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  1. Official abduction figures don't add up

    Posted Jun 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In the hierarchy of deceit, the saying goes, there are lies, damned lies and then statistics. It is a concept that is well understood by the distraught parents from Yunnan whose children have been abducted. The provincial government declared on May 31 thi ...

  2. Society's tolerated sin

    Posted May 17th 2004, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... Jonathan Power Who, in extremis, could put his hand on his heart and say he would not sanction torture if he knew the detainee possessed information that could save thousands of lives? This has been the central conundrum of the long debate on the morality ...

  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    State linked to Myanmar unrest, says UN

    Posted Mar 30th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Myanmar's human rights said he had received reports of "state involvement" in some of the recent violence between Buddhists and Muslims in the former army-ruled nation. At least 40 people have been k ...

  4. Mainland kidnappings a worry

    Posted Dec 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The problem of child kidnappings on the mainland is becoming very serious. The abducted children come from different backgrounds and there are many reasons for this terrible crime. Mainland families can have only one child and most would prefer to have a ...

  5. News - Asia - BRIEFS

    Briefs, February 17, 2013

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... than 24 hours". AFP   Myanmar not free of rights abuses: envoy YANGON - Human rights abuses are still occurring in Myanmar despite reforms by the quasi-civilian government, a UN rights ...

  6. Principal defends punishment

    Posted Jun 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dikky Sinn A school principal in Tuen Mun has rejected claims that pupils had suffered physical punishment by being forced to sit outside in cold weather. According to The Sun Chinese-language newspaper, 25 Form Two pupils at Baptist Wing Lung Secondary S ...

  7. Mafia boss executed after controversial court ruling

    Posted Dec 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivien Cui A mafia kingpin was executed yesterday after the Supreme People's Court overturned an earlier ruling and handed down the death penalty. It was the first time since the 1980s trial of the Gang of Four that a criminal case had gone before th ...

  8. Torture confessions barred by new rule

    Posted Sep 10th 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Zhou, who has made the prevention of police brutality his personal mission. However, both men believed police abuses would continue because the rules did not apply to criminal cases ...

  9. Rumsfeld and the shadow of suspicion

    Posted May 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Bush administration's claims that the abuse of Iraqi prisoners was isolated, unsanctioned and the work of a few 'bad apples' was never easy to believe. Now, the scandal ... physical abuse and sexual humiliation. In short, it led to the terrible treatment of Iraqi prisoners. The report comes at a critical time for US policy in Iraq. Opposition to the coalition has ...

  10. Lack of discipline

    Posted May 11th 2004, 12:00am by Sonia Kolesnikov

    ... Sonia Kolesnikov-Jessop, SINGAPORE It may sound like a storm in a teacup, but the case of a school principal resigning after hitting a female student with a soft-cover book has had all of Singapore talking. Should he have done it? Should he have quit? Are ...




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