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  1. First anti-terror draft now under NPC scrutiny

    Posted Oct 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei in Beijing tzewei.ng@scmp.com The legislature will this week consider a thorny question: what is terrorism? The mainland's first anti-terrorism legislation will provide detailed definitions of terrorist acts, and designate an organisation to release terror watch lists. The proposed Decision on Certain Questions Concerning Anti-Terrorism Work will be scrutinised ...

  2. New push to bring in anti-terrorism law

    Posted Apr 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporters The government is to press ahead with a controversial anti-terrorism law by the end of this legislative year. A senior official said the government was aware ... pan-democratic lawmakers said they would closely monitor developments. 'If you worry about Article 23, you should be even more afraid of this anti-terrorism law,' lawmaker Cyd Ho Sau-lan said, ...

  3. Public needs reassuring over anti-terrorism unit

    Posted Mar 29th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... prepared for the worst. Nonetheless, the recent decision to create 104 more posts for anti-terrorism work, including a 60-strong team to protect 'critical infrastructure,' requires ...

  4. Opposition sees Arroyo's anti-terror law as way to stifle dissent

    Posted Aug 30th 2005, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Opponents of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo fear that an anti-terrorism law she is attempting to rush through Congress could be used to stifle attempts to unseat ... over Mrs Arroyo's alleged attempts to rig her re-election, the opposition had promised to back the passage of an anti-terrorism law. Now opposition lawmakers are saying the draft law could ...

  5. Former PM attacks anti-terror laws as tyrannical

    Posted Aug 18th 2005, 12:00am by Roger Maynard

    ... Roger Maynard in Sydney A former conservative prime minister has castigated Australia's present conservative government over its tough anti-terrorism legislation, likening the laws ... of misunderstanding the anti-terrorism laws. It is not the first time Australians have raised questions about the perceived loss of human rights as the government tackles the threat of terrorism with new ...

  6. Anti-terrorism forces train in lead-up to 60th anniversary of People's Republic

    Posted Jun 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo Anti-terrorism forces have begun a series of drills in provinces near Beijing in preparation for the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China ... the middle of the month, Xinhua reported. Cai Changjun, an anti-terrorism expert from the People's Liberation Army National Defence University who took part in the drill, said it was aimed ...

  7. Anti-terrorism teams created for Olympics

    Posted Jun 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chris Zhang in Beijing Forty special anti-terrorism teams have recently been formed in Beijing to ensure security at the Olympic Games, according to officials at the Beijing Municipal ... on Friday. The anti-terrorism personnel will deal with any attacks relating to nuclear weapons, radioactive elements, explosives and chemical agents with a focus on guarding against biological ...

  8. Manila ill prepared for new anti-terror law

    Posted Jul 06th 2007, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Immediately after boasting that a new anti-terror law would effectively crush terrorists, Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's own officials have ... or sending suspects abroad to be tortured. Mrs Arroyo said the new law 'shall be the basis of more effective anti-terrorism measures that will not only crush the terrorist movement ...

  9. Lawmaker aims to block plans for new anti-terror police posts

    Posted Apr 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Democratic Party legislator James To Kun-sun is pressing to block the creation of some 100 positions for anti-terror officers in the police force, saying Hong Kong is too safe to justify an expansion that would cost taxpayers about HK$90 million a year. The move is part of Mr To's attempt to cut the police force's annual budget when ...

  10. Security chief to inspect anti-terrorism facilities

    Posted Sep 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dikky Sinn in Beijing Hong Kong's security chief, Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong, who is making an annual duty visit to Beijing, will visit Xinjiang at the weekend to inspect anti-terrorism ... competently host the event. 'I will mainly look at their anti-terrorism facilities. Hosting the WTO ministerial meeting is purely Hong Kong's internal business. I believe Hong Kong police ...




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