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  1. No one came to us about drug tests: privacy body

    Posted Aug 08th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... for Justice Wong Yan-lung, who leads the government's Task Force on Youth Drug Abuse, said yesterday he noted the privacy issue. He said the tests would be conducted with parental consent ... scheme because under-18s had no right to refuse to sign the consent form for drug testing. Kong Kwai-sang, convenor of Youth Union, said this meant teenagers under 18 had no right to protect ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/689162/no-one-came-us-about-drug-tests-privacy-body
  2. Catholics say drug tests will stigmatise students

    Posted Aug 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The Catholic Church has warned that the government's plan for random voluntary drug testing in schools risks stigmatising the teenagers who are chosen. Vicar general ... Church and other groups have other thoughts, we would like to listen to them. We hope they can offer advice on other efficient ways to help tackle drug abuse among the young,' Mr Chen said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/688643/catholics-say-drug-tests-will-stigmatise-students
  3. Welfare chief queries police role in drug tests

    Posted Aug 14th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... the problem of youth drug abuse was more pressing than that of infectious diseases as it had the potential to destroy normal lives. He said the administration would allocate more resources ... Agnes Lam, Martin Wong and Fanny W. Y. Fung The social welfare chief has expressed reservations about involving the police in the voluntary drug-testing scheme, saying pupils should ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/689658/welfare-chief-queries-police-role-drug-tests
  4. Boy, 14, dies after drinking methadone at his aunt's flat

    Posted Dec 20th 2008, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Martin Wong

    ... on the drug, which is highly regulated by the Health Department and used at clinics to treat addicts. The 37-year-old woman called police at about 7.45am when the boy collapsed inside her home at Yat Kwai House, on the Kwai Chung Estate in Kwai Chung. Ambulancemen took the unconscious teenager to Yan Chai Hospital, where he was declared dead an hour later. Police arrested the boy's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/664448/boy-14-dies-after-drinking-methadone-his-aunts-flat
  5. Government urged to review child abuse ordinances

    Posted Nov 20th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... problems. Lui said the group was concerned about the growing number of teenaged sexual abusers, with about a quarter of suspected offenders aged between 10 and 17. 'The government should ... Martin Wong A welfare group that has been combatting child abuse for three decades has accused the government of lacking the willpower to tackle the problem at its root by reviewing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/698886/government-urged-review-child-abuse-ordinances
  6. Backlash result of government being short-sighted, analysts say

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

    ...-testing scheme in schools, political analysts say. When Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen announced in the Legislative Council on July 7 that he would take the lead in the battle against drug abuse ... the head of the Catholic diocese in Hong Kong expressed his concerns. Bishop John Tong Hon said that while the church supported the government's campaign against drug abuse, it had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/689515/backlash-result-government-being-short-sighted-analysts-say
  7. Police seek society's help on drugs

    Posted Jul 30th 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan, Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong and Adrian Wan The number of young people arrested for serious drug offences in the first half of this year has increased, amid growing concern over worsening drug abuse ... on staying positive. 'I understand the drug abuse issue is ravaging our city, but there surely are ways to get over it,' he said. Mr Kwok, who is an avid runner, told them exercise ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/688331/police-seek-societys-help-drugs
  8. Police to be told if pupil tests positive for drugs

    Posted Aug 07th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... a drug-abuse history. There is no guarantee that the students will not be prosecuted later,' Mr Kong said. Daniel Yuen Kwok-hing, chairman of the Tai Po Federation of Parent-Teacher Associations, ... Agnes Lam and Martin Wong Police will be told if students test positive for drugs under a voluntary trial to be launched in Tai Po next month, although the students will not be expelled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/689055/police-be-told-if-pupil-tests-positive-drugs
  9. Department asked to explain welfare for drug school pupils

    Posted Aug 21st 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... they have no income and no assets. So they can pass the means test,' he said. 'CSSA is also given to a young drug abuser admitted to the college if the family has a very bad relationship ... Agnes Lam and Martin Wong The Social Welfare Department was asked yesterday to explain how most students at a controversy-plagued drug rehabilitation school were able to have their school ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690297/department-asked-explain-welfare-drug-school-pupils
  10. Debate on school drug tests puts operation of rehabilitation college firmly in spotlight

    Posted Aug 20th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong and Agnes Lam The government should keep a close eye on the Christian Zheng Sheng College as it has become a pivottal issue of the anti-drug campaign led by Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, political analysts say. 'The college is now a brand name for its effectiveness in helping young drug abusers. There is a very close relationship between the government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690172/debate-school-drug-tests-puts-operation-rehabilitation-college-firmly-spotlight

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