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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    World must unite to save Iraq from imploding

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 03:13am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial World must unite to rescue Iraq Embattled Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is counting on the US to help repel Sunni Muslim insurgents carving up his country. The disaster of the American-led invasion in 2003 makes that unlikely and the best he can hope for is advice and limited military support. But it is not for the US or any other foreign government ...

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    MPF revamp vital to restore confidence of workers

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 03:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... than HK$500 billion. A slight curb in fees will mean big cuts for service providers. Resistance is to be expected. But it is in the industry's own interest to revamp and regain customer ...

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    For Hongkongers, British National (Overseas) passport not worth the hassle

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 05:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... services. It was a cost-saving measure that has upset the travel plans of many. Applicants can supply copies if a document is needed urgently, or apply for its early return. But it remains ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Step up the campaign against sexual harassment

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 05:05am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Council that will close a gap in the law. At the urging of the Equal Opportunities Commission, sexual harassment by customers of services and goods providers, from flight attendants to waiters, ... to redesign their uniforms, which they said were too revealing and could provoke harassment. The new law is welcome. Service providers may be expected to put up with a lot, such as rudeness, ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Give investors choice on shareholding structures as long as rules are transparent

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 05:05am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Transparency the key for investors When e-commerce giant Alibaba abandoned Hong Kong to launch its massive initial public offering in New York, the city's financial leaders found themselves in an unenviable position as critics looked for a scapegoat. As such it is not difficult to interpret the latest proposals by the Financial Services Development Council ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing now needs to invest more on raising quality of life

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:50am by SCMP Editorial

    ... health care services. ...

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    Compulsory care for high-risk mental patients should be re-examined

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:50am by SCMP Editorial

    ... As a result he or she might overlook or underestimate an illness. Mental health must compete with other community services for a share of taxpayer funding. But the government should consider a recent call from the Hong Kong Mental Health Council to set up a commission to manage long-term patients, who can be neglected under a policy that focuses on medical services. Council convenor Dr Chan ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Make way for cyclists on roads

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:19am by SCMP Editorial

    ... bicycles for their benefits, authorities here continue to largely think of them in terms of sport or recreation, the basis for the networks of cycling paths around Sha Tin and Tai Po. The lack ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Exemption from jury service should be the exception rather than the rule

    Posted May 29th 2014, 04:32am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Jury service a duty for all Democracy is said to be the worst form of government except for all the others tried from time to time. Defenders of the jury system of justice ... are therefore less likely to be heard by uneducated jurors. But it also means prospective jurors are more likely to be exempt from service by occupation or to have an excuse not to serve. This is good ...

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    Take shackles off legal gambling

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:12am by SCMP Editorial

    ... The government has granted the Jockey Club a highly regulated monopoly over betting on horses, the Mark Six lottery and, more recently, soccer, in return for heavy taxes that make it the biggest source ... of soccer betting until 11 years ago. Arguably, however, it is a bad deal for the community and it just keeps getting worse. Jockey Club experts say a study of sports betting patterns since soccer ...




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