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Susie Weldon

'It's hit us that the British are really leaving'

Government House was the scene of frenzied activity from early yesterday - at least as far as the crowds of people outside were concerned.

Tuesday, 1 July, 1997, 12:00am

'It's hit us that the British are really leaving'

Government House was the scene of frenzied activity from early yesterday - at least as far as the crowds of people outside were concerned.

Hundreds made their way there throughout the day to take photographs. As the number swelled, nine police officers on guard struggled to keep control.

1 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Activists raise Tibetan flag in last-ditch call for freedom

Protesters unveiled Tibet's national flag in a last-ditch call for Tibetan freedom yesterday before the handover makes such actions illegal.

Dorji Dolma of the Australia Tibetan Council said Hong Kong had only four days of freedom of expression where Tibetan matters were concerned.

28 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Chan's medical bill could top $1m

THE late Canto-pop star Danny Chan Pak-keung's lengthy stay in a private ward at Queen Mary Hospital could cost his family more than $1 million.

Surprising as it may seem, this is relatively cheap.

The same 17-month period in a private hospital would probably have cost anything from $5 million to $18 million.

27 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Prove welfare increase justified

I REFER to the report headlined, ''Increase in allowance demanded'' (South China Morning Post, September 4) by Susie Weldon.

Although I am not a social worker, as a father of two, I have every sympathy for the plight of those children who live off welfare.

9 Sep 1993 - 12:00am

Home for parents of seriously ill children

WORRIED parents sleeping on benches in hospital corridors, so they can spend every possible minute with their seriously ill children, could soon be a thing of the past.

Next year, parents will have the use of a house built specifically as short-term accommodation for families with children undergoing hospital treatment.

5 Aug 1993 - 12:00am

$16m may be recalled

AGENCIES running sub-vented homes for the elderly may be asked to pay back the extra $16 million they received after public assistance levels were raised at the beginning of this month.

The Social Welfare Advisory Committee (SWAC) wants the Government to raise the matter with agencies, said committee chairman Li Ka-cheung.

20 Jul 1993 - 12:00am