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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Number of prisoners in Hong Kong hits record low

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 04:56am by Lana Lam

    ... and new Correctional Services Department figures show that last year, it was 99.5 days. As of June, the penal population was 8,906, made up of 7,249 inmates- those in prisons, drug treatment ... has decreased, while the number of inmates in drug addiction treatment centres has risen, suggesting a less draconian approach to sentencing. Possible reasons for the downward trend include ...

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    Blind Bin-Bin gets futuristic glasses to help him 'see' via pulses on tongue

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 03:11pm by Emily Tsang

    ... the technology in a year or two." The horrific attack on Bin-Bin last August shocked China and the world. A woman lured the boy away from his family, drugged him and dug his eyes out. Relatives ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Parents reject on-the-spot drug tests, survey says

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 04:59am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Parents reject on-the-spot drug tests, survey says Parents have expressed concerns over a government proposal to allow police to conduct on-the-spot drug ... of the public to submit to a drug test based on "reasonable suspicion" related to their behaviour or the presence of drugs nearby would invite abuse of authority and possible infringement ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Drug test scheme may lower use but will isolate addicts, says survey

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 04:57am by Phila Siu. Ng Kang-chung

    ... Phila Siu and Ng Kang-chung Drug users say planned new powers would be a deterrent, but may drive problem underground Test scheme will cut use but isolate addicts: survey A controversial proposal that would boost police powers to test people for illegal drug use will reduce drug-taking, as users will fear getting caught. But addicts who want to use dangerous substances ...

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    Disadvantaged youngsters wary of proposed mandatory drug tests

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 05:46am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Survey reveals doubts about drug test scheme A survey of young people receiving help from social workers found that one in two believe mandatory drug tests would lead to abuses of power and further marginalisation of drug users. The research also found that more than half of the teenagers and young adults surveyed had not heard about ...

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    Eason Chan and Hilary Tsui deny drug rumours

    Posted Dec 08th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Singer Eason Chan complains of intimidation after wife caught in storm over restaurant video Celebrity pair deny drug rumours Canto-pop singer Eason Chan Yik-shun and wife Hilary Tsui Ho-ying have denied she is a drug abuser, amid claims a video was shot showing celebrity drug-taking at a restaurant. Their denial followed reports that drugs were ...

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    Teenagers found pimping peers through messaging apps: welfare group

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 05:46am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... cases. Online posts explicitly recruiting sex partners or seeking venues for sex parties have appeared on social media as Christmas approaches. Some of the parties involved drugs and group sex, Cecilia Ng Kam-kuen, of the association's Media Counselling Centre, said. The association warned party-goers to be wary of drugged drinks and about the criminal penalties for non-consensual ...

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    Businessman Jong Lee makes the solution suit the need

    Posted Nov 25th 2013, 04:52pm by Annemarie Evans

    ... Lee hires – who were left behind when most tailoring went across the border. But one of the primary motives of Bonham Strand is to help young, rehabilitated drug addicts get back ... The young men stay at a Caritas centre, while the young women live at a drug treatment and rehabilitation centre on Lamma run by the Barnabas Charitable Service Association. “So for the young men, ...

  9. News - China - SOCIETY

    Health care costs still a heavy burden for mainlanders, says health minister

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... to address the problem of inaccessible and unaffordable healthcare. Some measures, such as improving service in public hospitals, implementing an essential drug catalogue system to bring down drug ... on drugs. Although three-quarters of the money spent on drugs listed in insurance policies could be reimbursed, only half actually was, he said, and the problem was made worse because of lax ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    A trip down memory lane for refugee

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 06:37am by Thomas Chan

    ... were repatriated. Some were forced to stay in the city because they had no family connections overseas, or had criminal records and drug addiction problems. In 2000, the government announced ... drug addicts, was one of those who stayed in the city because of a heroin problem. She was taken to a local church for rehabilitation. "Once I regretted I had taken drugs, because ...




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