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  1. Politics of life

    Posted Mar 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The tragedy of brain-damaged Terri Schiavo has seen the involvement of the US Congress at the request of her parents. Critics say the moral majority has hijacked the issue for political expediency. What do you think? Share your views. Write to us. ...

  2. Suspect in rape case taken to the scene

    Posted Feb 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Kang Chung kc.ng@scmp.com The man accused of raping a 21-year-old woman in Ap Lei Chau last month was taken by police to the crime scene yesterday. The 28-year-old suspect, who has the surname Cheung, was later charged with one count of rape and was ex ...

  3. Drug cases up, but violent crimes fall

    Posted Nov 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and deception cases. Over the period, police dealt with 63,263 crimes. However, the number of violent crimes- including homicides, robberies and rapes- fell by more than 400, to 10,977, and there were ... though serious drug offences fell 7.8 per cent. Cases of theft rose by nearly 900, to 29,377. Cases of deception rose 18 per cent, to 4,977. Police also dealt with more cases of blackmail ...

  4. Rape case sparks calls for reform

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sally Wang sally.wang@scmp.com A rape case- which has become a national talking point after surveillance footage was released that appears to show a former police assistant beating ... the government is under mounting pressure to reform the system. Other details of the case emerged in the days following the incident. A police investigation found that Yang had been classmate ...

  5. Ex-official takes rape case claim to capital

    Posted Jul 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... vice-mayor Tian Wanchang said he had no choice because local police had turned a blind eye to his daughter's case. Tian, who for years was responsible for maintaining social stability ...

  6. Shake-up for juvenile law after sex case

    Posted Jun 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... not rule out the possibility she had been raped. Sentencing the boy, Tse said: 'I am disgusted by this case.' She said she found it shocking that boys and girls were put in the same ward ... Reform Commission report highlighted the present case, stating that the boy had been charged with indecent assault as the current presumption prevented his being charged with rape. Pamela Youde ...

  7. Child abuse cases on the rise

    Posted Jun 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the child'. But I believe there are other ways to teach parenting,' she said. According to the Social Welfare Department, there has been a slight fall in the number of cases of abuse against ... Nip Tak-kuen said yesterday at the opening of a new Harmony House counselling centre in Kwai Tsing. Last year, there were 1,001 cases of child abuse and 3,163 cases of abuse towards spouses. ...

  8. Law needs more bite in animal cases

    Posted May 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... was likely to get no more than a slap on the wrist with a small fine. No longer. Police nowadays take such cases seriously. This is especially so when the abuse is particularly cruel and widely publicised. In a recent case, officers acted with commendable speed in arresting a suspect accused of critically wounding a kitten with a powerful air gun. Judges now routinely impose jail sentences. ...

  9. Ryan Giggs case a pointer to reform

    Posted May 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for contempt of court, has named him under parliamentary privilege in a debate on privacy laws, freeing the media to follow suit. The case illustrates the difficulty of striking the right balance ...

  10. 'Lack of evidence' in privacy breach cases

    Posted Apr 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Clifford Lo Half of the dozen privacy breach cases passed to police by the privacy commissioner did not lead to criminal prosecutions, due to lack of evidence, Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Stephen Lam Sui-lung said. Of the other six cases, two resulted in a conviction, one was withdrawn by the complainant and three are under investigation, he said. Lam said ...




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