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  1. Drug abusers deserve chance

    Posted Jun 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A proposal to locate a residential rehabilitation school for young drug abusers in Mui Wo has divided the community. In extraordinary scenes at a public meeting, some residents abused ... 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. The 'not in my backyard' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/684087/drug-abusers-deserve-chance
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/684006/young-drug-abusers-deserve-second-chance
  3. Expansion of college for teen drug abusers backed by government, but not by locals

    Posted Apr 15th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Hong Kong's only private school for teenage drug abusers has won support from the government for its plans to expand into a vacant school on Lantau Island, more than three ... community and address their concerns before coming to a decision on the association's proposal.' Lesson in drugs Hong Kong has only one private school for teenage drug users The percentage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/676810/expansion-college-teen-drug-abusers-backed-government-not-locals
  4. Proceed with care on drug tests at schools

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

    ... Drug testing in schools is a radical measure already tried overseas with mixed results. It says something about concerns raised by rising teenage drug abuse in Hong Kong ... And how are we going to handle students confirmed to have abused drugs? These are some of the questions that need to be carefully thought through. The war against drugs cannot be left solely ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/683079/proceed-care-drug-tests-schools
  5. Abuse of teenagers reduces Fred Ma to tears

    Posted Jun 16th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam and Phyllis Tsang Former secretary for commerce and economic development Frederick Ma Si-hang has appealed to Hongkongers to give a second chance to students with drug problems. ... during a consultative session in Mui Wo on Sunday. Some Mui Wo residents abused the students and booed when college representatives spoke. 'When I watched television... I really thought... ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/683763/abuse-teenagers-reduces-fred-ma-tears
  6. Pulling back from the edge

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

    ... Teenage drug abusers get a second chance at Christian Zhen Sheng College on Lantau Island, according to the school's principal, Chan Siu-cheuk. But it is no place to relax as spartan conditions, rigorous discipline and a sense of responsibility combine to force them back on track. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/607914/pulling-back-edge
  7. Lantau police plan summer push against drug use among young

    Posted Jun 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... abuse,' she said. 'Lantau South police division will not tolerate any dangerous drug activities on the island.' Last month, police raided a house near Mui Wo and seized 26kg of fireworks ... Barclay Crawford Lantau police will be on the lookout for drug-taking youngsters at the island's campsites and holiday bungalows this summer. Police will also distribute anti-drug ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/642601/lantau-police-plan-summer-push-against-drug-use-among-young
  8. Wider interests at stake in drug charity's school bid

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

    ... Youth drug abuse has been in the headlines a lot recently, largely because of spirited debate about the government's plan for a trial of random drug-testing in Tai Po schools. The controversy has overshadowed an equally contentious issue- a government-backed attempt by a private drug treatment school to occupy a vacant public secondary school at Mui Wo on Lantau Island against ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/689895/wider-interests-stake-drug-charitys-school-bid
  9. Department asked to explain welfare for drug school pupils

    Posted Aug 21st 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... they have no income and no assets. So they can pass the means test,' he said. 'CSSA is also given to a young drug abuser admitted to the college if the family has a very bad relationship ... Agnes Lam and Martin Wong The Social Welfare Department was asked yesterday to explain how most students at a controversy-plagued drug rehabilitation school were able to have their school ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690297/department-asked-explain-welfare-drug-school-pupils
  10. Apology for students of drug college

    Posted Jun 16th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The vice-chairman of Mui Wo Rural Committee, Tony Tsang Wan-chuen, apologised yesterday to students of a drug rehabilitation college for the abuse heaped on them by some ... before Island District Council discussed the matter. Mok Suk-fun, mother of a 12-year-old girl, asked: 'Why can't we have a normal primary school? Do all our kids have to take drugs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/683764/apology-students-drug-college

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