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  1. Who said it?

    Posted Jun 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Do you know I am a People's Congress Deputy? Do you know we are world champions? Olympic champion speed skater and accused brawler Wang Meng It is indisputable that torture should not be used during interrogation. We ought to find out why there is such a belief among teachers Fung Wai-wah, HK Professional Teachers' Union chairman, shocked at poll results I accuse France 24 ...

  2. Torture 'acceptable' to many teachers

    Posted Jun 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Many of Hong Kong's liberal studies teachers find the use of torture acceptable in police investigations and believe social stability should come ... by the Quality Education Fund, interviewed more than 700 liberal studies teachers from 255 secondary schools last year. It found that 35 per cent of the teachers agreed that the use of torture by police ...

  3. Cautionary lesson in human rights

    Posted Jun 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... against torture and similar abuses, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political rights, which also rules out torture. The reason is that a survey of nearly 800 liberal studies teachers by the Institute of Education found that 35 per cent said it was acceptable for police to use torture to obtain evidence, while half said they were willing to give up personal liberties for social ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    HKU professor points to bias against rule of law among liberal arts teachers

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... whether it was unacceptable to use torture to obtain evidence. "I feel a little bit disappointed [about these biased perceptions]," Tai said. Legislator Ip Kin-yuen, a lawmaker who ...

  5. Teachers 'need vital training on rule of law'

    Posted Jun 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... than a third of the 791 teachers said they thought police should be allowed to torture suspects during interrogations. And nearly half of the respondents believed they were not capable ... in judgment. In addition, 35 per cent said torture should be allowed during police interrogations, and 52 per cent said law enforcers should be able to intercept people's correspondence during ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Is maths necessary? Well, up to a point

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... schools and universities. This is, I am sure, a universal question asked by many mathematically tortured students throughout the ages. As adults, many of us have the answer- no, algebra is mostly ...

  7. Rights expert condemns city

    Posted Dec 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on which the Court of First Instance early this month found the city in breach of its international obligations towards asylum seekers fearing torture if sent home. The Immigration Department said it was reviewing the judgment. Hong Kong has been criticised for its assessment of those claiming protection after having been tortured in their home countries. Of about 200 claims that have gone through ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Jun 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the Hong Kong Professional Teachers' Union, says, in response to finding out that many liberal studies teachers find torture acceptable, that it was 'indisputable that torture should not be used during interrogation' ('Torture 'acceptable' to many teachers', June 9). 'We should find out why there is such a belief among teachers,' he says. ...

  9. The Lucifer Effect

    Posted Mar 29th 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan The Lucifer Effect by Philip Zimbardo Rider, HK$144 In 2004, when images swept television screens of American soldiers humiliating and torturing Abu Ghraib captives, Philip Zimbardo froze. He heard Joint Chiefs of Staff General Richard Myers assure the world that only a few 'bad apples' were behind the isolated incidents. But Zimbardo, a psychologist, ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, November 26, 2012

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... the latest one involving the torture of a cat at a public housing estate in Kwun Tong. It is depressing to know that some people would derive pleasure from making an animal suffer. You do get a lot ...




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