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  1. Church and family groups object to legislation for gays

    Posted Apr 25th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani Religious and family values groups have churned out a flood of letters opposing laws to protect homosexuals from discrimination- even before the launch of a planned public consultation on such legislation. The Equal Opportunities Commission and the Home Affairs Bureau have each received more than 2,000 letters in an apparently co-ordinated effort ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/498059/church-and-family-groups-object-legislation-gays
  2. Ex-Carrian boss issues libel writ

    Posted Dec 24th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani Former Carrian boss George Tan Soon-gin has filed a lawsuit against disgraced investment businessman Rogerio Lam Sou-fung for libelling him in letters sent to auctioneer ... caused by Mr Lam in two letters to Christie's, Manson & Woods and/or Christie's Hong Kong. The writ does not state details of what the libellous words were, but states they were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/530483
  3. Rights activists urge end to capital punishment

    Posted Oct 11th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... penalty does not exist in Hong Kong, prominent local figures have put their signatures to an open letter calling for a moratorium on the death penalty in the region and around the world. The letter is part of an effort by Amnesty International Hong Kong to engender debate in the region as a first step towards the abolition of execution. Among the signatories are Democratic Party ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/430736/rights-activists-urge-end-capital-punishment
  4. Lawyers urge action over insurance

    Posted Feb 07th 2006, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani Lawyers yesterday urged the Department of Justice and the Law Society to introduce a reformed professional insurance scheme within the next few months. The call by the Solicitors Action Group was made in an open letter to Solicitor-General Robert Allcock, Law Society president Peter Lo Chi-lik and Land Registrar Kim Salkeld. It expressed 'extreme concern' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/535396
  5. Astronauts invited to Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 18th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani Astronauts Fei Junlong and Nie Haisheng have been invited to Hong Kong by Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen. In a letter sent to the central government yesterday, Mr Tsang passed on 'warmest congratulations', and hailed the success of Shenzhou VI as highlighting the 'strength of our motherland and... our nation's courage and faith'. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/520983
  6. Asylum seeker 'gangland target'

    Posted Dec 19th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Kong police would protect me, and asked her to come here.' Jaya says he applied for refugee status in June, 2003 but police refused to give him a letter confirming his assistance to them. 'The UNHCR has rejected my case two times but they reopened it in December last year and I just need a confirmation letter from the police,' he said. A magistrate who convicted him ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/529924
  7. Gays to march for equality law

    Posted May 13th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani Rallying cry issued after 10,000 letters oppose change The gay community is urging supporters of equal rights to vote with their feet for an anti-discrimination law ... Opportunities Commissioner Raymond Tang Yee-bong said the letters opposing a gay anti-discrimination law came mainly from Christian groups, or espoused strong religious views. 'It is a very ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/500469/gays-march-equality-law
  8. Gay 'newlyweds' threaten legal action

    Posted Oct 10th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... to a letter from the rights activist earlier this year, one of the department's tax assessors said same-sex marriages would not be recognised because the law referred to marriage as being between ... and will take this matter as far as resources permit.' A letter from the department last month cited procedural reasons as to why Mr Shaw and Mr Ng's application for joint assessment had been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/430654/gay-newlyweds-threaten-legal-action
  9. Gay 'newlyweds' threaten legal action

    Posted Oct 06th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... our marital status and second a joint assessment.' In response to a letter from the rights activist earlier this year, one of the department's tax assessors said same-sex marriages ... a masters of law degree in human rights. 'We need to be jointly assessed and will take this matter as far as resources permit.' A letter from the department last month cited procedural ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/430209/gay-newlyweds-threaten-legal-action
  10. Scapegoat claim after Next sackings

    Posted Oct 15th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... sector legislator Cheung Man-kwong said he had sent a letter to the magazine to protest against the article and called on senior management, including chief editor Cho Siu-chun, to apologise. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/431187/scapegoat-claim-after-next-sackings

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