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  1. A Macao Narrative

    Posted Feb 21st 2010, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan A Macao Narrative by Austin Coates Hong Kong University Press HK$150 This may not be the definitive book on Macau, but it is informative and entertaining- always a plus where history is concerned. Those new to Austin Coates should read Cesar Guillen Nunez's foreword before they start the volume; those familiar with the author's writing will gain more ...

  2. Boy's coat-hanger attacker is jailed for three years

    Posted Dec 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com A man who beat his girlfriend's eight-year-old autistic son so badly he had to stay in hospital for two weeks was jailed for three years and four months yesterday. Lee Ka-ho, 28, admitted in District Court that he hit the boy with a coat-hanger, kicked him, pulled his genitals, bit his ear and pushed him into a toilet bowl. The violent ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    Wing Hang Bank manager convicted of stealing data on thousands of customers

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Bank boss stole data on thousands of customers A Wing Hang Bank manager was yesterday found guilty of stealing the personal information of more than 10,000 clients, including borrowing histories, from the bank's computer database. Ng Chau-ha, 33, a former risk control department manager, was convicted in Eastern Court of obtaining access ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    High Court adjourns ship surveyor's bid to overturn Lamma disaster findings

    Posted Aug 19th 2013, 02:35pm by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com A High Court judge on Monday adjourned for 30 days the application by a retired Marine Department surveyor seeking a judicial review that he hopes will overturn the findings of a commission that investigated last year’s Lamma Island ferry disaster. In the Commission of Inquiry’s report on the disaster the now retired ship surveyor Wong Chi-kin, ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Activist puts case for artificial beach review

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Save Lung Mei Alliance member asks High Court to scrutinise government decision on project Activist puts case for artificial beach review A green activist has asked the High Court to adopt "heightened scrutiny" of a government decision to build a beach in Tai Po that she says is likely to endanger the life of a rare seahorse. Ho Loy ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - OLYMPICS

    Preparations for Rio Olympics going much better, says IOC's John Coates

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 10:43pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Sydney Games chief, who in April branded Brazil's Games organisation as the worst ever, says work is much much better Rio going much better, says Coates Australia's Olympic chief John Coates, who in April branded preparations for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics as the worst ever, said the prognosis was now "much, much better". Speaking at an event ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Scales of justice: shoplifter who stole HK$900,000 alligator skin coat jailed

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 01:40pm by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com Kamal Rai walked out of a busy Burberry shop in Tsim Sha Tsui with the costly clobber, before selling it for HK$2,000 in Chungking Mansions Alligator coat shoplifter jailed for 18 months A Nepalese shoplifter who strolled out of a Burberry shop in Tsim Sha Tsui with a HK$900,000 alligator skin coat, and later sold it for a fraction of the price, ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Poll challenge deadline is lawful, court rules

    Posted Jul 12th 2013, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... A strict seven-day deadline for filing a petition challenging the result of a chief executive election is constitutional, the Court of Final Appeal ruled yesterday. In a written judgment, the top court said the inflexible time limit was lawful as a petiti ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Jailed fung shui master Peter Chan to appeal conviction

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Jailed former fung shui master Peter Chan Chun-chuen filed an appeal yesterday against his conviction and 12-year jail term for forging and using a fake will said to belong to late tycoon Nina Wang Kung Yu-sum, a source familiar with the situation said. T ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Legal experts lay long odds on a successful appeal

    Posted Jul 06th 2013, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Peter Chan Chun-chuen and his family were tight-lipped yesterday over whether he planned to lodge an appeal, but criminal law specialists say the jailed former fung shui master will face a long and difficult fight if he does. If the self-taught geomancer ...




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