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  1. MPF scheme is assault on property rights

    Posted Jul 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The poor return on the Mandatory Provident Fund reported by your newspaper (July 15) is not the main fault of this scheme. Rather, the MPF represents a destructive philosophical assault on property rights and the ability of individuals to use their own minds to make their own decisions about their financial future. The fines imposed on employers demonstrate that this scheme can only ...

  2. Views from the street

    Posted Aug 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that the legal system is dead. Ng Yin-yee, 55, housewife. She has a history of assaulting police officers, so I think the sentence is too mild to be a deterrent. I am afraid it will set a precedent that assaulting police officers is not an offence. Lee Chi-pan, 35, civil servant. I think the result shows favouritism. But I still have confidence in Hong Kong's legal system. It has been a healthy ...

  3. China still seeking right mix for London

    Posted Jun 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com China are still searching for the best combination with which to launch their Olympic assault, despite winning all three of their pool matches in the World Grand Prix event in Macau at the weekend. The mainland women finished with a 100 per cent record yesterday when coming back strongly to defeat Thailand in four sets (18-25, 25-20, 25-18, 25-19) ...

  4. In Brief

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

    ... smugglers were seen moving boxes from a van to two speedboats at the Sheung Sze Wan waterfront at 2.30am. Ten of them escaped on the speedboats when police approached. 'Drunk' man assaults officer A 26-year-old apparently drunk man was arrested for assaulting a police officer. The man had refused to pay a taxi fare in Wah Kwai Road and the driver, 34, called police. He allegedly ...

  5. City Digest

    Posted Dec 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... and territories have granted visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to Hong Kong passport holders. Man jailed 4 months for assault on tobacco officer A 60-year-old man was jailed in Sha Tin Court for four months for assaulting a tobacco control inspector in a Sha Tin restaurant when a team of inspectors visited the premises on August 24. ...

  6. Crime rate jumps, but HK remains a safe city

    Posted Apr 30th 2006, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... were recorded- 8.4 per cent more than during the same period last year- with 1, 725 cases of either assault or serious assault, compared with 1,640 in the year previous. There were eight ...

  7. Another sad reminder of our harbour's plight

    Posted Dec 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... scheduled for 2017. Clearly there was no need for alarm but it was yet another disturbing reminder that Hong Kong's defining natural asset remains under assault after many years of reclamation ...

  8. Guangdong chief speaks out on riots belatedly

    Posted Jun 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... said that did not mean the government had reacted slowly to the three days of riots triggered by rumours of a pregnant vendor being assaulted and her husband killed by Xintang security ...

  9. Events diary

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

    ... Today, HK: American Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Hong Kong's free market miracle under assault'. American Club. Asia Society breakfast: 'Asia and the US: Partners for a prosperous world'. Club Lusitano. British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Cross-boundary corruption- A perspective from Hong Kong's anti-bribery law'. Hong Kong Club. Hong Kong ...

  10. Flashing signs and billboards bring misery to many residents

    Posted Mar 16th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The intrusion of pulsating light is a frontal assault on people's right to a home where they can relax without having to install blackout curtains. Few will object to soft still lights accentuating the architecture of buildings, but there is no place in Hong Kong for allowing moving and flashing signs and billboards on buildings (also known as occulting signs) which ...




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