile tycoon kidnappings could be blamed on a tendency among Hong Kong's rich to hire conspicuous, poorly trained 'muscle men' on the cheap, according to a security expert.

Bruce McLaren, director of security firm Signal 8, said bodyguards trained to kill and not protect were popular with Hong Kong's tycoons.

3 Feb 2002 - 12:00am

Security a matter of mind as well as muscle

Protective driving and escorting, communications and electronic counter-surveillance, explosive device recognition and unarmed combat are hardly everyday subjects for continuing education - but being a bodyguard to the stars requires special skills.

2 Feb 2002 - 12:00am

The bodyguard

SPENDING TIME with celebrities such as Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez and Cindy Crawford is many people's fantasy, but for Bruce McLaren it is all part of a hard day's work.

31 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Soft rockers given hard time on bouncers

More than 100 security guards were sent to a concert by Danish balladeers Michael Learns to Rock last night after the Urban Services Department decided the music was 'hard rock'.

The band's management and show organisers Midas Promotions said the extra guards killed the atmosphere for the audience.

20 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Police attack absence of age limit on guards

POLICE fear the security industry will become a dumping ground for old people following the decision to drop compulsory retirement at 65 from new legislation.

The limits were dropped from the Security and Guarding Services Bill after protests that they would cost thousands of men their jobs.

17 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Guard reassigned after risking life to shift bomb

A GUARD who risked his life by removing an explosive device from a Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club betting shop has been banned from further duty amid a review of security procedures.

Club officials demanded the guard's removal the day after he removed a bomb from the crowded shop in Tai Wai.

27 Jun 1994 - 12:00am