Sum Lok-kei

Sum Lok-kei joined the Post in 2018. He is a reporter on the Hong Kong desk.
Sum Lok-kei
Sum Lok-kei joined the Post in 2018. He is a reporter on the Hong Kong desk.

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Hong Kong MTR bosses could punish supplier of signalling system blamed for train crash near Central station

MTR Corp’s head of operations engineering warns of consequences for Thales, but top designer denies a software fault was to blame for accident.

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Hong Kong MTR bosses could punish supplier of signalling system blamed for train crash near Central station

MTR Corp’s head of operations engineering warns of consequences for Thales, but top designer denies a software fault was to blame for accident.

Safety concerns over MTR’s new signalling system means likely delay in bringing it online after crash

The SelTrac system is part of MTR Corp’s ‘Rail Gen 2.0’ initiative. Supplied by French company Thales, it was expected to be introduced in 2018, and had already been put back until later this year.

19 Mar 2019 - 4:03AM
Safety concerns over MTR’s new signalling system means likely delay in bringing it online after crash

The SelTrac system is part of MTR Corp’s ‘Rail Gen 2.0’ initiative. Supplied by French company Thales, it was expected to be introduced in 2018, and had already been put back until later this year.

Commuters face another day of MTR service delays after ‘unacceptable’ signal failure causes unprecedented train crash

New software system allowed two trains to pass through crossing at same time MTR managing director Jacob Kam says, as bus, tram and ferry operators put on extra services ahead of evening rush hour.

19 Mar 2019 - 4:16AM
Commuters face another day of MTR service delays after ‘unacceptable’ signal failure causes unprecedented train crash

New software system allowed two trains to pass through crossing at same time MTR managing director Jacob Kam says, as bus, tram and ferry operators put on extra services ahead of evening rush hour.

Signalling system blamed for Hong Kong MTR collision was also behind 2017 crash at Joo Koon station on Singapore MRT

SelTrac, developed by French company Thales, is being tested on one line on Hong Kong’s rail network, and is to be installed on seven. It was also blamed for a 2017 collision at Singapore’s Joo Koon station, which injured 38 people.

18 Mar 2019 - 11:00PM
Signalling system blamed for Hong Kong MTR collision was also behind 2017 crash at Joo Koon station on Singapore MRT

SelTrac, developed by French company Thales, is being tested on one line on Hong Kong’s rail network, and is to be installed on seven. It was also blamed for a 2017 collision at Singapore’s Joo Koon station, which injured 38 people.

Faced with Uber challenge, Hong Kong taxis look to boost image and launch app

Complaints against city cabbies are hitting new highs and fares look set to rise, while Uber wins on service and convenience. Some operators are bringing in better models and a new taxi-hailing app, but others say an industry overhaul is called for.

18 Mar 2019 - 12:39PM
Faced with Uber challenge, Hong Kong taxis look to boost image and launch app

Complaints against city cabbies are hitting new highs and fares look set to rise, while Uber wins on service and convenience. Some operators are bringing in better models and a new taxi-hailing app, but others say an industry overhaul is called for.

Photo bombs: Hong Kong couples warned to beware of exotic overseas wedding packages

Consumer Council has received 45 complaints about overseas photography packages since 2016.

14 Mar 2019 - 10:35PM
Photo bombs: Hong Kong couples warned to beware of exotic overseas wedding packages

Consumer Council has received 45 complaints about overseas photography packages since 2016.

Baby mattresses seized in Hong Kong over infant cot death fears after brands fail consumer watchdog tests

Four products from 0/3 Baby, Candide, Minimoto and C-Max not firm enough, raising threat of suffocation, Consumer Council says.

14 Mar 2019 - 10:23PM
Baby mattresses seized in Hong Kong over infant cot death fears after brands fail consumer watchdog tests

Four products from 0/3 Baby, Candide, Minimoto and C-Max not firm enough, raising threat of suffocation, Consumer Council says.

