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Tuesday, 11 January, 2011, 12:00am


Privatise police in Philippines to curb corruption

Watching the recent slaughter in Manila was indeed heart-wrenching, and one can certainly empathise with the outrage felt by those who witnessed the botched response by police played out on television.

Many people in Hong Kong are demanding an investigation.

8 Sep 2010 - 12:00am


Force welcomes applicants from minority groups

I refer to the report ('Minister pledges racial sensitivity in hiring', May 25) and Michael Chugani's Public Eye column ('Police should come clean on minorities', May 26) on the Chinese-language proficiency requirement for applying for the post of police constable.

1 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Pets have talent

Pets Have Talent is one of the most popular shows on television. Janice Lai is a researcher for the programme. Part of her job is to interview pet-owners who want their pets to take part in the show. Listen to these three interviews and then fill in each profile.

Pet Profile 1

Name of owner:

Phone number:


16 Apr 2010 - 12:00am


HK parents have got their priorities wrong

It truly was a tragic moment when a mother threw her four-year-old daughter over a balcony at a shopping mall and then killed herself. It has been suggested that the girl's parents were having a discussion about her education before the tragedy.

13 Feb 2010 - 12:00am


Valuable practice for oral exam

We beat another Form Six class in a speech competition.

Each class had to nominate six students for the contest, which included six rounds and 10 topics.

I was one of the representatives of my class, 6S. Our opponents were from 6A.

28 Jul 2009 - 12:00am


Smooth sailing at school drama

I enjoy being a member of the school's English Drama Club.

I joined the club only this year, but I have already played an important role in a play. It was called The Busy Police Station and was staged in the school hall in February.

The story revolves around a police station full of lazy officers.

8 Jun 2009 - 12:00am


Your future is in your hands

I am writing about the important things youngsters should consider when choosing a career.

Ability is crucial. Youngsters should have the skills required for their chosen career. They should also be able to handle the pressure that comes with the job.

25 Mar 2009 - 12:00am


Live musicals offer special feeling

The High School Musical series has been a worldwide hit. It has attracted fans of all ages and backgrounds. It is especially popular among teenagers.

It started off as a low-budget Disney television movie. Nobody thought it would become so popular.

6 Nov 2008 - 12:00am


Manage your time to include rest

We are not machines, but sometimes I think we pretend to ourselves we are.

In order to perform at our best, we need adequate rest. But a lot of my classmates go to sleep very late, and some of them choose not to sleep at all.

13 Oct 2008 - 12:00am


Study hard but don't forget to enjoy life

Studying is supposed to help us become interested in different subjects, not just pass exams.

However, if we do not achieve good exam results, it is difficult to find a good, well-paid job.

22 Aug 2008 - 12:00am


Being the best does not ensure success

People are very competitive. We obsess about things such as who gets the highest marks or who gets the most praise from our teachers.

It has become a race, but we don't need external approval to succeed. We should focus less on needing to be the best and concentrate more on accepting that we do the best we can.

12 Jul 2008 - 12:00am


School learning only part of the picture

Nowadays parents are willing

to spend money on their children's education by sending them to tutorial classes. They believe there is a relationship between money and knowledge.

7 Jul 2008 - 12:00am


Circus act a special project

A charitable organisation has established a circus team to help children with special needs to overcome prejudice.

The programme also provides an opportunity for these children to show their talents by giving performances in hospitals, elderly homes and at carnivals.

15 May 2008 - 12:00am


Beijing ready for showpiece event

China is getting ready for the Olympic Games, which will be held in August.

Beijing authorities have built showpiece sports venues, including the National Stadium or Bird's Nest, for the summer extravaganza.

9 May 2008 - 12:00am