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  1. Hidden racism

    Posted May 26th 2009, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... near their home in an upscale part of town. The block's security guard had, on past occasions, playfully rolled the child's ball down the slope. But, this time, a different guard ... taunts. And the domestic helpers who are treated as second class. Ask the minorities who are hauled aside by customs officials at the airport for no other reason than their racial background. ...

  2. Letters

    Posted Nov 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... was blocked off for their personal use. Then as we hit Pedder Street, at the corner of Worldwide House, the street was filled with the sounds of masking tape securing goods and products for courier ...

  3. Fraudsters cost social security fund 1.7b yuan

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com A national audit has uncovered social security fund fraud involving 1.7 billion yuan (HK$2.09 billion) and more than 300 people. In a report released yesterday, the National Audit Office detailed how various governments misused the social security funds. Spending 595 million yuan on operating fees, 114 million yuan to balance official books ...

  4. Travellers arrested at Macau airport on drug charges

    Posted May 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Patsy Moy Two women who flew in from Malaysia were arrested at Macau airport on suspicion of trafficking drugs they had swallowed. According to Macau media, the two women were sisters. They allegedly swallowed a total of 645 grams of heroin that had been encapsulated in 80 pills. The drugs had a market value of about HK$600,000. The pair arrived from Kuala Lumpur on Friday. A police ...

  5. Social security tax on expats may boost local hires

    Posted Apr 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu Foreign companies operating on the mainland are set to hire more locals and reduce the number of expatriates employees after mainland cities start collecting social security ... (HK$5,246) for employers and US$201 (HK$1,560) for staff. 'The new social security insurances have added costs for companies and led many companies into reviewing their staff policies. ...

  6. Debt-hit budget airline forced to suspend flights

    Posted Jan 14th 2011, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... to Jakarta every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The Hong Kong Airport Authority said 76 passengers who had brought tickets for flight RI 841 scheduled to depart for Jakarta at 11.35pm yesterday were affected by the service suspension. It advised passengers not to go the airport unless they had secured seats with other airlines. Passengers affected by the suspension were advised ...

  7. Security fears halt ex-porn star's visit

    Posted Feb 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... He Hui-feng huifeng.he@scmp.com Security concerns have forced a Chinese sexologist to drop his plan to bring a former Japanese porn star, who is also an anti-Aids activist, to speak to his ... from the university and other universities in the city said they would stand in line in the early hours tomorrow to secure a seat in the lecture hall for the 8am appearance. 'I bet ...

  8. Owner appeals for help finding dog missing from airport

    Posted Apr 09th 2010, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Vivian Chen. Dog owner Claire Buckley is sick to death that her beloved Jay is missing. The three-year-old mixed German shepherd male was due to move to England on April 1 with his owner, but he disappeared from the cargo terminal at the airport. Somehow his crate was opened and Jay escaped, possibly into the surrounding area. Since ...

  9. Progress seen in expat social security scheme

    Posted Jan 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Verna Yu The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security said yesterday a new law that requires expatriate workers on the mainland to make social security payments was proceeding ... social security schemes from October 2011 sparked widespread concern among foreigners. Foreign workers and their employers have to make monthly contributions to a basket of social security funds- ...

  10. Legislators reject security probe and support police

    Posted Oct 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Efforts by pan-democrat lawmakers to set up an independent Legislative Council committee to investigate the police security operation for the visit of Vice-Premier Li Keqiang in August have been rejected. Instead, at a special meeting of the Legco security panel yesterday, members endorsed a motion that supported the police. It also condemned ...




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