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  1. Poverty drives deadly game

    Posted Jul 04th 2007, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur The risk is severe- death by hanging- and yet there is no shortage of Indonesians, mostly poverty-stricken Acehnese, willing to carry cannabis across ... with two children and, like others, was driven by poverty to take risks,' said Mohammad's court-appointed lawyer, Ramu Annamalai Kandasamy. 'It is a heavy price to pay if found ...

  2. When crime hits below the poverty line

    Posted Mar 30th 2007, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... payments, which are declared to be totally adequate by well-heeled bureaucrats. In all likelihood, his assailant is also somewhere close to the bottom of the poverty line, because robbing old men ... in search of a few dollars to keep him from sinking into unbearable poverty. No doubt the self-righteous opponents of welfare assistance will proudly proclaim that this is what self-reliance is all ...

  3. Legal system's rule of law conundrum

    Posted Apr 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that have lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty, it is also time for the party and the government to do much more to promote the rule of law. In practice, China has a dual system- the rule ... the days when poverty made people equal, a memory evoked by Bo's nostalgia for the revolutionary past, are gone forever. But rising living standards also raise expectations. Respect ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Don't use the law to discriminate against domestic workers

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by BEAU LEFLER

    ... families and, like slave owners throughout history, assuaged their conscience with self-portraits of generosity- bondage in Hong Kong was surely better than freedom in poverty. The average ...

  5. A job for Estrada would help Arroyo keep hers

    Posted Oct 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Arroyo has damaged the rule of law. The suggestion by the director general of her staff that the ousted leader could head up the government's fight against poverty makes a mockery of any ... Estrada could help with poverty alleviation. He won election to the presidency championing the poor. During his decades as a film star, he won a wide following from the downtrodden in society ...

  6. UN says more work needs to be done on rights laws

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

    ... on the basis of their origin,' it said. The committee welcomed raising the age of criminal responsibility to 14, the establishment of the Poverty Commission and the Sexual Minorities Forum, ...

  7. Guidelines issued on commercial gay sex

    Posted Jun 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to first-time offenders and those driven to the trade because of poverty. The guidelines, issued by the province's police department, state both heterosexual and homosexual relations- including ... labour' and face additional fines. Prostitutes aged between 16 and 18 will receive education at a detention centre. First-time offenders and those turning to prostitution out of poverty ...

  8. In Brief

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

    ... for initiatives to tackle poverty, a Transport Department spokesman said. Arrests after officers assaulted Two police officers were assaulted after receiving separate complaints about noise. A 16-year-old ...

  9. Social enterprises? We've got no idea, say large corporations

    Posted Apr 08th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... a Legco draft report on the 'Development of Social Enterprise' from a subcommittee tasked with studying the fight against poverty in the city. Legislator Anson Chan Fang On-sang said ...

  10. No truck with junta until critics freed for a free poll

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

    ... Myanmar will continue to languish in poverty and despair. Only when it allows democratic rights and freedoms will the country's course change. The voices of objection to the ruling against Ms ...




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