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  1. Police can bolster fight against family violence

    Posted Jan 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong's latest crime figures. The trend that claimed most attention was a disturbing rise in family violence. Criminal domestic violence cases rose by 42.2 per cent, while other cases ... violence has come out of the closet since the Tin Shui Wai tragedy of 2004, when a frightened woman who had unsuccessfully sought police help was murdered by her husband, along with her children. ...

  2. Non-violence - The History of a Dangerous Idea

    Posted Nov 18th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Tim Cribb Non-violence - The History of a Dangerous Idea by Mark Kurlansky (with a foreword by the Dalai Lama) Vintage, HK$128 Avid readers will recall that Mark Kurlansky wrote ... to 'meet deadly violence with nonviolent resistance', arguing that 'the attacker expects resistance, and when there is none he loses his 'moral balance''. The attacker ...

  3. Family violence reports spiral as authorities awaken to issue

    Posted Aug 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng One spring night, Yang Yun finally dialled a domestic violence hotline in Shenzhen after sitting for hours on a rock on Dameisha beach. She told the operator she had gone ... Women's Federation received about 50,000 complaints concerning domestic violence in 2005 and 2006, the federation's deputy chairwoman, Mo Wenxiu, told Xinhua. She said complaints rose more ...

  4. Reverse burden of proof in domestic violence: legislator

    Posted Oct 09th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam and Agnes Lam The government has agreed to study a proposal aimed at reducing domestic violence cases- but the plan has been accused of hitting at the fundamental spirit ... procedure,' he said. 'But when cases of family violence are escalating by the day and lives are threatened at a pace at which the whole of Hong Kong is worried... we need innovative measures ...

  5. Cases of domestic violence double

    Posted Jun 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong The number of domestic violence cases more than doubled in the first four months this year compared with the same period in 2006, the police commissioner said yesterday. Tang ... 'crimes that the public are most concerned about, such as murder, burglary and robbery, are all on the decline'. 'So where does the increase come from? In domestic violence cases we see ...

  6. Domestic violence is a growing problem

    Posted Apr 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Recently, police chief Tang King-shing said the force has stepped up measures to address the issue of domestic violence, including assigning a special team to handle such cases. Domestic violence is becoming a serious problem in Hong Kong. Extreme cases can lead to tragedy. Life is very stressful in Hong Kong and many people do not know how to manage anger. Domestic violence can ...

  7. Domestic violence cases surge by 120pc

    Posted Apr 27th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Cases of domestic violence jumped 120 per cent in the first three months of this year, a surge attributed largely to victims being more willing to report incidents to police. ... 'Hong Kong is a secure and safe city.' Domestic violence cases rose to 1,780, from 807 in the first three months of last year. Mr Lee said victims were more likely to report incidents ...

  8. Cross-border marriages blamed for violence

    Posted Feb 01st 2007, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... of the drastic rise in domestic violence, prompting the Social Welfare Department to use a community-based reporting programme to tackle spouse abuse in high-risk areas. The department's latest ... cross-border couples were separated and lacked communication while the wives awaited permits to live in Hong Kong, exposing the families to violence when the women arrived. 'The wives are faced ...

  9. Petty dispute sparks wave of sectarian violence on Borneo

    Posted Dec 11th 2007, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... Fabio Scarpello in Denpasar A fight involving an ethnic Chinese man in the Indonesian province of West Kalimantan has triggered 24 hours of sectarian violence. Indonesia's Metro TV ... were also damaged. Further violence erupted after a separate, but related, argument took place in a cafe nearby. Police were forced to call in reinforcements to restore calm, with special ...

  10. Film ban hampers search for son

    Posted Feb 09th 2007, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... or attacked by Hindu activists opposed to a film they believe shows Gujarat in a bad light. Most owners are too frightened to say openly that they fear violence. 'The film is the work of people ...




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