Simon Ng

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Hong Kong must ensure equal access to justice for the mentally disabled
20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
Rights of disabled in Hong Kong must be fully respected in light of court judgment on killing of autistic boy
20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
Court of Final Appeal building is a timeless symbol of Hong Kong's most cherished legal ideals
15 Sep 2015 - 7:56AM
Wrongful arrest of autistic man shows Hong Kong is failing in its duties to protect rights of disabled
16 Jun 2015 - 2:38AM
The grim picture of roadside air pollution on Hong Kong Island
30 Apr 2015 - 4:27PM
Disabled or not, everyone is equal in our society
31 Mar 2015 - 2:10AM
Government should rethink blanket incentives for shippers with new regulation due soon
5 Mar 2015 - 12:02PM
Wrong to put blame on country parks for Hong Kong's housing woes
22 Jan 2015 - 7:13PM
How Peel Street reminds of principles still relevant to policing in Hong Kong
6 Jan 2015 - 2:54AM
Overcoming disability bias is key to equality

The Equal Opportunities Commission has initiated a consultation exercise over the review of our discrimination law. A major area of consultation is in disability equality and rights.

The Equal Opportunities Commission has initiated a consultation exercise over the review of our discrimination law. A major area of consultation is in disability equality and rights.

Overcoming disability bias is key to equality
7 Oct 2014 - 4:02AM
Reopening of Salisbury Road crossing a step in the right direction

Perhaps it matters little to most people, but from earlier this month, it has been possible to safely cross Salisbury Road in Tsim Sha Tsui, between The Peninsula hotel and the Space Museum, after the reopening of a pedestrian crossing.

Perhaps it matters little to most people, but from earlier this month, it has been possible to safely cross Salisbury Road in Tsim Sha Tsui, between The Peninsula hotel and the Space Museum, after the reopening of a pedestrian crossing.

Reopening of Salisbury Road crossing a step in the right direction
19 Sep 2014 - 1:14AM
It's high time to reasonably adjust our disability laws

The prominent Oxford scientist Richard Dawkins recently issued a controversial tweet advising a woman to "abort it and try again" if she was pregnant with a baby with Down's syndrome. He said "it would be immoral to bring it into the world if you have the choice".

The prominent Oxford scientist Richard Dawkins recently issued a controversial tweet advising a woman to "abort it and try again" if she was pregnant with a baby with Down's syndrome. He said "it would be immoral to bring it into the world if you have the choice".

It's high time to reasonably adjust our disability laws
2 Sep 2014 - 4:43AM
Patriotism on the bench? There's not much of a case

Judicial independence is at the core of the rule of law ideal. Judicial process can be viewed as a reasoning process based on rules, principles, norms, values and facts leading to an authoritative judgment.

Judicial independence is at the core of the rule of law ideal. Judicial process can be viewed as a reasoning process based on rules, principles, norms, values and facts leading to an authoritative judgment.

Patriotism on the bench? There's not much of a case
29 Jul 2014 - 5:12AM
Hong Kong must consider wider impact of its energy choices

As part of the government's three-month public consultation on Hong Kong's fuel mix for electricity generation, two options have been put forward for discussion.

As part of the government's three-month public consultation on Hong Kong's fuel mix for electricity generation, two options have been put forward for discussion.

Hong Kong must consider wider impact of its energy choices
20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM
Mutual trust the only way to resolve electoral reform impasse

The government invites people to talk to achieve a shared vision of universal suffrage. But to engage people to communicate meaningfully in a fragmented society suffering from deep identity and governability crises is a mission impossible.

The government invites people to talk to achieve a shared vision of universal suffrage. But to engage people to communicate meaningfully in a fragmented society suffering from deep identity and governability crises is a mission impossible.

Mutual trust the only way to resolve electoral reform impasse
27 May 2014 - 4:22AM
Put pedestrians first in Central

When was the last time you walked along Des Voeux Road Central? Those of us who work in Central probably spend a fair share of our time there every working day, dodging people and obstacles on the crowded pavements.

When was the last time you walked along Des Voeux Road Central? Those of us who work in Central probably spend a fair share of our time there every working day, dodging people and obstacles on the crowded pavements.

Put pedestrians first in Central
2 May 2014 - 3:49AM
When it comes to autism, Hong Kong's laws are decades behind

The United Nations has designated April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day since 2008. This year, the UN secretary general called for more efforts in education, job opportunities and other measures.

The United Nations has designated April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day since 2008. This year, the UN secretary general called for more efforts in education, job opportunities and other measures.

When it comes to autism, Hong Kong's laws are decades behind
8 Apr 2014 - 4:59AM
Ideas on government from the past give insight into our present
11 Feb 2014 - 4:33AM
Sometimes the fight against might is the way to justice

Simone Weil, an influential French philosopher, once remarked: "He who knows the empire of might and how not to respect it is capable of love and justice." Might, according to Weil, turns a human being who is subjected to it into a thing.

Simone Weil, an influential French philosopher, once remarked: "He who knows the empire of might and how not to respect it is capable of love and justice." Might, according to Weil, turns a human being who is subjected to it into a thing.

Sometimes the fight against might is the way to justice
24 Dec 2013 - 5:15AM
It's vital that justice holds the balance of power
26 Nov 2013 - 4:44AM
Regulations needed to curb ship emissions
7 May 2015 - 3:07PM
Legislation needed to ensure educational rights for all

Hong Kong needs rights-based law and policies of inclusive education. The chairwoman and rapporteur of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child were in town last week. They were invited by local NGO the Hong Kong Committee on Children's Rights to meet the people and investigate the city, before they returned to Geneva to consider the government's report in September.

Hong Kong needs rights-based law and policies of inclusive education. The chairwoman and rapporteur of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child were in town last week. They were invited by local NGO the Hong Kong Committee on Children's Rights to meet the people and investigate the city, before they returned to Geneva to consider the government's report in September.

Legislation needed to ensure educational rights for all
27 Aug 2013 - 4:42AM
Government must insist on taking polluting vehicles off our roads
31 May 2013 - 5:35AM
Hong Kong hosting Better Air Quality Conference - with a red face
30 Nov 2012 - 1:16AM
Right to make the city their home sets Hongkongers apart
15 Oct 2013 - 3:44AM
Cruise ships must use cleaner fuel at Kai Tak

Because of the filthy, high-sulphur bunker fuel cruise ships are known to be burning, at locations virtually at the heart of the city and close to Hong Kong's population centres and commercial districts, environmental groups have been vocal in recent months about cruise ship emissions and the adverse impact on public health.

Because of the filthy, high-sulphur bunker fuel cruise ships are known to be burning, at locations virtually at the heart of the city and close to Hong Kong's population centres and commercial districts, environmental groups have been vocal in recent months about cruise ship emissions and the adverse impact on public health.

Cruise ships must use cleaner fuel at Kai Tak
22 Mar 2013 - 4:00AM