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  1. Anti-racism law will not exclude mainland arrivals

    Posted Jul 01st 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... arrivals from the mainland, Deputy Secretary for Home Affairs Stephen Fisher said. In an interview with the South China Morning Post yesterday, Mr Fisher put down to miscommunication the suggestion ... discrimination, based on colour, descent, national origin and ethnic origin,' Mr Fisher said. 'Our interpretation is that mainland Chinese do not come under any of those categories in Hong Kong. ...

  2. EOC will probably be given task of overseeing new anti-race law

    Posted Mar 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... rather than a new enforcement body, the government has said. A consultation document for the draft bill is still a few months away, Deputy Secretary for Home Affairs Stephen Fisher said, adding that the law was considered 'major legislation' and would have to go through various procedural steps within the government before it was put to the public. Mr Fisher would not say when ...

  3. Race bias laws might consider family ties

    Posted Oct 13th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... proposed anti-racism legislation. Deputy Secretary for Home Affairs Stephen Fisher said drafting instructions for the legislation were still being fine-tuned as the racism bill differed in many ... legislator Christine Loh Kung-wai, as well as the three existing pieces of anti-discrimination legislation, Mr Fisher said. 'But while we can make use of the common elements between the existing ...

  4. Scope of race-bias law is revealed

    Posted Sep 17th 2004, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... the law. Deputy Secretary for Home Affairs Stephen Fisher said if the community felt strongly that mainlanders should be afforded similar protection, another law could be considered to protect ... to individuals and their families. Mr Fisher said: 'There are certain areas the government should not step into, for example dating behaviour. The areas we should cover are in the social, economic ...

  5. Victims of sex attacks tell their stories

    Posted Nov 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... by police. The book's release marks the association's 10th anniversary. Director of Social Welfare Stephen Fisher wrote a foreword saying the book would help him and others understand ... in the book,' Mr Fisher wrote. Ms Wong said the writers were scared to recall their memories of rape and sexual violence, but eventually conquered their fears. 'Some tried to write about ...

  6. Registry proposed to recognise gay couples

    Posted May 21st 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... an anti-discrimination law would mean. Deputy Secretary for Home Affairs Stephen Fisher said the government had not decided whether to conduct a formal consultation. 'In the meantime, we will conduct ...

  7. Surprise witnesses give Stephen Gan alibi for night cabbie claims he was assaulted

    Posted Apr 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chandra Wong The man widely known as the Prince of White Flower Oil was partying at a wedding in Wan Chai on the night he was accused of molesting a taxi driver four years ago, the bride told a court yesterday. Denise Lau Sze-wai was testifying in Eastern Court at the trial of Stephen Gan Fock-wai, chief executive of Pak Fah Yeow International, the maker of traditional Chinese ...

  8. EOC chief faces 'gifts' inquiry

    Posted Oct 31st 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Ravina Shamdasani, Stella Lee

    ... 1996 and 2001, but said she was the only one living there at the time of the gift. Deputy Secretary for Home Affairs Stephen Fisher said the Home Affairs Bureau was taking the allegations very seriously and would seek an explanation from the EOC. Asked about calls for Mr Wong's resignation, Mr Fisher said the chief executive had appointed the chairman and any decision about ...

  9. One bite, two dogs, three court dates and several red faces

    Posted Sep 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Vines Woof Woof has finally been vindicated after an almost year-long, tortuous journey through the labyrinth of Hong Kong's mind-boggling bureaucracy. Readers with long ... It is of little comfort to know that others will also face nonsense of this kind; only a creeping sense of despair remains. Stephen Vines is a Hong Kong-based journalist and entrepreneur ...

  10. 'Murder' mystery: Officials removed

    Posted May 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Two senior officials have been suspended in Jinning county, Kunming, after a month-long probe into the mysterious disappearance of many young people. More than a dozen residents of the rural backwater have vanished, alarming the public and prompting the central government to send investigators. Many rumours about the reason ...




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