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  1. Firms criticised for pay cuts, layoffs

    Posted May 21st 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Legislators across the political spectrum have supported a motion demanding enterprises in the city fulfil their social responsibility. The non-binding motion was passed after ... of Hong Kong demanded the government create a favourable environment for enterprises to fulfil their social responsibility. 'The general public of Hong Kong is stoically facing up to economic ...

  2. Newspaper deal sparks fears for independent voice

    Posted Aug 09th 2006, 12:00am by Audrey Parwani, Martin Wong

    ... not saying that businessmen do not care about their social responsibility. But intellectuals have a different mindset on social responsibility than businessmen. It is a pity,' Ms Woo said. ...

  3. HSBC backs down on higher ATM minimum

    Posted Dec 11th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong HSBC has cancelled a plan to raise the minimum cash withdrawal at ATMs from HK$100 to HK$300 after strong criticism. 'We made the decision in response to the public's ... can listen to the public's view,' she said. The Society for Community Organisation, a grass-roots concern group, also welcomed the change. 'The bank should shoulder more social ...

  4. Layoffs under way as crisis bites

    Posted Feb 05th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... report. It totally disregards its social responsibility if it still sacks so many workers while enjoying profits,' he said. The union says PCCW has about 13,000 employees in Hong Kong ...

  5. Explain supervisor's link to contracts, school told

    Posted May 27th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... If anything goes wrong, the board of directors will be held responsible.' The government demanded on Monday that Pegasus Social Service Christian Organisation return its right to operate ... by operator Pegasus Social Service Christian Organisation to a company chaired by school supervisor and director Carman Leung. An ICAC source said officers were studying whether the supervisor ...

  6. Authorities consider database of mental patients' violent acts as part of wider review

    Posted Jun 09th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... and their family members told me that social workers were not notified when they left hospital and there were no assessments of patients when they returned to the community. 'Life in the community ... enough?' In response, Ms Lee said a multidisciplinary panel, including medical and welfare experts, decided whether or not a patient should be allowed to leave hospital. More staff had been hired ...

  7. Three women with 'nothing to love' die in suicide pact

    Posted Jul 05th 2006, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... before- were found dead in an apparent suicide pact yesterday in the socially troubled new town of Tin Shui Wai. The three had reportedly become friends after meeting while patients at Castle Peak ... and Chu Chit-wah, 31, were friends. Wong, a mother of two, was separated from her husband and had a history of mental problems, suicide attempts and child abuse, the Social Welfare Department ...

  8. Repeat drug errors reveal more flaws in aged care

    Posted Jun 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... An 83-year-old woman was also admitted to hospital last month. Both of them recovered and have been discharged, according to the Department of Health. The Social Welfare Department said the elderly home ... by the right patient. 'A warning letter was given to the responsible person at the elderly home and its staff, reminding them to correct and improve their practices,' the department said, ...

  9. Backlash result of government being short-sighted, analysts say

    Posted Aug 12th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong and Agnes Lam Inadequate preparation and an underestimation of the public response were the reasons for the backlash against the plan to introduce the voluntary drug-testing ... students. More concerns were raised- about the effectiveness of the scheme, the burden on teachers and social workers, and on privacy issues. 'The government had no idea that the Catholic ...

  10. Philanthropist promises family cash help for cleaner's funeral

    Posted May 10th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... declined to be named, had approached the government with the offer of financial assistance for Lim's funeral. 'The Social Welfare Department will also help arrange the funeral ... not afford one. Lim left a husband, Lau Chi-keung, 52, and four children aged between six and 21. Lau Miu-ling, the eldest daughter, said the family was devastated. When meeting Social Welfare ...




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