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    Lawyers for Leung Chun-ying attack challenge to his election victory

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Attempt to annul election victory was made too late and cannot be enforced, the High Court is told Lawyers for Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying made a number of arguments yesterday in an effort to persuade the High Court to toss out a challenge to his elec ...

  2. Out and about

    Posted Dec 06th 2009, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... Jason Wordie Possibly the only popular English-language classic that Hong Kong's small-pond literary scene has generated is Myself a Mandarin, Austin Coates' perennially ... Cheung Chau and Ma On Shan. Coates (bottom) successfully melds people, places and situations into broadly accurate yet individually unrecognisable composites. One literal-minded contemporary ...

  3. Woman, 80, denies HK$12m scam

    Posted May 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com A wheelchair-bound woman aged 80 appeared in court accused of channelling HK$12 million out of a charitable Taoist temple in Tuen Mun. The court heard Lau Chun-yau, a live-in follower at the temple since the age of seven, was tricked into signing documents used to launder the money by a man she trusted because she is uneducated. The court heard ...

  4. Victim of toy mishap awarded HK$8m

    Posted Feb 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com A man who suffered brain damage and became wheelchair bound after he was hit by a model aircraft four years ago was awarded more than HK$8 million in compensation yesterday. Lo Kwok-wah, 49, won his civil claim against Chan Man-kin, 43, in the Court of First Instance yesterday. Chan was not in court. Lo was in a coma for several months in 2008 after ...

  5. Girl's molester jailed for three years

    Posted Sep 07th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu A delivery worker who held a cutter to the throat of a 10-year-old girl as they stepped out of a lift and then molested her and exposed himself was yesterday jailed for three years. Lai Ka-man, 29, had pleaded guilty in the District Court to assaulting the girl- who lived in the same building as him- at an estate in Tai Wai on June 2. Judge Kim Longley said Lai had ...

  6. Placard-waving protester alleges arrest injuries

    Posted Jan 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com A woman pleaded not guilty yesterday to resisting arrest at a protest during Vice-Premier Li Keqiang's visit to Hong Kong in August. Siu Mun-yee, 53, told Eastern Court that she was injured as a result of the allegedly heavy-handed police response to protesters. Siu, who is Australian Chinese, is charged with resisting two woman police ...

  7. Ex-lover seeks injunction

    Posted Aug 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com A woman's ex-boyfriend yesterday asked the High Court to issue an injunction restraining her from harassing him after she told his neighbours he was impotent and infected with Aids. The writ filed by Lau Tat-wai against ex-girlfriend Joey Yip Lai-kuen, a nurse employed by the Hospital Authority, said she had shown 'extreme ...

  8. Murder, bank fraud 'despicable'

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com A handyman who killed a 74-year-old man before impersonating him to withdraw HK$600,000 from banks was jailed for life yesterday. Mr Justice Darryl Saw called Alan Ng Nga-lun, 52, 'truly despicable' for murdering Tang Lo-loi at his house in Tseng Tau village, Ma On Shan, on November 9, 2010. The Court of First Instance judge gave Ng ...

  9. Former district councillor accused of HK$1.7m fraud

    Posted Jan 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com A former district councillor allegedly cheated the government out of HK$1.7 million by making false claims to pay for salaries and other expenses at his own apparel business, the District Court heard yesterday. Former Eastern District councillor Manuel Chan Tim-shing, 52, and his assistant Jackie Ng Siu-lin, 44, deny working together to file ...

  10. Activists appeal against sentence over protest

    Posted Jul 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu Austin.chiu@scmp.com Two activists of the League of Social Democrats yesterday appealed against their convictions and sentence for disorderly behaviour over a rowdy protest in April last year. Chow Nok-hang, 27, and Wong Hin-wai, 23, challenged their two-week jail terms- handed down in January- for interrupting a speech by former transport chief Eva Cheng to oppose ...




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