Sammy Heung

Hong Kong

Sammy Heung

Intern, Hong Kong

Sammy Heung is studying journalism at The University of Hong Kong, and is working at the Post as a summer intern for Hong Kong desk.

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Hong Kong customs arrest man suspected of selling knock-off handbags, deny accusations of entrapment

The accusations stem from a social media post featuring video of the arrest and a purported eyewitness account saying the man had been pressured to accept counterfeit goods by an undercover officer.

The accusations stem from a social media post featuring video of the arrest and a purported eyewitness account saying the man had been pressured to accept counterfeit goods by an undercover officer.

15 Jan 2022 - 6:47PM
Cannabis disguised as instant oats, meth hidden in solar panels seized by Hong Kong customs

The total street value of the two busts, made at the Kwai Chung Customhouse and Hong Kong International Airport, was HK$69.4 million.

The total street value of the two busts, made at the Kwai Chung Customhouse and Hong Kong International Airport, was HK$69.4 million.

15 Jan 2022 - 5:44PM
‘Quarantine is not punishment’: angry residents at Hong Kong government Covid-19 facility in Penny’s Bay complain of delays, blunders

Hiccups among issues sparked under city’s tough zero-Covid policy, prompting apology from city leader.

Hiccups among issues sparked under city’s tough zero-Covid policy, prompting apology from city leader.

15 Jan 2022 - 8:07PM
‘I think I’ll get sick waiting like this’: Hongkongers bemoan long queues outside Covid-19 testing stations in Tuen Mun

Residents ordered to undergo compulsory testing complain about long waiting times in the cold, lack of instructions from centre staff, despite seven more stations added.

Residents ordered to undergo compulsory testing complain about long waiting times in the cold, lack of instructions from centre staff, despite seven more stations added.

12 Jan 2022 - 8:45PM
Hong Kong teachers dress up as students to raise record-high funds for Operation Santa Claus

Thanks to the school’s hard work, their fundraiser event raised HK$67,888 in support of Operation Santa Claus.

Thanks to the school’s hard work, their fundraiser event raised HK$67,888 in support of Operation Santa Claus.

11 Jan 2022 - 6:50PM
Omicron: Hong Kong to suspend classes, offer more financial aid to firms; residents warned to avoid social activities in ‘high-risk’ Tuen Mun

The suspension will start in kindergartens and primary schools on Friday, but secondary schools will not be affected, Chief Executive Carrie Lam says.

The suspension will start in kindergartens and primary schools on Friday, but secondary schools will not be affected, Chief Executive Carrie Lam says.

12 Jan 2022 - 9:29AM
Omicron: Hong Kong shortens quarantine period for Covid-19 close contacts to 14 days to ease strain on capacity

Officials say capacity and public health reasons justify move.

Officials say capacity and public health reasons justify move.

11 Jan 2022 - 12:31AM
Omicron Hong Kong: fears of exponential growth in cases as cluster expands to include politicians, church-goers, dance group and restaurant diners

Health officials are investigating an untraceable Covid-19 case involving a 58-year-old woman who visited the Hong Kong Brands and Products Expo on Monday.

Health officials are investigating an untraceable Covid-19 case involving a 58-year-old woman who visited the Hong Kong Brands and Products Expo on Monday.

8 Jan 2022 - 1:20AM
Omicron: bars, gyms, nightclubs to close, 6pm restaurant curfew as Hong Kong ramps up battle against Covid-19 fifth wave

From Friday, evening dining banned in restaurants, while bars and other leisure venues ordered to close, under tough package of Covid-19 measures to fight fifth wave of infections.

From Friday, evening dining banned in restaurants, while bars and other leisure venues ordered to close, under tough package of Covid-19 measures to fight fifth wave of infections.

6 Jan 2022 - 3:31PM
Hong Kong child protection group at centre of abuse scandal sets up independent review committee to look into shortcomings

The committee will submit one report on the childcare home where abuse allegedly took place, and another on the Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children as a whole.

The committee will submit one report on the childcare home where abuse allegedly took place, and another on the Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children as a whole.

