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

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

    ... International Editor Ian Young Army head denies torture, but avoids key accusation Thailand's army commander in chief said yesterday that Rohingya refugees 'have not been 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. ...

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    Public outcry after son moves mother into pigsty

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Spotlight thrust on conditions for elderly after mother found living with her son's 200kg sow Mum kept in pigsty ignites outcry online The revelation that a Lianyungang farmer kept his 100-year-old mother in a pigsty for two years has added fuel to the debate of conditions facing the elderly. The farmer, Chen Shoutian, became the target ...

  3. So far, so modest in fight for equal opportunities

    Posted Feb 20th 2009, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines Presumably no one was supposed to read it, which explains why the Equal Opportunities Commission's (EOC) recently published annual report for 2007-08 (yes, it took them ... working in the human rights arena but the reality is that it prefers to have the form of commitment without any substance. The EOC is a perfect empty vessel. Stephen Vines is a Hong Kong-based ...

  4. Mainlanders rally behind Hong Kong's freedoms

    Posted Dec 19th 2008, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines There was good news recently for anyone in Hong Kong who believes in the 'one country, two systems' concept, which is supposed to underline the functioning ... well in the international business community, a point that is worth noting. Stephen Vines is a Hong Kong-based journalist and entrepreneur ...

  5. Welfare-averse mindset is morally bankrupt

    Posted Feb 12th 2008, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines One of Hong Kong's greatest political taboos is the so-called 'free lunch' syndrome. The ruling elite and their allies pride themselves on resisting anything ... to protect its most vulnerable citizens; if ideologues have a problem with that, tough. Stephen Vines is a Hong Kong-based journalist and entrepreneur ...

  6. Collective punishment the Hong Kong way

    Posted Oct 12th 2007, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines Collective punishment is rightly regarded as abhorrent by believers in the rule of law, who intensely dislike the notion that the guilty and innocent should be swept together ... it be that they have committed one of Hong Kong's most serious offences? I'm afraid they must plead guilty, because no one can deny that these people are poor. Stephen Vines is a Hong Kong-based ...

  7. HK health chief helped expand horizons in sport for the disabled

    Posted Sep 01st 2008, 12:00am by Anneliese O'Young, Prudence Lui

    ... Prudence Lui and Anneliese O'Young As a doctor and sports fan, Hong Kong health chief York Chow Yat-ngok has seen first-hand how disabled people grow more confident and proud once they begin to compete in sport. This inspired him to help expand the number of sports the disabled could consider taking up, so people with severe physical afflictions were not shut out. 'I have ...

  8. Organisers go flat out to adapt Sha Tin racecourse for equestrian Paralympics

    Posted Sep 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Anneliese O'Young, Prudence Lui

    ... Prudence Lui and Anneliese O'Young Transforming Sha Tin racecourse, the Olympic equestrian venue, for the Paralympics is taking every minute of the fortnight between the two competitions, but the equestrian Paralympics chief has nothing but praise for the job that is being done. Seventy-three athletes will use 72 horses, with one horse shared. The arena for spectators ...

  9. HK rider hopes to disprove doubters

    Posted Sep 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Anneliese O'Young, Prudence Lui

    ... Anneliese O'Young and Prudence Lui Cerebral palsy sufferer confident in dressage A twinkle comes to Nelson Yip Siu-hong's eye when he hears the words 'you can't'. He has had cerebral palsy since he was one year old, but all his life he has believed in hard work, faith and an indomitable will to triumph. From a humble background he graduated from ...

  10. Volunteer coaches work with a passion

    Posted Sep 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Anneliese O'Young, Prudence Lui

    ... Prudence Lui and Anneliese O'Young Unsung heroes help the disabled to succeed Coaching athletes with various levels of disability requires patience, tolerance and imagination. Behind the 21 Hong Kong Paralympians is a platoon of unsung heroes who help build up athletes' physical and mental strength while nurturing their potential to achieve and succeed. The Hong Kong ...




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