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  1. Strike a balance for human rights in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Their likely grounds: that the civil rights group is renowned for its pro-gay-rights stance and- with its biased and anti-conservative views- is not an appropriate choice to teach. What we lack in Hong ... on human rights. Its views on human rights are highly eccentric. Hong Kong's gays, lesbians and transgender people meet discrimination in all walks of life, personal and professional. Yet, ...

  2. Rights pioneer opts for farm life

    Posted Aug 04th 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... This was a calling from the Holy Spirit.' Her siding with social underdogs- prostitutes, gays, mainland right-of-abode seekers, and her distaste with party politics, has made her both enemies ... Ambrose Leung She was a pioneer fighting for women's rights in Hong Kong and one of the most recognisable voices from groups seeking a just and charitable society. Now, after more ...

  3. A tantalising taste of tolerance

    Posted Jul 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... or educated. But having experienced the transition New York went through in this fight for gay marriage, I see how empower- ing it is for the gay community and how important it is to have equal rights ... Tinnie Chow in New York New York's Gay Pride Parade was celebrated with even more fanfare than usual last month, coming as it did just two days after local lawmakers passed a bill ...

  4. Right to life without fear?

    Posted Jun 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In the article 'Survey on attitudes to gays not a referendum' (June 25), Deputy Secretary for Home Affairs Stephen Fisher appears to play down shock at the questions to be posed to survey respondents. I was surprised not to see the question: do you think gays should be branded with pink triangles and put in concentration camps? The right to a life without fear ...

  5. Much housework to do to protect rights of helpers

    Posted Mar 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... rest days, access to justice and medical care, and the fare for a journey home. But Hong Kong has a Bill of Rights and the Basic Law, both of which apply equally to foreign domestic helpers and to the local population. These rights (or, as Kammerer suggests, privileges) are the hallmarks of a civilised society and should be regarded as the minimum allowance to be given to all members ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Aug 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... the right to marry, the government will only perpetuate prejudice and spread the homophobic message that gays are different. Billy Chan, Ho Man Tin Uphill fight against intolerance I am absolutely ... Need to take lead on gay unions I am so disappointed to read that a gay marriage law won't be passed until public consensus has been reached in Hong Kong. In Hong Kong, there is obviously ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, October 2, 2012

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Magill, Wan Chai   Look past Chao story for real gay issues The hysterical offer by property tycoon Cecil Chao Sze-tsung to pay HK$500million for someone to marry his lesbian daughter should be taken with a pinch of salt. The response of gay rights activists to call upon the Equal Opportunities Commission to repair damage to Hong Kong's image is a drastic overreaction to an event ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Jun 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... is probably right to say that such refusals do not breach patients' rights since patients have a choice. But for the sake of argument, suppose this refusal happened to his mother, who behaved unreasonably. How would Dr Leung feel? He may say to her 'it serves you right', but I also expect him to have the courage to say to the hospital that no matter the rights and wrongs of patient ...

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    Planned joint maritime security exercise shows Asean can lead

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 06:35pm by MARK VALENCIA

    ... annual meeting. That nadir makes the security initiative all the more remarkable. Malaysia and Indonesia have for years fiercely guarded their sovereign rights in the strait. To now put aside ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Nov 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... on gays I refer to the report ('Bullied gay teens won't ask for help', November 21). On the same day, you published the eloquent letter from Billy Leung on unconstitutional anti-gay discrimination ('HK still has no law protecting its gay citizens from discrimination'). Your report reminds us all of the very real and unnecessary suffering of a vulnerable minority in society ...




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