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  1. Urgency needed in preparing surveillance law

    Posted Mar 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... made public on the extent to which law enforcement agencies engage in spying and eavesdropping activities. Official figures released this week show covert surveillance is more common than most ... an investigation or be used as evidence. Covert surveillance is a valuable weapon in the fight against crime and corruption by law enforcement agencies around the world. However, the hitherto unknown ...

  2. Pre-handover bugging law a hindrance: security chief

    Posted Aug 13th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... 'It is of utmost importance that law enforcement agencies can use covert surveillance, otherwise only the criminals will benefit,' Mr Lee said. 'The order is to maintain ...

  3. Anger at secrecy over surveillance

    Posted Oct 05th 2005, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan Heated exchange between legislators and security chief The government was told to come clean on its covert surveillance practices during a heated exchange with democrats in the Legislative Council yesterday. The demand came after Secretary for ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - PRIVACY

    Tighten law to prevent snooping, Hong Kong legislators urge

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung, JOSHUA BUT

    ... Lawmakers call for action because the city's surveillance ordinance regulates only activities conducted by law enforcement agencies Hong Kong needs to tighten its laws on invasion ... law enforcement agencies need a court warrant to carry out covert operations. In 2011, a total of 1,221 authorisations were issued - 1,196 for interception and rest for surveillance. ...

  5. Taiwan detains ex-intelligence chief over Chen scandal

    Posted Oct 07th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... two sets of documents- one in December 2006 and one in February this year- related to intelligence provided by global anti-money-laundering agencies on alleged laundering by Mr Chen's family through the Jersey Islands and Cayman Islands. But Yeh defended his actions, saying that, as head of the investigation agency, it was his duty to submit intelligence reports ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Sydney gang bust 'shows HK drug fight working'

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... that the force exchanged intelligence with the Australian police. The Australian Federal Police said the Hongkongers, who lived in a flat in Sussex Street in Sydney's central business district, ... Simpson Cheung and John Carney An exchange of intelligence with their counterparts in Hong Kong helped Australian police land a HK$4 billion drug haul and arrest four Hong Kong men ...

  8. Wife 'behind death'

    Posted Apr 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao BEIJING- Bo Xilai was a high-flying Communist Party boss in Chongqing until his career came to an abrupt end. Bo has been stripped of his position as a member of the Central Committee and the Politburo. He is also under investigation by the anti-graft watchdog, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection. Mainland news agency Xinhua said Bo's wife, Gu Kailai, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ADVERTISING

    Advertising agencies' price code may violate competition law, say experts

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... agencies may breach law Longstanding pricing rules set by the advertising industry's leading trade association conflict with the competition law, the consumer watchdog and legal experts warn. Members of the Association of Accredited Advertising Agencies of Hong Kong (HK4As), a group of 29 major firms, are required under a code of practice to charge clients according to a scale ...

  10. In Brief

    Posted Aug 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... University professor Liu Pak-wai. Democrats demand open trial for suspected spy A dozen Democratic Party members rallied outside the central government's liaison office to demand an open trial be held for Hong Kong journalist Ching Cheong, the China correspondent for The Straits Times of Singapore, who is accused by mainland authorities of spying for Taiwan's intelligence agency ...




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