1. "I agree those who handled it [a letter from the then owner of King Yin Lei Mansion requesting talks with the government on its future] were not sensitive enough to realize that the public cares about these old buildings."
--Development Bureau chief Carrie Lam explaining why the government's Antiquities and Monuments Office missed an opportunity five months ago to preserve this magnificent building. This is simply not good enough - if officials whose job it is to be responsible for preserving "these old buildings" that make up our heritage don't even realise what everyone else knows from reading the newpaper, then why haven't they been fired?
The second one is presumably from a Standard journalist:
2. "The mansion was being renovated when the order to stop work was given last weekend."
In other news:
- Al-Qaeda renovates World Trade Centre
- The Taliban renovates Bamiyan Buddha statues
"Lord, what fools these mortals be!" ---William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream