Slam-dunk skills

On a sunny Tuesday afternoon at Wan Chai's Southorn Playground, So Yi-chun had a good reason to stand taller than the other 63 men who played in the Red Bull King of The Rock Hong Kong Qualifier: he'd just won.

Thursday, 15 September, 2011, 12:00am

So pays price with 10-meeting ban

Apprentice jockey Ben So Tik-hung has been banned for more than a month after falling foul for the second time in a year of the reasonable and permissible measures rule.

22 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Long-time partners beat tough rivals to win

Wayne Wong Wing-luen and Yu Hiu-tung won the Hong Kong Tennis Champions Cup 2010 men's doubles by defeating Henry So and Rong Ma 6-2, 6-2.

The tournament, which ended on March 14, was hosted by the Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club.

Yu, who is ranked number one in Hong Kong men's singles, said he was confident they would win.

18 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Happy Zero will do HK proud, says Marwing

John Moore's boom horse, Happy Zero, returned from his summer break in yesterday's Sha Tin Sprint Trophy with a last-to-first win and a message for the established top sprinters that there is a new kid on the block.

5 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Lawmakers hit out over hunt for informer

Lawmakers criticised the Immigration Department yesterday for trying to track down a 'whistleblower' who disclosed that deputy minister Greg So Kam-leung had given his business card as proof of income in a contract application for his maid.

18 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Use of name card shows the elite mindset at work

Undersecretary for Commerce and Economic Development Greg So Kam-leung is no doubt a busy man. For convenience, he attached his government name card to an Immigration Department application for the renewal of his domestic helper's contract - in place of the requirement for an income statement.

11 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

New kid on the block is full of praise for colleagues

As the only undersecretary who has worked for two ministers, Greg So Kam-leung said the two bosses had contrasting managerial styles because of their differing backgrounds.

27 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

The pain spreads

Mr Chan, 60, owner of a dried-food store for 17 years

'I work from 6.30am to 8pm, but I can only just afford the rent with what I earn. There are customers, but they only buy low-cost products since the economic downturn. I might have to close my shop soon.'

Mrs Leung, 46, who has run a newspaper stall for 22 years

28 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Hiker's body found on Lion Rock Hill

A 26-year-old hiker has been found dead on Lion Rock Hill two days after he was reported missing. Police last night confirmed that a body spotted by the Government Flying Service yesterday afternoon, some 40 metres from the hilltop, was that of the missing man. The man, surnamed So, 26, had left home on Wednesday to go hiking. He was reported missing on Friday.

15 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

To coin a phrase ...

At first glance, the kit which teaches Cantonese slang hardly seems likely to be a huge hit. The cards, which show old-fashioned pictures and short explanations, were invented by primary school teacher So Real Real - not his real name.

15 May 2008 - 12:00am

Mainland mother claims unfair treatment

A disgruntled mainland mother lodged a complaint with the ombudsman yesterday, alleging a disparity in treatment given to local and mainland mothers, as well as Hospital Authority maladministration.

The mother, who only gave her name as Mrs So, was joined by 10 members of a concern group for expectant mainland mothers at the Office of the Ombudsman yesterday.

26 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Rent payments made at your convenience

Convenience stores could become a key element in government plans for a five-day working week.

The stores could be used to collect public housing rents when estate management offices close on Saturdays under the second phase of the changes, due to start next year.

13 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

News you know?

Test your memory and see what you remember from previous news reports. Each question is related to a news story published in the South China Morning Post on Wednesday, July 18, 2001

1. The Education Department hotline was flooded with uuuuuuuu calls from parents about their daughters' secondary school place allocation.

A at least 560

B more than 680

19 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

Rent for clinics 'too high'

Doctors running out-patient clinics at housing estates are being charged rents well above market price, they claimed yesterday.

President of the Hong Kong Medical Association So Kai-ming said its members were discriminated against by the Housing Authority in its rent increase assessments - up to 50 per cent - to renew leases.

1 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Watchdog goes a-wandering

Portugal, Puerto Rico and Pakistan are just three of the 13 countries Hong Kong's first local ombudsman and his top staff visited last year.

Mr So revealed that the 14 trips, one of which involved nine staff, cost $500,000, or about two per cent of his organisation's budget.

11 Jul 1996 - 12:00am