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  1. 42 held after graft complaint exposes petrol theft racket

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

    ... on Wednesday and Thursday included drivers working for the transport contractor and garage operators. A corruption complaint to the Independent Commission Against Corruption led to the discovery ... Phyllis Tsang Graft-busters have arrested 42 people for alleged corruption involving the theft of petrol from luxury vehicles imported to the mainland via Hong Kong. Among those arrested ...

  2. Government used 10pc more power after efficiency drive

    Posted Nov 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Department, actually used up to 43 per cent more power after moving into smaller, more energy-efficient headquarters, the commission's report said. And the Independent Commission Against Corruption used a whopping 115 per cent more after moving into its new tower in North Point. The commission also found that millions of dollars could have been saved by heavy power users ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted May 04th 2013, 12:00am

    ... contested general election ever. The contest pits Prime Minister Najib Razak against charismatic opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim as the ruling National Front coalition bids to cling on to power. The government has faced complaints of graft, while Anwar was jailed after his ousting from the government in 1998 on charges of corruption and buggery widely believed to be politically motivated.   Orb ...

  4. No proof that wild weather signifies a warming planet. But don't bet against it

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... is a London-based independent journalist ...

  5. Building collapse rooted in laxity and corruption

    Posted Jun 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... will be made to prevent a repeat. Action will be taken against those determined to be responsible. For all the enforcement, justice and compensation that have been promised, though, we know ... with the foremost national ills: corruption and lax enforcement of rules and regulations. Low construction and inspection standards are the result. There is ample evidence of this in the long list ...

  6. Bag makers mount thin argument against levy

    Posted Aug 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Manufacturers' Association recently released the findings of a study it commissioned, which found that the overall material used for the production of these and other bags has grown by 27 per cent. ... concern about the excessive use of plastic bags. Their action simply works against the aim of the legislation, where our government tried to use financial disincentives to change the public ...

  7. Green groups plead against incinerator site

    Posted Mar 18th 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... the government-commissioned report as 'not following the best practices'. 'There are too many doubts for council members to give the green light on Monday. Officials must give much more data before ...

  8. Hong Kong's unseen environmental disaster

    Posted Jul 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... stream came to light and sparked an investigation by the Independent Commission Against Corruption. According to an estimate by Friends of the Earth (HK), these incidents add up to a bill of $1 ...

  9. Chemical plant on a giant scale

    Posted Jul 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Meanwhile, shaken by two days of demonstrations against the plant in early June, a fact-finding mission headed by a deputy head of the powerful National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), ... 'Partly that's because China's environmental impact assessment [EIA system is a mere formality, and partly it's because of corruption. Too many people looked away,' said Zhao ...

  10. News - China

    Chinese officials launch 'green' ad to fight back against swimming challenge

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 11:05am by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Haunted by media attention after local officials were challenged to swim in polluted rivers, Wenzhou authorities fought back with a 140,000 yuan advertisement campaign boasting of their environmental protection record, Beijing ...




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