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  1. Youth crime gets even younger

    Posted Mar 31st 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... the age group of seven to 15 was larger than 16 to 18, the proportions of the crimes by the young children substantially outnumbered the older age group. Another legislator speaking at the Finance ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Sai Wan Ho scavenger mother and two children arrested over alleged robberies

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Mother and son 'raiders'hooded and handcuffed A scavenger mother and her two children who robbed a goldsmith's and a guesthouse to pay off the son's gambling debts have been ... and interviewed all the relatives and friends they might contact," he said. It is alleged the woman and her two children posed as customers to snatch two gold necklaces worth about HK$30,000 from ...

  3. Why Hong Kong would benefit from having a children's commissioner

    Posted Nov 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and a children's commission which oversees the implementation of the convention. A child policy would have laid down the principle that the best interest of the child is a primary concern. A children's commission would have made clear that children, being physically and developmentally immature, need special protection. This would enlighten ...

  4. Jail term slashed for mother who killed her children

    Posted Sep 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com A Tuen Mun mother who asphyxiated two of her children in a failed suicide attempt had her jail term reduced yesterday from seven years to four years. ... after Lee drugged them and lit charcoal in her flat in attempt to kill herself, as well as the children. At trial, her lawyers argued Lee was distraught after learning about families kept ...

  5. Would-be father grabbed children

    Posted Jul 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... the kindergarten worker shouted and Tang fled. The principal alerted the police who arrested Tang about half an hour later. Tang's lawyer, Kelvin Tang, said his client held the children's hands ...

  6. One voice

    Posted Dec 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... rights to which children are now entitled. Article 3, crucially, requires that in all actions concerning children, 'the best interests of the child shall be a primary consideration'. ... to cater for their specific needs. Since Norway became the first country to establish a commissioner (or ombudsman) for children in 1981, a global trend has developed. Child commissions have now ...

  7. Sex crimes by children on rise, study finds

    Posted May 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Danny Mok The number of sex-related crimes by children is increasing, a survey by the Evangelical Lutheran Church Social Service found. Over two years, the group studied 1,100 children who were under the supervision of the police superintendent's discretion scheme. In 2010, 30 had committed sex-related offences, up from 24 in 2009. The group called for the legal age ...

  8. Children under care after father's killing

    Posted Feb 16th 2011, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Welfare authorities are caring for three teenagers whose mother was arrested for allegedly murdering their 72-year-old father at the weekend. The children, who came from the mainland with their mother for a family reunion two years ago, were taken to a Social Welfare Department shelter in Western for battered women and their children, police said. Police arrested ...

  9. Neglected elderly could sue their children under proposed law

    Posted Jan 06th 2011, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li in Beijing Adult children may face lawsuits from their elderly parents if they neglect their home visit duties, according to a draft law amendment. The draft amendment, made ... for deliberation. But the revision would for the first time provide a legal framework for the elderly to sue their children for failing to visit them, Wu Ming, deputy department head in the Ministry ...

  10. Man gets 11 years for sex with children

    Posted Nov 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man An unemployed man, 43, who admitted having sex with his girlfriend's children, was jailed for 11 years and three months. He pleaded guilty at the Court of First Instance last month to two counts of non-consensual buggery and three of having unlawful sexual intercourse with the children who were aged 13 and 15 at the time. The man faced two trials ...




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