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Letters to the Editor, May 26, 2013

Donald Tsang tried to phone Benigno Aquino. Photo: Xinhua

Has our society lost all its marbles or collective brainpower to spend taxpayers' money on something so trivial? I suppose most readers would be troubled by the front-page news ("Taxi driver cleared in 50-cent court case", May 17).

Sunday, 26 May, 2013, 4:35am 4 comments

Letters to the Editor, May 22, 2013

Angelina Jolie had a preventive double mastectomy. Photo: AP

Hong Kong is currently going through a period of realisation that, because a greater proportion of its inhabitants are in the "senior" category, something needs to be done about the retirement age.

27 May 2013 - 10:14am

Cheating cabbie fined for trying to use obsolete Peruvian notes

A taxi driver who tried to deceive passengers with Peruvian banknotes that were no longer in circulation tarnished Hong Kong's reputation as a tourist paradise and shamed law-abiding cabbies, a deputy magistrate said.

Liu Ka-ho, 30, was fined HK$3,700 and ordered to perform 200 hours of community service for the six charges that he had pleaded guilty to.

22 Mar 2013 - 4:07am

Passenger tears up 100-yuan note to pay taxi driver

A 100 yuan banknote. Photo: AFP

What happens when you are stuck in a taxi without enough small change to pay the fare?

Li Yong (not his real name), a taxi driver in China's southwestern Chongqing, was astonished by an "innovative", yet extreme solution from one passenger - who tore a 100-yuan bill in half.

2 Feb 2013 - 1:17pm 1 comment

Briefs, January 20, 2013

The haul of silver slabs. Photo: Information Services Department

HK$4.4m of silver seized at checkpoint

Customs seized 515kg of smuggled silver valued at HK$4.42 million on Friday from a private car entering the city via the Western Corridor border post. A man and a woman were arrested. It was the biggest such seizure in a year.


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20 Jan 2013 - 4:32am

City Digest, December 21, 2012

Taxi driver nabbed for making off with bags

A cabbie, 34, was arrested for theft after he sped off with his mainland passenger's bags containing HK$50,000 worth of branded goods at Chek Lap Kok airport on Tuesday.

Bosses top authority for young people: poll

21 Dec 2012 - 3:55am

Singapore cabbie returns S$900,000 to Thai couple

Singapore cab driver Sia Ka Tian sits in his taxi. Photo: AFP

A Singaporean taxi driver has been heralded as a hero after he returned S$1.1 million (US$900,000) in cash to a vacationing Thai couple who left the money in his cab.

Sia Ka Tian, 70, was shocked to find the money in a black paper bag on the back seat on Monday after he dropped the couple off at a shopping centre.

20 Nov 2012 - 4:33pm

Taxi driver sought over Halloween rape bid in Tseung Kwan O

A hunt has been launched for a taxi driver accused of trying to rape a drunken woman passenger on her way home from Halloween celebrations.

Police said he drove the 27-year-old accountant to a secluded area after she fell asleep in his cab and attacked her, tying her hands when she tried to escape.

7 Nov 2012 - 3:46am

Taxi driver who killed three pedestrians jailed

A taxi driver who killed three people when he ploughed into them after they had survived a bus crash was jailed for three years and four months yesterday.

Judge Johnny Chan Jong-herng also suspended the driving licence of Chan Yun-sang, 44, for six years. He must pass a test before obtaining a new licence.

13 Oct 2012 - 3:17am

City Digest, October 4, 2012

Taxi driver who killed 3 tourists is behind bars

4 Oct 2012 - 4:27am

Cabbie banned for cheating officer posing as tourist out of HK$500

Cabbie banned for cheating officer posing as tourist out of HK$500

A cabbie who cheated a police officer, posing as a Putonghua-speaking visitor, out of HK$500 was ordered yesterday to perform 100 hours of community service.

Hon So-man, 49, was also banned from driving a taxi for six months.

29 Sep 2012 - 3:42am

Taxi driver misses out on HK$2m windfall

A taxi driver who found a bag containing more than HK$2 million in his cab a year ago has been told the bad news - he can't keep it. The rightful owner had belatedly stepped forward to reclaim his fortune - won at a Macau casino - and officials have now confirmed his credentials.

9 Jun 2012 - 12:00am