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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Take shackles off legal gambling

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:12am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Take shackles off legal gambling Legal gambling in Hong Kong is conducted under a social contract which makes it palatable to many who believe it is a social evil. ... Given that gambling is an irrepressible vice, the authorities must strive for a social outcome that delivers the greatest good and the least disadvantage. That cannot be said of a legal sports ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1530354/take-shackles-legal-gambling
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Step up the campaign against sexual harassment

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 05:05am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Step up campaignagainst sex pests Since Hong Kong has had a law against sexual harassment for two decades, one would assume all staff are legally safeguarded, ... Council that will close a gap in the law. At the urging of the Equal Opportunities Commission, sexual harassment by customers of services and goods providers, from flight attendants to waiters, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1539879/step-campaign-against-sexual-harassment
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    US lawmakers should act to stop indiscriminate spying

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:17am by SCMP Editorial

    ... laws and policies. The court's ruling has implications for debate and legal challenges over surveillance and mobile phone tracking by the US National Security Agency. President Barack ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1548238/us-lawmakers-should-act-stop-indiscriminate-spying
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Now that the people have spoken, officials must handle their demands seriously

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:52am by SCMP Editorial

    ... in the overnight sit-in during a pre-dawn operation. While some may find the students' ideals and passion commendable, the assembly was staged without following the existing legal procedures and was, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1545177/now-people-have-spoken-officials-must-handle-their-demands
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Enforce the law to keep streets free of encroachment by shops

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

    ... here, though. According to the Ombudsman's report, the issues go beyond cumbersome legal proceedings and low fines averaging HK$600 handed down by courts. The report noted that not only ...

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

    Exemption from jury service should be the exception rather than the rule

    Posted May 29th 2014, 04:32am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Jury service a duty for all Democracy is said to be the worst form of government except for all the others tried from time to time. Defenders of the jury system of justice ... are therefore less likely to be heard by uneducated jurors. But it also means prospective jurors are more likely to be exempt from service by occupation or to have an excuse not to serve. This is good ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1520681/exemption-jury-service-should-be-exception-rather-rule
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    MPF revamp vital to restore confidence of workers

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 03:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... than HK$500 billion. A slight curb in fees will mean big cuts for service providers. Resistance is to be expected. But it is in the industry's own interest to revamp and regain customer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1543238/mpf-revamp-vital-restore-confidence-workers
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    For Hongkongers, British National (Overseas) passport not worth the hassle

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 05:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... services. It was a cost-saving measure that has upset the travel plans of many. Applicants can supply copies if a document is needed urgently, or apply for its early return. But it remains ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1542095/hongkongers-british-national-overseas-passport-not-worth
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Give investors choice on shareholding structures as long as rules are transparent

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 05:05am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Transparency the key for investors When e-commerce giant Alibaba abandoned Hong Kong to launch its massive initial public offering in New York, the city's financial leaders found themselves in an unenviable position as critics looked for a scapegoat. As such it is not difficult to interpret the latest proposals by the Financial Services Development Council ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1539878/give-investors-choice-shareholding-structures-long-rules-are
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Civil rights lawyers have vital role to play in China

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

    ... SCMP Editorial Rights lawyers play vital role Civil rights lawyers should be highly valued by mainland authorities. Their work helps ease grievances and calms dissent. Yet restrictions, detentions and arrests continue, with the people dedicated to ensuring social equity and upholding the rule of law at times themselves needing legal representation. There can be no justice, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1537853/civil-rights-lawyers-have-vital-role-play-china

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