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  1. The Italian mafia

    Posted Apr 16th 2006, 12:00am by Billy Adams

    ... recognised as the most powerful organised crime group in the US, many analysts believe it is a shadow of its former self. The notoriety lives on in films and television. Newspaper articles that bring ... blitz in the 1980s, Provenzano is said to have initiated a move away from violence to maintain profits. White-collar crime, university educated mafioso and women were said to be coming ...

  2. Treating migrant workers fairly will cut crime: expert

    Posted Feb 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin An expert in criminology yesterday called for better treatment of disgruntled migrant workers to help lower the crime rate. Xiao Qingping, an associate professor at the East China University of Politics and Law in Shanghai, said migrant workers- mostly peasants from rural areas- were involved in 70 to 80 per cent of urban crimes. 'The way migrant workers react ...

  3. Crime pays- if you're a private eye

    Posted Mar 04th 2006, 12:00am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... with Anna Healy Fenton Corporate sleuths find where there's muck, there's brass, as they wade into the world of commercial crime in China Delving into the murky depths of commercial crime in China does not daunt private investigator Derek Elmer. As founder and managing director of I-OnAsia he prides himself on the fact he and fellow directors such as Stephen Pengelly ...

  4. National action on crime gangs urged

    Posted Dec 09th 2006, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... Ting Shi A national framework for co-operation in the fight against organised crime is urgently needed, a state publication says, warning of its 'serious consequences'. Organised crime was becoming deeply rooted in some regions of northeastern China, subverting economic growth and threatening social order, Outlook magazine, a Xinhua publication, warned. Its commentary ...

  5. Chinese police chief to tackle crime rise

    Posted Nov 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... about a rising security problem. 'My priorities are to curb crime, improve prosecution and narrow the confidence gap between police and the people,' said Christopher Wan Soo Kee, 56. 'I have a tested and proven action plan to combat crime,' he said. Mr Wan also pointedly thanked Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi for having confidence in him. His appointment ...

  6. Sex crimes rise despite overall fall

    Posted Feb 26th 2006, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo The number of sex crimes continued to rise last month, despite overall crime cases falling slightly, the latest figures show. Police recorded eight rapes last month, up from ... than 78 reports in January last year. Indecent assaults rose 9.9 per cent to 1,136 last year, from 1,034 in 2004. The rise was revealed in a crime report discussed in yesterday's meeting ...

  7. Malaysia grapples with crime wave

    Posted Sep 12th 2006, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur Unemployment, living costs and illegal workers are blamed 'Retire to an English-speaking, crime-free land of rainforests and tropical beaches,' entreats a year-old Malaysian government campaign to attract wealthy visitors. The beaches and rainforests are as attractive as ever, but a sharp rise in crime is giving the lie ...

  8. Alarm over district's juvenile crime

    Posted Nov 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Social workers say youngsters from poor families in the northern New Territories are targets for triads The security chief has expressed concern about juvenile crime in the northern New Territories, which according to the latest police figures accounts for more than 30 per cent of the city's total youth crime. Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong said overall juvenile crime ...

  9. Beijing strengthens financial crime laws

    Posted Jun 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Committee's legal work committee, said the revisions expanded the definition of economic crimes to cover activities that undermined financial markets and company administration. Under the widened list ... were broad because it was impossible to regulate all kinds of economic behaviour. 'In law enforcement, the judiciary should strictly examine the inherent features of the crime ...

  10. Organised crime entrenched: Xinhua

    Posted Dec 09th 2006, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... Ting Shi Organised crime is becoming deep rooted in some regions of northeastern China, subverting economic growth and threatening social order, state media has warned. Outlook magazine, a Xinhua publication, warned in its latest issue of the 'serious consequences' of organised crime, highlighting one of many social ills that are breeding public discontent and undermining ...




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