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  1. Swindlers turning to younger victims

    Posted Jun 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... remittance from overseas. Of 32 cases of street swindling reported in New Territories South police region from January to May, nine targeted secondary school or university students. 'We are worried that as... more young people are getting summer jobs, the number of street deception cases will continue to rise in the next few months,' said Chief Inspector Connitta Chau Sin-ping ...

  2. Plot thickens in Air Canada industrial spying case

    Posted Dec 07th 2004, 12:00am by John Gray

    ... suit in what may be the biggest case of industrial espionage in Canadian history. The suit alleges that WestJet hacked into Air Canada computers to get vital information on the airline's ... been tapped into from the outside almost 250,000 times. On a single day, the site was checked out almost 5,000 times. One of the bizarre aspects of the case is that WestJet has not denied ...

  3. First case in Tibet

    Posted Feb 17th 2004, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao Mainland officials yesterday said a case of bird flu had been detected in the Tibetan capital, Lhasa- the first in the region. The case was confirmed by the National Bird Flu Reference Laboratory along with five new cases in Hubei province and one in Guangdong province. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Agriculture reported a new suspected case in Baicheng, Jilin province. ...

  4. Lawyers in maid abuse case want it thrown out

    Posted Sep 28th 2004, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Yim's 'dream team' of five of the best defence lawyers in the country stood up one by one to raise various preliminary objections and urging the court to dismiss the case. Yim, dressed ... suffered by Ms Bonat were not severe since internal organs were not damaged. 'For these and other reasons we urge the court to dismiss the case right away,' Jagjit Singh said. But lead ...

  5. Dropout cases cause for concern

    Posted Jun 16th 2004, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Recent cases when parents have pulled their children out of school include that of Dearing Leung, whose father removed her from a Tai Po primary school in February 2000, when ... town, Hainan. In a celebrated case in 1986, Kwok Ah-nui, then five, was forcibly removed from her home in the Kwai Hing housing estate on the orders of Anson Chan Fang On-sang, then director ...

  6. Pickpocket cases on MTR nearly triple

    Posted Jan 21st 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... Stella Lee Reports of pickpocketing on the MTR almost tripled last year with culprits targeting mostly passengers who carried rucksacks. Police figures showed that 167 pickpocketing cases were reported on MTR lines last year- almost triple the 61 cases in 2002. There were 1,681 pickpocketing cases in Hong Kong last year. The surge in pickpocketing led to a 7 per cent rise ...

  7. Honours mount for Richard Ivey case studies

    Posted Jan 10th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... Michael Taylor The accolades just keep piling up for the Richard Ivey School of Business, which produces more Asian cases than any other institution in the world. The world's second-largest publisher of business school cases after Harvard won the Emerging Chinese Global Competitors category in last year's case competition organised by the European Foundation ...

  8. Panels may investigate domestic abuse cases

    Posted May 13th 2004, 12:00am by Felix Lo

    ... Felix Lo The welfare chief says that serious cases of domestic violence may be investigated by committees made up of police, social workers and other related disciplines. Secretary ... with recommendations on how to avoid such abuse. A committee would become involved in cases in which family violence has caused serious injuries or deaths. Dr Yeoh was answering a question from Democratic ...

  9. One sure case does not mean an outbreak, says WHO

    Posted Jan 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Leu Siew Ying The one confirmed case of Sars in Guangdong, and the two suspected cases, do not constitute an outbreak of the disease as the layman understands it, the WHO said yesterday. Based on information received so far, the cases were sporadic, with no link connecting them, World Health Organisation spokesman Roy Wadia said. 'There is no significant public health ...

  10. Bribery case worsens for ex-police chief

    Posted Dec 31st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Bribes allegedly taken by a former district police chief were much higher than a figure announced earlier, Shenzhen investigators have reported. Communist Party investigators in the city yesterday said that An Huijun had accepted around 167 ...




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