The voluntary departure of almost 600 boat people from the High Island Vietnamese detention centre has forced the Government to consider a potentially dangerous mass removal operation at the Whitehead camp.Wednesday, 27 March, 1996, 12:00am
SECURITY forces have been warned to expect organised resistance today when they remove 220 Vietnamese from High Island detention centre.
The operation is the first to target south Vietnamese - who are believed to be more committed to remaining in Hong Kong than their northern countrymen.
Demonstrations against today's action began at High Island yesterday.30 Nov 1995 - 12:00am
THE plight of Hong Kong's boat people has drawn sympathy over the years from many people both inside and outside the territory, despite the increasingly hostile attitude taken to them by the Government and much of the local community.13 Oct 1995 - 12:00am
OFFICIALS yesterday refused to say whether more boat people pursuing injury claims against the Government would be deported, after it emerged that recommendations had been made for many to be awarded settlements.2 Jun 1995 - 12:00am
LEGISLATIVE investigators will ask the Security Branch to deliver a firm guarantee not to deport any more Vietnamese asylum-seekers making claims against the Government until an inquiry is completed next month.11 May 1995 - 12:00am
SECURITY forces were to move into the High Island detention centre this morning to remove 38 Vietnamese scheduled for deportation.
A government spokesman said that following an announcement on Monday of the deportation flight, 43 Vietnamese volunteered for transfer to Victoria Prison for the flight.11 May 1995 - 12:00am
EIGHT Vietnamese suspected of being responsible for fires in accommodation huts at the High Island detention centre will probably not be charged because of difficulties in obtaining evidence against them.17 Jan 1995 - 12:00am
THE Government is leaving open an option to lump together several deportation flights of Vietnamese asylum-seekers to take up the slack of a six-month moratorium on forced departures.15 Sep 1994 - 12:00am
AN SOS signal was hoisted at the High Island Vietnamese detention centre yesterday by a group of people who probably have more cause for distress than any among the 24,000 Vietnamese asylum-seekers left in the territory.10 Sep 1994 - 12:00am