Daily Archives: 2010-03-23

Ho Ching and western names

“One nephew, when he was in school, asked his parents’ permission to adopt a western name.  His mother Ho Ching told him: ‘In China, only waiters and waitresses use western names.’ My father also explained how ‘Harry’ became a part of his name and how he tried to remove it.” Lee Wei Ling

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Australian court says presumption of guilt a subversion

“In our view, there is no reasonable justification, let alone any ‘demonstrable’ justification, for reversing the onus of proof in connection with the possession offence. As we have said, the combined effect of s 5 and s 72(1) is to presume a person guilty of the offence of possession unless he/she proves to the contrary. That is not so much …

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