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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Police can handle Occupy protest, so why the paranoia from Beijing?

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:25am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... If they say they are not yet ready, if they cannot prevent the breakdown of government and business operations in Central, if Occupy Central truly has them cowed, then there is only one thing to do: ... and murder are crimes, but whose rights have been infringed by "trouble"? Who suffers broken bones because someone is "quarrelsome"? In fact, in most societies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1552875/police-can-handle-occupy-protest-so-why-paranoia-beijing
  2. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    The hypocrisy of a crime that is not a crime

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 12:56am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Hapless Tiger Asia executives pleaded guilty to insider trading but there would have been no offence if they had bought rather than sold The hypocrisy of a crime that is not a crime A Hong Kong court... ordered US hedge fund Tiger Asia Management and two senior executives to pay more than HK$45 million to about 1,800 investors for insider dealing of shares in two Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1395264/hypocrisy-crime-not-crime
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    There's no proof that graft has harmed China's market development

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 04:33am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... of corruption and I regard the theft of public assets as a crime. I repeat … But this statement of moral position misses the point. The question here is rather one of practicality. Has corruption truly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1522679/theres-no-proof-graft-has-harmed-chinas-market-development
  4. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Dirty money alarmism just doesn't wash

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 11:52pm by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... doesn't wash According to the [PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) survey on economic crime], 37 per cent of companies in Hong Kong and Macau- mainly banks and casinos- had experienced money laundering ... prominence in this newspaper on Sunday and shows us in a bad light indeed. Tsk, tsk... we'll have to clean up our act. The second one on the prevalence of general economic crime, which was taken ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1493958/dirty-money-alarmism-just-doesnt-wash
  5. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Money's talking when lawyers oppose ancient law

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 01:11am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... a don't-do-it-again lapse, but an outright crime? In answer, the judge in the case said it poses a general risk to the judicial system (What risk, milud?) and the prosecutor said these two people were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1495426/moneys-talking-when-lawyers-oppose-ancient-law
  6. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong dances to the money laundering tune

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 12:50am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Draconian laws allow our authorities to convict supposed launderers without evidence of a crime – and all to please a European agency HK dances to the money laundering ... and that jurisdiction. European bank regulators run scared of FATF. Looking guilty of a crime is enough to be sent to prison if it involves any money transfers This means that we in Hong Kong have to watch our ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1452682/hong-kong-dances-money-laundering-tune
  7. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    How jailing old ladies on suspicion aids Hong Kong's anti-crime image

    Posted Mar 19th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... anti-crime image How jailing old ladies on suspicion aids Hong Kong He [the Director of Public Prosecutions, Kevin Zervos] said the onus was still on the prosecution to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that defendants had committed the crime … "We are dealing with the proceeds of serious crime. If countries and states do not have anti-money-laundering regimes and measures in place, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1194016/how-jailing-old-ladies-suspicion-aids-hong-kongs-anti-crime-image
  8. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Proof needed to show a crime has been committed

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Jailing of young mainlander over spate of bank deposits and transfers puzzling Proof needed to show a crime has been committed A young mainlander was yesterday jailed for 10½ years for laundering a record HK$13.1 billion over just eight months. SCMP, January 24 With dismembered bodies scattered all over the blood-spattered scene of this horrendous crime ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1144888/proof-needed-show-crime-has-been-committed
  9. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Inventive 'circuit breaker' metaphor hides its true meaning

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 01:14am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... they practise and "circuit breaker" is one of the more inventive. The imagery is obvious. The circuit breaker panel installed in your home is a fire prevention measure. Overload your ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1425580/inventive-circuit-breaker-metaphor-hides-its-true-meaning
  10. Business - Banking & Finance - JAKE'S VIEW

    Not everyone will be safe when banks go bust

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 05:01am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... even government promises. It will happen because every time that new protective measures are devised to prevent bank failure they only increase the propensity for risk-taking. They do ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1417021/not-everyone-will-be-safe-when-banks-go-bust

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