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Past articles by Tony:

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam visits wife of man set on fire by protester, Asia News

Hong Kong's leader on Saturday visited the wife of a construction worker who was set alight by a protester and gave her HK$300,000 (S$52,000) that a labour union had raised. Lee Chi-cheung, a 57-year-old father of two, has been in hospital since the attack on November 11 after he had chased a group of masked protesters who had vandalised Ma On Shan MTR station. Lee confronted a group of… → Read More

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam 'puzzled' by demands to disband police, Asia News

Hong Kong's leader put up a strong defence of the city's beleaguered police force on Thursday, questioning "puzzling" demands by anti-government protesters for its disbandment and saying the protesters would still have to seek its help in times of trouble. Reaching out to the public in the second Facebook live session of her leadership, and the first in more than a year, Chief Executive Carrie… → Read More

Carrie Lam blasts US senator for 'totally irresponsible' police state remark, Asia News

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has hit out at United States senator Josh Hawley for his "irresponsible" remark that Hong Kong is becoming a police state. Hawley, the youngest sitting senator in the US, arrived in the city on Sunday to observe the anti-government protests, which have raged for more than four months. At the end of the visit, he urged demonstrators in Hong Kong to shun… → Read More

Blue-sky thinking from Hong Kong leader ahead of policy address, Asia News

Hong Kong's beleaguered leader will focus on a mounting housing and land shortage rather than dwell on politics as she makes her her third policy address on Wednesday, pitching the occasion as a fresh start to restore confidence to a city battered by more than four months of protests. → Read More

Hong Kong leader under pressure to deliver 'big bang' measures at policy address, Asia News

Hong Kong's embattled leader is facing tremendous pressure to meet public expectations on her policy address next week amid a continuing protest crisis as insiders revealed that officials were struggling to come up with impactful "big bang" measures. The revelations came as sources confirmed that contingency plans were in place for Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor's annual speech to be… → Read More

Hong Kong firefighters urged to 'protect life' as videos of inaction circulate, Asia News

Hong Kong's deputy fire chief on Saturday issued an internal message urging firefighters to do their utmost to save lives after an online video showed a group of them looking on as a man was attacked by a mob in Sham Shui Po. Joseph Leung Wai-hung, deputy director of the Fire Services Department, also promised to improve the department's guidelines because firefighters were not sufficiently… → Read More

Hong Kong protesters vent anger over shot teen with night-time rampage, Asia News

Groups of radical anti-government protesters went on the rampage across Hong Kong on Wednesday night, this time venting their rage over the shooting of a school pupil during violent clashes a day earlier. Following the protest violence and chaos that marred China's National Day celebrations on October 1, thousands took to the streets again, with students boycotting classes and demonstrators… → Read More

Indonesian journalist wants answers after shot in face by Hong Kong police, Asia News

An Indonesian journalist who was shot in the face by a Hong Kong police officer has demanded to know why she was targeted while covering Sunday's violent protests in full press gear. Veby Mega Indah, a 39-year-old associate editor with Suara Hong Kong News, told the Post that her right eye was injured by a projectile during the day's street violence and she needed three stitches near her… → Read More

National Day fireworks in Hong Kong cancelled over safety fears, Asia News

The annual National Day fireworks originally expected to take place on October 1 will be cancelled because of the ongoing civil unrest, Hong Kong's government announced on Wednesday. In a statement, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department said the decision was made "in view of the latest situation and having regard to public safety". It came after a source told the Post last week that the… → Read More

Beijing supports me all the way, Lam says, stressing she chose to pull bill, Asia News

The decision to withdraw the contentious extradition bill was hers, Hong Kong's embattled leader has stressed, as she revealed that the central government had been supportive of her "all the way" and fully understood and respected her calls over the entire three-month-long crisis. Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor on Thursday also maintained she had not changed her mind over the bill,… → Read More

Killed bill: Hong Kong leader's peace offering fails to win round critics, Asia News

Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor made her strongest peace offering to protesters yet on Tuesday when she declared the highly unpopular extradition bill to be "dead", but critics nevertheless condemned her for failing to meet their demands, dampening any hope of reconciliation in a divided city. Demonstrators who had taken to the streets in mass protests over the past month… → Read More

Hong Kong police pull out of hospital posts, blaming constant verbal abuse, China News

The fallout from Hong Kong's extradition bill controversy took a worrying turn on Wednesday with police pulling out of their posts at two public hospitals because of frontline officers being subjected to constant verbal abuse. Senior brass speaking off the record said that while frontline officers would still respond when called on, maintaining their morale was more important than any negative… → Read More

Hong Kong protests: It's hard to be humble when you're Carrie Lam, China News

In announcing her decision to suspend the much-despised extradition bill, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor promised to be "humble" but insisted she was not interested in pacifying protesters. She also refused to apologise for the ruckus she had caused and the rancour that had set in. → Read More

Hong Kong spends $240,000 on Donald Tsang's staff

There was anger and disbelief from lawmakers on Monday after it was revealed that Hong Kong taxpayers spend at least HK$1.4 million (S$241,628) each year for a team of helpers for former chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, and even paid while was in jail. The matter came to light in a Legislative Council meeting when Acting Director of Administration Bobby Cheng Kam-wing said the expenditures… → Read More