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PUBLISHED : Monday, 17 June, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 17 June, 2013, 4:23am

Sentence for mother who sold son to paedophile

An unmarried mother convicted of handing her five-year-old son to a paedophile in exchange for cash is due to appear in the Court of First Instance for sentencing. The 32-year-old clerk, whose name cannot be disclosed to protect her son's identity, had denied one charge of conspiracy to commit buggery. The prosecution told the court that she took her son to the man's flat in Sham Tseng, where the assaults took place, on three occasions in 2011.


Tycoon's bribery trial to resume

The bribery trial of Hong Kong-based property tycoon Joseph Lau Luen-hung will resume in Macau, regardless of Lau's presence. At an earlier hearing, presiding judge Mario Augusto Silvestre lost patience with Lau for his failure to appear, ostensibly because of illness. Lau and fellow tycoon Steven Lo Kit-sing are accused of offering a HK$20 million bribe to Macau's former public works chief, Ao Man-long, in 2005 to secure land for their luxury La Scala residential development.


Macau Legend a step closer to listing

Shares in casino-hotel operator Macau Legend Development will be open to retail subscription from today until Thursday noon and begin trading next week Thursday. The company is seeking to raise up to HK$6.1 billion for its rapid expansion in what has become the world's biggest gambling capital. The shares will be priced at between HK$2.30 and HK$2.98 each.


Legco to discuss pay rise for civil service

Legco's panel on public service will discuss the civil service pay adjustment for 2013-2014. Both the disciplined and non-disciplined services have accused the government of basing its wage proposal solely on a survey of private-sector pay trends. The panel will also discuss the employment of disabled people in the civil service.


EOC chief to brief lawmakers

Dr York Chow Yat-ngok, who chairs the Equal Opportunities Commission, will brief the Legco panel on constitutional affairs at a meeting on a proposed amendment to the Sexual Discrimination Ordinance, which seeks to widen the scope of its protection against sexual harassment.


50th anniversary for Paris Air Show

The Paris Air Show opens at Le Bourget for its 50th anniversary. Among aircraft on display will be the Airbus A350, which flew for the first time on Friday. The US pavilion will again be the largest, but for the first time in more than two decades no US fighter jets will be on show, thanks to government spending cuts.