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  1. Maids flee due to love woes, not abuse, says Malaysian official

    Posted May 31st 2004, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur Thousands of domestic helpers are fleeing their jobs every year, the Malaysian government said yesterday. Immigration Department Director-General Jamal Kamdi told the New Straits Times an average of 12,000 of the 240,000 ...

  2. Outcry over maid abuse may bring new laws

    Posted May 27th 2004, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia studies ways to protect foreign helpers after horror case, but rights groups doubt rules will be enforced The Malaysian cabinet said yesterday it was studying new measures to protect the 200,000 foreign maids wor ...

  3. 13 men in court on child-porn charges

    Posted May 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Magdalen Chow Company directors, analysts, a bank worker and a technician were among those arrested in huge police operation Thirteen men appeared in various courts across Hong Kong to face child pornography charges yesterday, including a technician with ...

  4. Tougher penalties fail to curb rape cases in Malaysia

    Posted Jan 21st 2004, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... minister for social development, said capital punishment seldom lowered the crime rate. 'It is time to think about alternatives. We have to think about preventing, not just punishing,' he ...

  5. Three men jailed under new child pornography law

    Posted Feb 29th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Police hail step in protecting minors' rights Police yesterday hailed the first successful prosecution of three men under new anti-child pornography laws as an important step in the battle to protect the rights of children in Hong Kong an ...

  6. Time for straight talk

    Posted Apr 14th 2005, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... initiatives to raise awareness of discrimination, or to educate the public on gay and lesbian issues. The support group Horizons in 2003-04 logged 20 calls on its hotline asking about or reporting ... forthcoming of widespread discrimination. Liz Whitelam, of Amnesty International in Hong Kong, says the government should have done more to educate the public on the issues. 'It has had a decade ...

  7. The sound of silence

    Posted Jun 10th 2010, 12:00am by Mandy Chan

    ... an impressive array of sports and social facilities for workers. But they are nothing more than an illusion. These employees lead dull, laborious and exhausting lives striving to meet production quotas. ... that a breakdown or decrease in social integration may weaken the bonds that foster collectivity. Social detachment and a lack of well-defined values and goals also make people more inclined to commit ...

  8. Trio charged with drug trafficking

    Posted Jun 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng Three men appeared in Kwun Tong Court yesterday following the seizure of 70kg of cocaine at Choi Hung Estate on Wednesday. Wan Ka-wah, 24, Lui Shing-chu, 20, and his brother Lui Shing-fung, 17, were charged with trafficking in a dangerous drug. ...

  9. Black clouds

    Posted Jun 18th 2008, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Vested interests and cosy arrangements with government can be public health hazards, writes Philip Bowring The subjugation of public health issues to political posturing and narrow ... the pressure from business interest groups with the ear of the government is clearly a threat. Take the issue of the endless delays in the establishment of a central slaughtering facility, which ...

  10. In Brief

    Posted Sep 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... HKMA chief Yam says HK interest rates hurt his pension Joseph Yam Chi-kwong, the outgoing chief executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, has complained that Hong Kong's effectively zero interest rates on deposits will hurt his pension cash. � ...




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