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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Surveillance without oversight a danger to society

    Posted Jun 20th 2013, 12:00am by MICHAEL BOCHENEK

    ... can disregard those findings and continue surveillance while it appeals against the court's decision. The American Civil Liberties Union challenged the law's constitutionality ... International's director of law and policy Surveillance without oversight endangers society ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1264393/surveillance-without-oversight-danger-society
  2. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria announces presidential election as air strikes kill dozens in Aleppo

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 07:44pm by Reuters

    ... term days after he said his forces were winning the country’s civil war. Dozens of people have been killed in air strikes on the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, a monitoring group said ... as a peaceful protest movement against President Bashar al-Assad’s rule in March 2011 and turned into civil war after a government crackdown. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1493686/syria-announces-presidential-election-air-strikes-kill-dozens-aleppo
  3. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    UBS report on Occupy impact is a load of bull

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 05:12am by Michael Chugani

    ... at civil disobedience in a free society, something they do not get to see back home. Occupy Central will be a tourist attraction. And since when have foreign investments fled Hong Kong for good? ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1469720/ubs-report-occupy-impact-load-bull
  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Why do some civil servants get an easy ride from the law?

    Posted Aug 09th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn We were surprised at the relatively lenient sentences handed out to the two civil servants- former development secretary Mak Chai-kwong and an assistant director of highways, ... and described the gravity of the offences as on the low side. He decided to impose suspended sentences after taking into account the men's previous contributions to society. Call us old-fashioned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1295389/why-do-some-civil-servants-get-easy-ride-law
  5. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Anti-Chinese feelings in Thailand high as influx of tourists angers locals

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 10:57pm by AP

    ... of the Chinese people.” The government issued a tourism law mainly to regulate the domestic market but which urges travellers abroad to “abide by the norms of civilized tourist behaviour.” It also ... appropriately in other societies. “We live in a globalised world and need our students to see the differences with others – and these came right here for us to see,” he says. Rome notes that 60 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1483307/anti-chinese-feelings-thailand-high-influx-tourists-angers-locals
  6. News - China - AVIATION

    Airline in restive Xinjiang begins self-defence classes for flight attendants

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 05:16pm by Zhang Hong

    ... and its budget carrier Dragonair also offer self-defence training. The Civil Aviation Administration of China, the industry watchdog, has established standards for flight training courses, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1495159/airline-restive-xinjiang-begins-self-defence-classes-flight-attendants
  7. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong business elite demand universal suffrage in open letter

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 05:01pm

    ... the business elites – including hedge fund managers and ex-Hong Kong Stock Exchange veterans – asked Xi to implement the promised universal suffrage. Some of them have even vowed to join a civil ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1495160/hong-kong-business-elite-demand-universal-suffrage-open-letter
  8. Comment - Letters

    Brave spirits must break the mould

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 04:43am by LETTERS

    ... the establishment- liaison office, civil service, chief executive, functional constituencies- has made it clear that it has no intention of allowing any such thing as fairness? His real worry should be that, ... our own society for a fiction? Statesmanship requires brave spirits to break the mould. Who will stand out from the establishment to declare we need real change- not self-deception- for Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1464255/brave-spirits-must-break-mould
  9. News - China - Flight MH370

    'Be rational and make funeral arrangements', China state media urges families of MH370 passengers

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 01:34pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... with the fundamental norms of a civilised society and need to show the demeanour of a great power.” Irrational words and behaviour would “not help matters”, it added, and those involved should “prepare to make arrangements for funerals”. “Although the Malaysian government’s handling of the crisis has been quite clumsy, we need to understand this is perhaps the most bizarre incident in Asian civil aviation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1461650/be-rational-and-make-funeral-arrangements-china-state-media-urges
  10. News - Hong Kong - AUDIT REPORT

    Events fund staff may get accounting help

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 03:05am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Events fund staff may get accounting help Civil servants with accounting expertise could be drafted in to help manage the Mega Events Fund after it was slammed by the government auditor for poor financial monitoring. The under-fire fund was managed by six Tourism Commission civil servants with no accounting experience, Tourism Commissioner Philip Yung Wai-hung ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1487460/events-fund-staff-may-get-accounting-help

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