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  1. Handling of cleric's case exposes weak legal system

    Posted Sep 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Critics say inept prosecutors just follow the orders of the Indonesian government A Jakarta court's failure to indict radical cleric Abu Bakar Bashir as leader of the Jemaah Islamiah network is not so much a setback in the war on terrorism as a sign of the weakness of the Indonesian legal system, say commentators. They believe it is typical Indonesian hedging: by convicting ...

  2. Villagers cast their votes in first poll under 'two-heads' system

    Posted Jul 12th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... A new era for Hong Kong's 700 villages begins today as residents choose representatives in the first election under the 'two-heads' system. Under the Village Representatives ... be elected as village heads. The row erupted in 2000 after a Court of Final Appeal ruling found existing election arrangements to be in breach of human rights obligations. While indigenous villagers ...

  3. Inmate's death prompts calls for revamp of 'reform-through-labour' system

    Posted Jul 24th 2003, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Pressure is growing for the central government to overhaul its 'reform-through-labour' system, following the violent death of an inmate at a labour re-education camp in Liaoning ... police to detain vagrants and beggars arbitrarily. But scholars are now urging the authorities to go one step further and focus their attention on abuses of the system of reform through labour, ...

  4. Article 23 against 'one country, two systems', says UK

    Posted Jul 01st 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... issued its strongest statement yet criticising the proposed law as inconsistent with the 'one country, two systems' principle enshrined in the Sino-British Joint Declaration. The former sovereign power warned that the controversial power to ban groups on national security grounds would blur the legal systems of Hong Kong and the mainland. The European Union also expressed concern ...

  5. You've got to have a system

    Posted Nov 06th 2003, 12:00am by Joseph Leung

    ... letter of each word was set by hand- it allowed the paper to be produced faster, and by a smaller staff. Today, the paper's brand-new publishing system, CCI, is still fresh out of the box, but it is proving no less revolutionary. For the first time, every aspect of the editorial process happens on the same system. The introduction of CCI this year also serves as a reminder of a smaller ...

  6. Paying the penalty for bucking the system

    Posted Dec 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... five months of detention after a court handed him a suspended jail sentence. He sees himself as a symbol for all ethical businessmen who refuse to bribe officials for bank loans. How badly ...

  7. Push to shield courts from cutbacks

    Posted Sep 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Cliff Buddle

    ... concerns the court system is not sufficiently protected from government interference. The moves would see major legal reforms introduced to effectively take the government's hands off the judiciary's purse strings. The prospect of changing the law to shield the court system's budget and judges' pay from spending cuts was raised with Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen ...

  8. Tactile garden to put special pupils in touch with learning

    Posted Jul 04th 2003, 12:00am by Caryn Yap

    ... and textures - was improving the problematic behaviour of some students. 'Many of our students do not have very good sensory systems. The multisensory room with different activities provided more ... their senses with the activities such as different lights, swings, activity panels, a water bed and sound systems, their co-ordination improved and it also stimulated them to learn.' If Mr ...

  9. Combatants want to sort out redress mess

    Posted Sep 13th 2003, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... their discontent over a system that should offer them simple legal redress over labour disputes. The sense is that they are under pressure to settle before the merits of their case are even debated. After ... This is a phenomenon that should take no one by surprise, given the effects of the Asian financial crisis and, more recently, rising unemployment. Pressure on the system was inevitable. As a result, 30 years ...

  10. Ex-boss lost clients $72m, court hears

    Posted Jul 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The ex-director of a securities company lost almost $72 million of his clients' money when he sold their shares to raise cash to keep his firm afloat, a court heard yesterday. Au Wai-man, 50, former dealing director of Win Successful Securities, yesterday pleaded guilty in the Court of First Instance to one charge of conspiracy to defraud. Mr Justice Louis Tong Po-sun ...




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