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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Maid employment agency run by US sex offender under investigation in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 12:17pm by Phila Siu

    ... agency run by U.S. sex offender An employment agency run by a US-registered sex offender and former fugitive who says he can arrange for foreign domestic helpers in Hong Kong to work as hotel ... agencies or "sold to Russia as prostitutes". Asked how he financed the business, he said: "I have got a friend in Beverly Hills [who] is worth US$60 million." He said he started ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1529155/maid-agency-run-us-sex-offender-investigation-hong-kong-steve-austin-conway
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Tamar's protest square stays behind hoardings

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:22am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... It was due to be finished by the end of this month but a government spokesman said yesterday it had been delayed by bad weather. It comes ahead of planned protests over the National People's ... Square" by protesters, was previously open to the public and has been the stage for mass protests and sit-ins in recent years- including the anti-national education rallies in 2012 and last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581532/tamars-protest-square-stays-behind-hoardings
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    Alias hid fugitive past of American linked to agency at centre of probe

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 12:51pm by Phila Siu

    ... Association of America Limited, which is registered in Hong Kong as an employment agency supervised by the Labour Department. He is the same person the US State Department calls Bagley. "US ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Ex-fugitive using alias on website The American boss of a maid employment agency that is under government scrutiny has admitted he goes by two names. On his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1529176/alias-hid-fugitive-past-american-linked-agency-centre-probe
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    For older workers seeking stability, a small pension is better than nothing

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com For some seeking stability, small pension beats none At 58 years old, security guard Yu Mei-wan is just a few years away from qualifying for proposed monthly universal pension payments after decades of working without any social security benefits from the government. Yu is not particularly thrilled at the HK$3,000 payouts recommended ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578672/older-workers-seeking-stability-small-pension-better-nothing
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'Terrorist whisperer' Noor Huda Ismail helps rehabilitate Islamic militants

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 04:52am by Lana Lam

    ... spent the past 10 years studying why people get involved in political violence. In 2005, Ismail won a scholarship to study international security at St Andrew's University in Scotland, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580206/terrorist-whisperer-noor-huda-ismail-helps-rehabilitate-islamic
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Proposed HK$3,000-a-month pension 'could be cut in tough economic times'

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 12:35pm by Phila Siu

    ... could be lowered. "After [severe acute respiratory syndrome] hit Hong Kong [in 2003], the government recorded fiscal deficits for six years," he said. "Different social security schemes, including Comprehensive Social Security Assistance, were slashed by 13 per cent. And the public accepted it." On criticism of why the proposal encompassed the city's rich, Chow ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578366/proposed-hk3000-monthly-pension-could-be-lowered-tough-economic-times
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Pink sees red as Mr Gay Hong Kong pageant turns ugly in sponsorship row

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:16am by Simon Parry

    ... the contest's name in promotional material. "If I was to use it and put it on our materials or branding and it's not actually registered at all … it puts us in a bit of a position," he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1575118/pink-sees-red-mr-gay-hong-kong-pageant-turns-ugly-sponsorship-row
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    PMQ accused of not opening its space to the community

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 05:28am by Ada Lee

    ... asked if we could hold a carnival for Christmas then, but they said all slots in the year were taken," she said. "I feel like they don't really welcome organisations like us ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1568557/pmq-accused-not-opening-its-space-community
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Welfare benefits not enough for rent

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 04:09am by CALVIN LIU

    ... bad, my home is terrible," said Yeung Suan, 56, a tenant living on Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA). "I just can't sleep. Every time I sleep, the bugs wake me up ... shopping malls, convenience stores and restaurants. "I wish the government would increase subsidies for people like us," said Yeung, adding that he had suffered from heat stroke in past ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1559264/welfare-benefits-not-enough-rent
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'I don't see a good future for Hong Kong': Elderly lament loss of the city they once knew

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:42am by Emily Tsang

    ... is being run. "Beijing has meddled too much in local affairs, which is scaring us," says Tam. "I do not want to see the society that we've worked so hard to build become ... ahead of us. It is lucky that we do not have any children, or we may have to worry about their future in Hong Kong," said Lai. "But you should know that there is no way Hongkongers can ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1558314/elderly-hongkongers-see-only-trouble-ahead-their-hometown

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