Tim Hamlett

Tim Hamlett's Hong Kong

A veteran journalist and Baptist University academic, Tim looks at the issues facing the city. E-mail him at hamlett@hkbu.edu.hk

Wednesday, 13 February, 2008, 12:00am

Tim Hamlett's Hong Kong

A veteran journalist and Baptist University academic, Tim looks at the issues facing the city. E-mail him at hamlett@hkbu.edu.hk

2 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

tim hamlett's hong kong

The writ of habeas corpus is - like most legal items identified by a fragment of Latin - an antique. Indeed, it has some claims to be the oldest antique still functioning.

14 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Legal eagles should stay out of sight

An interesting new offering greets the start of the new school year - the arrival in our household of a document from school calling itself a 'contract'.

10 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

'Health measure' still a valid reason

I refer to Tim Hamlett's column headlined 'Time to give regulation haircuts for prisoners the chop' (South China Morning Post, October 10).

Under Section 34 of Prison Rules which every prisoner has to obey, such directions regarding washing, bathing, shaving and hair cutting may, from time to time, be prescribed for health and cleanliness reasons.

16 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Immigration officials acted lawfully

I refer to Tim Hamlett's column headlined 'Shame on a system that ignores suffering' (South China Morning Post, June 20), which was about a couple who surrendered to the Immigration Department after staying in Hong Kong illegally for 20 years.

The remarks insinuating impropriety in our handling of the case are objectionable.

28 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

Choosing HK depends on personal values

I refer to Tim Hamlett's column headlined 'Here's the 'fun' about living in Hong Kong' (South China Morning Post, August 27).

6 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

From bad to verse

Margaret Ng's brilliant summary of the present political situation in Hong Kong ('Contemptuous odds,' South China Morning Post, July 17) brings to mind G. K. Chesterton's description of the British gentleman civil-servant rulers of his time:

'They have given us into the hand of

new unhappy Lords . . .

They fight by shuffling papers; they

26 Jul 2001 - 12:00am


Like T. Hodges (letter, South China Morning Post, March 15), I did not agree with Elsie Tu's comments on United States foreign policy and its connection with human rights (letter, Post, March 4).

28 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

Hong Kong should be taking pride in its own language

Like your correspondent Banu Suresh (letter headlined, ' 'Native English' must be a 'white' thing', South China Morning Post, November 15), with whose plea I fully agree, I also have a comment to make on Tim Hamlett's column headlined, 'English not such a class act at SAR's universities' (Post, November 13).

27 Nov 2000 - 12:00am


IT is hard to know where to begin when responding to Tim Hamlett's inaccurate and irresponsible column 'US cheek over laying down law,' (South China Morning Post, August 8).

15 Aug 1999 - 12:00am


I refer to Tim Hamlett's Sunday Morning Post column of May 16 headlined, 'Number-crunching leaves credibility crumpled'.

23 May 1999 - 12:00am

Clearing up confusion

In his Sunday Morning Post column of March 7 (on the Court of Final Appeal's decision on right of abode), Tim Hamlett has suggested that the only evidence of a Joint Liaison Group (JLG) 'agreement' was an Immigration Department leaflet.

14 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

No whim

I appreciate your columnist Tim Hamlett's concerns ('That $9.8 million garden path', Sunday Morning Post, January 17) about public accountability over our plans to participate in the '99 International Horticultural Exposition to be held in Kunming from May to October (the last one in 1995 was held in Osaka, Japan).

31 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Wrongly labelled a 'single-issue fanatic'

Tim Hamlett has got it wrong by labelling me a 'single-issue fanatic' on tobacco (South China Morning Post, April 9).

I have written articles and books on myriad issues from warfare to tooth problems.

It might interest Mr Hamlett to know that I am more interested in sex these days, as I am currently researching and writing an atlas on the subject.

14 Apr 1998 - 12:00am