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  1. Mission to fight drug use

    Posted Jul 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lai Ying-kit A group of 19 Hong Kong students will visit Australia next week as fight crime ambassadors, to raise awareness of the evils of drug abuse. The visit is part of the 'Hang ... theme is drug abuse among young people and the students said their mission would include learning strategies used by Australian police to tackle the problem. 'In particular, we want look ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/644973/mission-fight-drug-use
  2. Children must not be guinea pigs for drug test

    Posted Jul 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... under pressure to react to a number of widely reported arrests in recent months involving schoolchildren suspected of drug abuse. Ordinarily, Mr Tsang's intervention helps bypass ... Introducing drug testing in schools is a radical step to take. The welfare of schoolchildren is at stake, including those who have never taken drugs but may still be required to take ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/686369/children-must-not-be-guinea-pigs-drug-test
  3. Parents to give their views on voluntary school drug testing

    Posted Jul 15th 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan, Agnes Lam

    ... districts and members of the Action Committee Against Narcotics tomorrow to discuss ways to combat drug abuse. The government has allocated HK$9 million to districts for activities to help teenagers ... Agnes Lam and Adrian Wan Parents in Tai Po will be consulted for the first time today about the voluntary drug testing of schoolchildren, which is due to start there in September. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/686876/parents-give-their-views-voluntary-school-drug-testing
  4. Spying parents should try talking instead

    Posted Nov 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... have little real effect. It may turn up a handful of users, but it will not stop the wider recreational abuse of commonly used drugs such as Ecstasy and ketamine. On the back of concerns about ... and their parents and teachers. If the problem of teenage drug abuse is to be lessened, authorities would do better to provide more funding for education programmes and policing. Most of all, though, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/697215/spying-parents-should-try-talking-instead
  5. In Brief

    Posted Mar 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the mastermind behind the smuggling. Aids fund opposes drug use The Council for Aids Trust Fund has responded to media reports that some websites subsidised by the fund appeared to be promoting drug abuse. The council said it supported the government's zero-tolerance policy on the use of psychotropic substances and groups receiving its funding for projects were required to observe ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/672555/brief
  6. Letters

    Posted Jun 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... drugs. It does not make sense that those taking drugs prescribed by registered doctors can receive the same penalty as drug abusers. For people on illegal drugs the penalties are clearly ... accept responsibility for this state of affairs. Christian Rogers, Mid-Levels Drug-driving laws must be changed There has been a spate of drug-driving incidents in Hong Kong. People who take ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/717043/letters
  7. Letters

    Posted Aug 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... they can continue to take drugs. Doubts have also been raised about the effectiveness of the test, with the possibility that students who are drug abusers might get pupils who do not have a habit ... Kong government must do more in the area of education. T. Tang, Sheung Shui Curb drug use with stronger family values I refer to the letter by Father James Areechira ('Random testing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690472/letters
  8. Spying is not the answer to drugs

    Posted Nov 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Youth drug use is undeniably a growing problem. Police statistics and surveys show this is a trend. But spying on children and randomly testing them at school are not solutions. It will probably destroy trust and relationships. Drugs are easily available and inexpensive. Curiosity and peer pressure turn children to them. The best way to combat this problem is education and better ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/697256/spying-not-answer-drugs
  9. Huge budget surplus may lead to more tax relief

    Posted Oct 14th 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... for Justice Wong Yan-lung said he would lead a cross-departmental committee to fight drug abuse by youths. The committee, which would hold its first meeting at the end of this month, will review ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/611516/huge-budget-surplus-may-lead-more-tax-relief
  10. So many promises- now the hard part begins

    Posted Oct 11th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... to 130 paragraphs, peppered with dozens of initiatives. The 'to-do' list runs so long it looks as if the city has stood still for the past decade. From country parks to youth drug abuse, small-class teaching to infrastructure projects, Mr Tsang was demonstrably eager to put a marker at the beginning of his five-year term. Making good his election campaign pledge to build ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/611056/so-many-promises-now-hard-part-begins

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