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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Electors not deterred by violence fear

    Posted Nov 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung and Ng Kang-chung The threat of election violence failed to frighten off residents of two rural constituencies in Yuen Long who streamed to polling stations yesterday ... in hospital. There were fears that violence could break out during polling yesterday. But, with a heavy police presence, voting yesterday afternoon appeared to go smoothly at the 37 polling stations ...

  5. No place for intimidation and violence at the polls

    Posted Nov 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... passions and confrontations sometimes arise. There is always the danger of violence and mudslinging in elections everywhere. So far, this has not been a serious problem in Hong Kong. However, ... their own ranks. Our elections must remain free and fair if we are to embrace universal suffrage. Intimidation and violence have no place in Hong Kong politics. Everyone has a responsibility to make ...

  6. 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. ...

  7. Why non-violence has failed in Myanmar

    Posted Oct 09th 2007, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... democracy. The army slaughtered 3,000 of them in the streets of Yangon, and the protesters went very quiet. The emotion that non-violence works on is shame. Most people feel that murdering large ... of an era, however. In other places, against other repressive regimes, non-violence still has a reasonable chance of succeeding. But it never did work in Myanmar. Gwynne Dyer is a London-based ...

  8. Australian troops accused of violence against East Timorese

    Posted Oct 19th 2007, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... Fabio Scarpello in Denpasar East Timor's largest party, Fretilin, has demanded that local authorities investigate the conduct of Australian soldiers stationed in the country, some of whom have been accused of unnecessary violence against civilians. Fretilin parliamentarian Jose Texeira said the party had filed complaints with the Human Rights and Justice Department ...

  9. Myanmar must be told to stop the violence

    Posted Sep 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to suppression and violence. There is no place for such behaviour in the 21st century. Myanmar deserves better. ...

  10. Monks who fled violence pledge to unseat junta

    Posted Oct 05th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Meo

    ... Nick Meo in Mae Sot on the Thai-Burma border We will return, say those who escaped over Thai border Just over a week ago Vida was a simple monk who marched through the streets of Yangon because he believed a show of loving kindness would persuade the regi ...




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