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  1. Privacy commissioner challenges drug-test plan

    Posted Aug 11th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam and Joshua But The Privacy Commissioner has raised serious doubts about the legality of the government's planned drug-testing programme in schools in a letter to Secretary ... legally challenge the drug-testing plan, his comments could pave the way for such a challenge from other quarters. One Hong Kong student, Timothy Lee of Shatin Pui Ying College, has already ...

  2. Random testing will not solve serious teen drug problem

    Posted Aug 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to Michael Chugani's Public Eye column ('Drugs have church in a muddle', August 5) on the issue of random drug testing of students. I thank him for his request ... also need to see an improvement in the value systems. I do not think the drug tests will be of much help, because of the attitude of young people in Hong Kong. They lack patience, vision ...

  3. Children must not be guinea pigs for drug test

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

    ... 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 ... bureaucracy and gets things done. But in this case, taking more time to set up and execute a well-designed drug-testing system should be the priority. Tai Po has been chosen because it has fewer ...

  4. Debate on school drug tests puts operation of rehabilitation college firmly in spotlight

    Posted Aug 20th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong and Agnes Lam The government should keep a close eye on the Christian Zheng Sheng College as it has become a pivottal issue of the anti-drug campaign led by Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, political analysts say. 'The college is now a brand name for its effectiveness in helping young drug abusers. There is a very close relationship between the government ...

  5. Search for a solution

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

    ... The steps leading to the trial of voluntary drug tests in Tai Po schools. 2008 November: The Task Force on Youth Drug Abuse recommends that a research project be commissioned to devise possible voluntary school-based drug tests. 2009 June 2, June 6: Four girls at the elite Rosaryhill School are found high on ketamine, and three young schoolgirls are found in a daze after taking ...

  6. Master musician given probation for drug offence

    Posted Jun 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for sentencing yesterday and was told he must have regular urine tests to ensure he is not using drugs during his 18-month probation. Lai has been at the Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre for the past two ... a foreigner he had just met who was leaving Hong Kong. Lai said he had never consumed the drugs and had no intention of trying them. But a urine test showed that he had, in fact, taken illegal drugs ...

  7. Lau pays the price for positive test

    Posted Jun 01st 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... into how the horse returned a positive to the 'Takeover Target drug'. After completing the interport double by adding the Sha Tin victory in April to his Macau Hong Kong Trophy triumph ... with his duty as a trainer to ensure his horse was presented drug free for racing. Takeover Target's trainer, Joe Janiak, had the third-largest fine ever imposed on him at HK$200,000 after his ...

  8. Donations to rehab charity drop after inquiry into funding

    Posted Dec 31st 2009, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... had brushes with the law over drugs. Meanwhile, a pilot drug testing scheme for clinics and rehab centres based on hair analysis is being planned for next year after the government laboratory ... to run the trial services on a voluntary basis. Hair tests, which could reveal an abuser's history over recent months, would supplement urine tests now used in the voluntary drug testing ...

  9. Woman admits drugging, robbing men

    Posted Apr 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ruiyan was convicted in the Court of First Instance of two counts of administering a stupefying drug to her victims to commit an indictable offence, and four counts of theft. Under a plea deal, ... to May 12. The drug offence carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment. On February 28 last year, businessman Chong Man-ping, 58, was chatted up by a '30-something, chubby woman who ...

  10. More tests ordered in Hyatt deaths

    Posted Oct 28th 2007, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford Police have yet to call the death of two Americans at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Wan Chai murder but have asked for further toxicology tests to determine whether they died from poison or a drug overdose. While no suspects have been named, police are retracing the final steps of Richard Victor, 51, and Paul Cherry, 45, to determine who they were with the night ...




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