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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    New drug law needs to respect rights

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:07am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Heed rights in new drug law Any law that detects drug users and steers them into counselling without fear of prosecution has to be welcomed. Early identification to enhance ... Whereas a law giving police the power to test drivers for drugs is not controversial, a government plan to stop people on the street, based on how they look and act, and force them to undergo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1549928/new-drug-law-needs-respect-rights
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Enforce the law to keep streets free of encroachment by shops

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 04:54am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Enforce the law to unclog streets Hong Kong's streets are usually so narrow and crowded that navigating them can be difficult. The situation is further aggravated ... with a fundamental change in law enforcers' mindset. It would be meaningless if the revised law is not enforced. Recommendations put forward by the watchdog, such as identifying a lead authority ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1544410/enforce-law-keep-streets-free-encroachment-shops
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Japan still lags behind in child pornography laws

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 03:15am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Child porn laws still lag in Japan There can never be any excuse for a government to turn a blind eye to child pornography. Finally, after years of foreign pressure, ... argued that free speech would be eroded if manga and anime were included in the law, which provides for up to a year in jail and a US$10,000 fine. But free speech can in no circumstances ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1537851/japan-still-behind-global-standards-child-pornography-laws
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Law against stalking needs to balance press freedom and privacy

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 03:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Law on stalking a balancing act How could a proposal to introduce a law against stalking generate debate over 14 years without result? The lack of community consensus ... is disappointed that the government has told lawmakers, after a consultation, that there are no "favourable conditions" to pursue the idea, first suggested by the Law Reform Commission in 2000. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1532935/law-against-stalking-needs-balance-press-freedom-and-privacy
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    State secrets law in need of clarification

    Posted May 14th 2014, 04:32am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial State secrets law needs clarifying In many other places veteran journalist Gao Yu would have been acclaimed for her role in breaking a story of public interest that officials did not want known. Instead she has appeared on state television confessing that she had breached the law and endangered national interests, after being placed in criminal detention ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1511550/state-secrets-law-need-clarification
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Widodo needs support of all Indonesians

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 04:39am by SCMP Editorial

    ... ago ushered in democracy- Prabowo is a former son-in-law and general- armed forces service and membership of the closely linked business elite still counts for much. With the new president ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1558451/widodo-needs-support-all-indonesians-new-chapter-countrys
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Genuine will needed for legal reform in China

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 04:16am by SCMP Editorial

    ... review. Judicial independence is the cornerstone of the rule of law. It is in China's interest to ensure the reform will be a success. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1557328/genuine-will-needed-legal-reform-china
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Seize opportunity for Legco reform

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 04:16am by SCMP Editorial

    ... with the Basic Law requirement of gradual and orderly progress, the legislature should be further democratised. As we prepare for universal suffrage for the chief executive, we should also strive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1557327/seize-opportunity-electoral-reform-legislative-council
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Proposals a welcome step to closing illegal guest houses

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... unlicensed guest houses will be raised from HK$200,000 to HK$500,000 and from two years' imprisonment to three. The law will also be revised to make it easier to haul offenders to court. Instead ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1555506/proposals-welcome-step-closing-illegal-guest-houses
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Education can help cut China's demand for ivory

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:07am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Cutting China's ivory demand An international law enforcement offensive against the illegal ivory trade appears to have done little to dampen demand in China and other ... this has attracted militant extremist and terrorist groups to the trade in order to fund their violent operations. The conflict between the law of supply and demand and the law itself defines ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1549922/education-can-help-cut-chinas-demand-ivory

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