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PUBLISHED : Thursday, 16 October, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 16 October, 2003, 12:00am

Rough transit


I refer to the letter from an American citizen travelling to Hainan Island ('Rude immigration', October 14).


I suggest that when he returns to the US, he observe how non-white 'foreigners' are given the third degree in US immigration. Indeed, even as a Canadian when I transit (no more) through the US, luggage is searched and is guaranteed not to be on the connecting flight. This is meant as a standard warning to those in transit.


I would be willing to wait an additional 40 minutes so that my luggage would be on the same connecting flight.


LYNDON BRADISH, Makati City, Philippines


Public misconduct


I do not agree with the argument in the letter headlined 'Overlook one mistake' (October 14).


It seems to suggest that, as long as a nominee has made valuable contributions to society, his or her integrity and personal conduct should not be a consideration in deciding who receives the Gold Bauhinia Star award.


Philip Wong Yu-hong's rude guesture is not simply misbehaviour in private life. A member of Legco, he not only insulted the public but demeaned the legislature.


Also, I have great reservations as to the appropriateness of comparing him with Martin Luther King.


ALAN WONG, North Point


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