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  1. A bad week for...

    Posted Dec 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong Sevens The Hong Kong Sevens has lost its position as top dog. For years, it has offered more points to the champions than the other eight legs of the Sevens World Series but the International Rugby Board has now ruled a level playing field must apply. Hong Kong Rugby Football Union chairman Trevor Gregory said. 'We have lost our status.' Patrick Sullivan ...

  2. Police bashers should be jailed, union says

    Posted Mar 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung and Phyllis Tsang The Hong Kong Police Inspectors' Association has called for stiffer penalties for thugs who attack police officers, after a former Sevens rugby ... celebrating with other players following the end of the annual GFI Hong Kong Football Club Tens tournament when a brawl involving players, security staff and other revellers erupted shortly before 5am ...

  3. Witness in Rugby Sevens fake-ticket trial missing

    Posted May 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the prosecution had secured, had been invited from Norway. The government arranged his journey to Hong Kong in hopes of prosecuting McConville successfully. Lui said he had been scheduled to fly back ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com The city's first trial on the sale of fake tickets for the Rugby Sevens tournament is on the verge of collapse, after the prosecution's sole ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - PRIVACY

    Tighten law to prevent snooping, Hong Kong legislators urge

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung, JOSHUA BUT

    ... Lawmakers call for action because the city's surveillance ordinance regulates only activities conducted by law enforcement agencies Hong Kong needs to tighten its laws on invasion ... whistle-blower Edward Snowden in an exclusive interview with the Post last week that the US has hacked computers in Hong Kong and the mainland for years. Under the city's surveillance regulations, ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hong Kong hotels accused of not paying minimum wage in job 'trial periods'

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... as they were afraid they would be recognised and unable to find work in the industry again. Federation of Hong Kong Hotel Owners executive director Michael Li Hon-shing said a survey the federation ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Union says survey shows bosses are forcing room cleaners to work for 'trial periods' for low pay Hotels accused of avoiding paying the minimum wage Hotel ...

  6. Rugby player gets jail term for assault

    Posted Jun 30th 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So A Fijian Sevens rugby player who hit a policeman in a March brawl in Wan Chai was given a three-week jail term yesterday, but is unlikely to serve the time unless he returns to Hong Kong. Paula Maisiri, 32, a professional rugby player from Palmerston North, New Zealand, was fined HK$500 by acting Principal Magistrate Bina Chainrai on March 27 after pleading guilty ...

  7. Rugby Sevens exposure

    Posted Apr 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Hong Kong Rugby Sevens saw no streakers this year but the crowd was treated to public nudity by two drunken fans who had trouble keeping their pants on for April Fool's Day. One was Australian salesman Richard Benson, 23, who stripped naked before deciding to set off his birthday suit by wearing his orange underwear as a tie. The second was British business manager Richard Gill, ...

  8. Unions demand more protection for taxi drivers

    Posted Feb 17th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Taxi unions yesterday demanded better protection for drivers after three cabbies were injured in two separate attacks on Sunday. The financial crisis may drive more passengers to rob taxi drivers for quick cash, the unions said. The tight economy is spreading agitation and anger, and it is easy for people to take out their frustrations on taxi drivers, Kwok Chi-piu, ...

  9. Fake unions bring jail

    Posted Jan 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Recent bogus marriage cases January 8 A 24-year-old mainland man, who admitted paying a Hong Kong woman 30,000 yuan to marry him in September, is jailed for 18 months for entering the city on a visa based on a bogus marriage. January 2 A 45-year-old mainland woman, who admitted paying 500 yuan to enter into a bogus marriage with a Hong Kong man in November, is jailed for a year. ...

  10. Union leader defends knowledge of Basic Law

    Posted Jun 11th 2007, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... National People's Congress chairman Wu Bangguo said the people of Hong Kong, in particular the civil service, lacked a true understanding of Basic Law and should learn more about it. He said ... Jimmy Cheung The head of a senior civil service union has rejected claims that staff knowledge of the Basic Law is insufficient. However, an academic said the chief executive should ...




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