5 Jan 2022 - 1:05AM
Nearly 2 in 3 Hongkongers unhappy with life in city, Democratic Party survey finds

Opposition group’s phone survey of 534 respondents before Christmas finds 58 per cent of residents dislike living in the city and a fifth have thought of leaving.

Opposition group’s phone survey of 534 respondents before Christmas finds 58 per cent of residents dislike living in the city and a fifth have thought of leaving.

5 Jan 2022 - 12:23AM
Hong Kong parents cite waning competition for school places as discretionary admission exercise kicks off, point to broader emigration wave

Fewer than 20 parents turned up at Queen’s College in Causeway Bay between 9am and 11am on Monday, the first day of the application exercise.

Fewer than 20 parents turned up at Queen’s College in Causeway Bay between 9am and 11am on Monday, the first day of the application exercise.

4 Jan 2022 - 12:39AM
Hong Kong at risk of Omicron wave after 2 local Covid-19 cases tied to Cathay aircrew member infected with variant

Health chief Sophia Chan calls local infections ‘extremely worrying’, adding: ‘We must all do our part and stop a fifth wave outbreak’.

Health chief Sophia Chan calls local infections ‘extremely worrying’, adding: ‘We must all do our part and stop a fifth wave outbreak’.

1 Jan 2022 - 4:50AM
Hong Kong confirms 25 imported Covid-19 cases, as airlines including Cathay Pacific handed 2-week bans on routes

Of the 25 cases, nine are from Britain and flew on a Cathay Pacific flight on December 23. The infections have resulted in bans on certain routes operated by Cathay, Korean Air and Emirates Airlines.

Of the 25 cases, nine are from Britain and flew on a Cathay Pacific flight on December 23. The infections have resulted in bans on certain routes operated by Cathay, Korean Air and Emirates Airlines.

25 Dec 2021 - 11:18PM
What happens when you do drugs: rehabilitating addicts share dark tales, warn Hongkongers to beware amid Christmas merrymaking

From toilet woes to broken families and dreams, four long-time drug addicts sound a sober warning to young thrill-seekers.

From toilet woes to broken families and dreams, four long-time drug addicts sound a sober warning to young thrill-seekers.

25 Dec 2021 - 10:55AM
Spirit of giving in full swing as KPMG Hong Kong’s Christmas party raises HK$400,000 for Operation Santa Claus

KPMG employees sang familiar Christmas carols, took part in a raffle and bought products at booths set up by Operation Santa Claus beneficiaries.

KPMG employees sang familiar Christmas carols, took part in a raffle and bought products at booths set up by Operation Santa Claus beneficiaries.

4 Jan 2022 - 4:23PM
Hong Kong Legco election: once confident pro-establishment candidates make emergency appeals for votes, claiming shaky support

Traditional race dynamics upended by lack of opposition candidates, redrawn constituencies and residents taking advantage of free public transport.

Traditional race dynamics upended by lack of opposition candidates, redrawn constituencies and residents taking advantage of free public transport.

24 Dec 2021 - 11:53AM
Where is the City of Victoria? Authenticity confirmed for 3 more boundary stones marking Hong Kong’s first colonial settlement

Latest discovery brings number of such recorded relics to 10, marking area in 1903 that spanned present-day Central, Sai Wan, Sheung Wan and Wan Chai.

Latest discovery brings number of such recorded relics to 10, marking area in 1903 that spanned present-day Central, Sai Wan, Sheung Wan and Wan Chai.

18 Dec 2021 - 12:45AM
Let lawyers keep as much as half of arbitration awards to ensure Hong Kong remains hub for dispute resolution, reform body says

Adding flexibility to the payment structure not only helps the city stay competitive but also allows residents who cannot afford hourly legal fees greater access to justice, experts note.

Adding flexibility to the payment structure not only helps the city stay competitive but also allows residents who cannot afford hourly legal fees greater access to justice, experts note.

16 Dec 2021 - 2:44AM
Hong Kong police, think tank separately publish teaching guides on Chinese culture, history to boost students’ sense of national identity

The separate publications are being distributed free of charge to schools, but controversial events such as the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown and the 2019 social unrest in the city have been left out.

