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  1. Conviction of teacher ignites spanking debate

    Posted Feb 07th 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... by a teacher's assault conviction. A lawyer has even suggested that scolding a child to the extent that they felt physically threatened could be grounds for a charge of common assault. Billy Wong Wai-yuk, executive secretary of the Hong Kong Committee on Children's Rights, said adults should not exercise any form of physical punishment against children. 'Children are the most ...

  2. 'Long Hair' ordered to do community service

    Posted Jan 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to 100 hours, and warned that while Hong Kong guaranteed civil liberties, they had to be exercised in a lawful, peaceful manner. He said they could not 'take the law into their own ... 'physical contact' to stop the officer putting out the fire. Leung and other League members outside the court condemned what they said was 'political prosecution'. Leung said he would ...

  3. It's our right to decide who can enter the city

    Posted Jan 10th 2011, 12:00am by Mike Rowse

    ... unduly fettered the director of immigration in the exercise of his discretion. His appointment is, after all, one that needs to be approved by Beijing, according to the Basic Law. The same ... through this minefield. But he should remember that his first duty is to the people of Hong Kong. His job is to defend their security- not only in terms of their physical safety but also their way ...

  4. Service order for 'Long Hair' and League ally

    Posted Jan 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to 100 hours, and warned that while Hong Kong guaranteed civil liberties, they had to be exercised in a lawful, peaceful manner. He said they could not 'take the law into their own ... 'physical contact' to prevent the policeman from putting out the fire. 'Even if the officer had acted inappropriately... the two defendants cannot take the matter into their own ...

  5. Scotland attack victim criticises sentence

    Posted May 09th 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... spends most of his time watching television and exercising his arms. Mr Ho turned down a request for an interview, saying he was tired after a session with the physical therapist. 'Being ... in a pool of blood. Mr Ho was in a coma for two weeks and was in hospital for four months. He suffered brain injuries that affect his speech and physical movements. Mr Ho's sister, who would ...

  6. 'Mad dog' pensioner jailed for three years for scissors attacks

    Posted Mar 16th 2004, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... understand that if they lose their temper they can not seek to redress their grievances by physically attacking another person,' she said. Deputy Judge Toh also said she took into account ... of wounding with intent and three counts of wounding. On the day of the attack, Yip and his fellow swimmers went to the New Ping Shek Seafood Restaurant after finishing their morning exercise ...

  7. Senior policeman switches over to graft-busters

    Posted Oct 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the government that began in June. An ICAC spokesman confirmed a chief investigator had been recruited through the exercise. 'The investigator has profound experience in detecting crimes ... investigation arm. Two years ago, police physical trainer Mark Sharp was hired. Tony Liu Kit-ming, chairman of the Hong Kong Police Inspectors Association, said Williams would be a loss to the force: ...

  8. Father jailed nearly 3 years for abusing infant

    Posted Dec 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... but carers must exercise control,' the judge said, adding that there was no excuse for inflicting such severe injuries on his baby. The abuse came to light after the mother saw bruises ... Remedios said yesterday medical experts were unable to ascertain if Mathew, now under the care of the Po Leung Kuk, had suffered any lasting mental or physical damage because he was too young. ...

  9. Generals' gesture won't fool their critics

    Posted Aug 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... no public role in the lead-up to next year's elections- an exercise designed to legitimise the military's grip on power rather than herald a new era of democracy. This, above all else, ... envoy on another occasion. The party figures also worried about her physical health amid reports that she was losing weight and suffering internal troubles. Having lost her rights to a phone, ...

  10. Across state lines

    Posted Sep 28th 2010, 12:00am by Jerome Cohen

    ... captain held by Japan, has actually been tortured both physically and psychologically by his interrogators. Or should Hillary Clinton instead persuade her husband Bill to seek Xue's rescue, ... exercise. Professor Jerome A. Cohen is co-director of NYU School of Law's US-Asia Law Institute and adjunct senior fellow for Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations. He serves without ...




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