Skyscanner the best website for cheap flights but savvy travellers should shop around, says Hong Kong consumer watchdog

City watchdog urges fliers to shop around after finding that ticket prices vary across websites, and are fares are not always available when it comes to paying for the ticket.

14 Mar 2019 - 10:35PM
Skyscanner the best website for cheap flights but savvy travellers should shop around, says Hong Kong consumer watchdog

City watchdog urges fliers to shop around after finding that ticket prices vary across websites, and are fares are not always available when it comes to paying for the ticket.

Expensive drug to treat rare genetic disease tuberous sclerosis complex to be available for HK$15 in Hong Kong – but prescription restriction means few will benefit

Everolimus, which costs HK$230,000 per patient and can reduce tumour sizes and frequency of seizures, added to Hospital Authority’s formulary from April, but under existing protocols, drug is given to patients with tumours exceeding 3cm in width and most in Hong Kong would not meet that requirement.

13 Mar 2019 - 9:13PM
Expensive drug to treat rare genetic disease tuberous sclerosis complex to be available for HK$15 in Hong Kong – but prescription restriction means few will benefit

Everolimus, which costs HK$230,000 per patient and can reduce tumour sizes and frequency of seizures, added to Hospital Authority’s formulary from April, but under existing protocols, drug is given to patients with tumours exceeding 3cm in width and most in Hong Kong would not meet that requirement.

Nearly half of Hong Kong’s taxi drivers are 60 or above, sparking health concerns as industry struggles with lack of new blood

Official data shows more motorists above 60 have been involved in accidents. Observers suggest adopting Singapore model of regular health checks for elderly drivers.

11 Mar 2019 - 8:45AM
Nearly half of Hong Kong’s taxi drivers are 60 or above, sparking health concerns as industry struggles with lack of new blood

Official data shows more motorists above 60 have been involved in accidents. Observers suggest adopting Singapore model of regular health checks for elderly drivers.

Education Bureau will take part in investigation into Hong Kong teacher’s death, says minister

Kevin Yeung said a special task force would try to establish if school management needs to be improved after death of teacher in Tin Shui Wai on Wednesday.

9 Mar 2019 - 11:30PM
Education Bureau will take part in investigation into Hong Kong teacher’s death, says minister

Kevin Yeung said a special task force would try to establish if school management needs to be improved after death of teacher in Tin Shui Wai on Wednesday.

Hong Kong’s Hospital Authority sues patient over unpaid HK$6 million bill she has racked up since November 2015

In a writ filed to the High Court, the Hospital Authority accused Hu Huaijiao of refusing or failing to pay her medical expenses despite repeated demands.

8 Mar 2019 - 10:27PM
Hong Kong’s Hospital Authority sues patient over unpaid HK$6 million bill she has racked up since November 2015

In a writ filed to the High Court, the Hospital Authority accused Hu Huaijiao of refusing or failing to pay her medical expenses despite repeated demands.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam not invited to Democratic Party’s 24th anniversary dinner despite her HK$30,000 donation last year

Party vice-chairman says city’s chief executive was spurned because she ‘failed to protect Hong Kong’s core values and the rule of law’.

4 Mar 2019 - 9:44PM
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam not invited to Democratic Party’s 24th anniversary dinner despite her HK$30,000 donation last year

Party vice-chairman says city’s chief executive was spurned because she ‘failed to protect Hong Kong’s core values and the rule of law’.

Uber to team up with small Hong Kong taxi firm Tin Shing Motors to launch new service Uber Flash in second bid to operate legally in city

Online ride-hailing firm will ally with Tin Shing Motors to launch a service called Uber Flash.

2 Mar 2019 - 4:46AM
Uber to team up with small Hong Kong taxi firm Tin Shing Motors to launch new service Uber Flash in second bid to operate legally in city

Online ride-hailing firm will ally with Tin Shing Motors to launch a service called Uber Flash.

