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  1. Parole rules too conservative, says the retiring prisons chief

    Posted Jul 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong Parole requirements are 'too conservative' compared with overseas and few inmates apply because they are unlikely to be approved, the outgoing prisons chief claims. But the Commissioner of Correctional Services, Kelvin Pang Sung-yuen, said relaxing parole requirements would not significantly ease overcrowding, which he conceded had no short-term solution. Speaking ahead ...

  2. Travel warning on wildlife souvenirs

    Posted Apr 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Holidaymakers going abroad for the long Easter weekend have been warned not to bring back endangered species or wildlife products without a licence. The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said it made 72 seizures at customs checkpoints from January to March, down from 115 cases during the same period last year. But the department noted ...

  3. Race-bias law

    Posted Sep 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Is the blueprint for a law on race discrimination too conservative? Critics gave a qualified welcome to the consultation paper, saying it does not include language, religion, nationality and culture as warranting protection under the law. Share your views: write to us. ...

  4. United front in war on rhino trade

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... request to the people of Hong Kong is to work with us,' a senior South African conservation official, Fundisile Mketeni, said yesterday. 'Hong Kong can be a strategic partner ... to prosecution and could be presented as evidence in court. Mketeni, deputy director general for biodiversity and conservation, said the delay was due to 'slowness in paperwork' ...

  5. Corrupt officials targeted in war on pollution

    Posted Feb 21st 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing The central government yesterday vowed to tackle widespread corruption blamed for worsening pollution and environmental disasters, announcing a new regulation on punishing officials responsible for environmental degradation. Unlike ...

  6. City Briefs

    Posted Dec 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Animal abusers to get tougher sentences The penalty for cruelty to animals is to be increased to HK$200,000 and three years' imprisonment. An amendment bill approved yesterday by the Legislative Council raised the penalty from HK$5,000 and six months in jail for hitting, kicking or torturing animals. The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said the new penalty would ...

  7. Ignored farmers win case against police

    Posted Jan 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang Landmark court ruling seen as progress for judicial system Fish farmers from Zhejiang have won a landmark lawsuit against provincial police authorities after complaints about the destruction of their ponds fell on deaf ears. It follows related ...

  8. Tackling construction-site pollution

    Posted Aug 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the article 'Building giants are exposed as serial polluters' (Sunday Morning Post, July 27). The article claims that many construction companies are repeat offenders against the Noise Control Ordinance, and that legal and environment ...

  9. Pollution authorities record 48 convictions in May

    Posted Jun 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ZHUANG PINGHUI Updated at 5.38pm: The government on Tuesday said there had been 48 convictions for breaches of Hong Kong?s anti-pollution laws in May, of which 30 were under the Air Pollution Control Ordinance. A spokesman for the Environmental Protection ...

  10. Hong Kong's inadequate heritage preservation law needs updating

    Posted Feb 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979, listed buildings (similar to graded buildings here) and conservation areas are governed by the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation ... owner balanced with conservation? Given the lack of cases in Hong Kong, we must refer to cases from other jurisdictions. The Penn Central Decision is a landmark 1978 US Supreme Court case ...




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