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  1. Conviction rates not too high, Law Society finds

    Posted Jul 20th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man Hong Kong's conviction rates- which a top barrister once said approached those in North Korea- 'do not appear to be particularly high' compared to other jurisdictions, the Law Society says. The society gives this conclusion in a submission after gathering statistics from Australia, Britain, New Zealand and Malaysia regarding their conviction rates. ...

  2. Man convicted of threatening doctor-son

    Posted May 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng A man who threatened his son, a doctor, in a rent dispute was convicted in Kwun Tong Court yesterday of criminal intimidation. Lam Sing-yin, 69, threatened his son, Dr Lam Chuen-lung, at his Lam Tin clinic. Their relationship soured because of rent disputes over shops that the father bought and transferred to the doctor, who had promised to pay his father. On December ...

  3. Activists fail to overturn assault convictions

    Posted Jun 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... their convictions for attacking police near the pier. The pair were jailed for four and two months respectively. Ma was convicted on three counts of assaulting a police officer after the incident in August 2007, while Fung was convicted on one charge. ...

  4. Four convicted over short-weight seafood

    Posted Mar 28th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Four restaurants in Wan Chai, Jordan, Tuen Mun and To Kwa Wan were fined for selling short-weight seafood, ranging from 21 per cent short to 43 per cent, in the past three months. One restaurant and four staff members of the other three were prosecuted, the Customs and Excise Department said yesterday. They were convicted and fined between HK$1,000 and HK$5,000. ...

  5. Democracy march a show of conviction

    Posted Jan 13th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... that their action will change Beijing's mind. They neither want to provoke Beijing nor suggest they do not trust it. Rather, today's protest will be a show of conviction regarding democracy ...

  6. Conviction shows these are bad times for tourist fleecers

    Posted Jun 04th 2007, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp 'The director of a Hung Hom jewellery shop frequented by mainland tourists has received a suspended jail term for selling Guangdong-made goods advertised as Italian and pricing them at 25 times the actual cost.' SCMP, June ...

  7. How Hong Kong helped to convict a gunrunner

    Posted Jun 11th 2006, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Niki Law Dutch businessman Guus van Kouwenhoven- convicted of smuggling weapons from the mainland via Hong Kong to Liberia- will be spending the next eight years behind bars thanks to vital evidence unearthed by local police. Van Kouwenhoven last week managed to shake off war crimes charges but could not escape being convicted of breaking the UN arms embargo in Liberia- due, ...

  8. Landlord in jail for illegal garret

    Posted Dec 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Wan Hon Street. Officers had served a removal order on the owner after spotting the structure during an inspection in 2007. She ignored it and was convicted and fined HK$46,800 by the court in January last year. The owner continued to ignore a subsequent order despite the conviction. She was prosecuted for the second time in April and was convicted and jailed last month. Kwun Tong ...

  9. Recent court cases that have damaged the reputation of ancient Taoist arts

    Posted Sep 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 2009 Tony Chan Chun-chuen loses bid to claim Nina Wang Kung Yu-sum's estimated HK$100 billion fortune in a probate battle against her Chinachem Charitable Foundation. The case was the talk of the town, with Chan claiming he had a 15-year love affair ...

  10. Police assailants' appeal fails

    Posted Sep 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong The Court of Final Appeal yesterday dismissed an appeal by two activists against their assault convictions for attacking police in 2007 during the demolition of Queen's Pier. It was the second appeal by Ma Chor-ming and Julian Fung Ping-tak, who were jailed for four and two months respectively. ...




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