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  1. Government for civil servants?

    Posted Nov 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... C. K. Lau Secretary for Civil Service Joseph Wong Wing-ping is asking the public to agree to a pay freeze for civil servants, should a survey next year reveal they are better paid than ... salaries has gone up since the handover, as prices plunged. Legally, the government's interpretation of the Basic Law has not been tested. Moreover, the government has not applied the same ...

  2. A deadly 'legal high' couriered from China

    Posted Mar 28th 2010, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... of a number of so-called legal highs that have taken British authorities by surprise. While many were banned just before Christmas, mephedrone remains legal for sale in Britain, although savvy Web ... mephedrone apart from other drugs, both legal and illegal, is that people seem to quickly develop an appetite for it and so the risk of overdose... is an issue,' said Checinski. It is also ...

  3. In Brief

    Posted Jun 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Legal-aid independence mooted The legal aid service could become independent from the government and extend its service areas, Paul Chan Mo-po, chairman of the Legal Aid Services Council, said during a radio programme yesterday. The council was studying the independence of the legal aid service to see if Hong Kong should follow other places in making the service independent from ...

  4. NGOs hope to be released from legal 'grey area'

    Posted Dec 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai Activists have cautiously welcomed news that NGOs may soon get legal status on the mainland but they have doubts over whether it will go ahead. They said the change in the law was necessary to save NGOs from operating in a 'legal grey area' and that the organisations played an important role in society. The comments follow reports in state media ...

  5. Legal doubts over HK quake donation

    Posted Jul 06th 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee, Nick Gentle

    ... earthquake appears to breach the Basic Law and could be open to legal challenge, potentially delaying it for months, lawyers say. The warning came as legislators cautioned the administration against ... in the legal community about the legality of such a donation. 'Everyone understands the reason for wanting to make it, and nobody wants to stop the aid, but there may be strict legal ...

  6. NetEase seeks acquisition target to boost online search service

    Posted May 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez Online game operator NetEase.com, which posted weaker than expected earnings in the first quarter, is eyeing acquisitions to beef up its fledgling internet search service Youdao ... the mainland online service providers, led by market leader Baidu, that are benefiting from the partial pullout of Google from the country. In March, the United States-based search giant defied Beijing ...

  7. Tsunami victims' families in legal limbo

    Posted Jan 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... missing have issued an anguished plea for their loved ones to be declared dead so they can grieve and escape a legal limbo. Some relatives of the 28 Hongkongers still missing from the Boxing Day ... Dreher, and the couple's two children, Yvette and Christopher, are missing from the Khao Lak Bhandari Resort in Thailand, said she understood the government could not change the legal system ...

  8. Port blockage spurs OOIL legal move

    Posted Jan 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... Russell Barling Firm declares force majeure as shortage of trains sees boxes pile up at Vancouver TSI Terminal Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Orient Overseas (International) Ltd (OOIL), has moved to protect itself against legal action arising from severe congestion at the port of Vancouver. Container movement at the facility had 'reached strangulation point', ...

  9. Life marked by service to Muslim community

    Posted Feb 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... Annemarie Evans Yakoob Alladin 1930-2009 To his colleagues at the South China Morning Post, former proofreader Yakoob Alladin will be remembered for his smiling chats and food offerings. Even when fasting during Ramadan, he would bring in bags of fruit an ...

  10. HK team tries to fill gap in rehab and counselling services

    Posted Sep 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... services,' said Dr Tsang. Many patients returning to Sichuan after receiving treatment outside the province are also struggling to find a place to have regular check-ups. This is a particular problem ... of services from prosthesis fitting, physical and occupational therapy and psychological support, to community integration and vocational training. While Hong Kong volunteers and medical experts ...




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