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  1. Who's who in the news

    Posted Dec 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... musician died in Hong Kong after taking drugs. He and his friend snorted an unknown cocktail of drugs at the Kimberley Hotel last weekend. He was part of a youth orchestra which was due to perform in Hong Kong for the first time. His friend, who also took the drugs which they got from a doorman at a night club, recovered and is back in Australia. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/702332/whos-who-news
  2. Parents back drug-test plan, but some don't understand it

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

    ... Joshua But Only about a third of parents say they understand the proposed school drug-testing scheme, a survey shows. But they gave firm support for the controversial pilot plan. ... cent said police liaison officers should be informed of the drug test results, and 66.9 per cent said police should trace drug sources through pupils who tested positive. Early, this month, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/692827/parents-back-drug-test-plan-some-dont-understand-it
  3. Private eyes hired to spy on teens

    Posted Nov 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Phyllis Tsang and Agnes Lam Parents are hiring private detectives to spy on their teenage children to see whether they are using drugs. Detective agencies, which have begun advertising the service amid publicity over plans for random drug tests in schools, say they are receiving an increasing number of inquiries. But frontline social workers say the practice is 'ridiculous ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/697142/private-eyes-hired-spy-teens
  4. Girl who collapsed on ketamine tells school assembly she has sworn off drugs for life

    Posted Jun 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang A 16-year-old schoolgirl who was arrested when she collapsed after taking ketamine has vowed to schoolmates that she will not take drugs again, saying she will never forget ... morning. It was among several anti-drug messages delivered during the assembly at the school, where three other students aged 14 to 17 have also been arrested on suspicion of selling or using ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/684221/girl-who-collapsed-ketamine-tells-school-assembly-she-has-sworn-drugs-life
  5. Changes keep police out of drug testing

    Posted Sep 04th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong, Peter So

    ... Joshua But, Martin Wong and Peter So Police will play no part in the voluntary drug-testing plan in Tai Po schools in an about-face by officials after heated public debate. In other ... in any expansion of the pilot plan. An official familiar with the policy said the scheme, to be rolled out in Tai Po secondary schools in December, was aimed at helping students avoid drug use, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/691460/changes-keep-police-out-drug-testing
  6. Spying and tests come under fire

    Posted Nov 05th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Phyllis Tsang and Agnes Lam Detective agencies, which have begun advertising their services amid publicity over plans for random drug tests in schools, say they are receiving an increasing ... requesting us to spy on children's behaviour, especially drug abuse, have been received every month in the past six months,' a private detective giving his name only as Chan said. Chan, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/697340/spying-and-tests-come-under-fire
  7. Bar Association voices fears on school drug tests

    Posted Aug 21st 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So The Bar Association is the latest professional group to raise concerns about the trial of a voluntary drug-testing scheme in Tai Po schools. In a written comment issued yesterday, ... on when and how to conduct the drug-testing programme. The Bar Association said students may be participating voluntarily, but the scheme may be coercive in effect because of pressure from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690262/bar-association-voices-fears-school-drug-tests
  8. A lenient regime compared to local private institutions

    Posted Aug 07th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Vidya Viswanathan and Agnes Lam The government's random drug-testing plan for Tai Po schools is similar to schemes used overseas and lenient compared with the long-held drug policies of local private institutions. At the Hong Kong International School, consent to random inspection of personal belongings and drug tests through hair sampling is a condition of enrolment. In high ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/689125/lenient-regime-compared-local-private-institutions
  9. YMCA mentors to help teens say no

    Posted Aug 17th 2009, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong The Chinese YMCA is launching an anti-drug programme in Eastern District that aims to tackle the drug problem among teenagers at its roots. The government has given each district HK$500,000 to tackle youth drug use, and Eastern District will use the money to fund the Chinese YMCA's Soar Higher Project. The scheme will use training programmes and a mentorship ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/689959/ymca-mentors-help-teens-say-no
  10. Letters

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

    ... Ads are just part of broader drug campaign The article by Sara Yin ('Nixed messages', September 7) includes comments that the government's anti-drug TV announcements in the public interest (APIs) are not hard hitting enough or do not directly target drug abusers. The government adopts a multi-pronged approach to anti-drug publicity, targeting the public, young ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/692816/letters

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