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Delays to reform of old laws attacked

The government should follow new guidelines pressing it to enact calls for legal reform more swiftly, lawmakers said yesterday.

Tuesday, 20 December, 2011, 12:00am

Government always finds 'good' reasons to delay law reforms

I am delighted by your calling attention to the tardiness of the government in implementing the numerous recommendations of the Law Reform Commission ('The key to providing a level legal playing field', December 27).

However, I believe this has far less to do with whether the members of the Law Reform Commission are full-time or part-time.

10 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Penalties provided for prostitution

People who travel to Hong Kong as visitors and work as prostitutes may be guilty of an offence of breach of condition of stay under Section 41 of the Immigration Ordinance which provides for a fine of HK$50,000 and a period of imprisonment of up to two years.

19 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Four drunk drivers snared in police blitz

Police arrested four drivers for drink-driving related offences during a weekend blitz. In the operation from Friday to Monday, 52 roadblocks and snap checks were mounted and 701 drivers breath-tested. Offenders face a maximum fine of HK$25,000, three years' jail and incur 10 demerit points. This year police have breath-tested 27,526 drivers and charged 136.

15 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Tourism council to decide how to hit retail cheats

Stiffer penalties and tougher measures to expose shops that cheat tourists will top the agenda at a board meeting of the Travel Industry Council today.

17 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

City Briefs

Food bureau seeks demerit points revamp

9 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

At your service

Have the following information available when you call the HKAA's Emergency Rescue Service (tel: 2304 4911):

Your HKAA membership card and number;

The make, model and colour of the vehicle and registration number;

The location of the vehicle;

8 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Commission says it is being ignored

Lack of government action on law reform proposals is a waste, says legislator

Members of the Law Reform Commission are disappointed at the government's lack of action on a series of reports made in the past eight years on issues ranging from stalking to consumer rights.

8 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Red-light carnage still haunts survivor

A girl died beside Edith Hui. She says Hong Kong needs tougher penalties

It all happened in an instant. A sports utility vehicle ran a red light, collided with a taxi and swerved onto a safety island where several pedestrians stood, knocking them down like bowling pins.

17 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Two men convicted for taking part in illegal racing

Updated at 6.42pm: Two men were convicted of participating in street racing and were sentenced on Monday at the Tuen Mun Magistracies Court to three months' and two months' imprisonment, respectively.

7 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Food factory ordered to suspend business

Updated at 1.20pm: A food factory in Yuen Long was ordered to suspend its business for two weeks for repeated violations of the Food Business Regulation, a government spokesman said on Friday.

The food factory is located at Shop C2, Ground Floor, 159 Castle Peak Road in Yuen Long.

21 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Restaurant's business suspended for 14 days for breach of regulation

Updated at 4.51pm: The Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene has ordered a restaurant in Hung Hom to suspend business for 14 days for repeated violations of the Food Business Regulation.

The restaurant at 3 Bailey Street, G/F, Hung Hom, was ordered to suspend business from Wednesday to November 30.

17 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Tenants are warned not to burn wax

Public housing tenants could face double penalties if they burn wax during this year's Mid-Autumn Festival, officials have warned.

7 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

Caterers fear hygiene penalties

Hong Kong's catering industry claims the government is jeopardising its livelihood by proposing unreasonable penalties on establishments that do not meet hygiene standards.

10 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Doubt over promise to curb powers of police

Long-awaited curbs on police powers to stop, search and detain people have been promised within three years, but doubts linger over whether the future administration will support them.

21 Jun 1997 - 12:00am