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South China Sea dispute wrecks Asean unity

Asean unity yet again lay in tatters last night – thwarting a Chinese-backed effort to keep South China Sea territorial disputes off the agenda of today’s international leaders’ summit in Cambodia.

Tuesday, 20 November, 2012, 4:04am

Asylum seekers allowed to work

Asylum seekers will not be prosecuted for working in Hong Kong before their claims for asylum are decided, according to a judicial review ruling in the Court of First Instance yesterday.

3 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Complaints over strip searches and insults

The Society for Community Organisation has received 22 complaints this year from asylum seekers over strip searches and inhumane treatment. It said the victims also had to endure insulting comments from watching immigration and correctional services officers.

25 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Better screening system urged for asylum seekers kept in limbo

The government should provide a more efficient mechanism for screening asylum seekers - not just for their benefit, but also to ease the burden on taxpayers, a charity organisation said yesterday.

The comments follow a Court of First Instance ruling yesterday that the government had no obligation to screen asylum seekers.

19 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

No man's land

Refugees have faded from the public mind since tens of thousands of Vietnamese boat people crowded into local camps as they awaited repatriation or resettlement in the wake of the war. Although the last Vietnamese illegal immigrants left seven years ago, there's a new wave of asylum seekers - mostly from South Asia and Africa.

20 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Unity named as highest virtue

UNITY has replaced class struggle or ideological purity as the highest virtue of the land, according to the official China News Service (CNS).

5 Apr 1993 - 12:00am