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No excuse for mix-up
I refer to the article 'Two more bodies mixed up at mortuary' (SCMP, July 27). This news makes me really angry.
This is the second mix-up this year. I think the process of transporting and handling corpses needs to be reviewed.
When somebody dies, it's a very difficult time for their family. Imagine how much more stressful it must be to find out that your relative's body has been lost.
While nothing can undo the stress of such a mix-up, I hope the families receive some compensation. I also hope that the Health Department can sort out the problem and prevent this happening again.
Tax isn't the answer
The Hong Kong government may introduce a goods and services tax to help the city's economic recovery.
Although this would raise a lot of money for Hong Kong, it would be a great burden on the city's poor. They will not be able to afford necessities such as food and clothes.
I think the government needs to consider how such measures will affect Hong Kong residents before implementing them.
An inspiring role model
I love my parents very much, but they are not my role models. I have learned more about how to be a good person from my teachers, especially Mr Ng.
Mr Ng was my class teacher and Integrated Science teacher last year.
Some of my classmates told me he was not nice, and even gave him a nasty nickname.
But I found that he was very honest and understanding.
I admired and respected him a lot.
Now I try to be like him. I try to understand other people's opinions.
I think about other people's feelings.
Thank you, Mr Ng, for being my role model.
Margaret Ho Sau-chu
Shun Lee Catholic
Save the sharks
Sharks have existed for millions of years. Yet they are an extremely endangered species now.
Many people believe that all sharks are dangerous.
Actually, only three out of the 368 species are dangerous: white sharks, tiger sharks and bull sharks.
Scientist have proved that sharks don't get cancer. They may help scientists find a cure for this terrible disease.
But if we kill all the sharks, we may not find a cure.
Sharks are killed for their fins so that people can make shark's fin soup.
To save the sharks we must stop eating shark's fin soup.
Yan Oi Tong Tin Ka Ping
Choice is the key
I believe the labelling of genetically modified food should be compulsory.
If all the GM ingredients are listed, customers can choose whether or not to buy an item.
There's not enough evidence to show how GM foods may affect us.
But we should have the right to choose whether to eat them or not.
If there were more statistics, maybe more people would feel confident eating them.
Genetic modification is a great idea in theory. It could help feed people who are starving.
But we need to know more. We also need to have a choice.
Tsuen Wan Public Ho Chuen
Yiu Memorial College
Don't forget to relax
Many students force themselves to work very hard for their exams.
In my experience, if you study for a long time you will get tired. When you are tired, it's hard to concentrate on the work. Instead, you think about doing other things.
Although most people force themselves to continue studying, it is difficult to focus.
If you study for too long, you will probably start daydreaming. You waste time by just staring at your books.
In my opinion, when you are tired you should take some time to relax, do some exercise, or talk to your friends.
The more relaxed you are, the more efficient your studying will be.
Get to know your family better
How do you treat your parents? Like friends or like strangers?
Most young people lead hectic lives. It can be difficult to find the time to talk to our parents.
As a result, there is a gap between parents and children. They know very little about each other.
Isn't it strange that we know so little about our family members?
To make things better, we need to find the time to communicate with our parents. . If we communicate, we will learn how everyone feels.
If we try to care more about our parents, we can make family life happier for everyone.
Leung Shek Chee College