Conscription in the United States

Beauty centres to escape new sales laws

The government will not make a 'cooling-off' period compulsory in beauty centres' sales contracts, though a few centres, looking to distance themselves from aggressive techniques in the industry, say they will still be having such a clause.

Tuesday, 25 May, 2010, 12:00am

ESF delays meeting on reform

The English Schools Foundation has postponed a key meeting due to be held next week when the 134 foundation members were to vote on a final draft of its new ordinance.

11 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Actor's draft-dodging role exposed

In a country that views military service as an important rite of passage for its young men, three of South Korea's best-known actors are facing a bleak professional future after confessing to draft-dodging.

22 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

The real test for security laws

The Lunar New Year holiday provided what many might regard as a welcome break from the passionate and often complex debate on anti-subversion laws, the dominant issue in Hong Kong since the government's proposals were published in September.

5 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

Doctors fear benefits next in line for reduction

Hospital Authority doctors fear their benefits will be cut after their salaries are reduced, with housing allowances and pensions at risk.

The president of the Public Doctors' Association, Dr Leung Ka-lau, said his worries were based on the fact that he had not been shown a draft copy of a consent form staff must sign agreeing to the pay cuts from October 1.

23 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Warning over appeals setup

THE Chief Justice, Sir Ti Liang Yang, yesterday warned no contingency plans had been made to deal with the 'unthinkable' possibility of there being no Court of Final Appeal in place before 1997.

He said the territory faced the grim prospect of languishing in a mire of legal uncertainty.

16 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Legco to look into sex bill exceptions

LEGISLATORS are considering making sure that key disciplined services are not exempted from proposed sex discrimination laws.

Sections in the law prevent challenges against rulings involving weapons training, recruitment and paramilitary operations.

25 Feb 1995 - 12:00am