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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Qingdao blast another example of safety lesson learned after disaster

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 04:43am by SCMP Editorial

    ... would be permanently shut. But residents have every right to find out who was responsible and demand better assurance of their safety. Accidents are inevitable in any society. But fatalities can ... was built under the area three decades ago it was a remote place; after three decades it had mushroomed into a densely populated area. The incident underlines the challenge in balancing safety ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1371886/qingdao-blast-another-example-safety-lesson-learned-after
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China needs more safety valves for dissent, not more crackdowns

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 04:36am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Safety valves, not crackdowns Yet another political landmark has become the target of violent attack on the mainland. This time a series of explosions near the provincial ... action. Petitions may not always bring changes. But a system that allows a fair chance for the aggrieved to seek redress can act as a safety valve in society. Unfortunately, stability at present ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1352951/china-needs-more-safety-valves-dissent-not-more-crackdowns
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    As Fonterra incident shows, openness is key to food safety

    Posted Sep 04th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Openness is key to food safety Reputation is everything in the food business. That is why many New Zealanders are wringing their hands over the botulism scare involving their premier global brand, Fonterra. The test reading in a batch of the dairy firm's whey powder turned out to be false after re-examination, but the finding came too late to prevent recalls, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1302799/fonterra-incident-shows-openness-key-food-safety

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