Security Bureau

Government should warn against travel to flu-stricken mainland China areas

People wear masks to protect themselves from bird flu on a street. Photo: AFP

Rules and systems are built on core values respected and cherished by most Hongkongers. Unfortunately, judging from the way the government has been handling the issue of travel alerts recently, we seem to have become a city that is more controlled by leaders than guided by a proper system.

Friday, 12 April, 2013, 3:12am 4 comments

Mainland Chinese migrants since 1997 now make up 10pc of Hong Kong population

Chinese mainlanders make up more than one in 10 residents in Hong Kong. Photo: SCMP

About 760,000 mainlanders have settled in Hong Kong through the one-way permit scheme since the handover in 1997, making up more than one in 10 residents.

21 Mar 2013 - 10:23am 4 comments

Fears over police appointees to Security Bureau

Robin Tse, tipped to be political assistant to security minister

The rise of a second former policeman to a top politically appointed post in the Security Bureau has fuelled fears that human rights will be shunted aside in future security policies.

Robin Tse Shu-chun, the retired New Territories South regional commander, is tipped to become political assistant to the security minister.

31 Oct 2012 - 3:19am 1 comment

Briefs, September 16, 2012

DAB won't contest house committee post

16 Sep 2012 - 3:00am

HK activists held by police on mainland

Two local activists visiting the hometown of late dissident Li Wangyang were taken away by police and cut off from the outside world for 12 hours before being escorted back to the Hong Kong border, their friends said.

30 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Museum forced to apologise once again

Just days after apologising to a Hong Kong museum for losing several of its relics to a burglary, the Palace Museum yesterday issued another apology - this time to the public for the incorrect use of a Chinese character.

17 May 2011 - 12:00am

Pepper spray row takes new direction

Where is the sky? Anywhere above a child's head, according to the latest explanation of the security chief's remarks about where police aimed pepper spray during a March 6 demonstration in which an eight-year-old boy was injured.

2 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Police flunked test due to poor preparation

Relying on questions in previous papers, and poor knowledge of new law enforcement issues, were reasons for most police officers failing last year's promotion exam, a review has found.

24 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

HK travellers warned to steer clear of island

Hong Kong people have been advised not to travel to Yeonpyeong Island in Korea.

The Security Bureau said last night the island was not a tourist spot and no local tour group was visiting it.

'However, in view of the incident, residents are advised not to travel there,' a bureau spokesman said.

24 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Agents in weekly review of Bangkok

Holidaymakers who had paid for package tours to Bangkok can rest easy. Many tours to the Thai capital were cancelled because of the recent unrest, but travellers can either reschedule their tours within six months or receive a refund, minus the travel agent's service charge of HK$150.

26 May 2010 - 12:00am

Pilot drug tests using hairs may lead to similar system in schools

Drug rehabilitation centres and social outreach services will launch a pilot drug testing scheme next month that uses hair samples as an alternative to urine tests.

A strand of hair cut from near the crown of the head can show whether the person has taken drugs in the previous three months.

18 May 2010 - 12:00am

Less than 60pc of pupils sign consent forms for drug tests

Almost 60 per cent of pupils in 23 Tai Po secondary schools say they will join a voluntary drug testing scheme.

This is less than the 70 per cent indicated by an earlier survey but organisers say it is enough to get the scheme off the ground.

8 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

No extradition deal

Hong Kong and the mainland have worked on an extradition agreement for years, but have not come to terms yet.

When asked about the rendition issue last week, the city's Security Bureau replied: 'Hong Kong and the mainland have commenced discussions with a view to putting in place a formal rendition arrangement.'

19 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

In the story on page C1 yesterday, headlined 'Teenagers experimenting with drugs at 15, says narcotics chief', the public consultation on compulsory drug tests will in fact be conducted by the narcotics division of the Security Bureau, not the police.

7 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Restrictions to remain

The government wants to put aside a proposed easing of admission requirements for non-local talent, due to concerns about the financial crisis' impact on local employment.

But it said it might consider more lenient admission policies for professionals earning more than HK$45,000 a month.

27 Nov 2008 - 12:00am