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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

Hospital fee dodgers face treatment ban

Mainlanders who do not pay bills will be denied non-crisis services

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

22 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Welfare payments could be cut, official warns lawmakers

Welfare payments could be trimmed, a senior welfare official warned yesterday, as authorities rejected demands to increase payments.

Cheung Doi-ching, principal assistant secretary for labour and welfare, said at yesterday's welfare services panel meeting that there was no need to increase welfare payments, and that some grants could be cut.

30 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Infestation is taking a bite out of businesses

Biting insects are not just causing village head Lee Kwai-keung to itch, they are costing him money.

Mr Lee says insects swarming from a water channel and hillside near his restaurant in Lai Chi Shan village, Tai Po, have driven away his customers.

'Customers complained to me and said they don't want to come as they are bitten. I feel so helpless.

17 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Official cautious over welfare work report

Welfare officials refused to say yesterday whether they endorsed controversial proposals in a government-commissioned study to force more single welfare parents to work.

4 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

On-the-job injuries on the rise

The Hong Kong workplace has become more dangerous as more people are being injured on the job, according to a Labour Department paper. Nearly 47,000 incidents of workplace injury were recorded last year - an increase of 6 per cent over 2005, according to the paper. The injury rate per 1,000 employees rose to 18.4, up 3.3 per cent over 2005.

18 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

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