Recently, reports surfaced that the Housing Authority had imposed a restriction on late-night cooking in Wo Lok Estate in Kwun Tong. Residents were instructed to refrain from “making meat-chopping, vegetable-cutting, stir-frying and chiselling noises”, so not as to disturb neighbours. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Albert Cheng
Opinion

Opinion

Albert Cheng

Can you be evicted from your flat for late-night cooking? In Hong Kong, the answer could be yes

  • Albert Cheng says the Housing Authority is abusing its penalty points system by imposing for a time a restriction on making cooking noises in a public estate
  • In a separate case, it even evicted an elderly dementia patient from her flat

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Recently, reports surfaced that the Housing Authority had imposed a restriction on late-night cooking in Wo Lok Estate in Kwun Tong. Residents were instructed to refrain from “making meat-chopping, vegetable-cutting, stir-frying and chiselling noises”, so not as to disturb neighbours. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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