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  1. Small classes a 'criminal' waste of cash

    Posted May 21st 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... The government's reluctance to cut class sizes has won the backing of international experts who say it would be a 'criminal' waste of money. Permanent Secretary for Education Fanny Law Fan ... numbers would be 'inflicting a billion dollar hoax' on Hong Kong. He urged Mrs Law to compare the gains to be had with those from other initiatives. He and Professor Eric Hanushek, ...

  2. Softer penalty for thieving from kin

    Posted Jul 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... punishment. 'If the criminal law punished everybody without much discretion, that might worsen the social order instead of improving it, and that's not the aim of the law, which always aims ... on social order. Peking University Law School professor Guo Zili said: 'Chinese law defines robbery as the deliberate seizure of other people's belongings or money through violence ...

  3. Handbag maker in court on embezzlement charge

    Posted Feb 25th 2005, 12:00am by Caryn Yap

    ... Caryn Yap The chairman of handbag maker Wealthmark International (Holdings), Wong Chor-wo, appeared in Eastern Magistracy yesterday charged with misappropriating $20.8 million in company funds. Wong, 53, is also accused of knowingly making a false statement to the company's auditor, PricewaterhouseCoopers. Appearing with him was Wong Chun-ping, 49, the sole proprietor of CK ...

  4. Customs seize 40,000 pirated optical discs

    Posted Oct 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.27pm: Customs officers on Thursday arrested seven people after seizing 40,000 pirated optical discs from a manufacturing centre, two storage centres and six shops in Mongkok and Yuen Long. A spokesman said on Friday the Customs D ...

  5. In Brief

    Posted Jun 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... japanese group claims anti-piracy success A group representing Japanese makers of films, music, comics and games said yesterday anti-piracy measures taken jointly with local law enforcement authorities resulted in the seizure of more than 700,000 pirated Japanese items on the mainland, in Hong Kong and Taiwan between January and April. The Content Overseas Distribution ...

  6. International pressure key to Sri Lanka's problems

    Posted Dec 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... collapsing, international negotiators must step in now. In doing so, they must also make the wider issues stymying Sri Lanka's development- law and order, civil and human rights- central ... and with the sides far apart on even the simplest issue- where the next talks should be held- a resumption of the bloody civil war is near. International efforts to bring the sides back together ...

  7. Crude and rude - and fans love it

    Posted Dec 11th 2005, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Filmmaker Wong Jing is proud to say he gives audiences what they want, not what they need, and his success looks set to make him a winner at the 20th UA awards A director famous for using crude toilet humour and excessive sex and violence is being hailed ...

  8. 'Man of the people' will always find the time for protests

    Posted Sep 18th 2005, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Despite the long hours and the slow progress of labour law changes, Mr Lee remains optimistic and even believes his work helps to keep his family together. In fact, the legislator - who met his ...

  9. From privilege to piracy: the fall of Randolph Guthrie III

    Posted Oct 08th 2005, 12:00am by David Watkins

    ... arrested after Chinese police discovered more than 210,000 stockpiled pirate DVDs during the first joint operation of its kind by Chinese and US law enforcement agencies. At the time, the mainland government said operation 'Spring Action' was proof 'Chinese law enforcement is willing to co-operate more with American law enforcement and law enforcement of other countries ...

  10. Let UN court render justice to Darfur

    Posted Feb 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... But the verdict is based on the legal technicalities which define genocide under international law. It should not- as the committee has stressed- detract from the extremely serious nature of the other ... for them. There is little hope that the Sudanese government will put the killers, the rapists and the torturers on trial. But there is another way. The International Criminal Court is ready ...




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