HKU professor points to bias against rule of law among liberal arts teachers

Dr Benny Tai Yiu-ting, an associate professor of law and the convenor of a steering committee for the rule-of-law education project, said he realised that some liberal studies teachers had insufficient legal knowledge, as became apparent during their attendance of the project's workshops.

Tuesday, 12 February, 2013, 6:09am

March challenges bias about rape victims

Participants "over-dressed" to send the message that rape victims, no matter their clothing, can't be blamed for the crime. Photo: Nora Tam

Hundreds of conservatively dressed men and women marched yesterday in "SlutWalk", a protest against social attitudes that blame victims of sexual assault for being attacked.

Some wore full-body fluorescent suits and held signs saying, "Oh sorry, does my dress make you feel like a rapist today?"

26 Nov 2012 - 4:23am 1 comment

Tracks are great, but bias rears its head

Full, and long overdue, credit to the Jockey Club staff in charge of the tracks - punters here rarely have to deal with that scourge of racetracks in many parts of the world, track bias.

26 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Vested interest vs public interest

Vested interest is not a term that often appears in textbooks, but is one that everyone should learn - if only because it helps us understand news about various controversies. You are said to have a vested interest in something if you stand to lose or gain from changes to that something.

21 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Beware of track bias

With the rail moved back to the natural 'A' course for today's final meeting of the season at Sha Tin, punters may be best advised to watch for a possible bias toward the inside, on the 'fresh' part of the track.

17 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

'Biased' body backed

The head of the Hospital Authority yesterday backed the body that hears complaints from patients after it came under fire from doctors planning to boycott hearings.

16 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

All-weather bias keeps punters on their toes

Last Wednesday witnessed the third of six scheduled all-weather meetings at Sha Tin and the worst example of a track bias on the dirt to date. The inability of the track manager to produce a level playing field has never been so clearly illustrated.

23 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

Terror bias

THE writer of an analysis on the Northern Ireland situation (South China Morning Post, July 27) displays bias in using the term ''guerillas'' when referring to the IRA and ''extremists'' when referring to their Loyalist opponents.

Moreover, the piece said that the security forces were trying to ''combat the guerillas''.

5 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

Review of women's role

IN Hongkong's rural communities, where seasonal change still has some residual importance, even the elders of the Heung Yee Kuk seem to have a new bounce in their step. An all-male committee of indigenous New Territories residents has come out in support of urging women to play a greater role in rural politics, vote in village elections and run for office as village representatives.

3 Apr 1993 - 12:00am

Racial bias bred in the law

I FAIL to see why people are jumping down P. K. Lee's throat. I refer to the person who wishes to see Filipinas charged for the use of Statue Square, as well as the airport greeting areas; the one who feels that those who were born and bred in Hongkong cando as they damn well please. There is far more bias at a much higher level, so why single Mr Lee out?

17 Feb 1993 - 12:00am