Stolen Generations

Public view

Wong Tin-chi, 61, taxi driver

Now he can say anything. It's meaningless. His apology came too late. He must reveal the names of the people he benefited from to give the public an answer.

Ms Chu, clerk in her 30s

Friday, 2 March, 2012, 12:00am

After payout, witness seeks ICAC apology

An undercover operative who became a protected witness for the Independent Commission Against Corruption then had his identity revealed in court is demanding an apology from the graft-buster.

24 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Hard to say you're sorry

There is a song called Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word. It explains how difficult it can be to apologise for doing something wrong, or letting someone down, even if we feel guilty.

Saying 'Sorry' sincerely is the most effective way to gain forgiveness. So why do we find it so difficult? It's just another way of being polite, which is something we should do at all times.

4 Mar 2010 - 12:00am


Scramble for school places not necessary

I am writing in response to a newspaper article about parents failing to send their children to famous schools in Hong Kong. Some of them blame the system of connections and church affiliations for their failure to get their child a school place.

29 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Driver wins apology over entrapment

Sun Zhongjie, an 18-year-old who chopped off part of his little finger to protest his innocence after being caught in a sting operation to hunt down unlicensed taxis in Shanghai, has won an apology from the authorities.

27 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Public Eye

Axe feeble watchdogs in tough times

11 Mar 2009 - 12:00am


Starring: Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Brandon Walters, David Gulpilil

Director: Baz Luhrmann

Category: IIA

Australia has always been known for its fine food and wine and now you can add cheese to the list.

8 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Apology not a cynical ploy, says Ip adviser

Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee's announcement that she would contest the Legislative Council by-election had given her a 'historic opportunity' to apologise for her handling of national security legislation as secretary for security, one of her advisers said yesterday.

29 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Saying sorry

Regina Ip's apology for her handling of Article 23 came after a series of controversial comments on the national security legislation

I am aware that I made mistakes in promoting that bill. I made remarks which might have been unnecessarily provocative. I wish to tender my sincere apologies to those who were disturbed

- while declaring her candidacy yesterday

28 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Apology to tour guides questioned

The media yesterday questioned the motivation behind a Guilin party-controlled newspaper's open apology to the city's tour guides for accusations last week that they ripped off visitors.

1 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Take Action!

The column for anyone fed up with bureaucracy, frustrated with delays or furious with poor service. Tell us your complaint and we'll try to fix it ...

A reader described his dining experience at Zuma restaurant in Central as the 'most bizarre experience in a doomed evening of Friday the 13th'.

23 Jul 2007 - 12:00am


On March 24 and 29, 2007, the SCMP and Sunday Morning Post published three separate articles about the departure of Kevin Ankrom as head coach from the Hong Kong Sports Institute and his views of the Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association Limited (the 'HKAAA').

1 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Three important words you should know

'Nowadays, manners are easy and life is hard.'

- former British prime minister Benjamin Disraeli

10 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

In Brief

researchers to come under closer scrutiny

11 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Citizens push to make amends

Between 1910 and 1970 police and welfare officers forcibly took an estimated 10 to 30 per cent of Australian Aboriginal children from their families as part of government policy of 'assimilating' mixed-race Aboriginal children into the white community.

26 Feb 2006 - 12:00am