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  1. Family accounts for most elderly abuse

    Posted Jan 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung A study on elderly abuse showed that almost half of the abusers were the victims' children, while some 28 per cent were their spouses. The Hong Kong Christian Service reviewed the 92 elderly abuse cases it had handled under its Elder Abuse Reconciliation Service between 2005 and early 2009 and found almost 40 per cent of the cases involved 'psychological ...

  2. Time is right for drug-driving tests

    Posted Mar 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with the more complex issue of effective testing for driving under the influence of illicit drugs, an increasingly deadly peril on our roads. It is good news that from today specially trained traffic police officers will be able to conduct a battery of tests on drivers suspected of being unable to control their vehicles safely because of drug use. Officers can determine whether the drivers ...

  3. Rise in abuse of aged among families

    Posted Jan 12th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng A charity has reported a 13 per cent rise in cases of elderly people being abused by family members. The charity, Against Elderly Abuse, said it had handled 1,780 cases last year compared to 1,570 in 2007. Cheating relatives out of money accounted for 615 of the incidents. The organisation also handled 520 cases involving theft and embezzlement at private homes ...

  4. Scheme to help prevent abuse of elderly

    Posted Jun 16th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee The government will spend HK$2 million per financial year to help prevent abuse of the elderly. Elderly people, including recovered victims of abuse, will be trained as volunteers to accompany social workers on visits to people who have tense family relationships. The groups commissioned to run the programme will be given up to HK$100,000. ...

  5. Crash driver jailed for drug possession

    Posted Jan 06th 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man An unemployed man whose car collided with a bus in Sha Tin last June was jailed for five years for drug possession yesterday. Devil Law Kwok-kwan, 21, was jailed by the Court ... party insurance. He was fined HK$5,000 and disqualified from driving for one year. Police discovered the drug in a bag in the glove compartment of the car. ...

  6. Banned drug found in fish dish

    Posted Dec 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Malachite green, a banned veterinary drug, has been detected in a sample of Mandarin fish with pine nuts in sweet and sour sauce during a quality check at a restaurant by the Centre for Food Safety. The dish was being served at the Imperial Kitchen in the Lok Fu Shopping Centre. A food safety centre spokesman said although the chemical was banned, the detected level ...

  7. Angry flood victims hurl eggs and abuse at Taiwanese leaders

    Posted Aug 30th 2004, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Jacky Hsu Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian and Taipei Mayor Ma Ying-jeou have become persona non grata in the north of the island due to alleged inaction in the wake of Typhoon Aere. Angry flood victims called Mr Chen a 'bastard' and threw egg ...

  8. Officials get black mark on record for food scandals

    Posted May 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and be accountable in the crackdown on the illegal use of non-food materials and the abuse of food additives. 'The key officials [of administrations of county level or above] should personally oversee ... criticised the excessive number of players regulating food safety, as health authorities, food and drug officials and commerce administrations all have a hand in the process, with no agency taking ...

  9. Cattle exports halted

    Posted Jun 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Staff writer Shame on Indonesia! Australia has suspended all live cattle exports to the country for up to six months after a news report showed shocking pictures of the animals being abused before slaughter. Indonesia admitted it had no laws in place to safeguard the animals from abuse. The Australians were furious. But the ban may not help animals in Indonesia as they can ...

  10. City Digest

    Posted Jun 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and the taxi then hit another taxi. Call to outlaw abuse of the elderly A law should be enacted to outlaw abuse of the elderly, given a steady rise of cases of mistreatment of pensioners, the concern group Against Elderly Abuse said. ...




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