Nightclubs are charging customers entrance fees according to their race, a South China Morning Post investigation has revealed. While Caucasian male customers walk in free, four out of six bars surveyed in the Wan Chai area charge about $150 for Chinese men and up to $300 for Indians. The findings, which sparked anger among Indian pressure groups and human rights activists, have renewed calls for anti-racism legislation. Club managers said the charges were imposed to try to prevent Chinese, Indians, Nepalese and Filipinos entering bars because they 'cause trouble'. However, Indian Resources Group director Ravi Gidumal said: 'It's a sad reflection on Hong Kong if our Government chooses to ignore the fact that this sort of thing is taking place. 'It's outrageous that bars servicing the needs of a very small white expatriate community would go to the extent of discriminating against the majority of Hong Kong. 'For the victim, discrimination is humiliating, and can affect a person's self-confidence. 'It's disgraceful that the Government won't take legislative action.' Human Rights Monitor spokesman Paul Harris said the group had raised the issue of racism, and the lack of legislation against it, with Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa last year. It had another meeting set for July. 'We've been concerned for a very long time that there is no law outlawing racial discrimination in Hong Kong. There's nothing in relation to the public sector,' Mr Harris said. 'There is an obligation on the Government to provide this protection. The Government has repeatedly refused to enact legislation of this kind.' The group was compiling examples of racist treatment, largely towards Indians, to press for anti-racism laws. 'Human Rights Monitor believes there are certain people within the Government who are opposed to taking action in this area,' he said. Mr Gidumal said he had been refused entry into bars in Lan Kwai Fong in the past because of his race. He described the Government's Equal Opportunities Commission as 'a toothless tiger'. Legislator-elect Christine Loh Kung-wai said the allegation of racism towards Chinese was surprising. 'When people talk about racism in Hong Kong they talk about foreigners, mostly Indians and Africans,' she said. 'But in reality it can happen to anybody. 'I find it really hard to understand why they are basically saying to the majority of people 'don't come in here'. It's not exactly a good business move.' The Home Affairs Bureau has funded 12 community projects worth $670,000 to combat discrimination on the grounds of race or sexual orientation. A code of practice for employers was published in April by the bureau and is binding on the Government.