Zoe Low

Recent and archived articles by Zoe Low

2 Apr 2019 | 2:33 PM

Why are so many Malaysians from Penang settling in Hong Kong?

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.

7 Mar 2019 | 7:42 AM

Malaysian police launch global manhunt for killer of Irishman Patrick Brian O’Reilly

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 bludgeoned
Penang police chief says they are looking for ‘fair-skinned’ foreigner who has left the country

8 Feb 2019 | 6:00 AM

It’s not a cashless society yet in Hong Kong where banknotes still rule

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.

The government is pushing for Hongkongers to go cashless, but cash is still king in the city. — SCMP
26 Jan 2019 | 2:49 PM

Homeless by choice: Hongkonger tells why he gave up middle-class life to sleep rough in Victoria Park

Simon Lee lives on leftovers from McDonald’s and hand-outs from a Sikh temple, and says he gets by just fine
His self-imposed life on the streets has released him from the pain of relationships and burden of material things, he says

22 Dec 2018 | 1:50 PM

Chinese schoolchildren told to pour away free milk as safety precaution, headmaster says

Move taken to prevent youngsters taking cartons home and leaving them to go bad in cupboards
Many pupils are ‘left behind’ children who lack proper parental supervision, head says

20 Dec 2018 | 5:35 PM

Remember me? Man arrested for revenge attack on ‘abusive’ former teacher

Video shows 50-year-old man repeatedly saying ‘I’m sorry’ as younger assailant beats him around the head and face
Teacher accused of kicking his attacker in the head multiple times when he was a second-grade student at high school

19 Dec 2018 | 7:46 AM

Santa Claus won’t be coming to this town, as Chinese officials ban Christmas

Ban on festive decorations, retail sales intended to ‘maintain stability’, officials in Langfang say in social media post
Locals also asked to report people ‘spreading religion’ in public

13 Dec 2018 | 4:30 PM

Chinese police shut down army of Internet trolls paid to blitz websites and social media

Authorities in Jingzhou say family-run operation was paid by public relations companies to send hirelings online to shut down negative comment about clients.

Trolls were paid hundreds, and sometimes thousands, of yuan to delete posts. — SCMP
11 Dec 2018 | 11:42 AM

Chinese police accused of brutality by kneeling on woman’s neck – next day she thanks their ‘sincere assistance’

Furious reaction online to footage and woman’s claim of ‘near-death experience’ after calling police saying she had been ogled at hotel
Police statement a day later says woman has been ‘educated on common law’, then she posts second statement praising officers

11 Dec 2018 | 11:06 AM

Chinese firefighters warm hearts as frozen kittens rescued from burnt-out building

Emergency workers stumble across felines and return them to their owners