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  1. Outrage as tainted milk 'hero' goes to jail

    Posted Nov 11th 2010, 12:00am by Priscilla Jiao, Verna Yu

    ... group Kidney Stone Babies, was being punished. Before his arrest almost a year ago, Zhao and other parents had protested outside several courthouses when cases were heard against milk companies. ... of the few who persisted despite the intense pressure. Earlier this year, the government said at least five dairy manufacturers had been using contaminated milk powder seized more than a year ago ...

  2. Dream of court turns sour for milk activist

    Posted Apr 01st 2010, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... by melamine-tainted milk. The founding of the group later won him the nickname 'father of kidney stones babies'. The group's website soon attracted thousands of parents from across the mainland ... collapsed after the scandal, was the main culprit for the melamine-laced milk powder that killed six children and made 300,000 ill. Tian was sentenced to life imprisonment. Zhao was detained ...

  3. Helper gets eight months' jail for spiking baby's milk with bleach

    Posted Sep 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong A domestic helper was jailed for eight months yesterday for spiking a nine-month-old baby girl's bottle of milk with bleach in an act of revenge after she was told that her work contract was being terminated. Muhari Lismiwati, 30, squeezed one drop of bleach from a cleaning cloth into the milk she was preparing for the baby, Tuen Mun Court heard. The incident ...

  4. Death penalty cited in new food safety blitz

    Posted Sep 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... director with the Ministry of Public Security, said the main offender responsible for producing and selling tonnes of melamine-tainted milk powder was sentenced to only three years in prison- with a three-year reprieve. He said another offender, as he was jailed for helping produce and sell contaminated milk powder, shouted to his family: 'Don't worry. I will get three years in prison ...

  5. Jailing of milk scandal activist a disgrace

    Posted Nov 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a criminal. The real criminals, 21 people charged over adding the toxic chemical melamine to milk powder to raise protein levels, have already been punished. It seems reasonable to suggest ... Court managed to send precisely the opposite message. The jailing of Zhao Lianhai, one of the parents of about 300,000 children sickened in the 2008 tainted milk scandal, shows disregard ...

  6. Milk hero's case shows how pressure can work

    Posted Nov 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the tainted-milk-powder campaigner. But the surprise development- which came this week, apparently in response to pressure from Hong Kong for Zhao to be freed- cannot repair the damage already done. Zhao was jailed for two-and-a-half years for 'provoking quarrels and making trouble' by campaigning for the rights of victims of the 2008 melamine-in-milk scandal, which made 300,000 children ...

  7. Case builds against once-lauded liability law

    Posted Jan 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... for parents of the sick or dead infants was that they were not allowed to sue for damages after the government pledged free medical care for all babies affected by the tainted milk. The few daring ... 3 million yuan from a milk-powder company. His 2 1/2-year-old daughter fell ill in September 2008 after drinking milk powder from a dairy controlled by Yashili International, listed in Hong Kong ...

  8. Eight high-ranking officials punished over milk scandal

    Posted Mar 21st 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam Eight high-ranking central government officials involved in the melamine milk scandal have been sacked or severely punished by authorities, taking the blame for faulty supervision, the Communist Party's disciplinary body said yesterday. The officials were the third group to be placed on the punishment list over the contaminated milk, which killed at least six ...

  9. Couple let baby starve to death in filthy flat

    Posted May 12th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu, Kobi Chan

    ... below normal, liver 35 per cent, spleen 58 per cent, kidney 54 per cent and thymus 72 per cent. The couple told police their budget was so tight they could only feed the baby with diluted milk ... Austin Chiu and Kobi Chan A couple living in a squalid flat starved their newborn baby daughter to death in three months saying they could not afford to feed her properly although ...

  10. Theft exposes illegal immigrant's 28-year stay

    Posted Mar 06th 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So An unemployed 71-year-old who has lived in the city illegally for 28 years was only discovered last month when he was caught stealing milk powder in a supermarket. Wong Shen-chee, who had fled Indonesia in 1981, pleaded guilty in Kowloon City Court yesterday to charges of theft and overstaying. Court documents said Wong had stolen a can of milk powder, worth HK$140.90, ...




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