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  1. Police chief predicts rise in crime

    Posted Jan 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Phyllis Tsang and Martin Wong There may be more demonstrations and a rise in quick-cash crimes in Hong Kong amid the worsening economy and increasing grievances among the public, ... Peter Yam Tat-wing said officers felt no pressure over the demonstrations and discussions would be held with organisers. Mr Tang added that the force would try to balance law enforcement ...

  2. Foreign journalists arrive for organised trip

    Posted Jun 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chris Zhang About 50 foreign journalists have arrived in Lhasa on an organised trip ahead of the Olympic relay's one-day stop in the Tibetan capital today. Officials from the State ... media. The journalists represent 29 overseas media outlets including Reuters, Associated Press and Kyodo, as well as nine media correspondents from news organisations in Taiwan, Macau and Hong ...

  3. A catalogue of school sex crimes

    Posted Jan 24th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau, Liz Heron

    ... of a cover-up because managers failed to take action after the victims' parents informed them about Tong's crimes, which only came to light after the parents went to the police. Maths teacher ... their clothes off. Choi, who was sacked when his crime was discovered, was placed on probation. Lam, a former primary school teacher, was convicted in 2000 of four counts of indecent assault involving ...

  4. Rally organisers fear low turnout

    Posted Jan 19th 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Pro-democracy event may attract as few as 3,000 Organisers fear a pro-democracy rally that has twice been postponed will attract only 3,000 people when it goes ahead on Sunday, well down from an initial estimate of 50,000. Democratic Party secretary-general Cheung Yin-tung said the 20 or so organising groups would step up their efforts in the next few days ...

  5. Freedom of speech defence bound to fail

    Posted Jun 07th 2010, 12:00am by Maggie Chen

    ... in the future as it has proved to be in the past, according to a senior researcher of an organisation that lobbies the central government over political prisoners. The reason, Joshua Rosenzweig ... at a conference organised by the Centre for Chinese Law at the University of Hong Kong on Saturday. The freedom-of-speech strategy was one that lawyers had focused on in the past in defending charges ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tokyo bolsters defences for storms that would dwarf Hurricane Sandy

    Posted Jun 01st 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Geotechnical Society, an organisation of engineers, consultants and researchers. "Weather patterns have changed and we are getting unusual conditions. We need upgrades or else our cities ...

  7. Charity mystified by Aceh grenade attack

    Posted May 17th 2008, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... Fabio Scarpello in Denpasar An international NGO has become the target of a grenade attack in the former conflict-ridden province of Aceh, where violent crime has increased sharply ... the number of violent crimes has increased in Aceh. Experts say the rise is due to frustration felt by those not benefitting from the peace process or financial windfalls from post-tsunami ...

  8. Reefer Men

    Posted May 18th 2008, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Reefer Men by Tony Thompson Hodder & Stoughton, HK$128 It looks- and reads- like a crime novel but Reefer Men is a true story about a group of 16 drug smugglers who made ... Headed by Brian Daniels, the posse met regularly at the Superstar Bar in Bangkok's red-light Patpong district to organise shipments to Australia and the US. The book chronicles Daniels' ...

  9. Graft strikes at heart of nation's development

    Posted Aug 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beijing has a huge problem on its hands. The crackdown on organised crime in Chongqing has netted more than 1,500 people, most of them gang members, but also top city officials, ... mobile phone allayed the need for excessive legwork. Citizens have long complained that police in some parts of the nation are as much involved in crime as preventing it. What has emerged ...

  10. Chongqing officials told to learn from countryside

    Posted Mar 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a sweeping crackdown on organised crime in June that has snared 3,348 suspects, including former police and justice chief Wen Qiang. One police officer in the city said last week that Bo's move ... cadres, especially the 'Three-Gate Cadres'- those who have passed through the gate of a privileged family, through the gate of school and through the gate of government organisation ...




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