Lavish superyacht linked to celebrity parties hosted by Malaysian financier at centre of 1MDB scandal has sailed into Hong Kong waters ... but its ownership is a mystery.
We hear of disquiet at Pokfulam Terrace with some of the owners at loggerheads with the management committee. A new management committee (MC) was elected in April last year and minority owners say that problems began to occur with minutes not reflecting what was said in meetings, owners who criticised the MC being subjected to abuse.
Andy Mantel, together with lawyers and friends, were understood to have been in Lan Kwai Fong celebrating into the early hours on Saturday after winning a three-and-a-half-year battle with the Securities and Futures Commission that ended in the Court of Final Appeal on Friday.
Every cloud, as the saying goes, has a silver lining. Xi Jinping's corruption crackdown has been bad news for those that were caught up in the 53,085 investigations by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection that occurred in 2014 alone. As a result of these investigations, the CCDI has disciplined 71,748 cadres and "severely disciplined" a further 23,646.
The Lion Wakes: A Modern History of HSBC was published recently to coincide with the 150th anniversary of HSBC Holdings. It is an official history, commissioned by HSBC, by historians David Kynaston and Richard Roberts.
Getting a car through its roadworthiness certificate in Hong Kong is not what it used to be. Some years ago, you could just turn up at a designated vehicle testing centre and the examination would be over in 10 minutes. Now the average waiting period is two months. How can this be in "Asia's world city"?
We hear of more building management related nonsense. This story concerns the tennis court at the Oscar by the Sea development at Tseung Kwan O, and is another example of how the Building Management Ordinance offers little protection to minority owners in the face of an entrenched owners' committee.
Has health chief Ko Wing-man taken leave of his senses? His remarks on smoking and taxation are extraordinary for someone who is the Secretary for Food and Health.