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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Don't use the law to discriminate against domestic workers

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by BEAU LEFLER

    ... Beau Lefler Beau Lefler says the courts should uphold principle of equality before law Laws that oppress the weak are a poor servant of justice In Hong Kong, people enthuse over ... in enabling it. Judges committed moral crimes by abdicating their responsibility to check power. Here in Hong Kong, until 1930, its then British rulers passed laws that reserved the choice areas ...

  2. Birth agent breached entry laws

    Posted Feb 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau and Diana Lee An agent who arranged for a mainland woman to give birth in Hong Kong pleaded guilty yesterday to breaching immigration laws, in the first prosecution of its kind ... to an immigration officer. Xu started soliciting customers in 2010, charging several hundred to several thousand yuan for each pregnant mainlander who sought to come to Hong Kong, prosecutors told Sha Tin ...

  3. Fake unions bring jail

    Posted Jan 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Recent bogus marriage cases January 8 A 24-year-old mainland man, who admitted paying a Hong Kong woman 30,000 yuan to marry him in September, is jailed for 18 months for entering the city on a visa based on a bogus marriage. January 2 A 45-year-old mainland woman, who admitted paying 500 yuan to enter into a bogus marriage with a Hong Kong man in November, is jailed for a year. ...

  4. Overstayer has baby in Tuen Mun

    Posted Feb 06th 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Lilian Goh

    ... pregnant mainlanders from entering Hong Kong unless they have hospital bookings. Police said a relative of the woman called police when she went into labour at a flat in Yau Oi Estate at about ... the spokesman said, adding: 'She and her baby are safe.' Police said the woman had been staying in Hong Kong illegally for more than a month after having been permitted to stay for only a week ...

  5. 4 admit role in eye-blinding scam

    Posted Jan 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui Bogus insurance claims totalling more than HK$23 million were submitted A former Hong Kong insurance agent and three mainlanders yesterday admitted being part of a scam ... deliberately injured by doctors on the mainland and later surgically removed in Hong Kong to deceive the insurance companies, the District Court heard. Senior government counsel Ned Lai Ka-yee told ...

  6. Fraudsters who blinded themselves plead guilty

    Posted Jan 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 3.08pm: A Hong Kong man and three mainlanders have admitted their roles in an insurance fraud, in which two of them deliberately blinded themselves in a bid ... Wah-cheong, a 46-year-old Hong Kong man, also admitted to an additional count of possessing identity cards belonging to others. The court heard Kwok, who worked with one of the targeted insurance ...

  7. Warning about fake nuptials after pair jailed

    Posted Apr 04th 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Mainlanders were warned yesterday against using a bogus marriage as a quick pass to enter Hong Kong, after a couple were convicted of conspiracy to defraud the Registrar of Marriages. The Hong Kong man and mainland woman, who admitted they met for the first time in the Tuen Mun marriage registry, were jailed for nine months. Cheng Yuen-kwong, 57, and He Ye, 42, admitted ...

  8. Mainlander arrests rise

    Posted Jun 27th 2004, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo While Hong Kong's overall crime rate has fallen, arrests of mainland visitors have increased this year, according to official figures. An average of six mainland ... visitors, arrests actually dropped to 0.02 per cent this year from 0.03 per cent. Mr Lee said overall, violent crimes decreased, though rape and serious drug offences rose. 'Hong Kong remains ...

  9. Four mainlanders jailed over fake HK marriages

    Posted Dec 28th 2006, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Four mainlanders who had bogus marriages with Hong Kong residents were jailed for up to 11/2 years. An Immigration Department spokesman said a special taskforce had been set up ... to defraud. He was jailed for 18 months on all five charges. Fu paid HK$38,000 for the marriage to obtain an exit permit, which allowed him entry into Hong Kong but this did not allow him to work, ...

  10. Jail terms for theft of pine trees

    Posted Sep 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... stolen goods, endangering the safety of others at sea, failing to stop and assisting the passage to Hong Kong of illegal immigrants. He was sentenced to a total of four years and eight months. The rest were convicted of theft and unlawfully remaining in Hong Kong. The Organised and Serious Crime Ordinance was sought in the sentencing 'in view of the prevalence of the offence'. ...




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