Patsy Moy
Patsy Moy
SCMP Contributor
Patsy Moy began her career as a journalist in 1994 and had worked full-time for the South China Morning Post for many years. She reported on a wide range of news, covering social, health, housing, and legal issues. She also wrote many articles on animal rights. Patsy also taught media law and English news writing and reporting in local universities until 2020. Her last post with the South China Morning Post was assistant news editor.

Diamond Restaurant brand owner Andrew Leung reflects on what it was like having two famous grandads: Kam Shui-fai, the founder of Yung Kee Restaurant, and legendary TV and movie star Leung Sing-por.

Thanks to the founder’s daughter and grandson, the Diamond Restaurant name lives on as a gourmet food brand – even after its five Hong Kong outlets closed down in 2002.

Yan Chim Kee started selling coconut sweets in Hong Kong in 2015. Descendants of its founder say sticking to its original formula while adding new products has been key to its longevity.

Animal-welfare advocates are pressing for mandatory labelling to allow customers to easily identify which cosmetics have been tested on animals.


With more customers expecting cosmetics to be cruelty-free, companies that ban animal testing can improve their corporate image and even boost sales, animal-rights advocates claim.

Ocean Park says its new haunted house is so scary it will require visitors to sign a disclaimer in case they fall ill or even die of fright after visiting it.

The number of children whose families are in the queue for public housing has jumped 30 per cent in three years and now tops 100,000, a welfare group says.

The Law Society's council meets today to decide the fate of its president, with two members suggesting he should resign.

More than 800 people took part in a run through Hong Kong morning to oppose the Occupy Central campaign, but it was well below the 10,000 figure organisers had hoped for.

Hong Kong's de facto central bank chief Norman Chan Tak-lam warned that the city's financial system could come under pressure when the United States raises its interest rates.

The 2,000 chickens that died mysteriously in Yuen Long this week may have fallen ill because their coops became "too stuffy" after fans stopped working because of a power failure.

The deadliest Ebola epidemic in history continued its spread, as a brief scare in Hong Kong highlighted the risk of an outbreak in the city.


Hong Kong's efforts to keep the deadly Ebola virus at bay could be stymied by the reluctance of African visitors to give contact details to health officials, the city's health protection chief said.


The government will review the regulation of cooked-meat imports after the "rotten meat" scandal that has engulfed McDonald's in Hong Kong and a mainland supplier.

Food safety authorities in Hong Kong say they were misled by McDonald’s Hong Kong during its investigation last week into whether rotten meat from a factory in Shanghai was sold to Hongkongers.

The government is "monitoring" the growing use of smartphone apps for passengers to arrange vehicle hire to ensure they comply with the law, a senior official told lawmakers yesterday.

ATV is likely to be saved from another winding-up action after the station repaid a HK$200 million loan and partial interest.

Law firms risk having to keep an increasing amount in property taxes paid by clients because of a delay in passing legislation to enact a doubling of stamp duty, the financial chief claims.

The health minister says he will find out why expired surgical sutures were used on 239 patients at Queen Elizabeth Hospital last year, and see if there is a way to prevent it from happening again.

About 1.7 litres of fat were extracted from the 32-year-old mother of one by a woman general practitioner who was believed to have been the patient's friend for more than 10 years.

General practitioners may face tighter controls or even a blanket ban on carrying out liposuction or other high-risk medical procedures, the health minister says.

The city's four biggest accounting firms have joined in a statement condemning Occupy Central for its planned civil disobedience action.

The prosecution continued to lay its case before the jury today, after accusing the city's former chief secretary of being paid to be the "inside man" of property tycoons Thomas and Raymond Kwok.

The tourism industry is expecting a big rise in the number of Hong Kong travellers flocking to South Korea for the summer holidays this year.

The judge presiding over the city's most high-profile corruption case 'reluctantly' discharged the jury barely an hour into the hearing yesterday, prompted by the exit of a juror who complained of illness.

Lawyers for the five defendants in Hong Kong's highest-profile corruption case yesterday challenged 19 potential jurors without giving a reason - six fewer than is allowed under the Jury Ordinance.

The long-awaited trial of the city's most high-profile corruption case has been adjourned until tomorrow morning after one of the jurors of the nine-member panel was absent for "not feeling well".

Pressure is mounting for implementation of a reform recommended eight years ago to end custody disputes between divorcing parents. The Law Reform Commission proposed in 2005 that the term "child custody" in family law be replaced with "parental responsibility"...