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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLICING

    First South Asian woman police recruit starts work in Yuen Long

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... a new multi-cultural dawn or is simply window dressing. Hong Kong-born Heina Rizwan Mohammad will work as a police constable in Yuen Long, a district with a mix of locals and members of ethnic ... grandfather was once a policeman. Last year, the force recruited police officer Faisal Abdul, who is of mixed Pakistani and Chinese heritage, to patrol in Yuen Long. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1022848/first-south-asian-woman-police-recruit-starts-work-yuen-long
  2. Yuen Long has youngest population, study finds

    Posted Feb 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Yuen Long has the largest ratio of people aged below 15 in its population, while Wong Tai Sin has the largest proportion of people aged 65 and over, according to the by-census. ... growing nearly 125 per cent from 57,000 in 1996 to 127,000 last year. Yuen Long district councillor Cheung Yin-tung said he was not surprised to learn that 18 per cent of his district's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/582607/yuen-long-has-youngest-population-study-finds
  3. Voices of protest- some of the diverse groups that turned out

    Posted Jul 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... should make an effort to improve driving. Tso Tat-ming, of the Tsoi Yuen Tsuen Concern Group Villagers will be forced to move from Tsoi Yuen Tsuen in Yuen Long to make way ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/685518/voices-protest-some-diverse-groups-turned-out
  4. In Brief

    Posted Jun 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Attempted suicide case A woman, 37, was found lying on the floor of her bedroom by her neighbour in Shui Chiu San Village on Tai Tong Road in Yuen Long just before midnight on Sunday. Burnt charcoal was found in her room. She was admitted to Pok Oi Hospital and the case has been classified as an attempted suicide. Website for social enterprises The Home Affairs Department ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/642714/brief
  5. Ethnic minorities in schools plea

    Posted May 24th 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun, Will Clem

    ... It is estimated that there are around 15,000 South Asian students in the New Territories, aged between six and 15. Of these, 1,000 live in Yuen Long. Yuen Long district councillor Johnny Mak Ip-sing said ... Celine Sun and Will Clem The government has been urged to broaden access to English-medium education in primary and secondary schools for students from ethnic minority families in Yuen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/594069/ethnic-minorities-schools-plea
  6. Police enlist minorities to counter rise in crimes

    Posted Jun 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... initiative, known as Project Connect, is seeking to build upon success in Yuen Long which has bucked the citywide trend. Arrests of ethnic minorities fell to 345 last year from 377 in 2010 even though ... Wong Wai-shun, the Yuen Long police community relations officer who is overseeing the project, said it is helping improve communications between community members of all races and the police ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1004314/police-enlist-minorities-counter-rise-crimes
  7. Rail protesters seek funding ban

    Posted Nov 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Activists and Tsoi Yuen Tsuen villagers have asked lawmakers to block funding for the HK$65 billion express rail link to Guangzhou, which will see their homes razed. About 70 members of the 'Stop Express Rail Funding Coalition'- villagers from Tsoi Yuen Tsuen in Shek Kong and members of 23 social, political and cultural groups- walked from Causeway Bay ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/699143/rail-protesters-seek-funding-ban
  8. Journey of opportunity for teens

    Posted Apr 11th 2009, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... Wong Yat-hei A group of underprivileged students from Tin Shui Wai took part in a one-day programme aimed at broadening their horizons and inspiring them to think about their education and career opportunities. They had a chance to visit four companies wh ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/676435/journey-opportunity-teens
  9. Few young job-seekers use service

    Posted Jan 07th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee The Labour Department has been urged to step up promotion of its employment service after a survey found only 21 per cent of job seekers aged between 15 and 30 had used it. The Youth Concern Group of the Confederation of Trade Unions polled 311 people in Tuen Mun, Yuen Long and Tin Shui Wai between July and November. About half said they found the department's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/621966/few-young-job-seekers-use-service
  10. Call for action after family of 23 found in hut

    Posted Sep 01st 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... benefit schemes. Lee Fung-yam, 71, used to live alone in a brick house in Sheung Cheuk Yuen village, Yuen Long, but he now shares it with 22 others after his wife, children, in-laws ... requirement, the Lees do not qualify for public housing. Sze Lai-shan, of the Society for Community Organisation, said the residency rule was to blame. '[Seven years] is a long wait,' Ms Sze ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/606203/call-action-after-family-23-found-hut

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