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  1. Provisional Legco 'was misled on jail-term law'

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... the government used misleading terms such as 'fugitive' and 'escaped convicts', to explain its need. The judge found the legislation failed to give any consideration to the rights ... to disqualify lawmakers sentenced to jail terms in excess of three months or convicted of specified offences. He rejected the government's claim that allowing people facing jail terms to run ...

  2. Jockey Club member fined for false letters

    Posted Jan 16th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man Sales manager guilty of deception A court fined a Jockey Club member HK$60,000 yesterday for providing false recommendations from voting members in his application form in 2006. A Jockey Club spokesman said the club would make a decision on the convicted man's membership but was silent on whether it would penalise the voting members. Eastern Court Magistrate William ...

  3. Lawyer defends key phrase restricting protests

    Posted May 07th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... the right to demonstrate in Hong Kong, under the Public Order Ordinance. It was on 'ordre public' grounds that veteran activist Leung Kwok-hung and two others were convicted of holding an unauthorised assembly. They are appealing against the convictions, and have argued that the 'ordre public' restriction is too vague and open to abuse. Mr McCoy cited a case from Mauritius ...

  4. Maverick lawmaker may seek the top job

    Posted Apr 15th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Maverick legislator Chim Pui-chung said yesterday he was considering running in the chief executive election, but would seek Beijing's blessing before deciding. The announcement came a day after Liberal Party chairman James Tien Pei-chu ...

  5. Alliance protests at 'political suppression'

    Posted Apr 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung About 200 activists and supporters of the Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China took to the streets yesterday in protest against what they say is political suppression of the group. They claim the arrests of alliance ...

  6. Key appeal verdicts could affect public order legislation

    Posted Nov 09th 2004, 12:00am by Cliff Buddle

    ... that has attracted international attention. The case involves the appeal by 16 members of the spiritual group - five of them overseas nationals - who were convicted of public order offences after ... Kwok-hung and two other protesters who were the first to be convicted of holding an unauthorised rally under the controversial Public Order Ordinance. They were bound over to keep the peace. Both ...

  7. Veteran delegate takes his tough talk to Beijing

    Posted Apr 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... won another five-year term last year. But his rise was not without its scandals. Mr Tsang failed to report one of his two criminal convictions- possessing goods with a false trade description- to the Stock Exchange when his garment empire was listed in 1992. A Goldlion statement later explained that the 1971 conviction was not reported because he thought it did not constitute a declarable ...

  8. First step to replace jailed councillor

    Posted Jun 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the posts was convicted of criminal charges. On Monday, Li Kwok-fung, 53, was jailed for four months for fraudulently claiming $129,027 for office rent. He is on bail pending an appeal. Li held ... Councils Ordinance and Village Representative Election Ordinance, the chairman of a rural committee and village representatives would be disqualified from holding the offices if convicted ...

  9. 'Long Hair' may lose Legco seat after jail sentence

    Posted Mar 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... on expelling Leung (pictured) from the chamber, regardless of any appeal. Leung, 55, of the League of Social Democrats, was convicted on Monday after a trial at Kowloon City Court, along with radio ... they called a de facto referendum on universal suffrage. Lawyer Linda Wong Shui-hung, for the students, told the court the conviction was the first time a law banning noisy, disorderly behaviour ...

  10. Ex-Xinhua head in HK jailed for life for spying

    Posted Mar 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chen Yu-lin, formerly a division chief of Xinhua in Hong Kong, has been sentenced to life in prison on the mainland for espionage. Chen, 53, was convicted by the Guangzhou Intermediate People's Court. Chen's lawyer would not provide details of the charges against his client, a Hong Kong resident and British passport holder, lest it jeopardise the appeal process. He said only ...




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