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  1. We need ocean code of conduct, Yudhoyono says

    Posted Jul 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Greg Torode in Nusa Dua greg.torode@scmp.com Indonesian President Dr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono yesterday demanded urgent action to create a binding code of conduct to govern behaviour ... supposed to explore a range of co-operative efforts to help forge peace, as well as working towards a legally binding code of conduct. 'We need to finalise those long overdue guidelines ...

  2. Today's legal system came by evolution

    Posted Sep 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... codes, decrees and laws and, as time has changed, punishments and judgment methods have, as well. On these pages is a selection of some of the ancient laws that have inspired the legal systems ... by the same law, using violence to assert dominion over others. An eye for an eye- Hammurabi's Code Hammurabi was the king of Babylon, a city state in Mesopotamia in 18th century BC. Mesopotamia ...

  3. Maritime code seen as tough task

    Posted Jul 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... an even bigger challenge- creating a legally binding code of conduct. Any celebratory mood over the guidelines is being tempered by warnings from diplomats that the code could take years ... and the goal of the 'eventual realisation' of the code of conduct. Chinese envoys say privately that they believe the guidelines' completion could help ease tensions ahead ...

  4. Surveyors' code can benefit estate agents

    Posted Jan 27th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... beyond ethical conduct. The Estate Agents Authority, set up in 1997 under the Estate Agents Ordinance, regulates the profession with powers to grant licences and impose fines, but the efficacy of this authority has often been questioned and many have also pointed out its incomplete nature. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has now produced a new code aiming to improve governance within ...

  5. Cracking the code

    Posted Jan 04th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with China on the South China Sea into a legally binding code of conduct, a move designed to help keep the peace until various territorial disputes can be solved. At the time, the declaration ... democracies and the biggest Muslim-majority nation. Helping to lead Asean towards a more relevant, practical future by securing a landmark deal such as a code of conduct for the South China Sea would ...

  6. Driver faces bribe charge over triad death case

    Posted Aug 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com A van driver has been accused by graft-busters of conspiring with a police constable and a legal executive to solicit a bribe of HK$13,000 from the father of two suspects in a murder case as a reward for divulging in ...

  7. How gang's Big Elephant left the jungle of crime

    Posted Jun 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei yathei.wong@scmp.com It is hard to believe that a former gangster whose size won him the nickname Big Elephant is afraid to walk the streets at night. But that's because he fears triad members may target him after he turned his back on a ...

  8. 10 held for smuggling stolen cars out of HK

    Posted May 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee and Simpson Cheung Hong Kong organised crime detectives are probing a possible link with the Mongolian underworld after they broke up a car-smuggling gang in Tuen Mun yesterday and arrested 10 people. A team of officers from the force's organ ...

  9. In Brief

    Posted Jan 24th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 1,000 call for free education to cover kindergartens More than 1,000 pre-school teachers, parents and children marched in Central yesterday to call for the scrapping of the kindergarten voucher scheme and the extension of free education from 12 to 15 year ...

  10. Conductor helps raise bar

    Posted Jan 04th 2011, 12:00am by Mabel Sieh

    ... to develop his passion for music. 'There were so many outstanding choirs at the university; I learnt a great deal being around excellent musicians.' While at Cambridge he started conducting choirs and it helped him to focus on a career; after graduating he took a master's degree in instrumental conducting in Indiana, in the United States. After three years of study, he started ...




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