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  1. letters

    Posted Oct 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... do all we can to protect it. Johnnie Ho Chun-ting We must do more to stop drug abuse Drug abuse is getting more common in Hong Kong. There have been disturbing reports about the underground ... with the problem. But more needs to be done. We can educate youngsters about the dangers of drug abuse. I believe the government should also impose harsher penalties on drug users. That may deter many young ...

  2. letters

    Posted Mar 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... find happiness if we are not satisfied with what we have. Katie Leung, Leung Shek Chee College Teen drug abuse is everyone's problem According to recent news reports, the number of young drug addicts in Hong Kong is increasingly rapidly. In my opinion, most teenagers who take drugs do so because of loneliness, parental or peer pressure, stress due to exams, and relationship ...

  3. Teacher admits sex-abuse videos

    Posted May 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of children being sexually abused. Brian Stern, 34, who taught science and maths to 13- to 14-year-olds at the Hong Kong Academy (HKA) in Kennedy Town during the 2008-09 academic year, has confessed ... to 15-year-old teenage boys'. When federal agents swooped on his home in Montclair, New Jersey, Stern tried to remove and destroy his laptop's hard drive, according to court documents. ...

  4. Talkback

    Posted Oct 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on what they can learn. Ingrid Wong, Hung Hom How should we tackle teenage drug abuse? An increasing number of teenagers are addicted to drugs and this affects the crime rate in Hong Kong. ... the message across to youngsters. It should also be taking action against the drug dealers. The penalties should be increased against people found guilty of selling drugs to teenagers. More ...

  5. letters

    Posted Apr 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... that I must treasure my parents. Tom Chan, Tsuen Wan Public Ho Chuen Yiu Memorial College Pop idols should set positive example Pop idols are now a part of most teenagers' lives and there are differing views on whether this is good or bad. Idols can be good role models for teens, but they might also have some bad habits, such as smoking or drug abuse. It is up to the celebrities to send ...

  6. Talkback

    Posted Oct 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the interests of the taxi drivers. Tiffany Chan Chung-tak, Quarry Bay How should we tackle teenage drug abuse? I disagree with some of the points made by Elaine Tsoi (Talkback, October 15) on this issue. First of all, I do believe that the government has done enough to make teenagers aware of the dangers of taking drugs. I heard warnings about the damage drugs can do from primary school ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Aug 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by the government can help solve the problem. They may deter some teenagers from taking drugs. However, the scheme may make things worse. Some students might simply leave home and join the triads so they can continue to take drugs. Doubts have also been raised about the effectiveness of the test, with the possibility that students who are drug abusers might get pupils who do not have a habit ...

  8. Drug dealers use mainland as base

    Posted Aug 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... places makes them difficult to intercept.' Until recently, ketamine was the most commonly abused drug in Hong Kong, but its popularity has plunged, even though police still seized about ... Benjamin Wong Drug dealers have shifted their operations to the more profitable mainland market and relegated Hong Kong into a secondary one, the outgoing chief for the police anti-drugs ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Sep 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is not strictly prohibited there will be greater conflict in society and the drug abuse problem will get worse. People have talked about the right to privacy. However, some teenagers nowadays exploit ... scheme The drug-testing scheme in schools has come in for some heavy criticism. Some critics talked about invasion of privacy. However, we should be clear that drug abuse is a serious problem ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Jan 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the requirement for a third runway in the future. Alex J. Douglas, The Peak Drug test needs careful handling Drug abuse among Hong Kong teenagers is an alarming problem. There have been calls to allow ... potential drug abusers in schools and may deter drug abuse, there are some issues that need to be addressed. The policy may be disruptive not just for students but also for teachers. There would ...




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