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  1. Intelligence key to beating drug gangs: customs chief

    Posted Jan 26th 2007, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... for enforcement agencies in Hong Kong and on the mainland to keep in close communication with their foreign counterparts. He said good policing was '50 per cent intelligence', with international co-operation playing a key role in monitoring global syndicates and keeping up with evolving patterns of drug use. The seminar was attended by chiefs from several mainland enforcement agencies ...

  2. Maids protest at agency abuses

    Posted Mar 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com More than 100 Indonesian domestic helpers took to the streets of Central yesterday to protest against what they say is collusion between Jakarta ... Donald Tsang Yam-kuen at the end of a week-long trip to China. Lestari says women who are exploited and abused by agencies do not have any way to seek redress with the Hong Kong government which ...

  3. Shanghai dissolves graft-stricken agencies

    Posted Oct 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Shanghai will dissolve two of its most corruption-troubled government agencies as part of a sweeping institutional reform that will reduce the number ... carried by local newspapers yesterday said the central government had requested the reform, which would help increase administrative efficiency. Several of the changes follow similar moves ...

  4. Maids and agencies told Exco needs to approve levy suspension

    Posted Jul 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Frontline immigration officers yesterday told domestic helpers and recruitment agencies it had not been confirmed that the two-year suspension of the levy on foreign maids would ... yesterday marched to the Central Government Offices to stage a protest organised by the Asian Migrants' Co-ordinating Body. They demanded the immediate implementation of the levy suspension ...

  5. 'Occupy Central' rally may hit Rat Race

    Posted Oct 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com This weekend's 'Occupy Central' campaign, which echoes anti-Wall-Street demonstrations in the United States and elsewhere, may be heading for a clash with bankers and financiers running in Sunday's annual Central Rat Race charity event. The anti-capitalist protest is set for Saturday, from 2pm to 5pm, at a podium ...

  6. Shanghai agency misuses money to buy shares

    Posted May 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Information & Technology and Shenzhen Guangju Energy in March, according to the companies' annual reports. A CCTV report yesterday said the agency started to buy shares in the Shenzhen-listed ... governments managing pension funds to transfer the money before the end of this year to financial institutions approved by the central government. Guangdong, one of the first provinces to allow ...

  7. UN agency depriving asylum seekers of their rights, group claims

    Posted Sep 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... if they were stopped by police.' She said the practice was in breach of UNHCR guidelines and urged the agency to stop it immediately, and resume issuing asylum seeker certificates. According ... seeker certificates should be issued to all registered applicants. One asylum seeker, 30, who landed in Hong Kong in January last year after fleeing his Central African homeland said he was once ...

  8. Top recruitment agency raided

    Posted Sep 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong Immigration officers have raided a top recruitment firm in Central and arrested two people for violating their conditions of stay. The department said last night that the arrests were made at Robert Walters' office in Exchange Square following a tip-off on Tuesday morning. It is unclear whether the two people were working directly for the agency ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Jan 12th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are far too lenient and sea creatures held in seafood restaurants before landing on your plate have no protection at all. An intelligent octopus will turn white when afraid, remember that next ... to have been downgraded along with the number of near-identical malls that have opened recently. Another of these will appear on the site of the current Central Government Offices and I am ...

  10. Mainland media told to tone down reports

    Posted May 28th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam Major mainland newspapers and websites said they had received orders from propaganda officials at the provincial and central government levels to play down the suicide cases in Foxconn's Shenzhen plants. The latest ban, issued last night, required all mainland media to recall their reporters, saying that the groups waiting outside the plant and local hospitals to seek ...




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