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  1. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    100,000 children’s families in queue for public rental flats

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com 100,000 children's families in queue for public rental flats The number of children whose families are in the queue for public housing has jumped 30 per cent in three years and now tops 100,000, a welfare group says. A family of four now has to wait six to seven years on average to be allocated a public rental flat despite a pledge by Chief ...

  2. Abusers attack mind, not body, if wives pregnant

    Posted May 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Irene Ng Wai-ching, of the Association Concerning Sexual Violence Against Women, said she believed the university team had underestimated the extent of family violence in Hong Kong. 'Due ... in the study chose not to admit they were victims of abuse. Two years ago, the university team developed a protocol to help women patients protect themselves from family violence. It includes teaching ...

  3. Impotency the death of many marriages

    Posted Dec 10th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Kristine Kwok and Patsy Moy Erectile dysfunction can be a leading cause of divorce, an expert has warned. Andrew Yip Wai-chun, chief of service of Kwong Wah Hospital's surgery department, said that as a leading urologist he had observed that between ...

  4. Splitting of family draws Legco fire

    Posted May 06th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... in the Legislative Council about why a 'last resort' court order was obtained to remove a one-year-old boy from his family before all other options had been exhausted. The department came under ... been placed under a protection order by the department but are being left with the family in their Shekkipmei public flat. The children came under scrutiny last month when a two-year-old boy ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Hit TV shows driving rise in visits to South Korea

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 05:20am by Patsy Moy

    ... become more interested in Korean movie stars and culture," Huen said. Besides the capital, Seoul, Jeju Island and Busan are the most popular spots for tourists. Huen believed families would ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Live blog: Kwoks used 'elaborate' scheme to mask payments for Hui, prosecution says

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 10:12am by Enoch Yiu, Stuart Lau, Patsy Moy

    ... market-rate rent of HK$160,000 a month, "in truth, he was reimbursed". 11.56am: Perry turns the jury's attention to a chart that shows both Thomas Chan's family trust and his ...

  7. Neglectful parents 'made slow progress'

    Posted Jul 15th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... and liaison manager of the Hong Kong Family Welfare Society, which has served the family since August 2004. 'The couple squabble all the time and some people [in the neighbourhood] had reported ... the flat when the mother was asleep. But we gave her a verbal warning.' She said the agency had provided services to the family, including a nursery for the children and counselling ...

  8. Family planners switch from contraception to conception

    Posted Aug 27th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Amid a falling birth rate, couples are now being told not to leave it too long to have children The Family Planning Association, which once told parents 'two is enough', has ... education among youths and increasing male participation in family planning,' a spokesman said. 'We are not encouraging couples to have children. It is their personal choice, and our role ...

  9. First cross-border family-services centre to open

    Posted Sep 09th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy The mainland's first family services centre to cater to relatives living on both sides of the border will open in Shenzhen today. One full-time social worker and four ... executive Stephen Yau How-boa. Mr Yau said the centre was the first of its kind, as other operations in Hong Kong and the mainland only catered to local families, unlike the Shenzhen-Hong Kong ...

  10. Family violence needs taking more seriously, critics say

    Posted Apr 21st 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... different social factors, including town planning. He said new towns such as Tin Shui Wai that did not have enough job opportunities or support for families were more likely to see domestic ... the department had added two more family services centres in the Yuen Long district, which includes Tin Shui Wai, and formed a special team, including 15 social workers, to serve troubled families ...




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