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  1. Quarry Bay Park workers fiddled books to pay for staff toilets

    Posted Aug 04th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man When Chan Sau-yan decided he wanted toilets installed in the management office of a park in Quarry Bay, he knew exactly who would pick up the bill. Chan, a senior amenities ... admitted in Eastern Court yesterday that the repairs were never made. Chan, 50, pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to defraud before Magistrate William Lam Kui-po. Of the three assistants, ...

  2. Pair held friend's child, 7, for ransom

    Posted May 08th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A Pakistani social worker and his pregnant Indian partner held her friend's seven-year-old son and demanded a ransom of HK$200,000 because he was worried they would not have ... but being unable to touch her had made him 'realise a parent's love for a child and understand the distress for the [boy's] parents', she said. Deputy High Court Judge Colin ...

  3. Disaster-prone Zijin gave media 'hush money'- reports

    Posted Jul 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk Zijin Mining Group, the gold- and copper-producing giant that has caused one disaster after another, has allegedly offered journalists tens of thousands of yuan to remain ... simply take the money and there was no need to do anything with it except giving them a receipt.' The magazine printed nothing about the incident, it turned out, but Xinhua made public ...

  4. Judge clears man of abduction charge

    Posted Jul 21st 2010, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... A man was cleared of one count each of robbery and false imprisonment yesterday after a judge ruled he had no case to answer. However, Hung Wai-leong, 42, had admitted possessing a stun gun without a licence and was remanded in custody for sentencing today. Mr Justice Michael Stuart-Moore made the ruling in the Court of First Instance after the abduction victim admitted she ...

  5. Insulation behind CCTV fire: court

    Posted Nov 20th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li A Beijing court found that the fire at China Central Television's new headquarters two years ago had something in common with Monday's catastrophic fire in Shanghai- substandard insulating materials. Three employees of a Guangdong con ...

  6. In Brief

    Posted Sep 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Executive Councillor Lau Wong-fat's failure to declare property transactions made this year to 'see whether anyone has made profits because of inside information on government ... a portion of the compensation. The case continues today. Stove fire burns man, 92 A 92-year-old suffered minor burns when a stove burst into flames in his ninth-floor flat in Sham Shui Po yesterday. ...

  7. In Brief

    Posted May 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and a taxi braked to avoid hitting the car, and the minibus crashed with the taxi a car. Two swimmers drown A 35-year-old man drowned when he went diving with friends off Shek Pai Wan, opposite Dong ...

  8. 20 jailed for role in fire at CCTV building

    Posted May 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei A Beijing court has jailed 20 defendants for the fire that engulfed parts of the new multitrillion-yuan China Central Television headquarters, killed one fireman and tarnished the reputation of the state-owned channel. The fire was sparked by a ...

  9. In Brief

    Posted Apr 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Extortionist gets 18 months for bid to frame schoolboy A man who attempted to extort HK$28,000 from a student he tried to frame for molesting a woman on a train was jailed yesterday for 18 ... from the boy's mother in a coffee shop. Judge Eddie Yip Chor-man sentenced Luk in the District Court. Suspected triad members attacked outside bar Three knife-wielding assailants escaped ...

  10. Fiery romance over, court told

    Posted Apr 29th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... calls. Police arrested Wong for criminal damage and making false fire reports. Under caution she said she made the reports because she was being held in the bar and wanted the police to help her. ... Expressing reservations about Wong's claims that she had made the calls to seek help, Deputy Magistrate Poon Chin-chiu ordered a probation officer's report and adjourned sentencing to May ...




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