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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar’s first census in decades bars name Rohingya

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 05:19pm by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... Associated Press in Yangon The first census since 1983 in Myanmar has been criticised for discriminating against minorities and for excluding ethnic groups including the Rohingya Muslims from the western state of Rakhine Enumerators fanned out across Myanmar on Sunday for a census that has been widely criticised for stoking religious and ethnic tensions, after the government ...

  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar's census at risk amid fresh unrest in ethnic powderkeg Rakhine

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 10:29pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Sittwe Watchdogs warn first population count in 30 years could stoke violence and suggest scaling back questions on ethnicity amid Rohingya rift Crucial census at risk amid Myanmar unrest Myanmar's first census for 30 years is threatened before it has even started, as renewed unrest in the country's west threatens to send foreign aid workers fleeing, making ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - EQUAL RIGHTS

    Male, female... or transgender? New categories proposed for Hong Kong census

    Posted Nov 26th 2013, 04:44am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Male, female or transgender? Proposed new questions aim to get real picture of population Mini-census may offer 3 genders to choose from New census categories may be introduced in order to collect data on transgender people and those in same-sex relationships or co-habiting. The changes are being considered for the 2016 "by-census ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Census data should leave no room for doubts

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial No room for doubt in census The Census and Statistics Department seems to be fighting an uphill battle to clear its name over the scandal involving data fabrication. ... This sits oddly with claims that the figures are trustworthy. When explaining the inconsistencies, the census chief argued that it did not necessarily mean the data was wrong. The task force said ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - STATISTICS

    'No proof' survey data was faked: census chief Lily Ou-yang

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Experts' investigation into government scandal reveals low inconsistency in polltakers' answers 'No proof' census data was faked A task force set up to probe allegations that census officers have been faking answers to speed up their work has concluded that there is "no sufficient evidence to show the existence ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Lesson for society in census scandal

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 12:00am

    ... 'Fake' census scandal can launch new ethical culture era Allegations of fabricating statistics have been made against census officers. The controversy involving the credibility of the Census and Statistics Department has damaged the Hong Kong government's reputation. Firstly, the fact that census officers may have fabricated answers when conducting household interviews ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - GOVERNMENT OVERSIGHT

    Ex-census worker says fabrication of data was common in 1990

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com A former census taker says fabrication of data was widespread 20 years ago; government department launches investigation into claims Census data was faked since 1990 ex-worker says Frontline officers from the Census and Statistics Department were fabricating data as far back as 1990, a former employee said yesterday. The department this week ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - STATISTICS

    'Fake census' officers may be criminally liable

    Posted Jan 09th 2013, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei and Colleen lee Commissioner will head a task force looking into claims answers were fabricated over 10 years 'Fake census' officers may be criminally liable Frontline census officers accused of faking answers in an apparent bid to speed up their work could be criminally liable, and the commissioner says she will lead a task force investigating the case. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - STATISTICS

    Fake census claims put low jobless rate in doubt

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Dennis Chong and Ng Kang-chung Fake census claims put low jobless rate in doubt An investigation has been launched over allegations that as many as nine out of 10 frontline census officers fabricated answers- and it could mean Hong Kong's low jobless rate has been underestimated for a decade. The Census and Statistics Department confirmed in a statement yesterday that it had ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Falsified census data undermines policy decision making

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Dodgy data subverts policy Nothing is more damaging for a government than losing its credibility. The Census and Statistics Department is facing a crisis after many ... figures will be called into question. Under the Census and Statistics Ordinance, officers who knowingly falsify data are liable to a fine of HK$5,000 and six months in jail. The government should ...




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