The separate publications are being distributed free of charge to schools, but controversial events such as the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown and the 2019 social unrest in the city have been left out.

9 Dec 2021 - 12:45AM
Hong Kong Chronicles Institute’s latest book focuses on city’s key role in China’s reform and opening up since 1978

Changes in mainland China led Hong Kong to change course, become global financial centre it is today.

Changes in mainland China led Hong Kong to change course, become global financial centre it is today.

6 Dec 2021 - 6:56PM
Macau ‘junket king’ Alvin Chau’s life in the limelight goes bust after illegal gambling arrest

Suncity Group’s high-flying owner had an appealing rags-to-riches tale, but reportedly built his empire with the help of convicted gangsters.

Suncity Group’s high-flying owner had an appealing rags-to-riches tale, but reportedly built his empire with the help of convicted gangsters.

5 Dec 2021 - 10:32AM
Chinese Olympians wow Hong Kong crowds in multi-sport display alongside top local athletes

Tokyo 2020 gold medallists Ma Long and Wang Zongyuan star in stadium and pool demos, while all 29 travelling athletes and coaches feature in bumper variety show.

Tokyo 2020 gold medallists Ma Long and Wang Zongyuan star in stadium and pool demos, while all 29 travelling athletes and coaches feature in bumper variety show.

4 Dec 2021 - 10:09PM
Chinese Olympians make a Hong Kong splash as Victoria Park diving, swimming exhibition kicks off day-long celebration of medal winners

Hundreds crowd Victoria Park Swimming Pool to watch divers, while residents pack Queen Elizabeth Stadium for showcases of gymnastics, fencing, and table tennis skills.

Hundreds crowd Victoria Park Swimming Pool to watch divers, while residents pack Queen Elizabeth Stadium for showcases of gymnastics, fencing, and table tennis skills.

4 Dec 2021 - 5:16PM
Junket king Alvin Chau’s arrest signals end of winning streak for Macau casinos as Beijing cracks down on gambling

Observers say Chau’s arrest has sent shock waves through the gaming industry as the junket business has been vital to the sector and long tolerated by China.

Observers say Chau’s arrest has sent shock waves through the gaming industry as the junket business has been vital to the sector and long tolerated by China.

4 Dec 2021 - 8:00AM
400,000 sets of stolen payment card details from Hong Kong offered for sale on dark web, cybersecurity study finds

Hong Kong has third highest number of stolen credit, debit card details up for sale of 140 places analysed, according to cybersecurity firm.

Hong Kong has third highest number of stolen credit, debit card details up for sale of 140 places analysed, according to cybersecurity firm.

3 Dec 2021 - 1:42AM
Hong Kong introduces contactless immigration channels featuring facial recognition technology

The new ‘contactless e-channels’ will enable users to cross the border in seven seconds flat, immigration official says.

The new ‘contactless e-channels’ will enable users to cross the border in seven seconds flat, immigration official says.

1 Dec 2021 - 1:52PM
For Hong Kong’s poor children, ‘home work’ means cooking, cleaning, caregiving and earning money for the family

As poverty rate hits 12-year high, experts voice concerns for 274,900 children from needy homes

As poverty rate hits 12-year high, experts voice concerns for 274,900 children from needy homes

28 Nov 2021 - 4:54PM
Hong Kong helpers increasingly targeted by money-laundering syndicates, police warn as education campaign kicks off

Arrests tied to money laundering have surged in the past year, with 34 domestic workers detained in a pair of June and July stings.

Arrests tied to money laundering have surged in the past year, with 34 domestic workers detained in a pair of June and July stings.

25 Nov 2021 - 7:00AM
CODA Hong Kong offering deaf parents new support with help of Operation Santa Claus

Founded by the hearing child of deaf parents, CODA has been offering support to struggling families since 2013.

Founded by the hearing child of deaf parents, CODA has been offering support to struggling families since 2013.

24 Nov 2021 - 10:00AM