HK$10m reward for attackers' names

Macau gambling industry figure Ng Man-sun (left) is offering a HK$10 million reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the mastermind behind a recent attack on him.

Friday, 27 July, 2012, 12:00am

Activist tells of 5,000km flight to safe haven

A mainland activist had three narrow escapes after she fled a secret jail, dodging security officials for days before finally reaching a safe haven.

The latest ordeal of Li Guizhi, left nearly deaf and blind through torture, began when she was turned back at the border as she tried to attend the July 1 rally in Hong Kong, she told the South China Morning Post.

27 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Police bike a poster for anger

A photograph of a police motorbike showered with protest banners and handbills during the July 1 rally has stirred heated discussion in the force and made waves on the internet.

Parked on Jardine's Bazaar in Causeway Bay, the motorbike was littered with posters opposing Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, and flags calling for universal suffrage.

3 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Hackers hit Hong Kong traders' websites

Hong Kong police are looking for more potential victims after 16 local investment and trading companies' websites, with a combined estimated daily trading volume of HK$44 billion, were compromised by mainland computer hackers.

3 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Lawmaker's microblog muzzled

A lawmaker's microblog, with posts encouraging participation in the July 1 rally, was shut down yesterday as the authorities tightened internet control ahead of the handover anniversary.

The incident occurred as activists say they are planning to confront President Hu Jintao and hand him a petition to demand a fair investigation into democracy activist Li Wangyang's death.

26 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Wary parents hire private eye for kids

Private detectives are traditionally instructed to get evidence of extramarital affairs. But for a growing number of Philic Man Hin-nam's clients, it's not their husbands or wives they want followed, but their children.

Suspicious parents call her in when they fear their offspring are involved with drugs or trading sexual favours for cash.

11 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Defendant wants lewd pics of men back

A businessman who sexually assaulted a male model he lured to take part in nude photography sessions is demanding the return of 60,000 lewd images of men seized by police.

Jerome Lau Ting-sing, 62, awoke behind bars today as he awaits sentencing after being convicted of one count of indecent assault and two of criminal intimidation.

30 May 2012 - 12:00am

Stroke of bad luck for Picasso enthusiasts

Visitors hoping for a colourful souvenir of Hong Kong's biggest exhibition of works by Pablo Picasso are walking away with nothing more than a photocopied leaflet.

While a colourful brochure is normally a must at art exhibitions, organisers of the Masterpieces from the Musee National Picasso, Paris exhibition at the Heritage Museum in Sha Tin have not finished producing it.

23 May 2012 - 12:00am

ICAC hires more accountants as caseload grows

The anti-corruption watchdog is hiring more accountants to help it cope with a surge of complaints of graft in the private sector and the growing complexity of the cases.

From January to March, there were 632 private-sector graft complaints, up 13 per cent from the same period last year, according to the Independent Commission Against Corruption.

7 May 2012 - 12:00am

SmarTone breakdown still bit of a mystery

The cause of a service breakdown that affected almost a quarter of a million SmarTone subscribers earlier this month has still not been fully established.

28 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Furious driving cases on the rise, say traffic police

Furious driving, in which drivers cause casualties while trying to escape at high speed - often during illegal racing - is on the rise, says a veteran traffic police officer.

5 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Giveaway rethink to help new arrivals

Up to 40,000 people may benefit from a HK$100 million one-off giveaway proposal from the Community Care Fund after the scheme was expanded to include new immigrants.

The plan aims to dish out at least HK$3,000 each to eligible candidates who miss out on the raft of welfare and relief measures the government provides.

27 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Hk$51m in gold and silver is grabbed

Checks on cross-border trucks will be stepped up after the value of smuggled gold and silver bars seized by customs officials went up nearly 12 times last year.

Bars worth around HK$51.44 million were seized in 10 cases last year, almost 12 times the HK$4.3 million discovered in four cases in 2010.

20 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

'Help us' plea by owners of blaze-hit flats

The owners of flats in the two buildings most badly damaged in November's deadly blaze in Mong Kok have urged the government to restore their homes, as the final police cordons were removed from outside the buildings yesterday.

9 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Increase phone allowance in jail, say campaigners

Human rights groups are calling for an end to current practice that limits inmates in Hong Kong jails to 10 minutes of phone time just once every three months.

The Society for Community Organisation says that non-local prisoners are the hardest hit, particularly women who were usually the carers in their family.

5 Dec 2011 - 12:00am