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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Happy Valley's defence fell after initial lead in first half, match-fixing trial hears

    Posted Oct 04th 2014, 04:22am by CHRIS LAU

    ... Valley's defence fell after first half' Happy Valley soccer team's game against Royal Southern last year changed dramatically after its players returned for the second half, a match-fixing trial heard yesterday. Happy Valley had ended the first half 1-0 against their rivals, but when they re-emerged onto the pitch, "the defence was very sloppy", the team's ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Defence in indecent assault case question alleged victim's diary entries

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 06:40pm by Ernest Kao

    ... is accusing an academic of molesting her was brought to tears on the witness stand yesterday under questioning by a defence lawyer. During cross-examination in Eastern Court, the 39-year-old woman, ... Defence barrister Bruce Tse Chee-ho, for 73-year-old Professor Lee Ngok, surmised that some of the written details might have been added or changed last year, when she finally reported ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Defence lawyer accuses alleged indecent assault victim of ‘fabricating’ accusations

    Posted May 30th 2014, 03:11pm by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Former colleague says prominent academic's dual role did not motivate her to report him Lee Ngok case: accuser denies seeking 'revenge' A woman who alleges a prominent academic molested her was accused by a defence lawyer yesterday of fabricating the accusations to seek revenge. The woman, named only as X, was a colleague of defendant Lee ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Kwok brothers feared SHKP would go bust under eldest sibling's leadership

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:33am by Stuart Lau

    ... the defence testimony of their subordinate, SHKP executive director Thomas Chan Kui-yuen. Chan, 68, also expressed anger that a HK$12 million sum he handed over for an investment in 2007 ... defence testimony, describing himself as someone who would spend everything in his pockets and pay only minimum charges on credit card bills. He spent HK$200,000 in a single day in 2007 on musical ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    HK$7m cheque was a 'gift to SHKP executive maligned by Walter Kwok', court told

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 03:27am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Yesterday, Chan began his first day of defence testimony under examination by his lawyer, Ian Winter QC. He said Walter Kwok, then SHKP chairman, was angry at him for being too slow in paying his ... fell to their deaths in building SHKP project the International Commerce Centre, to support their children's studies. Earlier yesterday, defence witnesses Dr Choi Yuen-wan of Breakthrough, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Walter Kwok 'kept mistress but lost SHKP top job', Thomas Kwok tells court

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 05:15am by Stuart Lau

    ... Kwok Ping-luen are on trial for allegedly bribing former chief secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan. Defence counsel say the payments were to reward Hui for his consultancy work but were made without ... and difficult" for Thomas Kwok. His eldest brother "considered himself to be inheriting the father's [role]" as chairman and resisted his removal. Summing up his self-defence, Thomas Kwok ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Happy Valley's former deputy manager admits illegal bet on team

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 04:07am by CHRIS LAU

    ... phone. The only agency in the city which can legally accept bets is the Hong Kong Jockey Club, the court heard. Defence counsel Frederick Fong said Leung, who lives with his family, had a clean ...

  8. News - China - COURTS

    Chinese cult members sentenced to death for brutal murder of woman at McDonald's

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 01:50pm by AP, AFP

    ... The three told the court that they acted in self-defence after they were attacked by the "demon's supernatural powers". ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Happy Valley's former director denies giving false evidence in match-fixing trial

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 04:02am by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com Soccer club's ex-director denies false testimony Happy Valley soccer team's former managing director denied he fabricated evidence in a match-fixing trial because his authority at the club was diminished by the team sponsor, a court heard yesterday. Defence counsel Mahinder Panesar put the suggestion to Kwong Hiu-ming in the hearing, ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Happy Valley match-fix trial told player was offered HK$20,000 cash

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 04:52am by CHRIS LAU

    ... he feared for his "personal security" and "wealth", as he had told the graft-buster the "truth". But defence counsel Mahinder Panesar questioned the legitimacy ...




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