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  1. Ruthless poachers still outgunning forestry officials

    Posted Mar 16th 2005, 12:00am by David Marsh

    ... and fired a gun nine times, killing ranger Tran Xuan Bac, 29. The incidents have shocked locals, for whom war is largely a distant memory and violent crime rare. Bu Gia Map park director Nguyen Dai Phu said the perpetrators were driven to violence by poverty. 'Local people are very poor and they earn their living by exploiting forest products. When they are prevented from doing ...

  2. Let older people keep working

    Posted Nov 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... violence because there is still violence in the streets. Smokers say they are using a legal product. Cars are legal products, but there are restrictions on who can drive them and where. Many drugs are legal, as guns may be, but again there are controls on supply and usage. Ideally, all individuals would be considerate enough to restrict their use of legal products so that no one is harmed. ...

  3. Talkback

    Posted Dec 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... twice over, because smokers are likely to cost the health services a lot when the deadly effects of their habit hit home in later years. Let us be clear about the matter. Other dangerous drugs ... The residents made the choice to live there. If you don't like it, you can leave. Please don't bother us with your problems all the time. Hong Kong is bigger than Discovery Bay. Terry Greene, ...

  4. letters

    Posted Mar 10th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as an expression of different voices turned into a violent confrontation between police and the protesters. I think many Hongkongers are educated intellectuals. There is no need to resort to violence when ... the only way to show dissatisfaction with the government is through violence. Let's be civilised citizens and do things the right way. Annie Lo Yam-kwan Exams serve their purpose I am writing ...

  5. Talkback

    Posted May 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... environmental cleanliness. Tse Yuk-lin, Tsuen Wan Q How should we deal with school and campus violence? To deal with school and campus violence, teachers and students must co-operate with each other. ... there are winners and losers, and not resort to violence. They cannot express their anger by assaulting others. Moreover, violence occurs because students have a poor relationship with others. They should ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Jun 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the community with the vision to calculate its cause and effect. We already know that this so-called democratic election will be decided for us- more seats for the DAB and probably a couple ... bashing of BP on oil spill I refer to Roland Guettler's letter ('BP payout vs debt to Vietnam', June 22) contrasting BP's recent trials and tribulations to a proposal for US ...

  7. Top movers and shakers in the new president's cabinet

    Posted Jan 20th 2009, 12:00am by Sara Yin, Sunny Tse

    ... energy. He wants to increase US energy security. Secretary of Treasury Timothy Geithner (47) President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Believed to have played a crucial role in the bail-out of AIG and the government decision to let Lehman Brother collapse. He helped write the rescue package of US$700 billion and thinks lower interest rates will save the market. Secretary ...

  8. Public Eye

    Posted Jan 26th 2011, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... level that the average home costs more than 11 times the average annual household income. That makes us the world's most overpriced housing market. Public Eye didn't need an international housing affordability survey to tell us that. Surely you also knew few can afford a home except the filthy rich. And our overpaid bureaucrats, of course. They live in nice, subsidised ...

  9. Power-hungry militarists must not squander China's wealth

    Posted May 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The second anniversary of the Sichuan earthquake [on May 12] reminded us that more than 80,000 people died, many of them children in shabbily constructed schools. The state-controlled ... Nature. Many more people will die from global warming, sea level rises, earthquakes, volcanic activity, tsunamis, epidemics, malnutrition, pollution, floods and droughts than from human violence ...

  10. Still up in the air

    Posted Jan 17th 2011, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... They treat the two as separate issues. We have traffic lights to protect drivers and pedestrians. We ban guns so people don't kill each other. We even ban fire-crackers for safety reasons. So why does the government allow the air we breathe to kill elderly people, give children asthma, and make the rest of us sick? There is no great mystery about how to clean up the air. Other ...




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