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  1. Amateur spirit set to shine

    Posted Aug 01st 2003, 12:00am by Joyce Law

    ... TO MAKE THE SHOW less religious is one problem. To turn more than 40 amateur actors and actresses into professionals is another. And lots more problems have to be faced. But all these have not reduced the enthusiasm of the crew of the musical Spirit. A cl ...

  2. Hawkers upset with licence law

    Posted Dec 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan The majority of the city's hawkers oppose a government proposal to revoke licences of those who violate regulations six times within three months, according to a survey. The Justice and Peace Commission of the Hong Kong Catholic Diocese sa ...

  3. Faith in rule of law reaches four-year high

    Posted Feb 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung The public's rating for the city's rule of law has risen to its highest since 2007, the latest University of Hong Kong survey shows. The university's public opinion programme polled 1,035 people by phone between February 9 and 17 and they rated the city's compliance with the rule of law at 6.99 points out of 10, up 6 per cent when compared ...

  4. Catholic Church in no position to disobey law

    Posted Dec 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... diocese and rule that the legislative process failed to take into account a principle in the Basic Law regarding the preservation of religious autonomy. But this is a decision that will be made by our judges, some of whom are recognised as the top legal minds in the common law world. And if the ordinance has to be amended it will be done by lawmakers who are to varying degrees voted ...

  5. Sacred laws

    Posted Aug 17th 2010, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... the matter to the High Court, insisting that same-sex marriage is illegal. Vidler argues that it isn't about gay marriage, but of a woman having her rights violated. Hong Kong's civil law says that all people are to be treated equally. Preventing W from marrying would seem to be against the spirit of the law. But legislation talks about only men and women, not transsexuals, ...

  6. It is radical sharia law which has ruled against interest for Muslims

    Posted Jul 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... need not only to change our tax laws, but also our property laws, our insolvency laws and our securities laws. This entails a cost on the rest of society, which we should not have to bear. ... to his local HSBC for a loan with no feelings of guilt that he is going against a bogus law. Peter Forsythe, Discovery Bay ...

  7. School reforms 'don't breach the Basic Law'

    Posted Feb 04th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... of the Basic Law. It held that the schools still remained autonomous under the reforms in the sense that they ran themselves through their own committees. The appeal court's decision means ... of the diocese. It said the reforms hindered the diocese in running its schools in accordance with previous practice. It argued the reforms were inconsistent with the Basic Law, which provided for freedom ...

  8. Islamic law guarantees women's rights

    Posted Sep 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Muslim societies was worrying. She said they have to obey their fathers and husbands and, if they do not, they will be punished. I think this is due to a lack of knowledge about Islamic law, according to which women and men are equal. In an Islamic society that adheres to Islamic law, some women will have high positions, some men will have high positions. Overall they are all equal. ...

  9. Religion and Basic Law

    Posted Mar 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Sara Yin

    ... Sara Yin University of Hong Kong law professor Benny Tai Yiu-ting identifies several articles in the Basic Law influenced by religious groups. The articles are a legacy of the pre-1997 days, he says, when religious groups were allowed to operate companies and apply for public funding. 'The intention of the Basic Law is to maintain the relationship between government ...

  10. Big response over domestic violence law

    Posted Jan 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yau Chui-yan 92 deputations for Legco hearing The controversial amendment to extend the provisions of the domestic violence law to include gay couples has drawn what may be the largest ... handed in by some of the representatives show they are against covering same-sex cohabitants in the law. Legislator Cyd Ho Sau-lan of Civic Act-up welcomed the public's participation ...




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