Labour unions have called for the statutory minimum wage to be raised next year to HK$33 an hour:Wednesday, 23 November, 2011, 12:00am
WAR IS SHOCKING and terrible. When war breaks out, generally accepted standards of civilised behaviour erode rapidly and life alarmingly reverts to the primitive law of the jungle: survival of the fittest and at any cost.17 Jun 2006 - 12:00am
Parliament speaker Aziz Dweik yesterday described the proposed referendum as part of a US bid to overthrow the Hamas-led cabinet that emerged from the Islamic movement's victory in January's legislative elections.
He said the US plan was being carried out in collusion with Palestinians acting against the national interest.7 Jun 2006 - 12:00am
According to the Young Post survey of 106 young people, the biggest stories of the year were:
* US presidential election (28.3% of votes)
* The Link Reit saga (10.4%)
* The Legislative Council elections (8.5%)
* Asian earthquake in December (7.5%)
* The Hunghom Peninsula fiasco (5.7%)30 Dec 2004 - 12:00am
Democracy is a simple enough concept - in a nutshell, government run by the people. As straightforward as that may seem, it is a principle being too widely ignored by some nations claiming to be democratic.29 Nov 2004 - 12:00am
The letter headlined 'Middle East anomaly?' (February 9) is hardly convincing.
As Lord Hutton has unambiguously reminded us, journalists are not beyond criticism. Your columnist, Sunanda Kisor Datta-Ray, often employs inflammatory language with respect to Israel, displaying a poor grasp of the facts and dubious judgment.12 Feb 2004 - 12:00am
Yasser Arafat appeals to the extremists to quit the suicide bombing, but to no avail. He has lost control.
But, of course, it was Israel's intention to destroy the ability of the Palestinian Authority to manage its 'country's' affairs.
When they planned that destruction did Israel's leaders factor into their calculations all the Israelis who would die?29 Jun 2002 - 12:00am
In your editorial of May 3 headlined 'Talking peace' you refer to Yasser Arafat as a 'national hero'.
He is, in fact, one of the fathers of modern terrorism who the international community decided to treat as a statesman for purely strategic reasons.9 May 2002 - 12:00am
Israel's attacks on Yasser Arafat and his Palestinian Authority will not serve the cause of a long-term peace in the Middle East. The terrorist attacks on Israel were unpardonable, but the answer to stopping these attacks is not to target the Palestinian Authority, which is the only credible interlocutor Israel has among the Palestinians.5 Dec 2001 - 12:00am
KHARTOUM (July 19): SUDAN has told its businessmen to open their shops or face death.
'Those who wish to widow their wives and render their children fatherless will only have to keep their stores shut, bakeries idle and vehicles hidden,' said Khartoum Deputy Governor Lieutenant Yousef Abdul-Fatah.18 Jul 1999 - 12:00am
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat had talks with Vice-Premier Qian Qichen in Beijing yesterday and was due to meet President Jiang Zemin as part of a tour to garner support for the declaration of a Palestinian state, Xinhua said.16 Apr 1999 - 12:00am
Shipping firm Polish Ocean Lines Group (Grupa PLO) will be privatised once a foreign consultant completes an analysis of the group. The company intends to spend US$200 million on its investment and development in the next three years, raising the cash from credit and own funds.13 Aug 1997 - 12:00am
Until signatures are finally on the document, it would be rash to welcome the long-delayed Hebron accord between Israel and Palestine. When it becomes reality - and it now appears to be a question of when rather than if - both sides will owe gratitude to King Hussein of Jordan, who has again played the peacemaker in the turbulent politics of the Middle East.14 Jan 1997 - 12:00am
Lateral thinker Edward do Bono has devised a Textbook of Wisdom (Viking $289) which offers a guide to our thought processes and how best to utilise them.13 Jul 1996 - 12:00am
YASSER ARAFAT'S sweeping victory in the first-ever Palestinian elections marks a further step towards a just and durable peace. Mr Arafat is unlikely to behave in a manner befitting a leader of a Western democracy. His autocratic nature unfortunately makes this too much to expect and international observers will have to watch carefully for any signs of human rights abuses.22 Jan 1996 - 12:00am