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CONSUL-GENERAL OF SINGAPORE IN HONG KONG REFUTES CATHERINE LIM

Ms Lim first asserted this two decades ago in 1994. The ruling party had won the 1991 general election with 61 per cent of the vote. Ms Lim thought that was a poor performance and spied "a great affective divide" in Singapore between the government and the people. Since then the ruling party has taken Singapore through a number of serious crises relatively unscathed - the 1997 Asian financial crisis, the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome in 2003, and the 2008 global financial crisis. In addition, it has won four further general elections by healthy margins. But still Ms Lim continues to regularly bemoan a collapse of trust and respect for the government.

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POLICE DISPERSE PROTESTERS WITH PEPPER SPRAY

Police used pepper spray to scatter protesters at Hong Kong's government headquarters during an angry rally against plans for a new town development, with 21 arrested, officials said. Around 900 people gathered at the city's harbourfront government complex with some trying to force their way inside to oppose the development project, which they say will displace villagers and turn farmland into housing estates - favouring property developers. Television footage showed protesters pushing over barricades and surging towards an entrance to the Legislative Council premises as lawmakers met to discuss funding for the project in the New Territories.

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HONG KONG BILLIONAIRE WHO OFFERED £80 MILLION TO ANY MAN WHO COULD TURN HIS LESBIAN DAUGTHER SAYS HE IS GIVING UP

A Hong Kong billionaire who promised £80million in 'dowry' to the man who could win the affections of his lesbian daughter has withdrawn his offer. Cecil Chao Sze-tsung, a 77-year-old property magnate sparked global controversy in 2012 when, refusing to accept his daughter Gigi's civil union to her lesbian partner of eight years, he offered 500 million Hong kong dollars to the man who could convince her to marry him.

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PINK DOT IS GOING TO HONG KONG AFTER SINGAPORE’S SUCCESS

Owing to the success of Pink Dot Singapore, which has been held yearly since 2009, Hong Kong’s LGBT community have felt inspired to hold their own event. Pink Dot Hong Kong is co-organised by the BigLove Alliance and Pink Alliance, and supported by The Boys’ & Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong. Pink Dot Hong Kong 2014 has the theme of ‘We are Family: The Free to Love’, and is a great chance for LGBT in Hong Kong to enjoy a day with friends, families and colleagues and to celebrate inclusiveness, diversity, and love equality.

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CHINESE PASSENGERS REFUSE TO DISEMBARK AFTER CRUISE LINER SKIPS ONE STOP IN VIETNAM

About 300 disgruntled cruise passengers refused to leave their ship at the end of a five-day trip yesterday, claiming the tour company was not offering adequate compensation for cancelling a visit to Vietnam's Ha Long Bay. Some 40 to 50 of the passengers remained on board the Costa Victoria in Tsim Sha Tsui until abut 10.30pm, delaying the journey of 2,000 passengers booked on a cruise to Malaysia which had been due to depart yesterday afternoon.

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