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Talkback

PUBLISHED : Friday, 24 August, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 24 August, 2007, 12:00am

Is sexual harassment on our campuses a problem?


Sexual harassment on university campuses is certainly a problem.


Secondary school students are aware that this goes on and as they look up to the undergraduates, and they may think such behaviour is acceptable.


Also, managers of international companies in Hong Kong, who are aware of the problem, may be reluctant to recruit Hong Kong graduates.


It is up to the students themselves to recognise there is a problem, to show some self-respect and start acting as responsible role models for school pupils.


Mau Chun-lok, Tsz Wan Shan


While most Hong Kong people are concerned about sexual harassment on our campuses and orientation camps, I think these camps can be beneficial if they are well regulated.


So many university students are shy and passive, and well-regulated activities at the camps - as long as they do not lead to sexual harassment - can build up the self-confidence of these young people.


Alex Or Man-hon, Kwun Tong


What do you think of pay-TV services?


I have chosen to have pay-TV, but I don't choose to have my movies censored.


Unfortunately, here in Hong Kong I am not given that choice. Some faceless being has decided that swearing and nudity, no matter how minimal, is not to be watched.


This would be laughable if it wasn't so controlling.


Who hasn't seen more than their fair share of naked women as they walk past all the DVD shops in the Temple Street markets? How many newsstands sell magazines with everything on display?


Yet in the privacy of my own home, you are telling me what I can see and what I can't, what I can and can't listen to.


Are you noticing the hypocrisy here?


On top of that, I have to go five days without flushing water in my toilet. What else will you take away from me? 'World Class City'? Hmmm.


Amanda Thomas, Tsim Sha Tsui


How can Hong Kong promote healthy diets?


The government has been promoting healthy diets. It has, for example, suggested some menus for food manufacturers who make meals for schools. Some fast food restaurants are offering healthy meals.


While this is encouraging, the number of food stalls selling fish balls, sausages, crisps and sweets has increased.


I do not think the government has done enough to tackle the problem of obesity, nor is it doing enough to check that food meets safety standards.


Tracy Wu Lok-yin, Lai Chi Kok


Is a law needed to regulate charities?


While charities do important work, there are unscrupulous people who are just out to make money for themselves. This adversely affects genuine charities and damages the image of Hong Kong.


I think it is essential to have a law that regulates local and international charities operating here. We need to send out a message to people about the value of acting honestly.


Tiffany Chan, Quarry Bay


On other matters...


We refer to the letter by J. Gabriel (Talkback, August 21), regarding his problem of sharing his electricity bill with his co-tenant.


Under our existing practice, all electricity accounts are to be registered under one customer to ensure that all the rights and responsibilities of the registered customers can be clearly stipulated and executed. This is common among utilities in Hong Kong.


For customers who wish to have separate bills for their electricity consumption, they may wish to apply for a separate electricity account.


We shall arrange for an individual meter accordingly, subject to appropriate and safe electrical installation at the premises.


As a customer-centred organisation, we are committed to serving the different needs of our customers. We would be happy to discuss this matter with Mr Gabriel to see how we can help.


He is welcome to contact Daisy We, our customer relations manager (records), at 26750585.


Julian Lam, head of community affairs, CLP Power Hong Kong Limited


You reported my complaint ('Take Action', August 20) that Taste supermarket was selling boxes of large eggs with some small eggs in them.


A Taste spokesman replied that they conducted sample tests to ensure that all eggs are the right size. What sort of an answer is that? If they have ensured that all eggs are the right size, why are there small eggs being sold as large?


The answer displays a contempt for the consumer. The correct response is to say that they will find out why their sample checks are not working.


My second complaint was that unlike other meats, chicken pieces did not have the price per pound displayed. I was told the public were happy with this.


I do not believe that the public want price per pound displayed for pork, beef and lamb, but not for poultry. I do not believe that Taste has made any survey to find out if the public are happy with this.


I think that Taste are perhaps more concerned with finding what they can get away with than with serving customers.


Dick Tibbetts, Piper's Hill


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