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  1. A safety net ripped apart

    Posted Feb 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... spending... so that Hong Kong can do more in education; in welfare and services provision for the elderly and those with long-term illnesses; in cleaning up the environment which would benefit everyone; in improving primary and medical health services.' Legislator Regina Ip Lau Shuk-yee, chairwoman of the New People's Party, also criticised the government for its gross ...

  2. Coming apart

    Posted Jun 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... families and youngsters in our society are facing serious problems. The recent bi-annual social development index released by the Council of Social Service shows that family solidarity and child ... executive of The Hong Kong Council of Social Service ...

  3. Community service for child-porn possession

    Posted Feb 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chandra Wong A magistrate yesterday ordered a 34-year-old who admitted possessing child pornography to perform 100 hours of community service. Kwun Tong Court heard that police found photographs and videos on the computer of Lee Wing-hong when, acting on a tip-off, they raided his apartment in November. The court heard he had told police that he had downloaded the material ...

  4. Uncertainty over civil service flats

    Posted Aug 27th 2007, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung There are about 1,600 apartments- some more than 50 years old- built under a defunct and obscure civil service housing scheme around the city, according to the government. ... apartments, mainly in Sai Wan Ho in Hong Kong Island's northeast, and To Kwa Wan in south Kowloon. Leung Chau-ting, president of the Federation of Civil Service Unions, said people were reluctant ...

  5. Elderly care heavy burden for services, report finds

    Posted Dec 18th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Nearly half the old people in mainland cities no longer live with their children. Yet one in 10 in the vast greying population requires daily care, and services ... says more elderly people are living apart from their families. In cities, 49.7 per cent of elderly live independently- 41.4 per cent with spouses and the rest alone. The proportion is slightly ...

  6. Battered wives call for better social services for those at risk

    Posted May 11th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng A group of battered wives has called for more specialised social services to be made available to at-risk women because they say understaffed family service centres have failed to help them secure a home away from abusive husbands. The Social Welfare Department is to report to lawmakers today about the progress of a review of the operations of 61 family service centres. ...

  7. Civil service pay cut move put in doubt

    Posted Jun 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... two weeks ago. Apart from the survey findings, the government will take into account a number of considerations - civil service morale, financial situation and economic status - before making ... adjustment ahead of a showdown meeting today. A police staff union said it would be very difficult to agree with this year's survey findings, while the largest civil service staff union, ...

  8. Tapping pensions helps flat buyers

    Posted Jun 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... cent of the purchase price of the new home, and finance the remaining 375,000 yuan with a 30-year term mortgage loan. For a total of 500,000 yuan, she bought a 750 sq ft, two-bedroom apartment ...

  9. Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service

    Posted Mar 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lau Kit-wai Where: 36 Oi Kwan Road, Wan Chai. What: The charity has been providing a variety of social services for residents of Wan Chai and Causeway Bay since 1982. Over the years, it has extended its services to provide psychiatric rehabilitation, childcare services, and assistance for the elderly, youth and families in Kowloon and New Territories. Its Integrated Mental ...

  10. Civil service pay rise 'will hamper HK'

    Posted Jun 08th 2007, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Business group warns that wage increase will cut competitiveness Hong Kong's biggest business group has come out strongly against the civil service pay rise, saying an excessive increase would be detrimental to the city's competitiveness. In a letter to the civil service minister, the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce warned that the private sector could ...




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