Growing problem

There have been letters in these columns in the past regarding the increasing incidences of graffiti on our streets. Unlike other parts of the world, this has been a fairly modest problem in Hong Kong.

Friday, 9 November, 2001, 12:00am

Publicity stunt illegal

I refer to the letter headlined, 'Vandalism' (South China Morning Post, October 9), on estate agents paint-spraying their telephone numbers on public property.

Investigations revealed that two estate agents sprayed their numbers onto walls at the side of roads for publicity purposes.

31 Oct 1997 - 12:00am


I live in the Sai Kung area. The other day during my early morning walk I was horrified to note that an estate agent had spray-painted its phone number on almost any surface that would accept it, for example, slopes, catchpits, walls etc.

Every weekend there are positively reams of paper wasted by temporary banners strewn from lamps, posts and trees.

9 Oct 1997 - 12:00am


VANDALISM is an act against property, not an act against a person. Clearly, 12 strokes of a flesh-tearing cane is a blatant violation against the person. So, Singapore has decided that spraying cars with paint should be answered by a vastly more violent offence against the person. What sort of jurisprudential principle guides this type of legal reasoning?

27 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

Harsh on Xi

IF I was an employee of a bank in China and removed some state or highly classified document from the bank without prior approval, I would probably have committed an offence under Chinese law.

If a friend induced me to remove the document, or assisted in its removal, he also would probably have committed an offence.

26 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

Youth charged

A HONG Kong teenager, arrested on suspicion of vandalism and theft of public property in Singapore, has been charged with an additional 43 counts. The 16-year-old, a student at Singapore's International School, faces 34 vandalism counts, six mischief offences and three traffic offences, in addition to two charges of vandalism.

22 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Tough task against vandals at busy waterfront location

I REFER to the letter about ''Children at risk'' at the waterfront gardens at Aberdeen (South China Morning Post, July 30).

This is a heavily patronised venue where, unfortunately, vandalism is very high.

11 Aug 1993 - 12:00am