‘Prison staff use various means to stop complaints’

The founder of prisoners' rights group Wall-fare, Shiu Ka-chun, has urged the Ombudsman to help bring about changes to prison visits by Justices of the Peace (JP), saying various measures are being used by the authorities to stop inmates from making complaints about their treatment. Shiu, a former lawmaker, made...

Government accused of disqualification scare game

Southern district councillor Paul Zimmerman is urging the government to make clear what its intentions are over the fate of district councillors, saying it appears to be playing a 'scare game', which is extremely unhealthy. Around 70 district councillors have resigned in the past few days, amid rumours that if...

No mandatory jab for helpers, but another test needed

The government has dropped its plan to make migrant domestic workers get Covid vaccinations, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Tuesday, but another compulsory test will soon be ordered. Officials had announced that helpers would be required to be vaccinated before signing or renewing work contracts after one woman was...

Helpers ordered to get tests, mandatory jabs planned

Authorities have ordered Hong Kong's hundreds of thousands of foreign domestic workers to get coronavirus tests before May 9, following the discovery of an untraceable mutant strain in the community. The government also said on Friday that it is planning to make it mandatory for helpers to be vaccinated against...

Democrats undecided on future Legco polls

2021-04-05 HKT 19:37" title="Lo Kin-hei said the Democratic Party may not make a decision over Legco until September. Photo: RTHK"> Lo Kin-hei said the Democratic Party may not make a decision over Legco until September. Photo: RTHK Democratic Party chair Lo Kin-hei on Monday said although it plans to recommend...

Police make largest cocaine bust since 2011

Police make largest cocaine bust since 2011 Police say they have made their largest cocaine seizure in a decade, seizing over 700 kilos of cocaine in Sha Tin, with a street value of about HK$900 million. Two men, aged 19 and 25, have been arrested. Senior Superintendent of the police's...