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Tom Delay

Clock is ticking on Kai Tak stadium

Unless there are plans to employ the 'build-it-in-a-flash' consortium behind the towering Sky City in Changsha, it seems our own sports hub at Kai Tak might not be completed on schedule.

Sunday, 17 June, 2012, 12:00am

Police silence a cause for concern

The delay of a week in alerting the public to random knife attacks by an unidentified assailant in one of our city's most densely populated districts has raised concerns in the community. Earlier this month, at least four passers-by were stabbed by a man suspected of suffering mental illness within an 11-hour period in Tseung Kwan O.

11 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Ban on idling engines delayed

A Legco panel has accused environmental officials of 'cheating' by postponing for three months the law meant to ban idling engines.

Adding to lawmakers' anger, a one-month grace period will be granted to offenders after the law takes effect on December 15 - three months after its intended implementation date and 10 months after the legislation was passed.

21 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

By-election bid put on hold in latest U-turn

The government yesterday proved once again that a week is a long time in politics by making another U-turn, this time on its controversial proposal to scrap Legislative Council by-elections.

5 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

HSBC looks into online system delay

HSBC was yesterday investigating a slight delay in an online system for buying securities on Monday morning. A spokeswoman for the bank said the delay happened at 10am on Monday and lasted for 15 minutes. But the spokeswoman denied the situation amounted to a breakdown. She said fewer than 10 customers were affected by the delay and compensation would be considered on a case-by-case basis.

14 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Key victory for flat buyers in legal battle with developer

Seven flat buyers have won a key dispute in a legal battle against a subsidiary of property giant Cheung Kong (Holdings) they accuse of failing to complete a luxury residential development in Kowloon Tong on time.

4 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

The headline 'Judge refuses to delay Nina Wang case' on C1 yesterday was misleading. While the court refused a two-month postponement until early July, it allowed a two-week adjournment until May 11.

27 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Parents angry over late notice of fee increase

A delay in informing parents of a hike in tuition fees for the new academic term has landed a local kindergarten in hot water.

The failure on the part of the Greenfield English (International) Kindergarten (Tung Chung) to inform parents of the HK$310 rise in monthly tuition fees before the summer holiday began has incurred the wrath of parents.

20 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

New posts welcomed, but . . .

Legislators welcomed the provision of official deputy principal posts in primary schools, but questioned why it had taken the government so long to do so. 'This proposal will encourage more people to enter the [teaching] profession,' Democrat Yeung Sum said. 'I just wonder how it has come so late.'

29 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Under fire

Lawmakers have slammed a government admission that it has no timetable for publishing a report on public service broadcasting. Is this delay acceptable and what implications does it have for RTHK? Write to us.

31 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Public broadcast discussion delay surprises lawmakers

Sensitivity, complexity reason for postponement, says Tsang

The government will postpone the release of a consultation paper on public service broadcasting, because the issue is 'sensitive and complex'.

The delay, revealed by Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen yesterday, surprised lawmakers who were due to discuss the paper at the end of this month.

18 Jan 2008 - 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 ...

Tsuen Wan resident Kwok Chi-yuen was upset about the government's 'slow' investigation into a seepage problem in his flat. Waste water started to drip into his bathroom from upstairs six months ago.

14 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Tom Online vote delay proposed

Tom Group, the media arm of Hutchison Whampoa, has proposed delaying a vote on its offer to privatise Tom Online, saying it wants to give the subsidiary's US-based shareholders more time to consider.

8 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Department takes over 3 flat projects

Builder that lost $1.3b contracts considers options

The Housing Department is taking over a construction company's three building sites today despite facing legal action after terminating its contracts this week.

17 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

'The Hammer' is used to hullabaloo

He was a hard-drinking, playboy politician whose early years in office were one long party. He revelled in his nickname of 'Hot Tub Tom'.

Now Tom DeLay, born-again Christian, Republican kingmaker, enforcer and trusted adviser to US President George W. Bush, is back in hot water.

8 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

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