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  1. Sea change

    Posted Jul 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter November 2008- January 2009 The Thai army conducts a secret policy of towing Rohingya boatpeople out to sea and abandoning them in unpowered boats. Hundreds die as a result. January 12- January 22 The South China Morning Post publishes a series of reports outlining the policy, sparking an international outcry. January 26 The first boatload of Rohingya to arrive since ...

  2. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean court grants Chinese woman refugee status

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Seoul court grants woman refugee status A South Korean court has granted refugee status to a woman who fled China after helping escapees from North Korea ... raided her house in March last year. Her husband was arrested but Lee escaped with her daughter. She arrived in South Korea via the Yellow Sea along with other refugees aboard a fishing boat. ...

  3. A heartbreaking glimpse of the lost souls of the Andaman Sea

    Posted Jan 19th 2009, 12:00am by Ian Young

    ... tortured' by his troops, in his first public response to reports in the South China Morning Post that the army had been towing the refugees out to sea and abandoning them in unpowered boats. ... with Thailand since such a decision was beyond his jurisdiction and responsibility.' The South China Morning Post has been seeking an official response from the Royal Thai Army since our initial ...

  4. Full-year-stay rule for dole struck down

    Posted Jun 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man, Martin Wong

    ... Joyce Man and Martin Wong Hongkongers will no longer have to live continuously in the city for a year before applying for the dole. A court ruled yesterday that the requirement was unconstitutional. The Social Welfare Department immediately shelved the re ...

  5. Asylum seekers protest against law forbidding work

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

    ... Nearly 500 South Asian asylum seekers protested outside the Kowloon Mosque in Tsim Sha Tsui yesterday over a new law forbidding them from working while waiting for their cases ... immigrants, mostly from South Asia, since a court ruling in March that asylum seekers were not breaking the law by working in Hong Kong. The monthly average number of illegal immigrants arriving ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Jan 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Rail link will serve interests of HK people Protesters took to the streets to express their opposition to Legco's decision to approve the financing of the high-speed rail line which will link Hong Kong to major mainland cities. They were unhappy with ...

  7. Why building more flats may not lead to a drop in prices

    Posted Aug 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong It is a basic rule of economics that price will be pushed up when demand exceeds supply. But a close look at the city's population figures will tell you that is not what is happening in Hong Kong's property market. Given much slower po ...

  8. Fewer mainlanders give birth in city's hospitals

    Posted Jul 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang The number of mainland women giving birth in Hong Kong's public hospitals has dropped by about a tenth in the first five months of this year compared with 2006, the year before a charging policy was introduced, the government says. A char ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Mar 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Welfare budget has risen, not been cut back Christine Fang Meng-sang of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service deplored the 6.4 per cent decrease in real terms of the recurrent allocation for social welfare budgeted for 2009-10 as compared with the origi ...

  10. HK$200m sought to assist small firms

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

    ... Martin Wong and Agnes Lam Small and medium-sized firms have proposed that the government inject HK$200 million into a funding scheme to help them explore the untapped online market to weather the financial crisis. In a proposal tabled to the financial sec ...




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