Stateless and stuck on the way to Samoa

In the dead of night, without time to say goodbye to friends and family, and carrying only a backpack stuffed with clothes, Michael set off on a journey from his ex-Soviet state to Samoa.

Sunday, 19 June, 2011, 12:00am

Comforting decision

The Privy Council's decision to release 15 boat people has been greeted with dismay by the Hong Kong Government, which fears the case may set a precedent for hundreds of other Vietnamese currently locked up in detention centres with no hope of repatriation or resettlement elsewhere.

29 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Reassuring recipe

China's efforts to reassure those still jittery about life after the handover have been given fresh momentum by pledges made during a just-concluded visit to Beijing by foreign business chambers.

15 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Statelessness can be avoided

I REFER to the letter headlined, 'Passport poser' (South China Morning Post, November 27) and would like to clarify the two points raised by your reader Mr David Ng.

7 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Give stateless a home

COMPASSION is not a word often heard nowadays in connection with international attitudes towards the Vietnamese boat-people.

4 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Family left 'stateless'

A MAINLAND family who were innocent victims of an international fraud yesterday renewed their attempt to remain in the territory, claiming they became stateless after they lost their Lesotho passports in 1992.

22 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

All down to Patten

WE can see how tiny, but big-hearted Macau dealt with its complex nationality problem.

It magnanimously granted its 90,000 odd citizens Portuguese passports with the right of abode in Portugal, which ironically, included Britain.

27 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Families were 'not stateless'

THE Director of Immigration did not believe that three families from China who had their Lesotho passports cancelled, after an international fraud, were stateless, the Court of Appeal was told yesterday.

29 Apr 1993 - 12:00am