Simon Parry

Local crew complain of unequal packages

Veteran Hong Kong Chinese pilots say they have long been made to feel like second-class citizens by being denied the allowances granted to their expatriate colleagues.

Sunday, 17 June, 2012, 12:00am

Alleged rape of stewardess probed

Police are investigating the alleged rape of a flight stewardess by a pilot when the crew of the airline they work for were staying at a five-star hotel in Hong Kong.

The stewardess and the pilot, who are both British, were among a group of around 20 flight crew staying at the hotel in Kowloon when the incident took place in February last year after a flight from London.

6 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Silence was best plan of attack, says commander

The police officer in charge of the hunt for a serial sex attacker prowling Lan Kwai Fong has strongly defended his decision not to warn women, saying the culprit's arrest and conviction justified it.

13 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

A mother's anguish

Too distraught to travel to Britain to see her daughter's killer sentenced, Penny Pan Ning sent a letter to be read out in court before David Simmonds was jailed for murder. Here are extracts of the letter:

13 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Cathay and Dragonair planes in near miss

An investigation was launched after a Cathay Pacific plane and a Dragonair jet carrying more than 600 passengers and crew between them had to take evasive action when they strayed into each other's path as they flew into Hong Kong.

27 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Mum takes dim view of teachers

It's usually students who find themselves in hot water when they get up to mischief outside school gates and have the rotten luck to get spotted by a teacher.

But a group of English Schools Foundation (ESF) teachers ended up in a spot of bother themselves when the mother of a West Island School pupil caught them larking around on the way to work on the Discovery Bay ferry.

19 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Fire-hit Cathay Airbus in emergency landing

An investigation was under way last night after a Cathay Pacific plane with 136 passengers on board was forced to make an emergency landing in Singapore after flames poured out of a stalled engine.

17 May 2011 - 12:00am

Costs forcing me out, says expat policeman

An expatriate police officer who has lived in Hong Kong for more than 20 years says he is being forced to resign and return home because of the rising cost of educating his two children in English Schools Foundation schools.

8 May 2011 - 12:00am

Airline pilots bemoan uncivil aviation

Airline pilots say Hong Kong air traffic controllers have jettisoned old-fashioned good manners as they direct pilots in and out of the city's increasingly busy airport.

Pilots complain that they no longer get a civil 'good morning' or 'goodbye' when they communicate with controllers at Chek Lap Kok and that some are brusque to the point of rudeness.

20 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Dragonair staff change

The executive in charge of negotiations over pay and rosters with Dragonair's pilots was yesterday removed following a spate of pilot resignations and flight cancellations.

Captain Tim Watts, general manager of operations since 1997, is returning to flying and being replaced by Captain Richard Hall, general manager of flying at Cathay Pacific.

31 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Dragonair pilot exodus 'grounding flights'

Crew shortage forces airline to cancel services

Dragonair is being forced to cancel up to eight flights a day as senior captains and first officers leave the airline at a rate of more than one a week.

28 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Colourful tale of love, fortune and loss behind iconic art sale

It may set a new record price for a work of Chinese contemporary art when it goes under the hammer in London later today. Whatever unfolds in the auction room, however, Yue Minjun's Execution has already left an indelible mark on the lives of four people for whom the past decade has been coloured by the haunting work.

12 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

First Person

Twelve years after leaving Hong Kong to go to school in England, Olyvia Kwok is an internationally renowned art dealer and founder of Olyvia Oriental, a London gallery showcasing contemporary Chinese artists. Still only 24, she tells how she would like to one day expand back to Hong Kong.

27 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

First Person

The suicide of an 11-year-old boy last week highlights the importance of providing the right kind of support and guidance for troubled youngsters, says Diane Bohm, 60, chairwoman of KELY

10 May 2007 - 12:00am

first person

Fashion stylist Holly Suan Gray, 32, is a vegetarian and an animal rights activist. As Hong Kong celebrates the arrival of the Year of the Pig, she argues we also should take the opportunity to consider eating less pork and other meat.

22 Feb 2007 - 12:00am