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Stella Lee

Cost-cutting backs the police into a corner

Chief Dick Lee says trimming budget further could affect frontline officers and undermine public confidence

Monday, 12 July, 2004, 12:00am

Cost-cutting backs the police into a corner

Chief Dick Lee says trimming budget further could affect frontline officers and undermine public confidence

The police force will have trouble cutting its budget further in the next financial year, and its pledge to minimise the impact on frontline officers and the public might be compromised, the commissioner has warned.

12 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Chief says grievances abound, but we're stable at heart

Police Commissioner Dick Lee yesterday expressed concern over the double-digit growth in so-called 'grievance-type' crimes, including assaults on police officers, which jumped more than 50 per cent.

16 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Deceptively simple - the craft of the con artist

The methods employed by the street swindler always appear obvious when put down on paper, but they prove effective, year after year.

Invariably they exploit the victim's good nature or greed. The following is the top five list of con tricks for this year, up until November.

1. 'Help! I need your phone/money'

29 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Crash survivor still haunted by memories of brush with death

A survivor of the crash has been forced to quit his job and keep secret from his two young children the inner torment he still endures four years on.

The father of two, who did not want to be named, is still being haunted by flashbacks and nightmares of the freak accident.

28 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

Higher fines help snuff out wax burners' little explosions

There have been only 121 warnings against the dangerous activity

The number of warnings issued for wax burning this Mid-Autumn Festival has plunged, apparently in response to the threat of a new $1,500 littering fine for the offence.

12 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

Police are ordered to report verbal abuse against them

Hong Kong's frontline police officers have been ordered to report all verbal abuse directed at them while on patrol so the force can decide whether a law to tackle the problem is needed.

The order was issued late last month, soon after Police Commissioner Tsang Yam-pui said legislation to punish people who verbally abused officers would be considered.

12 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Parents collect underage girls after cyber vice raid

A 15-year-old girl,who was among the 24 underage girls found in raids on Friday on three cyber cafes in Mongkok, has been arrested for using another person's identity card.

A police spokeswoman said the girl had been granted bail. The two men and four women aged between 17 and 35 arrested for vice offences were also released on bail.

27 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

Harry Potter fever grips HK as the countdown nears its end

Hong Kong is gearing up for Harry Potter mania again, as the fifth book in the series was delivered under tight security to Hong Kong bookstores yesterday. Its worldwide release takes place a week from today.

14 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

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