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  1. Deluge has Observatory gushing

    Posted Jun 08th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... 'It's very exciting,' said Observatory senior scientific officer Mok Hing-yim. 'Here at the Observatory we have broken the record for the most hourly rainfall since records began ... hovering off the coast of southern China, drawing in moist, warm air for the past few days. 'This morning an intense rainstorm formed virtually right over Hong Kong. It developed very quickly, ...

  2. Human rights awards for Post writers and lensmen

    Posted Mar 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The South China Morning Post was honoured five times at the annual Human Rights Press Awards - the only Hong Kong-based newspaper singled out by competition judges. Didi Kirsten Tatlow ... - first published in the Sunday Morning Post. Post editor C.K. Lau said he was pleased that such 'outstanding' work exposing violations of human rights had won recognition. The 12th ...

  3. The bizarre fall from grace of a human rights hero

    Posted Nov 09th 2008, 12:00am by Billy Adams

    ... of Marcus Einfeld is trumped only by the farcical events that led to it. The renowned former judge and human rights campaigner once helped spread the rule of law in some of the planet's most ... left his post as founding head of Australia's human rights watchdog after being accused of twice claiming compensation for the same lost overcoat. A PhD came from an American university ...

  4. Human rights case over article angers free-speech fans

    Posted Jun 09th 2008, 12:00am by Petti Fong

    ... Petti Fong Vancouver Human rights cases are normally low-key, sedate affairs in Canada. They take place with little notice or fanfare in small boardrooms, and the issues are mostly personal grievances between individuals. But bigger stakes were being wagered at a human rights tribunal last week in Vancouver, with issues of Canadian identity, freedom of speech ...

  5. 'What's wearing a bikini got to do with Tibet or human rights?'

    Posted May 11th 2008, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... the focus was just on her and her boyfriend, Australian musician Nick Brazel, 27. 'I don't see how me wearing a bikini has anything to do with Tibet or human rights,' she said. ...

  6. Freed journalist decries 'arbitrary' jailing of human rights activist

    Posted Apr 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Wu Hong Kong journalist Ching Cheong has criticised the recent jailing of human rights activist Hu Jia on the mainland, saying that a civilised nation should not arbitrarily suppress ... the event, Ching said it revealed the nation's weakness. 'It shows that people in China cannot enjoy human rights under the rule of the Communist Party,' he said. 'It ...

  7. Blow for human rights education after group disbanded

    Posted Jan 13th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron, Mimi Lau

    ... Liz Heron and Mimi Lau Plans to revamp a human-rights public education programme have been put on hold after the group charged with the task was disbanded. Members of the Human Rights Education Working Group were notified on Wednesday that their services were no longer required. A survey of public awareness of human rights, commissioned by the working group more than a year ago, ...

  8. letters

    Posted Feb 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... observatory Before my visit to the Hong Kong Observatory, I thought their job was just to report on the weather to the local public. However a visit really changed my mind. Observatory is there not only for reporting the local weather, but it also provides important climate information to planes and ships. Although it is situated at Tsim Sha Tsui, the observatory is quite and tranquil. ...

  9. Beijing tells of 'historic strides'

    Posted Dec 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The mainland has made 'historic developments in human rights', a senior official of the State Council's Information Office has said. 'The Communist Party and the Chinese government have ... made arduous efforts to strengthen and protect human rights and have created a human rights development path with Chinese characteristics,' director Wang Chen told ...

  10. Human leg found in sea off Lamma

    Posted Aug 06th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Marine police have launched an investigation after a right leg was found floating in the sea off Lamma Island yesterday. The limb was found in waters off Tai Wan To on Lamma by a male villager, surnamed Chan, shortly after noon. The 50-year-old called police. Marine officers searched the area but found no other human body parts, a police spokesman said. Officers from ...




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