Body scanner

Officers happy to hand over job

This body scanner at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre can scan a body for hidden drugs in about 15 seconds. Photo: Dickson Lee

An X-ray machine to detect drugs has been installed at a remand centre, much to the relief of prison officers who previously had to do manual rectum searches of the inmates.

Friday, 8 February, 2013, 4:23am

Customs rejects privacy fears over scanners at airport, cruise terminal

An example of how the system highlights contraband. Photo: Customs

Customs officials have moved to quell privacy fears over controversial new full-body scanners headed for the Kai Tak cruise terminal and Chep Lap Kok airport, saying they are not intrusive and will reduce the need for physical searches.

6 Jan 2013 - 4:06am

Letters to the Editor, January 6, 2013

Body scanners have proved controversial. Photo: AP

Party is stuck in universal suffrage rut

I refer to the report ("Democrats make Emily Lau leader", December 17).

Emily Lau Wai-hing correctly identifies that her Democratic Party needs to rejuvenate. However the problem runs much deeper than just image and its ability to refocus on the younger generation and women.

6 Jan 2013 - 2:51am 1 comment

What's being said on

On thousands turning out for Sunday's pro-government rally:

Bjorn Berg - I've heard so many bad things about groups like Caring Hong Kong Power and the Hong Kong Youth Care Association Limited, it would be great if the SCMP would do a detailed feature on them to answer questions about who they are, who supports them.

2 Jan 2013 - 2:52am

Intrusive body scanners to be used at cruise terminal, airport

The scanners have been criticised by civil liberties groups.

A controversial body scanning system that can see through clothing and has sparked privacy concerns at airports worldwide is to be installed at the new Kai Tak cruise passenger terminal next year.

The sophisticated full-body scanning system, which can detect contraband such as drugs and weapons, is also due to be installed at Chep Lap Kok airport in 2013.

30 Dec 2012 - 4:55am