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  1. letters

    Posted Jan 31st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Legco did the right thing on landfill I am writing about the Legislative Council's decision to overturn an order by the government to extend the Tseung Kwan O landfill into the Clearwater Bay Country Park. The order would have turned five hectares of ...

  2. Judge jailed for taking bribes, possessing gun

    Posted Nov 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo A Zhejiang judge has been sentenced to 101/2 years in jail for taking bribes and illegally possessing a firearm. His reason for owning a gun and dozens of bullets was unclear. ... of a firearm and about 36 bullets. The report did not say where he got the gun, whether he had used it or for what purpose he kept it. Xinhua said Xie was arrested in August last year in Quzhou ...

  3. Air cleared on grey area for smokers

    Posted Apr 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu, Joyce Man

    ... definition of what constitutes an indoor area. The cases have been on hold since a Court of First Instance judge allowed an appeal by a hawker-control officer who had been fined for smoking ... with the provisions of the Smoking (Public Health) Ordinance,' a spokesman said, adding that the Tobacco Control Office would proceed with the adjourned cases. But Hong Kong Bars and Karaoke Rights ...

  4. Wong fails to win back control of Gome board

    Posted Sep 29th 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Jailed billionaire Wong Kwong-yu's bid to regain management control of Gome Electrical Appliances Holding failed yesterday, with shareholders rejecting a bid to sack ... a 14-year jail term for insider trading and corporate bribery in Beijing, tried to gain control of Gome. Wong, also known as Huang Guangyu, and his wife Du Juan have had HK$1.66 billion worth ...

  5. Gome shares hit as battle for control hots up

    Posted Aug 07th 2010, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng Gome Electrical Appliances' share price fell 13.5 per cent yesterday following an escalation of the struggle for control of the company between the board and jailed founder ... Crown Holdings, a company controlled by Wong, proposed that current chairman Chen Xiao and executive director Sun Yiding be removed and that a mandate for Gome to issue new shares be cancelled. ...

  6. Student faces jail term after buying stun guns on Net

    Posted Mar 30th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy An Open University student faces a jail term for importing two stun guns through an internet purchase. Yeung Wing-hon, 23, yesterday admitted one charge of possessing arms ... a random inspection of overseas parcels at Chek Lap Kok's airmail centre last August. A parcel addressed to Yeung was found to contain a stun gun. Yeung was arrested after he signed a receipt ...

  7. India set to free British gun-runner

    Posted Jan 31st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... S.N.M Abdi in Calcutta Lobbying pays off for Peter Bleach, who has been jailed in Calcutta since 1995 Notorious British gun-runner Peter Bleach, who has been imprisoned in a high-security Calcutta jail for almost nine years, is to be released, Deputy Prime Minister Lal Krishna Advani announced yesterday. The 52-year-old Bleach and five Latvian pilots were charged with waging war ...

  8. Tubby stun-gun robber jailed six years for foiled gold theft

    Posted Oct 16th 2003, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... Man grabbed $1m in ornaments from jeweller but was caught while fleeing An overweight robber who zapped a jeweller with a stun gun before attempting to run off with gold ornaments worth ... said he felt numbness and pain on the back of his neck. His attackers then fled on foot. The building watchman saw the robbery and contacted police. He also found a broken stun gun on the lobby ...

  9. Freed gun-runner offers to help catch HK kingpins of arms drop

    Posted Jul 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... S. N. M. Abdi in Scarborough, England A convicted gun-runner freed from jail after lobbying by British Prime Minister Tony Blair has offered to help police bring two Hong Kong businessmen to trial for allegedly funding and planning a huge arms drop in India in 1995. The gun-runner, British arms dealer Peter Bleach, was unexpectedly released by the Indian government in February after ...

  10. 'Golden Banker' buys control of Asia Resources

    Posted Oct 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jeff Pao Shares in Asia Resources Holdings, a manufacturer of pharmaceutical and health-care products, rose 16.67 per cent yesterday after the company's largest shareholder sold a controlling stake to legislator Chim Pui-chung, known to investors as the 'Golden Banker'. After news of the deal was released, Asia Resources soared as much as 58.97 per cent in the morning ...




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