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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Zhou Kehua case reflects Chinese media's sanitised crime coverage

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am by Chang Ping

    ... Chang Ping says the case of gangster Zhou Kehua demonstrates Chinese authorities' rigid intolerance of a serious reflection of the social circumstances that can lead to crime ... wanted fugitives. His crime spree- spanning Chongqing, Jiangsu and Hunan- lasted eight years. He died on August 14- shot dead by brave policemen, according to the police, but some people believe ...

  2. News - China - CRIME

    Former Chongqing anti-crime hero Tang Jianhua arrested on bribery suspicion

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Choi Chi-yuk Chiyuk.choi@scmp.com Chongqing's former deputy police chief was once honoured for fighting criminal gangs Triad-busting hero arrested on bribery charge A former deputy police chief in Chongqing, hailed as a crime-busting hero at the height of a massive anti-triad campaign in the municipality, has been arrested on suspicion of taking bribes, mainland media ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    24 police rewards totalling HK$9.7m put up for unsolved crimes in city

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... totalling HK$9.7 million that remain unclaimed. The unsolved crimes include homicides and acid attacks. According to police, the holdup happened between 2.40am and 6.30am on April 7. Two masked ... and of medium build. The Sham Shui Po district crime squad is investigating. The second-largest reward, HK$800,000, is for information leading to the arrests of four Wo Shing Wo triad members wanted ...

  4. Crime spreads- on the net at least

    Posted Jul 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Pak in Kuala Lumpur The crime rate in Malaysia has been steadily declining over the past four years but Malaysians feel less safe. Chin Xin-ci counts herself among the lucky ones. ... of the victims were robbed. Those who fought back suffered knife wounds to the head. Another had a finger severed. Crime has become a major public concern in the big cities. Visitors to the capital ...

  5. Molester 'driven to crime by loneliness'

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com A businessman who took more than 60,000 lewd photos of male models was driven to indecent assault and criminal intimidation out of loneliness and low self-esteem, a court heard yesterday. Jerome Lau Ting-sing, 62, wa ...

  6. Whistle-blowing site takes aim at organised crime in Macau's casinos

    Posted Mar 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Niall Fraser niall.fraser@scmp.com It may not be WikiLeaks, but a new whistle-blowing website which says it is dedicated to lifting the lid on organised crime in Macau's multibillion-dollar casino industry is set to make a few powerful enemies, just like its namesake. Already, as we report today, a shot has been fired across the bows of United States-based ...

  7. Crimes show online 'friends' threat

    Posted Mar 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... was a warning to teenagers and their parents about the dangers of befriending strangers on social networking sites. Patrick Christian Lim Wai-lung, 20, who had a leading role in the crimes, was jailed ...

  8. Drug cases up, but violent crimes fall

    Posted Nov 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com The city's crime rate rose 1 per cent from a year earlier between January and the end of October. The biggest rises were in drug offences, theft and deception cases. Over the period, police dealt with 63,263 crimes. However, the number of violent crimes- including homicides, robberies and rapes- fell by more than 400, to 10,977, and there were ...

  9. Proposed law would create crime of stalking

    Posted Dec 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Patsy Moy and Jennifer Ngo The government plans to make stalking a crime, 11 years after that was first proposed by the Law Reform Commission. Under the proposed law, released yesterday for a three-month public consultation, stalkers will face up to two years in jail and a fine of up to HK$100,000. The crime is defined as 'a series of acts' directed at specific persons that cause ...

  10. 'Joining' pyramid scheme is a crime

    Posted Jan 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com People who join pyramid schemes could find themselves in court as well as out of pocket under a new law which took effect this month. Under Hong Kong's 30-year-old Pyramid Selling Prohibition Ordinance, only the maste ...




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