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Wednesday, 21 November, 2007, 12:00am

Vandals attack district councillors' posters

Banners promoting district councillors belonging to the Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood have been slashed in Kowloon City in what appears to be a politically motivated attack.

'Vandalism used to occur in isolated cases before an election, but we have never suffered damages of such scope,' councillor Lee Kin-kan said.

12 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Government's actions environmentally unsound

It saddened me that the SAR government had to wrap up trees and benches with plastic sheets on public property in order to discourage vandals and litter louts during the New Year celebrations.

The sight of wrapped-up trees and of government officials congratulating themselves made me very angry.

5 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

Revolting eyesore scarring hillside

Would the Environmental Protection Department like to explain why a section of the landscape along Tai Tam Road has been vandalised by graffiti?

13 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Unsightly numbering a form of vandalism

Mui Shue Hang playground near Tai Wo is a well-kept, almost pristine, park that has approximately 1,461 trees.

I know this number as, about two years ago, each tree had a large white number painted upon it that was clearly visible to all.

9 May 2002 - 12:00am

Growing problem

There have been letters in these columns in the past regarding the increasing incidences of graffiti on our streets. Unlike other parts of the world, this has been a fairly modest problem in Hong Kong.

No doubt the authorities have investigated, although it is fair to assume that due to the anonymity of the act, the success rate of detection is not high.

9 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Publicity stunt illegal

I refer to the letter headlined, 'Vandalism' (South China Morning Post, October 9), on estate agents paint-spraying their telephone numbers on public property.

Investigations revealed that two estate agents sprayed their numbers onto walls at the side of roads for publicity purposes.

31 Oct 1997 - 12:00am


I live in the Sai Kung area. The other day during my early morning walk I was horrified to note that an estate agent had spray-painted its phone number on almost any surface that would accept it, for example, slopes, catchpits, walls etc.

Every weekend there are positively reams of paper wasted by temporary banners strewn from lamps, posts and trees.

9 Oct 1997 - 12:00am


VANDALISM is an act against property, not an act against a person. Clearly, 12 strokes of a flesh-tearing cane is a blatant violation against the person. So, Singapore has decided that spraying cars with paint should be answered by a vastly more violent offence against the person. What sort of jurisprudential principle guides this type of legal reasoning?

27 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

Harsh on Xi

IF I was an employee of a bank in China and removed some state or highly classified document from the bank without prior approval, I would probably have committed an offence under Chinese law.

If a friend induced me to remove the document, or assisted in its removal, he also would probably have committed an offence.

26 Apr 1994 - 12:00am