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  1. Police are ordered to report verbal abuse against them

    Posted Aug 12th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... Hong Kong's frontline police officers have been ordered to report all verbal abuse directed at them while on patrol so the force can decide whether a law to tackle the problem is needed. The order was issued late last month, soon after Police Commiss ...

  2. Investing migrants are not required to call city home

    Posted Oct 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... Successful applicants for the government's new investment immigration scheme will initially be given a two-year right of stay in Hong Kong - but will not have to live in the city. Clarifying details of the scheme that were announced on Tuesday, Assis ...

  3. Suicide prevention gets boost

    Posted Sep 10th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... Four civic groups agree to co-ordinate efforts and raise public awareness Four civic groups yesterday joined hands to fight suicide as part of a global initiative to mark the first World Suicide Prevention Day today. Hong Kong's suicide rate reached ...

  4. Domestic violence laws 'need reform'

    Posted Jul 24th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... A legislator's sweeping policy suggestions seek to expand the definition to cover the abuse of the elderly and siblings A legislator is seeking sweeping reforms of domestic violence laws to make them cover household abuse beyond that involving couple ...

  5. Suicides among the elderly at 5-year low

    Posted Jul 14th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... The number of elderly people committing suicide dropped to a five-year low last year, but the social welfare chief yesterday said the situation remained worrying. In a weekly column on her department's website, Director of Social Welfare Carrie Lam C ...

  6. Civil service softens over criminal records

    Posted Jul 09th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... Applicants for government jobs may not have to declare criminal convictions for much longer. The Legislative Council's security panel heard yesterday that the Civil Service Bureau was reviewing the requirement. Social workers had earlier told the pan ...

  7. IELTS recognised in UK immigration rules

    Posted Jan 17th 2009, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee The International English Language Testing System has been recognised as a qualification in British immigration rules on the test's 20th anniversary. Highly-skilled professionals from non-European Union countries, such as doctors and scientists, are required to show proven English proficiency when they apply to emigrate to Britain. The British Government has ...

  8. Public may be consulted on old-age grant revamp

    Posted Oct 24th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee The government will consider consulting the public on a few options for revamping the old-age allowance system by the end of the year, a minister said yesterday. At a special ... 65 to 69 whose assets and income are below stipulated limits can get an allowance of HK$625 a month. Lawmaker Lee Cheuk-yan said that even if the government raised the rate to HK$1,000 ...

  9. Poor cut back on school costs

    Posted Jul 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee Low-income families battling inflation are cutting back on their children's education expenses to make ends meet, a poll has found. Financial problems are also fuelling family tensions and arguments over money, as monthly living expenses - particularly food and education bills - rise, respondents said. In the poll of 59 families with children, conducted ...

  10. Wen supports call for 'thought liberalisation'

    Posted Mar 08th 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Premier sees Guangdong's proposal as 'magic tool' to meet party goals Premier Wen Jiabao added weight yesterday to Guangdong leaders' calls for 'thought liberalisation' by stressing that it was much needed if the province is to maintain its pioneering position in the nation's reform and modernisation drive. At a meeting ...




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