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  1. Asylum seekers protest against law forbidding work

    Posted Nov 21st 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Nearly 500 South Asian asylum seekers protested outside the Kowloon Mosque in Tsim Sha Tsui yesterday over a new law forbidding them from working while waiting for their cases to be processed. The protest came four days after a similar one held outside the Legislative Council on Monday, after the law took effect last Saturday. Offenders face up to three years in jail ...

  2. Judge queries 'unclear' law on changing park land use

    Posted Aug 14th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Yvonne Tsui and Martin Wong A High Court judge yesterday raised concern over the 'unclear' law on how the government could authorise a change in the use of country park land. Mr Justice Johnson Lam Man-hon also said the country parks were a 'valuable heritage' and residents had a legitimate expectation that parts should not be carved from them without reasonable ...

  3. Call for law review after drink-drive crash kills 6

    Posted Jan 24th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong, Peter So

    ... The 41-year-old cross-border truck driver, Law Siu-kuen, was arrested at the scene after a breathalyser test registered 93 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, more than four times ...

  4. Law considered to regulate recovery agents

    Posted Feb 19th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong A review will be held on the need for legislation concerning recovery agents, Secretary for Justice Wong Yan-lung has said. Recovery agents help victims, usually in personal injury cases, claim damages in return for a percentage of the damages ...

  5. Drivers' unions warn of bias in drink-drive law

    Posted Feb 07th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... said targeting truck drivers was discrimination. 'Stronger measures against drink-driving should apply to all drivers, not just target truck drivers. The law on drink-driving should ... ordinances on road safety and tighten law enforcement to deter bad habits, such as drivers who use mobile phones at the wheel. Six people were killed last month when a container truck and a taxi full ...

  6. Rethink minimum wage law, say bosses

    Posted Sep 28th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong, Nick Gentle

    ... a rethink of talks over the implementation of a minimum wage law. With an announcement due next month on the issue, it is feared the measure could reduce employer flexibility at a time when ... were able to talk with employees and negotiate a salary reduction during the crisis so jobs were saved. If we have a law in front of us, we have no choice: either you pay what it says or you ...

  7. Law covers misleading sales practices

    Posted Jun 19th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong A new law cracking down on misleading prices, product descriptions and deceptive service information was passed by the Legislative Council yesterday. Under changes in the Trade Descriptions (Amendment) Bill, retailers must provide clear information such as price, weight, warranty and after-sales and maintenance services. The maximum penalty for breach of the law is a fine ...

  8. Laws fail to cover internet content

    Posted Feb 16th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong, Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow, Yvonne Tsui and Martin Wong The withdrawal of charges against Chung Yik-tin has left a cloud over the effectiveness of existing laws in controlling the distribution of photographs on the internet. Lawmaker and lawyer James To Kun-sun said a difficult issue arose from the case. 'Under the current law and regulations, people can distribute an indecent article ...

  9. Legco expands protection of law on domestic violence

    Posted Jun 19th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Victims who suffer domestic abuse at the hands of relatives will be able to seek the same court protection offered to spouses after a new law was passed yesterday. Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung told lawmakers the Domestic Violence (Amendment) Bill would 'extend the coverage and enhance protection against domestic violence'. ...

  10. Insolvency laws to be reviewed

    Posted May 05th 2005, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong In a surprise move, the government supported a Legco motion yesterday to uphold workers' rights by reviewing the insolvency system and related laws. The move comes ... support, urging the government to review the fund's regulations and to close loopholes in existing laws. It also demanded that the government streamline the fund's application procedures ...




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