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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Two sides to the right to protest

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Two sides to the right to protest Hong Kong is arguably the best example of how the right to demonstrate is exercised to the fullest under Chinese rule. With protest figures ... interest. So far there is no evidence to conclude the force has tightened control. But the trend inevitably worries protesters. There appears to be nothing wrong for the police to consult district ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, November 3, 2012

    Posted Nov 03rd 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... undermines public confidence in the work of the Hong Kong Police Force, which is unfortunate given the important role it plays in maintaining public order. At all times, officers must handle ... Differentiating legal and illegal trade I refer to your editorial ("Make ivory the new shark's fin", October 24). The proposition that Hong Kong should regard any use ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, November 6, 2012

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... in handling 999 emergency calls. The Hong Kong police undertake to provide a timely and efficient service for 999 callers 24 hours round the clock. The performance pledge of police answering all 999 ... to wait and stay calm when all 999 operators are engaged. We would therefore like to seek the public's understanding and patience when they encounter such a situation. The Hong Kong police ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... 19 killed after their balloon caught fire during a sightseeing trip in Luxor. Hong Kong's Civil Aviation Department said Egyptian authorities had turned down its request to help investigate the accident, which occurred on February 26.   Police prepare to switch on body cams Police are scheduled to begin wearing surveillance cameras clipped to their uniforms, at the start ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Whiff of hypocrisy in US concern over police use of force in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 05:43am by Alex Lo

    ... are often met with overwhelming force from local police. Congressman Chris Smith, chairman of a congressional subcommittee on global human rights, wants to set up a Hong Kong caucus to monitor human ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com A whiff of hypocrisy over police brutality The British government at least has the decency to admit there was nothing sinister in the use by the Hong Kong police ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Hong Kong police are not the enemy

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 12:42pm by STEVE VICKERS

    ... semi-democracies, as here in Hong Kong) can only sustainably operate with the tacit agreement of the majority of the people. Any hope, in Beijing or Garden Road, that the Hong Kong police force can be used to squash the aspirations of a large section of the people is completely erroneous. The police force is composed of Hong Kong people and their views probably mirror much of the rest of mainstream ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Use ethnic minority recruitment to reduce institutional xenophobia

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 04:28am by LETTERS

    ... ran a story about how few expatriates remain on the Hong Kong Police Force (" Number of expat officers dwindles ", August 31). Why is the number being allowed to drop? ... Use ethnic minority recruitment to reduce institutional bias I echo Stephen Vines' sentiments in his article (" Stirrers of xenophobia bring shame on Hong Kong ", August 30) ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Police had no alternative but to use tear gas on protesters

    Posted Nov 12th 2014, 05:19am by LETTERS

    ... to reassure readers that the Hong Kong Police Force continually strives to maintain the hard-earned respect and trust of the public garnered over the years and will continue to serve the community ... Police officers had no choice but to use tear gas on protesters I refer to the letter by Anthony Wong Yiu-ming, the convenor of Hong Kong Shield (" Police must work to restore public ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Police must work to restore public trust after tear gas attacks

    Posted Nov 06th 2014, 03:58pm by LETTERS

    ... Police must work to restore public trust after tear gas attack There was a time when the Hong Kong Police Force was regarded as Asia's finest. Many would have argued ... into the crowd. The force's image and public trust built over the years were, understandably, destroyed. It is now time for the police to demonstrate to the doubting public ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Occupy Central issue putting police impartiality under threat

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:29am by Hari Kumar

    ... Hari Kumar hari.kumar@scmp.com Police impartiality must be preserved Hong Kong is a safe place to live, if nothing else. Our police force has kept crime rates relatively low and maintained ... and violence. Until recently, the Hong Kong Police Force was seen as apolitical too. But the brouhaha that has been going on between the Occupy Central movement and their equally vehement opponents ...




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