Police inspector John MacLennan was 'hounded' into suicide over homosexuality

John MacLennan

Murray Burton was responding to questions raised in last week's Sunday Morning Post about how MacLennan could fire off five rounds into his own body, and the conspiracy theories that have arisen over the motive behind the police force's homosexuality charges against him.

Sunday, 2 June, 2013, 8:18am

Activists' families targeted in harassment campaign

Chen Guangcheng

The elder brother of blind activist Chen Guangcheng was woken when a torrent of rocks, bricks and beer bottles flew into his family's courtyard, smashing roof tiles and windows.

19 May 2013 - 6:12am 4 comments

Domestic helpers push for an end to live-in rule

Domestic helpers gather to ask the government in Hong Kong to protect them from violence. Photo: AFP

The Hong Kong Federation of Asian Domestic Workers' Union says the rule exposes maids to the risk of indecent assault or sexual harassment by their employers.

4 Mar 2013 - 5:08am 8 comments

China Digest, December 24, 2012

A 27-year-old Beijing man was sentenced to 11 years in jail for blackmailing his female cousin by threatening to release a video of the pair having sex, Beijing Morning Post reports.

24 Dec 2012 - 5:05am

Customers file harassment complaint

After paying more than HK$3 million to a travel company that they say provided no services, a group of Hongkongers have complained to police that the company is continuing to harass them for more money.

22 Oct 2012 - 5:42am

German journalists ask Merkel to address China harassment

 BERLIN - German journalists based in China have asked Chancellor Angela Merkel to address their precarious working conditions when she meets with Chinese leaders this week in Beijing.

In a letter to Merkel published Sunday, the 15 print and broadcast journalists complain of repeated arbitrary harassment by Chinese authorities that hamper the work of foreign correspondents.

27 Aug 2012 - 9:55am

Women say they can do without metro telling them how to dress

Shanghai subway authorities apparently thought they knew best what women passengers should wear when they urged them to avoid sporting revealing clothing, in the interests of self-respect and to avoid sexual harassment.

1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Harassing lawyers only fuels discontent

It has often been said that judicial reform and the implementation of rule of law are immediate and achievable priorities on the mainland.

1 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Creating inclusive workplaces

Matters related to sexual orientation and gender identity have largely been a taboo topic in Hong Kong's workplaces.

The fact that same-sex unions are not legally recognised here and the lack of legal support to protect employees on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity are making it even more difficult to address the issue.

10 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Teacher complaints nearly double

The number of complaints about teacher misconduct has nearly doubled in the past two years, but the body set up to investigate the cases has substantiated only one.

8 May 2008 - 12:00am

Rag - with respect

Unseemly behaviour in the name of ragging is a traditional problem on university campuses, and Hong Kong campuses are no exception.

Ragging is the physical and psychological abuse of freshmen by senior students. It's a ritual that inducts newcomers into the group.

There have been reports about lurid incidents at campus orientation camps.

3 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Watchdog designs website to test university students on sexual harassment issues

University students will soon be tested on their knowledge of issues related to sexual harassment on a new website designed by the Equal Opportunities Commission.

The commission yesterday introduced the city's first online training kit to promote an understanding of sexual harassment. The website was developed with the support from eight public tertiary institutions.

22 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Plan to ban sexual harassment in the workplace on the agenda

A proposal to outlaw sexual harassment of men and women in the workplace will be on the agenda next week when the National People's Congress Standing Committee meets for its 27th session, state media reported yesterday.

17 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

In a story headlined 'Sexual harassment complaints drop'' on page 4 of last week's edition, two quotes were wrongly attributed to Equal Opportunities Commission spokeswoman Mariana Law Po-chu.

18 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

HK workers are ready to fight for their rights

Educated by the government and media, staff are more comfortable complaining about employers

WHEN BEATRICE WONG, director of the human resources department at EastPoint Property Management Services, joined the industry 10 years ago there were few complaints about practices and behaviour in the workplace.

13 Aug 2005 - 12:00am