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  1. 'Living wills' for terminally ill patients proposed

    Posted Jul 14th 2004, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... to be kept on life support or die naturally if they become terminally ill or fall into irreversible comas later in life, the Law Reform Commission says. The proposal aims to clarify the legal rights ... months on the proposals, contained in a paper which includes a draft form for people to say what they want to happen to them. The commission proposes a person would be able to state clearly ...

  2. Sick employee seeks damages over dismissal

    Posted Apr 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui A container tractor driver who had throat cancer is suing his former employer for firing him after he took sick leave. Chu Wai-sheung yesterday filed a writ against Pak Lek Terminal Services and its owner, Wong Kam-wah, in the District Court via counsel of the Equal Opportunities Commission, alleging that his dismissal was an unjustifiable discrimination against his ...

  3. Hasta la vista, Arnie

    Posted May 31st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zoe Mak More than an action thriller, Terminator: Salvation is also a funny and surprisingly tender-hearted story. It's a good idea to review the previous trio of Terminator films ... execution. The two men's lives soon become irrevocably intertwined. In the earlier films, terminators may have looked like people, but their attitudes and the way they held themselves made ...

  4. MPF proposal would see terminally ill paid out

    Posted Dec 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Mandatory Provident Fund bosses are proposing to let terminally ill patients of working age withdraw money from their pension accounts. They also propose ... out for public consultation yesterday. The Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority suggests that people certified by doctors as terminally ill and expected to live only six months to a year ...

  5. 'We can't contain our anger any longer'

    Posted Jun 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... treats us [as] less than human beings. The male managers walk into female toilets any time they please; we can't contain our anger any more.' 'We are always being scolded randomly ...

  6. Thailand's class war has been contained, for now

    Posted Apr 17th 2009, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... Gwynne Dyer Thailand's prime minister, Abhisit Vejjajiva, was humiliated last weekend when red-shirted protesters overran the summit of Asian leaders he was hosting, but now he is back in control. The 'reds' have been driven off the streets ...

  7. Record ketamine haul by customs

    Posted Jun 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... of ketamine seized by customs in the whole of the past two years. The 23 bags of drugs were found in a container that arrived at the Kwai Chung container terminal from Hangpu port in Guangzhou ... the container, one of 1,200 on board the mainland vessel, and a sniffer dog managed to root out the drugs. 'It is common resin imported into the mainland from overseas via Hong Kong ...

  8. One-child policy 'violates rights'

    Posted Jul 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... rights contained in China's constitution,' said the letter submitted by Professor Zhan Zhongle from the Peking University Law School. The petition argues that penalising families ... referring to the revelation last month that a 22-year-old mother was forced to abort a seven-month-old fetus. Mainland media often report on would-be mothers forced by officials to terminate ...

  9. 40pc in HK want a longer working life

    Posted Jun 13th 2008, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Call to extend retirement age Nearly 40 per cent of Hong Kong people hope to extend their retirement age, a recent study has found. Conducted by HSBC and the Oxford University's Institute of Ageing, the Future of Retirement survey was re ...

  10. letters

    Posted Sep 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Do something about domestic violence Domestic violence seems to be an increasing problem. We need to think about how to promote family harmony in Hong Kong. First of all, the government should allocate more resources to this problem. It could, for example ...




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