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  1. Only 40pc willing to consent to drug tests

    Posted Sep 30th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Only 40 per cent of nearly 1,000 Tai Po secondary school pupils polled are willing to consent to the voluntary drug-testing scheme, a survey by a youth group has found. The Teenage Concern Group polled 978 pupils from Form One to Seven at 22 schools on the Tai Po drug test trial scheme this month. Questionnaires were distributed at youth centres and through pupil ...

  2. 10,000 object to proposed MTR route across island's south

    Posted Sep 24th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam More than 10,000 signatures opposing the MTR South Island Line's route had been submitted to the government when a two-month objection period on the link ended on Tuesday. The grievances will have to be considered before the project can move on to the next stage. A group of Southern District residents collected 4,000 signatures during a two-day street campaign that called ...

  3. Security guards to help identify young drug users

    Posted Jul 10th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Security guards at public housing estates will be trained to identify young drug abusers, as part of a youth concern group's campaign. The supervisor of the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, Gary Tang Leung-shun, said security guards in the Kwai Tsing district would be the first to receive training. 'Since empty flats and parks in public housing estates ...

  4. 'Revamp dole to help workers raise families'

    Posted Oct 17th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The government should consider revamping the social security system to help workers on minimum wages raise families, an employers' representative on the Labour Advisory Board has said. Chinese General Chamber of Commerce vice-chairman Ho Sai-chu said yesterday that a review was needed to ensure the planned minimum-wage law and the welfare system could fight ...

  5. Flight attendants demand end to enforced early retirement

    Posted Apr 15th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... About 30 Cathay Pacific Airways and Dragonair flight attendants staged a protest at Hong Kong's airport yesterday against company policies that force them to retire aged 45 or 55. They called on the government to draw up legislation to protect staff ...

  6. Beijing's attitude to aid groups praised

    Posted May 19th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Beijing has grown more flexible in managing foreign aid groups seeking access to disaster-hit areas, international relief groups say. Simon Wong, a Salvation Army spokesman, told RTHK's City Forum yesterday that the People's Liberation Army and the Sichuan authorities had offered to help relief workers reach victims in remote areas. 'The mainland authorities ...

  7. Safety more important than young cabin crew, poll finds

    Posted Apr 01st 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Association vice-chairwoman Angela Lam Suk-har, who is due to retire next year, said she was worried about the future. 'I have been in this field my whole life and I am still fit to work, ...

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    Exco chief Lam Woon-kwong's grand ambition: a call for grown-up policymaking

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung, Gary Cheung

    ... Leung Chun-ying can lay the foundations for solving some of the city's key problems if critics give him a chance, says Exco chief Lam Woon-kwong After 30 years in government service, Lam Woon-kwong still has one unfulfilled dream for Hong Kong - to help lay the foundations for the city to overcome its many social problems, from housing woes to the challenges of an ageing ...

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    Legco hopeful Lam Yi-lai sparks racism row over helpers' holidays

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am by Christy Choi

    ... Opportunities Commission. Lam Yi-lai, an independent candidate standing in the Kowloon West constituency, was cautioned by the commission after minority-rights group Unison filed a complaint last week. The commission says Lam and the government could be in breach of the Race Discrimination Ordinance for distributing offensive election pamphlets. The pamphlets suggest that for "Hongkongers' ...

  10. We polled on other officials, Stephen Lam admits

    Posted May 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... has commissioned an institution to collect public views on the 2011-12 budget and their response to some incidents in the community,' acting Chief Secretary Stephen Lam Sui-lung told the Legislative Council yesterday. 'The results were for government's internal reference only.' Asked if the CPU had previously conducted polls on whether an official should resign, Lam ...




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