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  1. Smoking exemption for bars needs policing fairly

    Posted Jun 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... their customers not to light up. The law is not intended to ban the serving of food. It is a ban on smoking and it is needed to protect public health. The sooner bars apply the ban, the better. ... If there is any doubt that the government is responsive to public pressure, one needs only look at the way it drafts laws. These are frequently full of exemptions and grace periods. ...

  2. Suspect held over beating after clash with restaurant smokers

    Posted May 09th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Police arrested a 51-year-old man over an assault on a group of celebrities and academics after they called on diners at a North Point restaurant to stop smoking. Veteran Diaoyu Islands activist Or Wah, who was badly beaten in the attack, said t ...

  3. Courts should decide on term

    Posted Apr 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... legislation to be unconstitutional, insofar as any public officer or class of public officer is concerned, then, subject to necessary funding approval, any arrears of pay due at the date ... is the public not told about actual cases with the names changed? Then we can assess its validity or severity. AMANDA CHAN, Hunghom When home air is clear Like seat belts in cars, a smoking ban ...

  4. Review rejected over 2004 food poisoning

    Posted Sep 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Peter Brieger A food-poisoning outbreak that left 89 people ill in 2004 was a serious public health issue that should result in the temporary suspension of a Sha Tin hotel's food licence, the High Court ruled yesterday. The judge rejected Regal Riverside's bid for a judicial review, upholding an order to shut its restaurant for one week. The hotel pleaded guilty, paid ...

  5. City Briefs

    Posted Mar 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hospital agency criticised over its private services Medical experts lashed out at the Hospital Authority yesterday for expanding private services in public hospitals, saying it was draining public resources. Medical legislator Kwok Ka-ki said it was harder for patients in public hospitals to get treatment from senior doctors, as more experts had been assigned to private ...

  6. Ban rethink

    Posted Feb 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... February 3, 2006: Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food York Chow Yat-ngok announces that a ban on backyard poultry farming will take effect within one or two weeks and measures will be taken to ensure the strict enforcement of laws prohibiting chicken smuggling. February 8: Amendments to the Public Health (Animals and Birds) Regulations are gazetted to outlaw the keeping ...

  7. Girl nearly drowns in children's pool

    Posted Jul 30th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam A seven-year-old girl nearly drowned at Kowloon Tsai Swimming Pool on Inverness Road in Kowloon City shortly before 2pm yesterday. A lifeguard rescued the girl, who was rushed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for medical treatment. She was conscious ...

  8. Idling law choking on its own inaction

    Posted Jul 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... One cannot help wonder how determined the government is to protect public health. The reason for the delay appears to be nothing more than a lame excuse. Despite a clear undertaking to enforce ... of the purpose of the new law. Instead of dragging its feet, officials should enforce the law expeditiously for the sake of public health and the environment. ...

  9. Revised laws urged for paid sick leave

    Posted Aug 14th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... The Employment Ordinance should be amended so employees isolated for public health reasons may be entitled to paid sick leave, law lecturer Anthony Law has suggested. Mr Law, of the Li Ka ... of quarantined employees, the law needed to be amended to make it more relevant to situations that may arise in the event of another outbreak. 'Although the Department of Health has issued ...

  10. Man held after illegal pork, cigarettes seized

    Posted Sep 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of a fine of $2 million and seven years? imprisonment,? the spokesman warned.?Under the Imported Game, Meat and Poultry Regulations of the Public Health and Municipal Services Ordinance, ...




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