Insurers feel the pain of anti-laundering law

Chan Kin-por

Insurers have complained that the anti-money laundering law introduced a year ago puts too big a burden on their shoulders. Some of the conditions should be changed or removed because they had gone too far and made life tough for insurers, said insurance sector legislator Chan Kin-por.

Monday, 18 March, 2013, 4:44am

Privacy chief wants 'do-not-call' register

The privacy watchdog wants a 'do-not-call' register to guard against telemarketers phoning people - and a law that requires the callers to say where they got the recitpient's contact details from.

17 Nov 2010 - 12:00am


Hostage drama symptom of a sad nation

The way the Manila hostage saga was resolved - with the tragic loss of innocent lives and the unconcerned response of a president - did no more than remind us of the sadness of a nation that was one of the richest in Asia in the 1950s.

27 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Caught out

The octopus with its eight tentacles has the legendary ability to grab many things at the same time. But it might have grabbed one too many this time. I am, of course, referring to the controversy that has engulfed the Octopus card company over its practice of selling customers' personal data to other companies for marketing purposes.

11 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Vice-president for telemarketing

If you have strong leadership skills with a sales drive, then this is the perfect job for you.

Morgan McKinley is looking for a vice-president for telemarketing to lead its direct marketing team.

The successful candidate will be involved in developing and executing telemarketing strategy, and managing people and budget execution at multiple call centres.

16 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Candidates can look for a perfect match

Fresh graduates eager to start their careers, or experienced professionals wishing to change jobs, should register for the 'Job Speed Dating' event which will be held next Tuesday.

25 Jun 2010 - 12:00am


Question 1

Complete Joshua But's business card.

Question 2

How long did the government survey of views on telemarketing calls take?

a. one week

b. one month

c. one season

d. one year

Question 3

12 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Tougher stance needed on telemarketing

When the law against unwanted electronic messages was first enacted in 2007, cold-calling from telemarketers was deliberately excluded. Officials said they needed to wait and see whether self-policing might work better. In response, market participants drew up best-practice guidelines. It is fair to say such lenient efforts have not worked.

7 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Telemarketers to police themselves

Four out of five recipients regard them as a nuisance but the government has decided not to legislate against telephone marketing calls, opting instead for a voluntary code of practice.

4 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Ofta gets 128 complaints about calls

Telecoms watchdog Ofta has received 128 complaints about telemarketing calls as of last month, since the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Ordinance was introduced in late 2007. Acting Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Greg So Kam-leung said no investigations had been made because such calls were outside the scope of the ordinance.

25 Jun 2009 - 12:00am


What do you think of the standard of road safety?

As a new driver from America, I have been shocked at the blatant disregard for the rules of the road and also the appalling lack of reversing skills among a large percentage of Hong Kong drivers. I am now surprised that there are not more accidents as:

8 Jul 2008 - 12:00am


What do you think of the ferry fare rise?

Following the announcement that New World First Ferry group is retaining its excellent service to Mui Wo, albeit with a modest fare increase, I have the following suggestions to help increase revenue and better integrate with other transport companies on Lantau:

9 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Ofta eyes phone spam loophole

Watchdog seeks views on telemarketing tactic

You are travelling overseas when the phone rings. You think it may be an important call from the home office. You answer, only to hear a telemarketing pitch in Chinese. You hang up the phone, grumbling about the sky-high roaming cost you have just incurred.

How many times has this happened to you?

2 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

First complaints as law comes into effect

Eleven complaints regarding unsolicited e-mail, faxes and telesales calls were received by the Office of the Telecommunications Authority yesterday, as the first phase of the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Ordinance came into effect. Four of the complaints involved junk e-mails, four involved faxes and three were complaints about unwanted telesales calls.

2 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Telesales escape curbs under anti-spam law

Unsolicited Electronic Messages Bill ignores cold calls

Cold calls from telesales agents plying goods and services have been excluded from an anti-spam law passed yesterday - an exemption which the government says could save tens of thousands of jobs.

24 May 2007 - 12:00am