New national anthem law overrules free speech in Hong Kong’s Legislative Council, official says
  • Lawmakers who insult China’s national anthem in Legco may no longer be shielded by free speech ordinance, but two pro-Beijing lawmakers disagree.
1 Mar 2019 - 11:02PM
New national anthem law overrules free speech in Hong Kong’s Legislative Council, official says
  • Lawmakers who insult China’s national anthem in Legco may no longer be shielded by free speech ordinance, but two pro-Beijing lawmakers disagree.
Hong Kong finance chief Paul Chan says spending 2018-19 surplus on sweeteners would mean HK$20 billion deficit next year

Hong Kong finance chief shoots down calls from lawmakers for more short-term relief measures as local economy feels the pressure.

1 Mar 2019 - 2:28PM
Hong Kong finance chief Paul Chan says spending 2018-19 surplus on sweeteners would mean HK$20 billion deficit next year

Hong Kong finance chief shoots down calls from lawmakers for more short-term relief measures as local economy feels the pressure.

Mastermind of sham marriage scheme that targeted foreign domestic helpers in Hong Kong jailed for 39 months

Chan Oi-fan, 54, abused loopholes in the city’s immigration system to allow unqualified people to stay in Hong Kong, the judge said.

28 Feb 2019 - 7:10PM
Mastermind of sham marriage scheme that targeted foreign domestic helpers in Hong Kong jailed for 39 months

Chan Oi-fan, 54, abused loopholes in the city’s immigration system to allow unqualified people to stay in Hong Kong, the judge said.

Hong Kong finance chief Paul Chan dials down budget relief measures after smaller surplus

Minister offers taxpayers HK$33.9 billion in rates and tax concessions, nearly HK$10 billion less than last year’s package.

27 Feb 2019 - 11:33PM
Hong Kong finance chief Paul Chan dials down budget relief measures after smaller surplus

Minister offers taxpayers HK$33.9 billion in rates and tax concessions, nearly HK$10 billion less than last year’s package.

Beijing backs city government’s ban on Hong Kong National Party, leader Carrie Lam says

City leader Carrie Lam asked to file a report on administration’s decision.

27 Feb 2019 - 11:10AM
Beijing backs city government’s ban on Hong Kong National Party, leader Carrie Lam says

City leader Carrie Lam asked to file a report on administration’s decision.

Work on huge Lantau reclamation scheme won’t start until environmental safety is confirmed, senior Hong Kong official Liu Chun-san says

Government will study more environmentally friendly ways of reclamation, Liu tell district council meeting – but activists are not persuaded by his arguments.

26 Feb 2019 - 1:32AM
Work on huge Lantau reclamation scheme won’t start until environmental safety is confirmed, senior Hong Kong official Liu Chun-san says

Government will study more environmentally friendly ways of reclamation, Liu tell district council meeting – but activists are not persuaded by his arguments.

Mother thought to have attempted suicide arrested on suspicion of murdering son in Hong Kong

Police called to Shin Ming Estate in Tseung Kwan O on Saturday night find 23-year-old’s body on sofa.

27 Feb 2019 - 8:23PM
Mother thought to have attempted suicide arrested on suspicion of murdering son in Hong Kong

Police called to Shin Ming Estate in Tseung Kwan O on Saturday night find 23-year-old’s body on sofa.

Welfare minister says Hong Kong government will look at ways to make it easier for elderly to retire to mainland China if they want

Secretary for Labour and Welfare Law Chi-kwong says care services should be available for retirees in Guangdong, and government will discuss topic soon.

24 Feb 2019 - 10:49PM
Welfare minister says Hong Kong government will look at ways to make it easier for elderly to retire to mainland China if they want

Secretary for Labour and Welfare Law Chi-kwong says care services should be available for retirees in Guangdong, and government will discuss topic soon.

Hypocrites and robots: Hong Kong lawmaker slams pro-establishment camp after losing vote calling for legislature to hold own hearings on rail scandal

Civic Party lawmaker vents frustration after motion to investigate Sha Tin to Central project is voted down, despite transport minister admitting the HK$97.1 billion project had been poorly managed.

