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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    'Silly' to claim Tang basement built after house

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 03:17am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Court urged to 'apply common sense' over lavish illegal structure 'Silly' to claim Tang basement built after house The lavish 2,400 sq ft illegal basement lying underneath the Kowloon Tong home of former chief secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen was most probably built at the same time as the house, a court heard yesterday. Prosecutor ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Second expert claims Henry Tang's illegal basement added after house

    Posted Feb 15th 2014, 03:46am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... at the same time as the house but was added after its completion in 2007, a court heard yesterday. Structural engineer James Lau became the second expert defence witness to raise the possibility ... the basement touched the rest of the house. The prosecution's expert witness last year told the court that the lower ground floor structure was done in a single pour. The prosecution's expert ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Man threw corrosive liquid on wife and son after being asked for divorce, court told

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 04:53pm by JULIE CHU

    ... Chan and her son rushed into the bathroom to try to wash off the corrosive liquid. Lau picked up the knife and chased them after they fled the house. When Lau caught up with them, he asked his ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Life sentence for jealous security guard who stabbed girlfriend to death

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:45am by JULIE CHU

    ... hours to reach their guilty verdict, six to one. The court heard that Poon, Law and Chan were colleagues, working in security at Coastal Skyline, a private housing estate in Tung Chung. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Trio cleared in Henry Tang illegal basement case

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 02:24pm by Phila Siu, Tony Cheung

    ... and a gymnasium. Tang's wife, Lisa Kuo Yu-chin, the house's owner, was fined HK$110,000 last year for starting construction of the basement without permission. Yesterday Lee said he did ... the house's ground floor and then build the basement. However, the magistrate noted that Li did not use words meaning it would have been "impossible". Chiong told the court that the swimming ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    'She fell onto the knife I was holding', suspect tells court in girlfriend murder case

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 04:37am by JULIE CHU

    ... not want her to be disturbed," Poon told the court. Poon earlier admitted the attempted murder of love rival Chan Tai-wai, 20, at the Tung Chung housing estate where he, Chan and Law worked. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Guard 'killed girlfriend, chopped love rival'

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 04:55am by Austin Chiu

    ... prosecutor Nicholas Adams said. Police discovered the body of 24-year-old Law Yuk-yu in her public housing flat the day after her death. She was found under a blanket, a fruit knife stuck in her ... among their colleagues in security at Coastal Skyline, a private housing estate in Tung Chung. "It would seem that Ms Law had taken an interest in Mr Chan," Adams said. Adams said ...

  8. News - World - COURTS

    ‘I’m scared to sleep’, emotional Pistorius tells court in Pretoria

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 03:31pm by AP and Reuters

    ... was young and his mother slept with a gun under her pillow. Pistorius said his family had been targeted by criminals over the years, citing incidents of house break-ins and carjackings, and said he ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Woman who cut off lover's penis not a 'murderer'

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 04:11am by Austin Chiu

    ... on a one-way permit, admitted killing Zhou- who was a temporary two-way permit visitor- in her public-housing flat in Chai Wan on Boxing Day 2012. But she denied murder, saying she was provoked ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Joseph Lau Luen-hung, Steven Lo Kit-shing sentenced to jail for land deal

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 12:15pm by Ada Lee

    ... over-looking one of the world's most lucrative stretches of land- Macau's glitzy Cotai Strip- for a luxury housing development, La Scala. Judge Augusto Silvestre- who replaced original trial ...




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