Thursday, October 30, 2014   

EOC dismisses double standards accusation
(02-25 12:56)

The Equal Opportunities Commission has rejected accusations of double standards over the use of insulting words by groups with differing political views.
The Commission had condemned the term "locust" used by local activists to describe mainlanders and said a review of anti-discrimination laws would be done this year to see if the term should be considered discriminatory.
But when pro-government forces called RTHK staff "British dogs" last year, a similar review wasn't triggered.
Commission chairman, York Chow Yat-ngok, says although both terms were considered insults to people, he felt that the expression of "British dog" was not against the British.
"It's against the people affiliated with the British so I think this is nothing discriminatory regarding the British race," he explained.
"In the current the incidents we feel that not only the expression is insulting but also the explanation of the organizers felt that they're targeting the mainlanders, this is something that we are concerned," he said. --RTHK   
Other Hong Kong breaking news:
Police warn people to avoid radical protestors (10-30 18:18)
Activists setting up police complaints mechanism (10-30 18:03)
Waxwork Chinese leaders get democratic makeover in Hong Kong (10-30 17:57)
Senior civil servants in line for pay rise (10-30 16:53)
Concern over proposed discrimination amendments (10-30 16:52)
Acting FS warns of potential volatility (10-30 15:10)
CFA refuses to hear flag-burning activists' appeal (10-30 14:13)
Wages expected to rise 4.5pc next year (10-30 14:13)
LegCo debates motions looking at Occupy, police (10-30 12:22)
Tien's dismissal from CPPCC 'chilling': academic (10-30 11:03)

More breaking news >>

© 2014 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.