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  1. Protect this sexual minority

    Posted Aug 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is to protect the minority, to resist the social damage done by unchecked discrimination and to reaffirm that in our community, tolerance is a core value. Some may feel that an anti-discrimination law ... differences. Already our courts protect minorities; even in company law a 10 per cent shareholder minority can go to court to avoid oppression. Since Hong Kong's homosexual minority is only about ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HISTORY

    Top officials bury 1978 idea to spy on civil servants

    Posted May 27th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... and pictures of people in other law enforcement agencies. Floating the idea a year after the ICAC had a major clash with the police, then Secretary for Civil Service R. G. Bridge said the proposal could prevent police complaints of "discrimination" against them. But it was angrily turned down by bureau chiefs, with Secretary for Housing A. J. Scott writing in reply: "I ...

  3. Tang angry as ICAC probes illegal works

    Posted May 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... an advantage in the process. A spokesman for the ICAC said it was the agency's job to 'investigate without discrimination, in a fair, just and lawful manner if it finds a complaint ... by graft-busters, despite his co-operation with buildings authorities to comply with the law. Tang said he feared the case, along with a recent crackdown on illegal structures at a factory owned by his ...

  4. Anti-graft law should cover all, says prosecutor

    Posted May 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com The city's top prosecutor says the anti-corruption law should cover everyone, including the chief executive, after Donald Tsang Yam-keung's alleged conflict of interest revealed loopholes in the ordinance. Director of Public Prosecutions Kevin Zervos said no one should be above the law. Graft-busters are investigating Tsang's ...

  5. Attempt to extend graft law 'hindered'

    Posted Apr 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong and Simpson Cheung Former chief graft-buster Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun said yesterday she was 'hindered' in her attempt to extend the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance ... to extend the coverage of the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance I faced hindrance. It upset me a lot,' Law said in the interview, without giving further details or revealing the source ...

  6. U.K. bribes law a headache for HK companies

    Posted Jan 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and manufacturers are among the thousands of Hong Kong companies who have spent precious manhours training staff and upgrading in-house procedures over the past six months to ensure compliance with the law, which was implemented on July 1. The law, said to be the toughest in the world, prohibits the offering or acceptance of bribes from foreign public- and private-sector officials, and lays down ...

  7. HK firms face tough UK anti-bribery law

    Posted Jun 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Thousands of Hong Kong firms will soon be subject to a new British Bribery Act, said to be the strictest anti-corruption law in the world. Yet many are either ignorant of the new law or believe it will not affect them. But the act, effective from July 1, is considered to be even tougher than the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and its reach ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    ICAC urged to hand over former chief's case to police

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, Simpson Cheung

    ... principle of law enforcement" and "to command public confidence". The police had reason to investigate, he said, as the allegations involved an offence of misconduct in public office- an offence under common law. If the ICAC declined to pass the case to the police, Cross said, commissioner Simon Peh Yun-lu "must explain clearly what steps will be taken to ensure the integrity ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong's graft watchdog needs to set good example

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Watchdog needs to police itself Credibility and integrity are the foremost qualities we expect of our law enforcers. Anything short of the highest standards can undermine ... There is no evidence to suggest law enforcement has been compromised. But it is disturbing to learn that Timothy Tong Hin-ming was particularly generous to mainland officials during his five-year tenure. More ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Tong must co-operate with probes for his sake and the ICAC's

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... public funds for career advancement. But he said he would shoulder responsibility if found to be at fault. Like anyone under criminal investigation, Tong is entitled to protection under the law ...




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