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  1. Drug dealers use mainland as base

    Posted Aug 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... places makes them difficult to intercept.' Until recently, ketamine was the most commonly abused drug in Hong Kong, but its popularity has plunged, even though police still seized about ... Benjamin Wong Drug dealers have shifted their operations to the more profitable mainland market and relegated Hong Kong into a secondary one, the outgoing chief for the police anti-drugs ...

  2. Australian reaction hurts global war on drugs

    Posted Jun 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I am bemused why convicted drug trafficker Schapelle Corby is getting such an outpouring of sympathy ('Australian tourist gets 20 years for smuggling marijuana', May 28). I can ... If indeed she is the victim, as she claims, of an elaborate drug-smuggling scheme by baggage handlers in Australia, then I expect an urgent investigation by the authorities. I have yet to read ...

  3. letters

    Posted Oct 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... do all we can to protect it. Johnnie Ho Chun-ting We must do more to stop drug abuse Drug abuse is getting more common in Hong Kong. There have been disturbing reports about the underground ... with the problem. But more needs to be done. We can educate youngsters about the dangers of drug abuse. I believe the government should also impose harsher penalties on drug users. That may deter many young ...

  4. Tsang looks to the future

    Posted Oct 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... families to be more happy, kind, supportive, appreciative, and responsible. 'Many social problems, including juvenile drug abuse, prostitution and the neglect of elderly people and children, ... venues would be increased. Tsang also pledged further co-operation with the mainland on tackling cross-border drug abuse. Entitled 'Breaking New Ground Together', Tsang's fifth ...

  5. Wife fears HK man will be executed

    Posted Jun 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... could be executed on Sunday, the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Beijing usually executes drug criminals on this day. A Taiwanese man and a mainlander arrested ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com The family of a Hong Kong businessman who has been in a mainland jail for six years on drug charges are desperately seeking to stave off his looming ...

  6. letters

    Posted Mar 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... find happiness if we are not satisfied with what we have. Katie Leung, Leung Shek Chee College Teen drug abuse is everyone's problem According to recent news reports, the number of young drug addicts in Hong Kong is increasingly rapidly. In my opinion, most teenagers who take drugs do so because of loneliness, parental or peer pressure, stress due to exams, and relationship ...

  7. Teacher admits sex-abuse videos

    Posted May 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of children being sexually abused. Brian Stern, 34, who taught science and maths to 13- to 14-year-olds at the Hong Kong Academy (HKA) in Kennedy Town during the 2008-09 academic year, has confessed ... the school gain good information when it can be difficult to obtain,' he said. Against Child Abuse director Jessica Ho Oi-chu said Stern's arrest made their call for a mandatory sex ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Nov 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the problem of drug abuse in schools. Also, calls for it to be compulsory were also opposed as it was felt this would create feelings of mistrust between pupils and their teachers. It was feared that young people identified as drug users would be discriminated against. However, I believe that having a compulsory test is an effective way of identifying drug abusers. If they are identified ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Mar 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in these drugs. Drug abuse has been a long-standing problem in Hong Kong's school, but there has been little teachers could do to curb it. It is important to respect human rights and privacy, ... drug tests. Drug abuse is a serious problem in our schools. If no action is taken, an increasing number of teenagers will develop drug problems. Chow Chung-yin, Tung Chung ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Sep 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... scheme The drug-testing scheme in schools has come in for some heavy criticism. Some critics talked about invasion of privacy. However, we should be clear that drug abuse is a serious problem that can ruin a young person's future. Therefore, stringent measures are required. I have doubts about the new drug test scheme and wonder if it will be effective. If drug abuse ...




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