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  1. New laws mulled to combat cases of drug-driving

    Posted Jul 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang and Ng Kang-chung The government yesterday proposed new laws to combat drug-driving under which drivers suspected of having taken drugs will have to undergo testing. Motorists would be tested on their eyes' reaction to light, their balance and their reactions. The proposed laws follow public concern after a spate of accidents involving drivers who had taken ...

  2. Loose police enforcement of laws draws mixed reactions

    Posted Aug 17th 2008, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford, Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle and Barclay Crawford Reaction to the news that police have not been strictly enforcing Hong Kong's drink-driving laws has been mixed. Democrat legislator James To Kun-sun, who sat on the Legislative Council bills committee that oversaw recent changes to the city's drink-driving laws, said he believed technical reasons could be the only explanation ...

  3. Public health law 'big' weapon for officials

    Posted Apr 30th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee A new law that took effect in Hong Kong in July last year could become a powerful weapon for the government to combat a flu pandemic. Undersecretary for Food and Health Gabriel ... government departments to handle the outbreak. Under the new law, the administration can requisition any private property and pay compensation for such requisition. When public hospitals are full ...

  4. Experts call for new laws to boost organ donations

    Posted Dec 10th 2007, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Many die on waiting list every year, yet some doctors fail to put brain-dead on life support The city should introduce laws to require doctors to report any potential donors ... request' law in the US, doctors are required to report potential organ donors so transplant co-ordinators can make a request to the family. It is illegal for doctors to disconnect a ventilator from ...

  5. Health crisis law should be used with care

    Posted Dec 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In an age of international travel and globalised commerce, a day is all it takes to spread a deadly disease around the world. What makes this situation more dangerous is that old diseases such as tuberculosis have returned in new, drug-resistant strains. ...

  6. Law will end hepatitis bias, authorities say

    Posted Jul 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... B virus. In an online forum at the government's gov.cn internet portal, Liu Danhua- deputy head of training and employment at the Ministry of Labour and Social Security- said the new law would provide a legal basis to safeguard the rights of HBV carriers. The law is presently under review. 'The draft of the law has attracted more than 10,000 opinions from ordinary citizens, ...

  7. Laws alone won't overcome prejudice

    Posted Mar 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The tragic case of a Hebei man who took his own life after being rejected for a job sadly does not at first seem out of the ordinary. But if effective laws against discrimination ... government's goal of a harmonious society. In 2003 work began on a new law to promote employment that included long-overdue provisions against discrimination. It gathered momentum from the widely ...

  8. Laws must face up to fads: surgeon

    Posted May 04th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez He says proposed legislation has to cover new technology Proposed government laws on medical devices should be adaptable to cover new beauty fads when they emerge, ... such as a radio-frequency treatment to remove scars. The government plans to introduce laws in 2006 to regulate use and controls on about 20,000 medical devices. The use of potentially dangerous beauty treatments ...

  9. Victoria Law, founder of fashion store Ztampz

    Posted Apr 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Name three products you can't live without. Boots Botanics whitening biolift lotion, face cream and lip balm. Do you exercise? Sometimes. I play squash and swim. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? One hour- which includes taking a ...

  10. 'Drug supermarkets' above the law

    Posted Jul 06th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... Powerful triad bosses are operating a series of nightclub and karaoke bars like 'drug supermarkets' - often beyond the reach of the law - where the widespread availability ... to close down the venues - with some attracting crowds of up to 1,200 party-goers a night - or even to prevent them operating beyond the law without valid liquor or Place of Public Entertainment ...




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