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  1. Outside, looking in

    Posted Dec 14th 2008, 12:00am by Alister McMillan

    ... Author Preeta Samarasan is 'obsessed' with the idea of a Malaysian identity and troubled race relations, writes Alister McMillan While the literary world frets about the novel's future in the internet age, author Preeta Samarasan says the W ...

  2. Maids group to put anti-racism law up for UN scrutiny

    Posted Jul 13th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Hong Kong's newly passed anti- racism law will come under international scrutiny sooner than expected: in October at a United Nations forum in Manila. The law, which ... cannot complain under the anti-racism law against the Immigration Department's two-week rule, for example.' Imposed in the mid-1980s, it requires foreign domestic workers to leave Hong ...

  3. Anti-racism law leads to confusion

    Posted Jul 14th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Taxi drivers and maids' employers have joined the chorus of those who fear they may fall foul of the new anti-racism law, which requires public services and private ... the end of the year. The move would make the authority the first public institution to offer such services since lawmakers on Thursday struck down a proposed exemption to the anti-racism bill ...

  4. Legislation has helped reduce incidents of racism in Britain

    Posted Apr 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Agnes Ming Yuen's letter ('Anti-racism law hamstrung by colonial past', April 3) about my article ('A real world city needs a racial discrimination law', March ... there were almost no black police officers, and London's Metropolitan Police had what Lord Macpherson later called a culture of 'institutional racism'. Brixton (like Liverpool's ...

  5. Last-ditch bid on anti-racism bill

    Posted Jun 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong About 1,000 members of the ethnic minority community could be leading the July 1 march in a last-ditch effort to get the government to amend what has been described as a flawed anti-racism bill. Fermi Wong Wai-fun, director of Unison, a non-governmental organisation striving for racial equality, said yesterday various domestic workers' groups had pledged to back ...

  6. Black British dancers allege racism at Indian cricket match

    Posted May 24th 2008, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... Aldana, along with the two women, is still in Mumbai waiting to be paid. He said the racism surprised him. He referred to an incident in Britain last year when Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty had ... not 'Paki' or anything. It was comparatively gentle. Here, these girls were called a horrible thing, which is shocking.' Wizcraft's director, Sabba Joseph, denied any racism. 'We have ...

  7. A law, on its own, cannot wipe out racism

    Posted Mar 14th 2008, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... There is, however, a limit to what a bill can achieve. Hopefully, the law will help to educate people that racism is unacceptable. If legal action is taken against a company with a racist hiring ... many people do not see racism as wrong. However, a law cannot instantly make life fair. For example, some government communication takes place in languages other than Chinese or English. ...

  8. Code clarifies racism law for bosses

    Posted Oct 14th 2008, 12:00am by Dan Kadison

    ... Dan Kadison Workers given overview of rights What should a European and an Asian who work for the same employer, do the same job and perform at the same level have in common in Hong Kong? Answer: their salary. If the two workers are not being paid the sam ...

  9. Minorities allege indirect racism in language row

    Posted Jan 26th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem Minorities and rights groups clashed with government officials this week over consultations on the proposed guidelines for teaching Chinese to non-native-speaking students. In a marathon two-and-a-half-hour meeting on Thursday night, activists accused the Education Bureau of indirect racism in producing the full consultation document only in Chinese, making it inaccessible ...

  10. Asian anglers caught up in racism row

    Posted Jan 06th 2008, 12:00am by Wency Leung

    ... that racism and racial discrimination exist in Ontario and show how harmful such events can be for all of us,' said chief commissioner Barbara Hall. 'What is clear is that the simple ... physical or verbal assaults. The final report from the inquiry is expected this spring. However, its preliminary results, released last month, clearly point to racism as the underlying motive. ...




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