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  1. 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
  2. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong's anti-money-laundering laws make a mockery out of justice

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:23am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... is dealing in the proceeds of a crime. Just what crime was it from which these proceeds proceeded? Antonio gave the question short shrift: "Where is the money coming from? Who are the real big ... the word "putative" from my description of Antonio as a journalist. Yet one supposes that he might at least have hinted in his first piece just what the underlying crime was. Let's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1593408/hong-kongs-anti-money-laundering-laws-makes-mockery-out-justice
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Rule of law and obeying the law are two different things

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 03:36am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... the crimes committed against it, however much they might like to send certain offenders straight to jail. Rule of law is also about the public custodians of the law observing constitutional limits ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1596957/rule-law-and-obeying-law-are-two-different-things
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Don't change listing rules until lawyers have to change theirs

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 05:23am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... The two essential legal reforms that could possibly make preferential voting rights worth considering here have been rejected outright. They have even been made a crime. Abandon all hope ye who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581986/dont-change-listing-rules-until-lawyers-have-change-theirs
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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

    ... 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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