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  1. News - Hong Kong - SECURITY

    PLA will not be used to deal with public disorder, says Hong Kong security minister

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 02:19pm by SAMUEL CHAN, JEFFIE LAM

    ... to handle any internal security problem. "Although there is a clause in the Basic Law [that provides for requests for PLA intervention], I see no possibility of our police failing to handle these situations well, according to law." Asked whether a protest for "genuine democracy" would be considered "a danger to national unity"- under which Beijing has the power ...

  2. News - China

    Actor Jackie Chan says it's time China got tough about upholding the law

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Jackie Chan, whose outspoken comments have sparked several controversies, has reportedly urged Beijing to tighten law enforcement. "We [Chinese] are too loose in law ... Wen Wei Po. He described travelling with a group of film directors who shrugged off warnings not to smoke from security guards in Zhuhai . Once in Singapore they did not dare flout the law, he ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Noise abatement law update needed

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... standards. This law was passed in 1988 and we are now in 2013, but to date the Environmental Protection Department has managed to stipulate only hand-held percussive breakers and air compressors ...

  4. Criminal-law changes disappoint

    Posted Jan 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei in Beijing tzewei.ng@scmp.com A second set of draft amendments to the Criminal Procedure Law, tabled last week in the nation's legislature, answer some concerns raised by the public but fall short of expectations overall, rights advocates and law experts say. Some amount to a step backwards, they say. Nevertheless, the National People's Congress Standing ...

  5. Police call for law against foul language

    Posted Sep 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Police associations are calling for a law to ban profane language against police officers after two incidents of abuse in recent demonstrations. Protests ... Chiu-fo called for a law to uphold 'dignified law enforcement for the police'. 'Being able to enforce the law in a dignified manner is important for police,' said Tsang, citing ...

  6. Beijing must not bungle law reform

    Posted Sep 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei The varied reactions to amendments to the Criminal Procedure Law (CPL) wheeled out last week highlight a growing dilemma for those who care about the mainland legal system. On the one hand we see laudable efforts to strengthen the rule of law for the general public, and on the other we see worrying trends in the treatment of so-called dissidents. One thing ...

  7. Draft secret-detention law posted for comment

    Posted Aug 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei tzewei.ng@scmp.com Draft amendments to the mainland's Criminal Procedure Law were finally made public yesterday, after leaked excerpts had earlier sparked heated debate. ... Until yesterday the draft had only been seen by a handful of law professors and state media. One of the most controversial amendments would place new rules on the existing practice ...

  8. Surveillance law breached 10 times

    Posted Feb 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But The city's enforcement agencies were found to have breached the covert surveillance law 10 times in 2007, the second year since it came into effect. In one case, officials ... security panel, said it was unsatisfactory to see breaches of privacy again in the second year of the ordinance, when the agencies should have no excuses for violating it. 'The law was set up ...

  9. Long arm of the law reaches out

    Posted Feb 16th 2008, 12:00am by Ed Olivo

    ... Written by Ed Olivo If you have a passion for law enforcement and want to serve the community, then the force is with you. The Hong Kong Police Force is on the lookout for bright individuals who want a challenging career in public service. Patrick Kwok Pak-chung, superintendent at the recruitment division, who has been with the force for almost 20 years, said recruitment ...

  10. Concern at lack of phone-tap law

    Posted Nov 14th 2004, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani People's right to privacy is at risk from the government's failure to bring into force a law on phone tapping and other covert surveillance tactics used by law enforcement agencies, a criminal law conference heard yesterday. Philip Dykes, a human rights barrister, told a gathering of judges and criminal lawyers that Hong Kong's law books had 'an ...




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