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  1. The magnificent obsession of Indonesia's moral guardians

    Posted May 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Hera Diani

    ... Hera Diani The year is 2020. Islamic moral police reign supreme, prowling the streets of Indonesia on the lookout for anyone who might dare to defy a decade-old anti-pornography law. They makes arrests for even the most trivial violations- women wearing s ...

  2. Demand to end the confusion on legal guardians

    Posted Jan 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... have taken up the cause after the Sunday Morning Post revealed that the law was unclear as to whether the legal guardian of a mentally disabled person has the authority to give approve for a medical examination if that person has been raped. Even the Guardianship Board- which can appoint guardians for adults incapable of making decisions- said giving someone the power to give consent ...

  3. Mother charged in assault on daughter

    Posted Jan 29th 2008, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee A mother was charged in Eastern Court yesterday with aiding and abetting a middle-aged man in sexually assaulting her teenage daughter in a Wan Chai hotel. The man, 52, was charged with two counts of indecent assault which allegedly took place in September and October last year. The man and woman, 42, who were the girl's legal guardians, were remanded ...

  4. Family has change of heart to let doctors try to save 'Little Hope'

    Posted Feb 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... guardians are authorised to sign surgical consent forms on the mainland, even in emergencies. While the story of Little Hope- once described as 'a skeleton with a belly as big as a purple ... but in practice it would be difficult to prove he had failed the responsibilities of a guardian so that he could be deprived of guardianship. 'In some cases, residential committees or village ...

  5. Leaders face rap on street children

    Posted Aug 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... called on local governments to do more to help return these children to their guardians and to provide the children with legal assistance if their rights have been violated. It said that, because ... government should take responsibility for the problem and be punished if no progress was made to eliminate it. The circular said police would send children whose guardians could not be found ...

  6. Depression pills 'make kids suicidal'

    Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... An anti-depressant that doctors have been prescribing to thousands of British children can cause youngsters to want to kill themselves, British newspaper the Guardian reported. Efexor, ... It is the second anti-depressant in four months to be specifically banned from use by children. The Guardian said: 'There are around 50,000 children, some as young as six, on anti-depressants ...

  7. Reading the riot act

    Posted Sep 10th 2003, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... The government's purchase of a wide range of riot gear from Britain in case of another protest - one rather less orderly than the July 1 demonstration - has drawn condemnation in London. We are talking here about the whole range of police riot gear, everything from teargas and bomb suits to crowd-control equipment. According to The Guardian, the minority Liberal Democrat ...

  8. Concerns raised about the fate of donations

    Posted Sep 02nd 2005, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... said relations within the boy's family were complicated and that another legal guardian might have to be found for Ho-yin. 'It seems his grandmother is his only shelter, but she ... discussing Ho-yin's welfare, including custody and arrangements for the donated money, with his family. In general, the department would have to appoint a legal guardian for a child whose ...

  9. Beijing daily sued for identifying Aids orphan

    Posted Mar 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin A guardian of a teenage orphan whose parents died of Aids in Henan is suing Beijing's China Times newspaper for publishing the girl's name and photograph. ... patients and their families cannot be made public without their consent. Jin Wei, a Central Party School professor who studies HIV/Aids policy and is one of two temporary guardians of the HIV-free ...

  10. Close loophole and protect the innocent

    Posted Dec 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was not given. A solution is to be found in other areas of a mentally disabled person's life. In some circumstances family members can give consent. When guardians are appointed to look after ... whether consent can be given for sex abuse victims to undergo medical examinations. It would appear that the legislation covering the powers of legally appointed guardians does not cover ...




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