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  1. Young drug abusers deserve second chance

    Posted Jun 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... school and are affronted at the suggestion that it should now be used to house drug abusers. Officials should have been aware of this and consulted the residents earlier. There was always going ... The chief executive and the pan-democrats do not often find themselves in the same camp. Their agreement over a proposal to locate a residential rehabilitation school for young drug ...

  2. In Brief

    Posted Oct 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... capacity could be increased by 60 per cent. HK residents repatriated over drugs charges Seventeen Hong Kong residents arrested on the mainland for drug abuse offences were repatriated to Hong Kong ... will continue to educate Hong Kong people about the harmful effects of drug abuse and to explore measures to tackle cross-boundary drug abuse with mainland counterparts,' the spokesman added. ...

  3. In Brief

    Posted Oct 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... transactions totalling HK$1 billion between 2004 and 2006. Drugs body 'being sidelined' Lawmakers criticised the government for sidelining the current anti-narcotics organisation in favour of a new high-level inter-departmental taskforce to tackle the problem of juvenile drug abuse. James To Kun-sun, vice-chairman of the Legislative Council's security panel, said the role ...

  4. Police should expect to take abuse at rallies, senior officer says

    Posted Dec 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in an Independent Police Complaints Council meeting yesterday when the force explained its handling of rallies and marches. Activists have accused police of abusing their power at events. The force said ... rights abuses and lack of press freedom. A group carrying a black wooden coffin bearing slogans describing Beijing as a 'butchers' regime' clashed with police outside the liaison ...

  5. Pan-democrats fear abuse of suffrage talks

    Posted Jul 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by universal suffrage. They fear the government could abuse the consultation exercise launched last week, in which the public are given multiple-choice answers to questions about universal suffrage. ... document. He cited the nomination procedure and warned that the government could abuse it to block possible chief executive candidates Beijing disliked. Pan-democrats say they will issue model ...

  6. A naked abuse of power

    Posted May 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Last week's interpretation by the National People's Congress Standing Committee effectively ended the debate in Hong Kong over the term of the chief executive to be elected on July 10. More importantly, it ensured that the election w ...

  7. Political Animal

    Posted Jan 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as an arbitration centre, she said she regretted his failure to promote human rights and the rule of law. She said Mr Wong had run a campaign in recent months aimed at drug abuse among youngsters, but Ms Eu ... Justice secretary urged to get priorities right Since when has the portfolio of Secretary for Justice Wong Yan-lung included rooting out drug problems among youngsters, Civic Party leader ...

  8. Now's the time to stop handouts, Tsang says

    Posted Aug 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... initiatives to tackle juvenile drug abuse would be a top priority in his next policy address. 'The majority of Hong Kong people support the government to take tougher measures to tackle the issue ...

  9. Brotherly addiction

    Posted Aug 04th 2009, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani We have all got it wrong. The real story is not that Hong Kong kids are doing drugs on the mainland. Sure, we need to deal with worsening youth drug abuse, but there's a larger story here. It is this: how did Hong Kong so quickly kick the fear which once consumed it? Wasn't it not too long ago when fear so hooked us that we demanded a firewall between us ...

  10. letters

    Posted Dec 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to make a living. Besides having an adverse effect on their health, long working hours can cause a breakdown in family relationships, leading to an increase in family tragedies and youth drug abuse. The public should urge the government to introduce the minimum wage law as soon as possible. There's also an urgent need to regulate the maximum number of working hours per week. ...




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