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  1. Youth struggle with drug scourge

    Posted May 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... anything else' but the next fix. Researchers at Chinese University have found Nepalis have a bigger problem with drug abuse than do members of any other ethnic minority in the city. Drug abuse ... on heroin, according to the study, led by anthropology professor Maria Tam Siumi. 'Social and cultural issues have made Nepali youth more susceptible to drug abuse,' Tam said. 'The ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Letters

    Posted Jun 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... we've never met before. And, no, Mr Wergin, I never get sick. Keith McNab, Wan Chai Increase wages I used to think that education within the family was the best way to prevent teenage drug abuse. But this cannot be effective if parents are not good role models, especially if there are domestic problems. There may even be families where the parents are drug users. I do not deny ...

  4. Letters

    Posted Dec 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... but I do not think that will solve the problem of youth drug abuse. Students who know that they might fail the test if they have taken drugs can stay at home. Also the scheme would be unfair to students who do not take drugs, as they might also be forced to take a test. I do not believe this is an effective way to prevent teenagers from taking drugs. The money that would need to be spent ...

  5. Thais accused of abusing more Rohingya

    Posted Aug 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... boatpeople- a clandestine abuse that cost hundreds of lives and earned international condemnation when it was exposed. But in a series of interviews, Rohingya rescued in Indian waters have accused the Thai military of secretly reviving the policy this year. They have given detailed accounts of how they were abused by Thai soldiers before being towed out to sea in unpowered boats and set ...

  6. Calling the shots

    Posted Apr 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... David Eimer At a checkpoint outside Panghsang, in the mountains of eastern Myanmar, a teenage girl in an olive-green uniform decorated with distinctive United Wa State Army (UWSA) patches ... normal. Home to 600,000-odd people, it is a lawless region. Part of the notorious Golden Triangle, the source of most of Southeast Asia's illegal narcotics, it is a place of refuge for drug ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Asia moving away from the death penalty

    Posted Dec 01st 2012, 12:00am by MABEL AU

    ... in all parts of the world, including Asia. Malaysia has announced it will consider replacing the mandatory death penalty for drug offences with prison sentences. Most of the estimated 900 death-row prisoners have been sentenced for drug offences. Under Malaysian law, the death penalty is mandatory for murder and drug trafficking. Mandatory death sentences, which prevent judges using ...

  8. Four teenagers and their long road to freedom

    Posted Feb 07th 2004, 12:00am by Paul Moon, Paul Mooney

    ... Korean teenagers. In about an hour, the refugees hope to board a train bound for freedom. The plan is to make it past Chinese security into a foreign consulate in another city, where it's hoped security will not be as vigilant as in the capital. At the train station, we meet two other teenagers, accompanied by a foreign missionary and an ethnic Korean Christian from northeast ...

  9. News - China - CHINA DIGEST

    China digest, August 13

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... such as fraud, extortion and trafficking guns and drugs, the Beijing Morning Post reports. More than 200,000 pieces of information associated with the illicit actions were deleted. FUJIAN Child-loss ... courses began, according to an initial investigation by police, People.com.cn reports. Police said Zhan Guosheng sent a text message to a sister saying he was being abused by officials ...

  10. News - Asia

    Briefs, September 28, 2012

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... no executions last year, but has conducted seven this year. The ministry says 131 convicts are on Japan's death row. AP   Action urged against drug-resistant malaria HANOI- The World Health Organisation said governments in the Mekong region must act urgently to stop the spread of drug-resistant malaria, which has emerged in southern Vietnam and in southeastern Myanmar. Drug ...




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