• Wed
  • Sep 17, 2014
  • Updated: 6:09am

Administrative Law

Police blame inspector

A police inspector's error of judgment led to a reporter being hauled away after firing a question at President Hu Jintao about the Tiananmen crackdown, the police force said.

Thursday, 5 July, 2012, 12:00am

'Social stability should be key in demolition cases'

The country's top court has stressed the need to consider potential impacts on social stability before demolition requests are granted.

11 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Police force eyes Gen Y

The Hong Kong Police (HKP) will recruit 180 probation inspectors and 890 police constables in its 2012-13 continuous recruitment exercise. Within these two job brackets, the force offers a wide range of exciting careers in different fields, including working in airport security, marine, traffic and crime divisions.

25 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Four options to end abuse of tourists

Proposals for better regulation of the tourism industry to curb abuses such as forced shopping were rolled out yesterday, and could cost up to HK$22 million a year.

The most expensive of the four options put forward by the government, for a new statutory body to regulate the industry, would need new legislation and could take up to two-and-a half years to implement.

30 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Filipino police fail to show at video link

Five Filipino police officers who confirmed on Monday that they would testify via video link at the Hong Kong inquest into the bus hostage killings failed to show up yesterday.

Survivor Lee Ying-chuen and slain tour guide Masa Tse Ting-chunn's elder brother, Tse Chi-kin, criticised as disrespectful the absence without an explanation.

16 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Desire for reform of tourism regulation

Nearly half the 521 respondents to a Democratic Party survey want the government to set up a department to regulate the tourism industry, now the job of self-regulator the Travel Industry Council. Another 32 per cent would like a statutory body to take up the role. The government earlier announced it would launch a consultation in April.

25 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Lawmakers voice fears over competition law

Some lawmakers fear the government's freedom to decide which of the roughly 500 statutory bodies should be exempt from the provisions of the proposed competition law will render the antitrust legislation ineffective.

29 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Youth anti-drug hotline gets about 25 inquiries a day

The anti-drug hotline received 4,450 calls in its first six months, further evidence of the scale of youth drug abuse in the city.

The telephone service on 186186, which offers live advice to young drug abusers, their parents and teachers, started in August last year.

Social workers take the calls and answer questions about drug-related issues.

6 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Antitrust cases may be handled by courts

The government is considering letting the courts adjudicate and enforce the proposed competition law, sources familiar with the situation said.

Also, certain statutory bodies may be subject to the law following concerns raised by the public during consultations last year.

24 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

The thin blue line

A police inspector's job is to supervise, lead and look after the welfare of fellow officers.

An inspector should possess leadership, the ability to manage resources and help constables reflect their concerns to upper management.

21 Mar 2009 - 12:00am