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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Taken for granted, lift safety needs attention

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... a residential block, or shopping mall- we move up and down within seconds, usually without any safety problems. The accident in which a lift carrying seven people plunged down an old building in North ... that Shineford Engineering, which is responsible for the faulty lift and 248 others around town, does not have a glowing record. Ranked the eighth-worst in a list of 36 registered contractors, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1180692/taken-granted-lift-safety-needs-attention
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Put patients first in medical staffing crisis

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Put patients first in staffing crisis An expert British task force advised the Hospital Authority two years ago that Hong Kong must ease restrictions on overseas recruitment of doctors because a staffing crisis in our public hospitals posed a threat to patient safety. At the time the hospitals, which treat 90 per cent of patients but employ only 40 per cent of the city’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1578816/put-patients-first-medical-staffing-crisis
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Medical sector needs greater transparency

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:30am by SCMP Editorial

    ... with patient-safety guidelines, which means trying to ensure that treatment does no harm. The move was aimed at halting repetition of the same kinds of mistakes in routine, basic procedures. It complemented other measures to restore public confidence, such as prompt reporting and follow-up of what the Hospital Authority called "sentinel" incidents involving patient safety. For a time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1575672/greater-transparency-best-remedy-ills-medical-sector
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Striking lifeguards must get back to work

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:35am by SCMP Editorial

    ... hygiene and low safety awareness is a lame excuse and could even be construed as discrimination. Advancing one's cause by capitalising on the cross-border tension is hardly a sound strategy. ... disputes are best settled at the negotiating table. Under no circumstances should public safety be compromised. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1567219/striking-lifeguards-must-get-back-work-and-negotiating-table
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Libya a case study of the consequences of regime change

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 03:59am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Egypt and Tunisia have put troops on alert and thousands of foreign workers have fled to safety. Libyans hope that the 200-member parliament's convening last Monday and its electing soon ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1568570/libya-case-study-consequences-regime-change
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Proposals a welcome step to closing illegal guest houses

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... As the licensing regime only considers fire and building safety, some guest houses have been approved even though the buildings in which they are located are restricted to private residential use. ... the proposed change may put some 200 premises out of business, it is the right thing to do to enhance safety and compliance. Given the importance of tourism in our economy, the reform deserves public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1555506/proposals-welcome-step-closing-illegal-guest-houses
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Drone invasion needs regulation

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to deal with safety and privacy, issues that are hotly debated elsewhere. Yet drones are the perfect tools for snooping. With miniature cameras mounted, they can zip by windows, track people ... safety. Intentional death and destruction aside, there is, of course, the matter of accidents; the light metal-and-plastic craft could fall from a height onto the unsuspecting below. Technological ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1552895/drone-invasion-needs-regulation
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Safety first in New Territories village housing probe

    Posted May 14th 2014, 04:32am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Safety first in homes probe Village housing in the New Territories is something you either love or hate. For those put off by hectic urban living, the three-storey villas ... is fire safety. In a step that may force a change in government policy, the Ombudsman has launched a direct investigation into the fire safety of village houses. This follows complaints about fire ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1511548/public-safety-must-come-first-probe-village-housing-new
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    India takes a sensible first step towards economic reform

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:59am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to be the world's tallest of a freedom fighter in his home state of Gujarat, makes light of a US$30 million plan for women's safety. Still, if the reforms can be fleshed out and targets met, India has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1556752/india-takes-sensible-first-step-towards-economic-reform
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Privacy safeguard threatens core freedoms

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:50am by SCMP Editorial

    ... about debts and the forced sale of his home. The Spanish National High Court sought guidance from the European court. People could now demand that search engines remove search result links, ... it might force search engines to apply censorship to avoid lawsuits. The internet has democratised information. Lawmakers should not be pressured over privacy concerns to legislate to limit press ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1536518/privacy-safeguard-threatens-core-freedoms

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