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  1. Children found dead in Tuen Mun home

    Posted Oct 15th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Martin Wong

    ... Clifford Lo and Martin Wong The latest in a long series of family tragedies unfolded in Tuen Mun yesterday when two children were found dead with their semi-conscious mother ... the children could have been saved if emergency crews had acted earlier. The bodies- of a 13-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl- were found in the first-floor flat after the woman, a herbalist's ...

  2. With classes closed, children head to malls and Disneyland

    Posted Jun 13th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Martin Wong

    ... Amy Nip and Martin Wong Hong Kong's children fanned out across the city on the first day of class suspension yesterday, accompanying their parents to work, going to shopping malls ... the enforced two-week break from their studies. But while the children may have relished such unaccustomed freedom, for many working parents it was a big headache. Several children were spotted ...

  3. Do more to protect children, groups say

    Posted Apr 15th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Concern groups have criticised the government for failing to set up an independent children's commission and ignoring an earlier rebuke on the issue from the United ... Committee on Children's Rights, was surprised that the outline mentioned nothing about a children's commission. 'We have been fighting for its establishment for a long time ...

  4. Health minister warns of virus risks for children on study tours

    Posted May 14th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Health secretary York Chow Yat-ngok has urged people, especially children, to be alert to the risks of catching swine flu when studying or travelling abroad this summer. He was responding to questions from lawmakers yesterday about how safe it was for parents to send their children on overseas study tours. With two months to go until schools break for the summer holiday, ...

  5. Milk scandal hits two more children in HK

    Posted Dec 17th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Two boys, aged two and three, have developed kidney stones after eating biscuits and drinking milk suspected of being tainted with melamine, bringing the number of children in Hong Kong affected by the mainland milk scandal to 13, the Centre for Health Protection says. One boy, aged two, from Tsz Wan Shan was found to have a stone in his right kidney. ...

  6. High sugar levels in cereals for children

    Posted Oct 17th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Consumer Council warning after tests Cereals marketed for children have unhealthy levels of sugar and salt, Consumer Council tests have shown- ahead of an international report ... sugar level had too much salt. The council said the excess sugar appeared to have been added by the manufacturers and warned that children eating such products risked becoming obese. ...

  7. Foreign school appeal dims for civil servants

    Posted Nov 19th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Fewer children of civil servants are going abroad to study using government subsidies, according to the secretary for education. Legislator Paul Tse Wai-chun asked the government how many civil servants' children were studying overseas. Michael Suen Ming-yeung said the number, at least of those receiving government subsidies, was decreasing. Civil servants ...

  8. Judiciary in bid to make courts more child-friendly

    Posted Sep 25th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The judiciary will study ways to give children more of a say and better protection in legal proceedings that affect them. A senior judge said this yesterday as participants at a Law Association seminar vowed to promote the best interests of children in custodial arrangements. Mr Justice Michael Hartmann of the Court of Appeal, one of the guest speakers, said a working ...

  9. Government urged to review child abuse ordinances

    Posted Nov 20th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... ordinances dealing with violence against children. Against Child Abuse said yesterday it had dealt with 1,004 children suspected of being abused in the 2008-09 financial year. Among them, 73 involved ... the '80s. 'In the '80s, the government reviewed quite a number of ordinances following a spate of accidents involving children being left home alone,' Lui said. 'But since then, ...

  10. Welfare group pushes for improvement in childcare services for low-income families

    Posted Aug 01st 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... yesterday. Demonstrating outside government headquarters with 100 children and their parents yesterday, representatives of the Society for Community Organisation said at least 120,000 children aged ... for only 5,000 children, and they are available only between Monday and Friday from 8am to 6pm. Parents have to pay for such services privately if they want people to take care of their children ...




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