A Bad Week for ..., September 29, 2013

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 29 September, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 30 September, 2013, 4:47pm


Bo Xilai

The disgraced princeling erupted in anger when the Jinan Intermediate People's Court in Shandong found him guilty of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power last Sunday. Judges said the 64-year-old had "gravely damaged the country and the people's interests" as they sentenced the former Chongqing party boss and politburo member to life in prison.


Paolo Di Canio

The irascible Italian became the first English Premier League manager to lose his job this season when he was dismissed last Sunday after a 3-0 defeat at West Bromwich Albion that left his Sunderland side bottom of the table. In addition to poor results, the 45-year-old's methods during his seven months in charge went down so badly that, according to British media, several players threatened to go on strike if Di Canio kept his job.


Timothy Tong Hin-ming

The former head of the Independent Commission Against Corruption admitted he had made mistakes for the first time since an overspending scandal at the commission erupted. Tong's admission came after he was dragged back before the Legislative Council's Public Accounts Committee for a grilling that lasted more than three hours and will continue in a few weeks.