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Charles Mok loses final appeal over poll rival's victory

Former Legislative Council contestant Charles Mok yesterday lost his final bid to challenge his arch rival's victory in the 2008 election as the top court tossed out his case.

Friday, 25 May, 2012, 12:00am

Ruling a mixed bag for ex-legislator

Former lawmaker Mandy Tam Heung-man lost her constitutional challenge to election law, which she says deprives candidates of their electoral rights. But the prosecution also lost its appeal to overturn Tam's acquittal in May of last year of a charge of electoral bribery.

11 May 2012 - 12:00am

Mother made loan to school 'for girls' sake'

A mother has told a court she agreed to lend HK$200,000 to a school supervisor because she wanted her daughters to be able to pursue a higher standard of education.

30 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Rethink likely on voter penalty

The government may reconsider penalising voters who fail to update their address on the electoral roll following strong public opposition to the idea, a top official disclosed yesterday.

18 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

No consensus on Legco by-elections

One of four proposals to fix what the government calls a 'loophole' in rules for Legislative Council by-elections garnered the most support in a public consultation, the administration said yesterday. But it also said there was no consensus on how to address this perceived problem.

15 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Career ace in the hole with ACE Life

ACE Life is optimistic about the outlook of its business, and is poised to expand its agency force in Hong Kong from the current 1,000 to 2,500 in three to five years' time to meet a jump demand amid a demographic shift across the city, according to a top executive.

9 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Always room for improvement

When you have spent 30 years in one field, you are considered to be something of a veteran. But Aouda Tam, director of housekeeping at the InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong, where she has worked since its 1981 opening, approaches each day with the mindset of a newcomer.

15 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Vivienne Tam - Fashion designer

Strong women have always inspired colourful fashion designer Vivienne Tam Yin-yok, but none more so than her mother. 'I always watched her making her own clothes when I was growing up,' she says.

11 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Equinix boosts market operations

Global data-centre services provider Equinix is to strengthen its operations on the mainland with the opening of a US$63 million facility in Hong Kong in November, while targeting capacity expansion in Shanghai.

29 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

ATV staff dig in over editorial autonomy

Journalists vowed to fight for editorial autonomy after ATV vice-president Tammy Tam was told to take two months' leave immediately as she arrived at work yesterday, in an apparent widening of a rift between senior management and the news team.

9 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

City Digest

Anita Mui's mother loses another court battle

16 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Acid attacker, 60, gets 10-year prison sentence

A man who attacked a couple with acid was jailed for 10 years yesterday at the Court of First Instance.

Tam Kong-keung, 60, had admitted two counts of throwing corrosive fluid on Hung Hom boutique proprietors Yuen Kin-wah and Wan Chan-hing after a dispute. Yuen suffered permanent disfigurement.

13 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Customer threw acid over couple

A man threw acid on a couple running a boutique after they refused to alter clothes he had bought more than two months previously and rejected his demand for HK$10,000, a court heard yesterday.

Tam Kong-keung pleaded guilty in the Court of First Instance to two counts of throwing corrosive fluid on Yuen Kin-wah and Wan Chan-hing on May 16 last year at the shop in Hung Hom.

21 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Slow slide towards a U-turn

Cathay?s economy-class seats have drawn strong reactions from some SCMP readers

July 24, 2009

Nigel Bruce from Mid-Levels reported ?two excruciating overnight flights?. He said the seats that slide down within a rigid shell meant ?tall people, such as myself, being jammed into the seat frame in front?

July 29

13 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

HK$110m for Tai Tam townhouse

The red-hot property market is showing no signs of cooling down, especially in the luxury sector.

In Tai Tam, a townhouse will go on sale through public tender, with the closing date at noon on August 12.

9 Jul 2010 - 12:00am