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  1. What Ambrose Lee said

    Posted Feb 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'It is uncommon that drug traffickers will penetrate schools to sell drugs' June 13, 2007 'The drug problem exists among primary pupils... it's alarming' February 25, 2010 ...

  2. Drugs and drug crime under scrutiny

    Posted Jun 24th 2008, 12:00am by Donna Page

    ... Donna Page Meanwhile, in the other SAR... Macau's government has set up a committee to fight drug-related crimes. And as part of their campaign, an Anti-Drugs Carnival was held at Tap ... Kwong, Anson Leung, Long Sai-kit and Iong Ian Ian. One of the tasks of the new committee will be to oversee the proposed amendment to the drug laws. Many in Macau believe these laws are too ...

  3. Fewer reported drug abusers

    Posted Jun 26th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung The latest government figures show a significant drop in the number of drug abusers, but a social worker says there are still many hidden ones. The number of reported drug abusers in the first three months was down 10.3 per cent year on year, according to advisory body the Action Committee Against Narcotics. The number of drug abusers aged under 21 fell by 10.3 per ...

  4. Drug abuse by pupils a worry, but don't panic

    Posted Feb 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Four years in the making, a large-scale government survey presents some striking figures about drug abuse among young students. But take a closer look and the picture may not be so gloomy. The report finds 90 per cent of schools have pupils with drug problems. The survey does not, however, reveal how serious the drug problem is at these schools. The figures on abuse among the 158,089 ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Darker dangers ignored in Hong Kong's youth drug abuse figures

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 12:00am by JINGAN YOUNG

    ... Jingan Young Jingan Young says the finding of falling drug use among Hong Kong youth does not reflect the full extent of the danger of abuse they face Hidden depths Last week, Narcotics Commissioner Erika Hui Lam Yin-ming relayed the results from the Central Registry of Drug Abuse survey of local and international school students. Rather predictably, the number of reported and new ...

  6. School drug report shock

    Posted Mar 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporter A report on teenager drugs users sparked alarm in Hong Kong when it revealed that 90 per cent of primary and secondary schools have pupils who are taking drugs. But a comparison between students in Britain and the United States showed Hong Kong students' drug use is not too high. The results of the four-year study were released after the government announced ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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, ...

  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 ...

  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 ...




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