21 Feb 2019 - 9:53PM
Hypocrites and robots: Hong Kong lawmaker slams pro-establishment camp after losing vote calling for legislature to hold own hearings on rail scandal

Civic Party lawmaker vents frustration after motion to investigate Sha Tin to Central project is voted down, despite transport minister admitting the HK$97.1 billion project had been poorly managed.

Hong Kong legislators seek details from Carrie Lam on Beijing’s ‘Greater Bay Area’ plan

But Carrie Lam not forthcoming with the specifics, disappointing opposition members.

20 Feb 2019 - 11:01PM
Hong Kong legislators seek details from Carrie Lam on Beijing’s ‘Greater Bay Area’ plan

But Carrie Lam not forthcoming with the specifics, disappointing opposition members.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam slams claims that migrants have drained health care resources as legal challenge is filed against ‘one-way’ settlement scheme for mainland Chinese residents

Former civil servant Kwok Cheuk-kin lodges an application for judicial review over cross-border family reunion policy, in place since 1982.

19 Feb 2019 - 10:51PM
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam slams claims that migrants have drained health care resources as legal challenge is filed against ‘one-way’ settlement scheme for mainland Chinese residents

Former civil servant Kwok Cheuk-kin lodges an application for judicial review over cross-border family reunion policy, in place since 1982.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam rejects concerns about city’s autonomy under China’s Greater Bay Area plan

Local government has been involved in planning since July 2017, city’s chief executive says.

19 Feb 2019 - 11:30PM
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam rejects concerns about city’s autonomy under China’s Greater Bay Area plan

Local government has been involved in planning since July 2017, city’s chief executive says.

Opposition lawmakers to boycott Beijing’s liaison office lunch after no-show at similar Legco event with Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam

Civic Party’s Dennis Kwok says pro-democracy camp wants to talk policy, not ‘entertainment and feasts’. Legco president Andrew Leung laments move, saying the bloc will miss out on a good opportunity to discuss societal issues

18 Feb 2019 - 3:50PM
Opposition lawmakers to boycott Beijing’s liaison office lunch after no-show at similar Legco event with Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam

Civic Party’s Dennis Kwok says pro-democracy camp wants to talk policy, not ‘entertainment and feasts’. Legco president Andrew Leung laments move, saying the bloc will miss out on a good opportunity to discuss societal issues

Ousted Hong Kong lawmaker ‘Long Hair’ Leung Kwok-hung loses bid to reclaim seat

Veteran activist was disqualified from Legco for improper oath-taking, with judge this time ruling his challenge is ‘impermissible’. Leung has vowed to take the case to the city’s top court.

15 Feb 2019 - 11:28PM
Ousted Hong Kong lawmaker ‘Long Hair’ Leung Kwok-hung loses bid to reclaim seat

Veteran activist was disqualified from Legco for improper oath-taking, with judge this time ruling his challenge is ‘impermissible’. Leung has vowed to take the case to the city’s top court.

Allow specialist doctors trained overseas to practise in Hong Kong to ease staffing crisis, former Hospital Authority chairman Anthony Wu says

Former Hospital Authority chairman Anthony Wu says doctors trained at world’s top 50 or 100 medical schools should be allowed to practise in Hong Kong without taking another exam.

15 Feb 2019 - 11:26PM
Allow specialist doctors trained overseas to practise in Hong Kong to ease staffing crisis,  former Hospital Authority chairman Anthony Wu says

Former Hospital Authority chairman Anthony Wu says doctors trained at world’s top 50 or 100 medical schools should be allowed to practise in Hong Kong without taking another exam.

Star Ferry passenger found dead in Victoria Harbour after falling into water near Tsim Sha Tsui pier

Body was spotted by crewmen on a vessel and retrieved from 20 metres offshore.

15 Feb 2019 - 4:18PM
Star Ferry passenger found dead in Victoria Harbour after falling into water near Tsim Sha Tsui pier

Body was spotted by crewmen on a vessel and retrieved from 20 metres offshore.

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