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  1. Providing service, and with a smile, too

    Posted Aug 18th 2007, 12:00am by Bernard Wan

    ... service remains the watch and ward duty to prevent crimes and protect properties, increased emphasis is being placed on the service level and how the service is delivered.' The security ...

  2. Poor excuse

    Posted May 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... With just 16 per cent of cleaners and security guards covered by the 'wage protection movement', and the Commission on Poverty due to be disbanded soon, what should be done to help the less well-off? Write to us. ...

  3. City Briefs

    Posted Oct 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... II caught after coming to hk under a truck A 24-year-old illegal immigrant from the mainland was apprehended near the Kwai Chung Container Terminal after sneaking into Hong Kong by hiding under a truck in Shenzhen. Police are still searching for another i ...

  4. Private estates vital in low-pay drive

    Posted Dec 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Half the cleaners and security guards being paid below market rates work in private housing estates, making participation by the owners' corporations crucial to success of the government's 'wage protection movement', estimate ...

  5. Bid to prevent child labour in disarray

    Posted Feb 14th 2007, 12:00am by Karen Palmer

    ... Karen Palmer in Abidjan US-led plan to fight exploitation in West African cocoa plantations is in trouble As sweethearts spend millions of dollars on boxes of artfully wrapped Valentine's Day chocolates, a US-led plan to save children from the worst ...

  6. The children's champion

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Even before moving to Thailand, Malina Zlatkova Enlund had heard stories about children being subjected to sexual abuse and then sold to human trafficking rings in Southeast Asia. But a meeting with an Aids-stricken 12-y ...

  7. Draft law targets foreign workers in crackdown on crime

    Posted Feb 21st 2007, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... workers, ostensibly to combat an increase in serious crime. The workers- mostly employed in the construction, manufacturing and plantation sectors- would be confined to their quarters, called ... of this year. The measures are strongly supported by the police, who have been criticised for failing to curb rising crime. 'In this way, we can keep track of the workers and arrest them ...

  8. Rule silent on checks on foreign workers

    Posted Feb 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... that there should be measures to prevent migrants in child-related jobs, including domestic workers, obtaining work visas if they commit a sexual offence in Hong Kong. Though local records could be checked, ... domestic workers, said the proposed scheme was unnecessary. 'Given the extremely small number of cases of sexual crimes committed by child minders, it's unfair and unnecessary to require ...

  9. Lawyers' group calls for anti-slavery law

    Posted Jul 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the existing criminal legislation covered the crimes in Shanxi. For example, the forced labour provisions under the Labour Law applied only to a legally established work unit and therefore left ... or guards hired to prevent workers from escaping- are facing charges of illegal detention and intentional harm. The committee proposed that a new charge should apply in cases where victims were ...

  10. Prison initiative gives ex-convicts a helping hand in finding work

    Posted Oct 27th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the past few years, particularly with the development of economic reform.' Guo Jianan, director of the crime-prevention institute under the Ministry of Justice, said: 'It is really ... companies. 'Most of these men are common criminals convicted of crimes like theft, robbery and embezzlement who have shown good behaviour during their prison terms,' said Mr Li. 'We ...




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