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Sherry Lee

The ogre within

When Chris Wat Wing-yin decided to publish a book chronicling her observations of controlling parents, the mother-of-three never imagined she would be seen as a tonic for local parenting problems. Nor did she imagine she would be hosting a radio programme on the subject.

Sunday, 22 January, 2012, 12:00am

High-profile graft case adjourned as defence seeks judicial review

The case against high-profile businesswoman Lily Chiang Lai-lei was adjourned for six weeks yesterday, over the objections of the prosecution, after the defence sought time to prepare for a judicial review.

26 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Accounts staff blamed for travel claims leak

Privacy Commission accounting staff are believed to have leaked to the press and government details of alleged inflated travel-allowance claims made by the former deputy privacy commissioner, a top bureaucrat claimed yesterday.

6 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Sex offender turned tutor admits molesting five girls during lessons

A repeat sex offender who became a tutorial school owner pleaded guilty yesterday to indecently assaulting five girls while massaging them during lessons.

Tam Tung-chun, 49, committed the sexual assaults when he offered tutorials to the five students aged 12 to 15 at his Tin Shui Wai flat, which he had rented since 2003 to give lessons to children from Primary One.

21 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Knifing charge reduced over 'psychosis'

The prosecution has reduced the charge against an Indian seaman for stabbing the 77-year-old mother of a reformed former triad at a hospital after his defence reported he had mental problems, the District Court heard yesterday.

The woman died later.

20 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Woman let killer into flat before husband's murder, trial hears

A woman let a killer into her family home and then got back into bed beside her elderly husband before the man smothered him to death, a court heard yesterday.

Her young son was also in the bed at the time.

19 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Cheating welfare not intentional, court told

The magistrate who sent a man to prison for fraudulently obtaining welfare had been wrong in ruling the cheating intentional, an appeal hearing was told.

The lawyer for Siu Ping-chiu, 52, told the Court of First Instance yesterday that his client had not intended to break the law.

14 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Birthing pains

Mainland women whose spouses are Hong Kong ID cardholders used to enjoy the same subsidised medical services as locals.

From April 1, 2003, the Hospital Authority grouped the mainland wives of Hongkongers as non-eligible people and charged them HK$3,300 a day delivery on a general public ward.

2 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Elderly struggle with phone booking

An overwhelming majority of elderly people do not know how to make telephone bookings for public hospital services, a survey by the Society for Community Organisation found. Of 100 people aged 60 or older not on welfare, more than 80 per cent did not know how to use the automatic phone booking system for the Hospital Authority's general outpatient clinics.

26 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Hospital fee dodgers face treatment ban

Non-local patients who have outstanding medical bills will be banned from receiving non-emergency hospital services from next month.

Rights groups and cross-border families are outraged and renewed calls for the fee charged to mainland wives of local residents giving birth in Hong Kong to be scrapped.

22 Nov 2007 - 12:00am