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  • Sep 2, 2014
  • Updated: 10:59pm

Tiffany Lam

High jobless rate for early school leavers

Sixty per cent of young people who left school before Form Seven are unemployed and 75 per cent of those are worried about their job prospects, a survey has found.

Monday, 23 February, 2009, 12:00am

High jobless rate for early school leavers

Sixty per cent of young people who left school before Form Seven are unemployed and 75 per cent of those are worried about their job prospects, a survey has found. Among young people who were employed full or part time, more than 40 per cent were worried about losing their jobs. The survey of 366 people aged 15 to 24 was conducted by the Hong Kong Christian Service.

23 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Majority of youths back tests

Most city youths claim to support government drug-testing plans, but nearly half say they would not inform on drug-using friends, a study found. The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups found 71 per cent of 306 youths backed plans to allow police to test people suspected of drug use. The charity said youngsters needed encouragement to help friends by reporting any drug use.

17 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Vet accused of misconduct after dog's death

A veterinary surgeon was accused of professional misconduct at a disciplinary hearing yesterday. Coco Chan Kok said Chung Chen-hsi failed to explain the cause of her shih-tzu's death after an operation in 2006. She said the veterinarian reacted violently to her questions and scolded her. Dr Chung denied the claims and said Ms Chan had created a disturbance at his Tsuen Wan clinic.

18 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Mainland mothers' group mobs Tsang

About 20 protesters ambushed Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen and Electoral Affairs Commission chairman Pang Kin-kee as they voted in Mid-Levels yesterday, calling for a review of the policy on mainland women giving birth in the city.

8 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Schoolgirl, 12, plunges to death

A 12-year-old school girl plunged to her death from a public housing block in Kwun Tong on the second day of the new academic year. She was found unconscious outside Tsui Wing House, Tsui Ping (South) Estate, shortly after 9am. She was declared dead at the scene. Police said she jumped from the 23rd-floor staircase of the building, where she lived with her parents.

3 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

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