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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Import more workers to ease the labour crunch

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 04:21am by SCMP Editorial

    ... gate-keeping role over past decades. As long as vigilance is maintained, abuse should not be a problem. Whether the latest change can sufficiently meet industry needs should be closely monitored. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1463375/import-more-workers-ease-labour-crunch
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong can have zero tolerance for forced labour by domestic helpers

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 04:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... cases of alleged abuse of domestic helpers bear many hallmarks of forced labour, such as contractual deception, excessive agency fees leading to debt bondage and retention of passports. While ... helpers better legal protection than rival Asian markets. It should be enforced. While most employers are good, the city should not tolerate even one case of abuse. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1460446/hong-kong-can-have-zero-tolerance-forced-labour-domestic
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Legco must get its house in order to stop filibustering abuse

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 03:42am by SCMP Editorial

    ... seen as a weapon to block unpopular government initiatives, the tactic has been so abused by a few rebel lawmakers that it has become nothing more than a farce. The need for a change ... of concern. While the public clearly disapproves of such abuses, there is a need to defend a lawmaker's right to speak. Currently, the house rules do not restrict filibusters. Arguably ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1438106/legco-must-get-its-house-order-stop-filibustering-abuse
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Michelle Obama's China trip a success

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 04:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... there would be a focus on education and "people-to-people" exchanges. An endearing dose of family values was thrown in by her taking her mother and two teenage daughters with her. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1460451/michelle-obamas-china-trip-success
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Police guidelines on dealing with verbal abuse strike the right balance

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 03:59am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Guidelines strike the right balance Verbal abuse is to be frowned upon in any civilised society, even more so when it disrupts public order or hinders law enforcement. While ... aware of the social sentiments and have sensibly put the agenda aside. Instead, they seek to clarify how officers are to handle situations involving insults and abuses. Under the guidelines, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1435327/police-guidelines-dealing-verbal-abuse-strike-right-balance
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A ban on trans-fats is the way to go

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 04:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... is increased substantially as a result of trans-fat consumption. According to the US Food and Drug Administration, the proposed ban can prevent 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 deaths a year. It is good ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1458056/ban-trans-fats-way-go
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong's proposed drug testing plan needs full debate

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and their abuse. Despite that, though, the government's advisory body on the problem, The Action Committee Against Narcotics, contends its Rescue Drug Testing Scheme is necessary due to a belief ... for referral to social workers or health care professionals for counselling and treatment. Identifying drug abusers as early as possible, so that they can receive treatment, is a worthy government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1331827/hong-kongs-proposed-drug-testing-plan-needs-full-debate
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Antibiotics abuse is an increasing threat in China

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Antibiotics abuse increasing threat If penicillin was one of mankind's greatest discoveries, antibiotic-resistant bacteria poses one of its greatest health threats. Germs began developing resistance to the new life-saving class of drugs soon after penicillin was introduced in the 1940s. Science stayed one step ahead by producing new drugs, but could ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1300218/antibiotics-abuse-increasing-threat-china
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Maid-abuse case highlights the need to act

    Posted Jan 18th 2014, 12:12am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Action needed to stop maid abuse An international news magazine has headlined a reference to Indonesian maids as Hong Kong's modern-day slaves. This was prompted ... such abuse must be condemned in the strongest terms. Legal protections may be better in Hong Kong than in other markets for foreign domestic workers, but the case in point raises questions about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1408033/maid-abuse-case-highlights-need-act
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Police forces need global co-operation to defeat the drug barons

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 02:41am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Global reach to beat drug trade A massive anti-drugs operation that seized three tonnes of Ice- or crystal methamphetamine- from a single Guangdong village made headlines for three days in the new year. Within a week, a report in the Sunday Morning Post linking Hong Kong triads with one of Mexico's most powerful crime and drug syndicates made it look like ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1407201/police-forces-need-global-co-operation-defeat-drug-barons

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