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  1. Indonesia, HK move to tackle abuses of domestic workers at agencies

    Posted Aug 08th 2010, 12:00am by Michael Martin

    ... the Indonesian ministry of Manpower and Transmigration and the recruitment agencies,' Laode said. 'This is already is already known by parliamentarians like us. The Manpower Department ... in Indonesia. The Indonesian officials agreed to look into the matter,' a Security Bureau spokesman said. 'We are aware of the reports of alleged malpractices of the employment agencies ...

  2. US agencies help in fighting people smugglers

    Posted Dec 07th 2009, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford US law enforcement agencies have been training and sharing experiences with officers from Hong Kong's Immigration Department and police in the ongoing battle against people smugglers. Luis CdeBaca, director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, said the training took place over the past two months. The US enforcement agencies involved ...

  3. U.N. aid agency defends cuts for refugees in HK

    Posted Mar 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com The United Nations refugee body has defended its decision to slash payments to the 180 refugees living in Hong Kong by 80 per cent, saying it had no choice ... refugees with less flexibility but this is the system the government uses. It was essential for us that they got involved. 'It's only right that the government shares the burden ...

  4. 50 activists behind attempted National Day protest are freed

    Posted Oct 09th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Public security officials yesterday released more than 50 people who were detained after attempting to organise a National Day protest in Tiananmen Square against corrupt land planning ... ordinary resident], but that I hoped the government would abide by the law and stop cheating us.' More than 1,000 people tried to converge on the capital on October 1 to protest against ...

  5. 'Concerned' UN refugee agency asks Thais to explain boatpeople policy

    Posted Jan 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The United Nations' refugee agency has asked the Thai government to explain its policy towards boatpeople after the South China Morning Post revealed this week that the Thai army has been setting refugees from Myanmar adrift in unpowered boats in international waters. Kitty McKinsey, Asia spokeswoman for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner ...

  6. Applicants to live on handouts as agencies drag their heels

    Posted Nov 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of three years and a fine of HK$50,000. Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong said it would help stop criminal elements from bringing in illegal immigrants to work in the city. He said this would help safeguard job opportunities for local residents. Since a legal decision revealed a loophole that made it possible for amnesty seekers to work, law enforcement agencies have ...

  7. Minorities allege prejudice by officers

    Posted Apr 06th 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... they pick on us.' Unison campaign director Fermi Wong Wai-fun said the police should strengthen training of frontline police officers dealing with ethnic minorities, recruit ethnic minorities ...

  8. Fraudsters cost social security fund 1.7b yuan

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com A national audit has uncovered social security fund fraud involving 1.7 billion yuan (HK$2.09 billion) and more than 300 people. In a report released yesterday, the National Audit Office detailed how various governments misused the social security funds. Spending 595 million yuan on operating fees, 114 million yuan to balance official books ...

  9. Recruiting agencies put on watch list

    Posted Sep 29th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... and recruitment agencies on the list. 'The ball is in the court of the employers and the agencies if they want to take it up with us. We do not go out saying, 'Hey, you are on the watch ... domestic helpers, the Philippine consulate said it had placed a number of individuals and recruitment agencies on a watch list. Consul General Alejandrino Vicente said the individuals and agencies ...

  10. 7.1b yuan in social security funds misused

    Posted Jun 28th 2007, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... uncovered the misappropriation of 7.1 billion yuan of social security funds in investigations across the nation following last year's crackdown on graft in Shanghai. The government has also detained, charged and sentenced 94 officials, involved in 106 major criminal cases, while the party has disciplined another 177 following a national audit of their roles in misusing tens of billions ...




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