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  1. Drug test scheme will create more problems than it solves

    Posted Nov 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that their schoolmates will suspect their refusal would suggest they are abusing drugs. I also believe the scheme violates the privacy of teenagers. The scheme violates the principle of privacy, because ... at some point? There is no better way than education to fight against drug abuse. These drug tests send a message that the community does not trust the younger generation. What young people need ...

  2. End of the line

    Posted Mar 18th 2008, 12:00am

    ... But this abuse didn't take place on the mainland. The two women live in France. Their plight is outlined in a report compiled by the Geneva-based International Labour Organisation to highlight ... and abuse from the smugglers. 'They have this colossal debt and they have to work incredibly hard to pay it off and sometimes their family is threatened back home if they don't pay,' ...

  3. Woman 'felt indebted to superior who abused her'

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... was found in a Sha Tin hotel on October 27, 2010. Antipsychotic drugs were found on the bed. Ma said Wong sought her advice about whether events in a cinema involving 'a friend' could ...

  4. A force to be reckoned with

    Posted Jun 20th 2010, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... of comic relief- Dead Like You is a gripping yarn but by no means a prurient one. The book is also an informed work on a terrible form of abuse. 'I met the senior arresting officer who ... Team, and is writing and producing a video for schools warning teenage girls about the risks of date rape. Like the Rotherham case, there's a lengthy hiatus between crime sprees in Dead ...

  5. 'Culture' is no defence for abusing women

    Posted Aug 25th 2010, 12:00am by Karmel Schreyer

    ... the 50th anniversary of this legal and political battle. I still remember my mother's passion while explaining the case to me, and posing that question which sounded so odd to my teenage ears: ... in Iran, for example, Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani awaits execution for adultery. And there's Aisha, the Afghan teenager on a recent cover of Time. There's Alaina Podmorow, a Canadian ...

  6. Unlawfully wedded wives

    Posted Jul 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a few hours on the far side of the divide. But it would be three long, agonising years before Aba returned home. Like thousands of other teenage girls and young women from Myanmar, Aba had been ... is testament to that. Pretty, with a shy smile, she looks like a typical teenager, in jeans and a white T-shirt. But as she describes what happened to her, her quiet voice pausing frequently, ...

  7. Drug cases up, but violent crimes fall

    Posted Nov 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com The city's crime rate rose 1 per cent from a year earlier between January and the end of October. The biggest rises were in drug offences, theft ... though serious drug offences fell 7.8 per cent. Cases of theft rose by nearly 900, to 29,377. Cases of deception rose 18 per cent, to 4,977. Police also dealt with more cases of blackmail ...

  8. Doctor questions city's readiness for drug tests

    Posted Aug 13th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Celine Sun, Clifford Lo

    ... a centre that treat alcoholics and drug abusers in Aberdeen. A US-certified medical review officer, Dr Moran has carried out drug testing for several schools in Hong Kong. His clinic currently ... Celine Sun, Agnes Lam and Clifford Lo A doctor who conducts drug screening for English Schools Foundation schools has questioned whether the government is properly prepared and equipped ...

  9. Compromises render drug tests all but useless

    Posted Sep 07th 2009, 12:00am by Philip Yeung

    ... to fear, but those who stray will use every known tactic to dodge detection. Making the test programme entirely voluntary is self-defeating. What drug-abusing students would voluntarily step ... of their privacy, not to speak of acute embarrassment for all concerned? Drug-abusing students will no doubt be taught by their suppliers to take plenty of fluids to dilute their samples, while hair samples ...

  10. Talkback

    Posted Jul 31st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Do young drug abusers need more support? A 13-old-girl who was partying in a Mong Kok nightclub died after taking an overdose of the party drug ecstasy. In another incident, five Hong Kong students were arrested for drug-related offences. I think we need to look seriously at drug abuse by young people. One major problem is that most youngsters find it easy to get drugs if they want ...




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