Judge rules bankers should face criminal authorities

Two former bankers who supplied fake evidence to the Securities and Futures Commission while being investigated by the regulator should be referred to the criminal authorities, a judge said yesterday.

Saturday, 8 October, 2011, 12:00am

Swimathon flattery-fest does nothing for river

It's been about a month since top officials in Guangzhou made their sixth annual swimathon across the Pearl River, all in the name of convincing the public of the government's winning battle against water pollution. Local residents and media are still relishing their favourite 'significant moments' from the event, few of which concern environmental protection.

13 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Dozens held as 1,000 police end land-use protest

Dozens of villagers in Foshan remain behind bars after a dispute over land use turned into a violent clash with armed police.

8 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Get creative and draw whatever you want

I love drawing - it's so much fun! You can draw anything you like on a piece of paper. If you love nature, you can draw butterflies, trees and birds.

If you like design, you can draw pretty clothes, and imagine that you're wearing them.

If you see something beautiful and would like to share it with your mum and dad, make a drawing and give it to them.

17 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Despair at Article 23

The political role of Hong Kong has become obscured since the 1997 handover. I despair at the way a parochialist mentality by the government is trying to curb freedom of speech in an open-minded society. The international reputation of 'one country, two systems' would further deteriorate if Article 23 of the Basic Law is enacted. I suggest every citizen consider the issue and speak out.

17 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Fine payment dispute at library mishandled

I refer to the letter from Cindy Mak headlined 'Cents of frustration' (Sunday Morning Post, June 9).

23 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

A chance to let off steam

I was among the crowds in Tsim Sha Tsui during the New Year's Eve celebrations. Usually I am very well-behaved, but I ran wild on that occasion.

My friends and I did so many things that we would not normally do. We pretended we were going to throw each other into the water and sang silly songs. Everybody was doing it, having fun, lost in the excitement.

3 Feb 2002 - 12:00am

Fireworks provide a dazzling finale

Splashing about with a net of squirming fish and picking peanuts in the hot sun gave Hong Kong students a taste of traditional village life in the mainland.

12 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

Maintain balance of spiritual, material

How should we spend our life? There is no definite answer, but I have some ideas I would like to share with you.

Yes, life is certainly blank and bland if we are foolish enough to focus on the materialistic world and forget our spiritual needs.

27 May 2001 - 12:00am

Stiff term for 'model' swindler refused

A judge yesterday refused a prosecution application to hand down a stiff jail sentence to a bogus modelling agent, disputing claims of a sharp rise in such cases.

District Court judge Derek Pang Wai-cheong imposed a two-year sentence on Wan Pak-cheung, 26, who had previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud.

22 May 2001 - 12:00am

Stick with ban

I am strongly against the legalisation of soccer gambling.

I think it can only be harmful to society in Hong Kong.

In a league table of the number of people who gamble in any country, Hong Kong is second.

3 May 2001 - 12:00am

NT village concept can save heritage

Kudos to Kevin Sinclair for his report on Wan Yuet-kau ('Centralised village plan can defuse rural land timebomb,' South China Morning Post, February 14). It seems to me that Mr Wan presents a wise and fair solution to the paradox of preserving Hong Kong's historical heritage and economic progress.

19 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

$1m-loss merchant seeks aid

A merchant who lost more than $1 million worth of fabric in an alleged fraud on the mainland is appealing for help from the Beijing authorities.

In late 1996, Leung Wai-ki signed an agreement with a Naning, Guangxi, hotel manageress who claimed to be a public official, that the fabric would be stored at the home of her mother.

14 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

St Joseph's junior athletes steal the show

Junior athletes stole the lime light at St Joseph's College an nual sports meet at Wan Chai Sports Ground. The two-day event gave the St Josephians an opportunity to warm up in their preparation for the inter-school athletic championships in mid- February.

10 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

Restaurant workers seek $2m in wages

More than 200 workers from a restaurant chain are seeking more than $2 million in wages and compensation through the Labour Tribunal and Labour Department.

Sixty-two new cases were filed with the Labour Tribunal yesterday in addition to 126 complaints relating to the Farm House Restaurant reported to the Labour Department since September.

9 Feb 2000 - 12:00am