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HONG KONG (SCMP): When Cheah Cheng Hye left his hometown of Penang in northern Malaysia in 1974 for a higher paying job with The Standard newspaper in Hong Kong, his plan was to stay a few years until he saved enough money to buy his family a house.
Patrick Brian O’Reilly, 51, was found dead in a pool of blood with his hands and feet tied up. He had been stabbed and bludgeonedPenang police chief says they are looking for ‘fair-skinned’ foreigner who has left the country
Going cashless may be all the rage in mainland China and places chasing “smart nation” targets, but for now at least, hard cash still rules in Hong Kong.
Simon Lee lives on leftovers from McDonald’s and hand-outs from a Sikh temple, and says he gets by just fineHis self-imposed life on the streets has released him from the pain of relationships and burden of material things, he says
Move taken to prevent youngsters taking cartons home and leaving them to go bad in cupboardsMany pupils are ‘left behind’ children who lack proper parental supervision, head says
Video shows 50-year-old man repeatedly saying ‘I’m sorry’ as younger assailant beats him around the head and faceTeacher accused of kicking his attacker in the head multiple times when he was a second-grade student at high school
Ban on festive decorations, retail sales intended to ‘maintain stability’, officials in Langfang say in social media postLocals also asked to report people ‘spreading religion’ in public
Authorities in Jingzhou say family-run operation was paid by public relations companies to send hirelings online to shut down negative comment about clients.
Furious reaction online to footage and woman’s claim of ‘near-death experience’ after calling police saying she had been ogled at hotelPolice statement a day later says woman has been ‘educated on common law’, then she posts second statement praising officers
Emergency workers stumble across felines and return them to their owners