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  1. Mystery over reports of bugging devices at Government House

    Posted Jun 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Mystery surrounds reports that listening devices were found in Government House during recent renovation work. Sources said all government facilities, including Government House and the Central Government Offices, had been swept for bugs in ...

  2. Covert surveillance not confined to security forces

    Posted Aug 16th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani Departments other than the police, immigration and customs may apply to conduct covert surveillance under the new executive order if the required internal guidelines ... regulating secret surveillance that the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department had to carry out hidden surveillance on illegal abattoirs and barbecued pork workshops. 'Under some ...

  3. Bar association censures chief executive over surveillance order

    Posted Aug 09th 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung The Bar Association last night accused the chief executive of overstepping his powers by issuing a constitutionally dubious executive order on covert surveillance ... consistent with it by virtue of it being made the subject of an executive order.' The association said it believed Mr Tsang did not have the power to authorise covert surveillance when ...

  4. Anger at secrecy over surveillance

    Posted Oct 05th 2005, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan Heated exchange between legislators and security chief The government was told to come clean on its covert surveillance practices during a heated exchange with democrats ... the chief executive issued a rare executive order regulating covert surveillance by law-enforcement officials. The order came after evidence gathered by the Independent Commission Against Corruption ...

  5. Judge backs review over surveillance

    Posted Nov 08th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Government's bid for adjournment is turned down Covert surveillance has such a profound impact on individual rights that a judicial review into an executive order ... by the government to adjourn the review until after new legislation governing covert surveillance has been introduced and passed by the Legislative Council, probably by July next year. The review has been ...

  6. Chief executive lays down rules for use of covert surveillance techniques

    Posted Aug 06th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani The chief executive yesterday issued a rare executive order to regulate the use of covert surveillance by law enforcement authorities, a month after the District Court ... taping deprived them of the right to a fair trial. The Law Enforcement (Covert Surveillance Procedures) Order, gazetted yesterday and taking effect today, stipulates interim measures 'to ...

  7. Better backyard surveillance of H5N1 needed, says WHO officer

    Posted Dec 08th 2005, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... village. Henk Bekedam, the World Health Organisation's China representative, called for a community-level surveillance system to be introduced as three of the four confirmed human cases ... cases so far, they were not forewarned by an avian influenza outbreak in the [immediate area],' Dr Bekedam said. 'The challenge is to have a community surveillance system in place ...

  8. ?Long hair? plans to challenge executive order over covert surveillance

    Posted Aug 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yam-kuen to regulate covert surveillance. Mr Leung?s challenge comes after Mr Tsang issued what the government has described as an interim measure to regulate clandestine operations before legislation is passed. The Security Bureau planned to push forward with proposals on covert surveillance legislation in the first half of the coming legislative year, which starts in October. But some ...

  9. Rafael Hui backs order on covert surveillance

    Posted Aug 10th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... on covert surveillance issued by the chief executive last week, as criticism of the measure intensified. Responding to a Bar Association's statement on Monday referring to the order ... surveillance has long existed in common law, but now the courts have come out with such viewpoints and judgments, so we have to consider how to investigate cases on a stronger legal basis.' In two ...

  10. WWF calls for increased surveillance of wild birds

    Posted Jul 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... JESSIE HUI WWF Hong Kong has urged for more intensive surveillance of wild birds at Mai Po natural reserve to prevent bird flu. The conservation group's call came after the latest ... found to have H5N1. But WWF has still recognised a need for more intensive surveillance in the coming months. Any dead birds found at Mai Po are sent to veterinary doctors for an autopsy ...




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