Sing Pao Daily News

In Brief

3 men arrested, 119 smuggled lizards found in Tung Chung

Sunday, 1 March, 2009, 12:00am

In Brief

3 men arrested, 119 smuggled lizards found in Tung Chung

1 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Sing Pao faces action over HK$7.86m unpaid tax

Sing Pao Daily News has been summoned for another legal action after it failed to pay HK$7.86 million in profits tax spanning four years. Tax authorities filed a writ in the District Court, with interest and costs due within two weeks.

5 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Higher fine for Sing Pao in wage dispute

Employers had better pay staff on time and in full, or they risk big fines and even jail time.

That was the message from the Court of Appeal yesterday as it increased a penalty against the Chinese-language Sing Pao Daily News by almost tenfold to HK$39,000.

21 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Tycoon's HK$60m loan to ailing Sing Pao

Tycoon Carson Yeung Ka-sing came to the rescue of the troubled Sing Pao Daily News yesterday, extending to its parent company an interest-free loan of up to HK$60 million.

Mr Yeung's wholly-owned Billion Wealth entered into a loan agreement with Hong Kong-listed SMI Publishing, which owns the newspaper, on Wednesday, a filing to the stock exchange shows.

26 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Sing Pao pays up with 90 minutes to spare

Sing Pao Daily News narrowly averted court action to close it down after management settled outstanding Mandatory Provident Fund payments just 90 minutes before a deadline set by the fund's watchdog.

9 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Sing Pao vows to pay provident fund arrears

The management of Sing Pao Daily News has promised to pay outstanding Mandatory Provident Fund contributions today - the deadline set by the fund watchdog.

The Mandatory Provident Fund Authority issued a statutory demand to Sing Pao Newspaper Management on March 18 giving the company three weeks to pay HK$4.2 million before the end of office hours today.

8 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Concern at bosses' failure to pay wages

Ministers discussing possibility of new law

The top echelons of the administration are concerned about the failure of some bosses to pay their workers' salaries and MPF contributions, the justice minister said yesterday.

He said he would study whether a new or revised law was needed.

2 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Sing Pao fined again over fund payments

Cash-strapped Sing Pao Daily News was fined again yesterday for defaulting on Mandatory Provident Fund contributions. It has yet to settle fines for two similar convictions.

2 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Sing Pao fined again over unpaid wages

Chinese-language newspaper Sing Pao Daily News was fined again for delaying payment of wages and annual leave to 12 former employees who were sacked or resigned last year. The newspaper was fined HK$112,000 yesterday after pleading guilty to 28 charges regarding delayed payments of nearly HK$400,000 from September 2006 to October 2007. The employees have since been paid.

1 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Former Sing Pao staff may sue MPF Authority

Former staff of Sing Pao Daily News are considering launching a legal battle against the Mandatory Provident Fund Authority for failing to ensure their employer made contributions to their fund accounts.

Former chief news editor Schwinger Li Wai-man, who is also a spokesman for the former workers of the cash-strapped newspaper, said they had already sought legal advice.

28 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

By law, owed wages don't come easy

Li Wai-man is used to labour disputes, having covered many as a journalist. But the former news editor of local Chinese paper Sing Pao Daily News had always assumed unpaid employees were protected by the law. He now knows how wrong he was.

9 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

At least 10 Sing Pao staff 'still owed wages'

At least 10 former Sing Pao Daily News employees have not received unpaid wages, their representative, Li Wai-man, said yesterday, rejecting Sing Pao claims last week that all former staff had been paid. Mr Li said most of those who were still owed money had been working in the printing department, with one owed almost HK$500,000.

16 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Sing Pao broke vow on back pay, ex-staff say

Former Sing Pao Daily News employees were still at loggerheads with the newspaper's management yesterday over back pay, although payments made during a meeting last night partially eased the tension.

Before last night's meeting, a representative of the former workers, Li Wai-man, said management had broken its promise and settled only part of the unpaid wages.

5 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Pay pledge for former staff of Sing Pao daily

Former employees of Sing Pao Daily News will receive their unpaid wages next week, the editor-in-chief of the Chinese-language paper said.

1 Feb 2008 - 12:00am