Tiffany Lam

High jobless rate for early school leavers

Sixty per cent of young people who left school before Form Seven are unemployed and 75 per cent of those are worried about their job prospects, a survey has found.

Monday, 23 February, 2009, 12:00am

Majority of youths back tests

Most city youths claim to support government drug-testing plans, but nearly half say they would not inform on drug-using friends, a study found. The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups found 71 per cent of 306 youths backed plans to allow police to test people suspected of drug use. The charity said youngsters needed encouragement to help friends by reporting any drug use.

17 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Vet accused of misconduct after dog's death

A veterinary surgeon was accused of professional misconduct at a disciplinary hearing yesterday. Coco Chan Kok said Chung Chen-hsi failed to explain the cause of her shih-tzu's death after an operation in 2006. She said the veterinarian reacted violently to her questions and scolded her. Dr Chung denied the claims and said Ms Chan had created a disturbance at his Tsuen Wan clinic.

18 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Mainland mothers' group mobs Tsang

About 20 protesters ambushed Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen and Electoral Affairs Commission chairman Pang Kin-kee as they voted in Mid-Levels yesterday, calling for a review of the policy on mainland women giving birth in the city.

8 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Schoolgirl, 12, plunges to death

A 12-year-old school girl plunged to her death from a public housing block in Kwun Tong on the second day of the new academic year. She was found unconscious outside Tsui Wing House, Tsui Ping (South) Estate, shortly after 9am. She was declared dead at the scene. Police said she jumped from the 23rd-floor staircase of the building, where she lived with her parents.

3 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Inquiry into wedding banquet complaints

The Consumer Council has received more than 60 complaints from couples who had planned their wedding banquets at Club Regency, a Kowloon Bay banquet hall. The private club will close on March 31 after its landlord won a court application last week to evict the club for failing to pay two months' rent. The club can use the premises for pre-booked weddings until March 31.

29 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Department store makes green moves

Marks & Spencer has launched a No Plastic Bag Day and will charge 50 cents for each carrier bag on Tuesdays, with the proceeds going to WWF Hong Kong. It will also offer more organic and fair-trade products, reduce packaging, recycle hangers and produce clothes that are machine-washable at low temperatures.

17 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Support to raise legal aid eligibility

Most people favour raising the eligibility benchmark for legal aid amid rising inflation, a survey shows. Almost 85 per cent of 160 middle-class people polled said they felt the HK$165,700 limit should be relaxed to include more of the middle class, according to a poll from political group Kowloon West New Dynamic.

4 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

In the spotlight

Mandy Cho Man-lei

was a 20-year-old student from San Francisco when she was crowned Miss Hong Kong 2003.

She also won the Miss International Goodwill and Miss Aqua Beauty titles and the Diamond Skin Award.

She represented Hong Kong at Miss Chinese International 2004, where she was placed second and won the Miss Congeniality award.

8 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Chatroom

What were you doing when Typhoon Dujuan hit Hong Kong?

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7 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

FOOT DOWN

Honda distributor Reliance Motors has raised the stakes in tonight's Miss Hong Kong pageant: the winner this year will receive a Honda Accord instead of a Jazz. The Jazz was the South China Morning Post's Compact Car of the Year, but we think the Accord (below) is a stunner, even though one distributor along Gloucester Road last week sniffed at the Thai model's workmanship.

23 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Miss Hong Kong drives Honda crazy

When Tiffany Lam Man-lee was crowned Miss Hong Kong in a beauty pageant hosted by TVB in August, she was to have received a red Honda Jazz as part of the prize. But the 22-year-old decided pink was preferable, so declined the gift.

29 Nov 2002 - 12:00am