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    Posted Jan 07th 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Kin-man 'There is nothing to prevent [the squatters] from fencing off the whole lot and turning it into a luxurious country residence.' Mr Justice Henry Litton, in a Court of Final Appeal judgment in favour of two squatters who have lived for more than 20 years on plots of land claimed by property mogul Lee Shau-kee ...

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    Court ruling on welfare should stand

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 05:21am by Alex Lo

    ... Comprehensive Social Security Assistance. The Court of Final Appeal yesterday ruled the seven-year qualification for welfare unconstitutional. That is a wise and humane judgment. The court does ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Court ruling on welfare should stand If you really need welfare support but can't get it as a new migrant because of the seven-year residency rule, you may ...

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    Justice not served by pursuing trivial action against corporate wrong-doers

    Posted Oct 29th 2013, 01:08am by Alex Lo

    ... Department! The prosecutor said the appeal against the original HK$900 fine was because it did not adequately reflect the seriousness of the offence. You don't say! A magistrate explained he ... worth HK$138 billion is finally facing justice and made to pay. In August, Hongkong Electric was fined HK$900 for deploying three crew members instead of the required four on board the ill-fated ...

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    Do we need a BRICS development bank?

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:45am by Alex Lo

    ... for infrastructure and sustainable development projects", presumably to bypass the need to appeal for help from the dreaded IMF and World Bank. This seems an expensive way for Xi Jinping, Vladimir ... by lending with few strings attached, as China has learned over the years. Still, the BRICS bank may be good news for Argentina, which is facing default after losing a court case in the US ...

  5. Family hits out after ex-HK man dies in US custody

    Posted Aug 18th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... He died on August 6 this year, two days after his 34th birthday, from terminal cancer that went undiagnosed and untreated until his final days. His death, first reported by The New York ... for his refusal to be deported and his appeals against detention. According to affidavits filed by the family, authorities at the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility in Rhode Island said he ...

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    Porn classic finds worthy translator

    Posted Nov 23rd 2013, 04:49am by Alex Lo

    ... literature has been completed- by an American. David Tod Roy, the eminent octogenarian scholar, has finally finished his definitive five-volume translation of Jin Ping Mei, better known as The Plum ... of favours that could be gained by bribing court mandarins. Yeah, yeah, sure but we all know why people read the book. In a profile of Roy, The New York Times helpfully informs Western readers- ...


    Posted Aug 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... A clarification: Your humble columnist is a bit legally challenged. In last week's column, I reported that unemployed Yan Wai-leung was fined $750 after he launched a High Court appeal against a conviction for riding a light rail train without paying. In fact, he was ordered by the court to pay $750 for the costs following an application by the prosecutor, so ...

  8. Dressed to digress

    Posted Jul 26th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... We all know casual dressing is a no-no in our august courtrooms, so Yan Wai-leung, who appealed in the High Court this week against a $1,500 fine for riding on a train without paying, ... hearing Yan was jobless and lived on welfare. Still not satisfied, Yan demanded that the court help him find a job with the New Territories light rail so the fine could be deducted from his wages. ...


    Posted Feb 25th 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo 'I have the money, just not on me.' Legislator 'Long Hair' Leung Kwok-hung, finding himself several hundred dollars short at the High Court when he tried to file an appeal against the government's covert surveillance case 'Sixty-five per cent of respondents believe the latest digital products help boost their self-image and confidence. ...


    Posted Feb 19th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo 'In future, we will tighten our checking of street signs and enhance our training of prisoners.' Correctional Services Department spokesman Christopher Yip Tin-sum, apologising for several incorrectly spelt road signs, such as 'Supereme Court Road', made by prison inmates 'We do not think Vivienne Westwood and other proposals appeal to the taste ...




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