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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. 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 ...

  3. '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 ...

  4. The Ministry of Special Cases

    Posted May 06th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Aires during the dirty war and the collapse of a marginalised Jewish family: Kaddish Poznan, his wife, Lillian, and their teenage son, Pato. 'After 52 years in that city, Kaddish's ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Doctor questions city's readiness for drug tests

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

    ... 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 provides a drug-screening service ... A doctor who conducts drug screening for English Schools Foundation schools has questioned whether the government is properly prepared and equipped to launch its pilot testing scheme ...

  8. Education at heart of SPCA's crusade in animal welfare

    Posted Feb 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... welfare, the use of drugs in raising livestock and poultry also posed risks to consumers' health. He hoped the city could learn from countries such as Denmark, where people demand only ...

  9. Slave trade is flourishing despite Hanoi's crackdown

    Posted Oct 13th 2005, 12:00am by David Marsh

    ... it is also still on the rise in Vietnam,' said a spokesman at the Hanoi branch of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime. Hanoi authorities announced this month that about 9,000 Vietnamese have been ... use a variety of means to corral their victims. Promises of good jobs and rich husbands are often enticing to poor, young Vietnamese women. In other cases they are simply drugged and thrown ...

  10. Children in the hands of danger

    Posted Jan 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the Hong Kong Committee for Unicef. Armed with knowledge, teenage girls become more aware of dangerous situations. In 2003, Unicef, the Sichuan government and non-profit organisations teamed up ...




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