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  1. The Ministry of Special Cases

    Posted May 06th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Tim Cribb The Ministry of Special Cases by Nathan Englander Knopf, HK$200 Under martial law in the Philippines of President Ferdinand Marcos from 1972 to 1981, there were 3,257 extrajudicial killings, 35,000 people were tortured and 70,000 incarcerated. R ...

  2. 39 held in money laundering raids

    Posted Oct 13th 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Police have arrested 39 people and frozen suspected triad-related income of HK$10 million in raids against money laundering activities in the New Territories. Three cars, HK$350,000 in cash and a number of computers were also seized. Two triad g ...

  3. Crackdown raises demand for specialists

    Posted Mar 06th 2010, 12:00am by Ajay Shamdasani

    ... Ajay Shamdasani Since the tragic events of September 11, 2001, much attention has been drawn towards the interaction between banking and financial institutions and the financing of terrorist acts. In the wake of the United States Patriot Act, governments ...

  4. 'Road map' will help crime victims

    Posted Apr 08th 2004, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... Sara Bradford Justice Department policy puts people at heart of decision-making process on compensation issue A Justice Department 'road map', with directives for prosecutors, will help crime victims seek compensation. Director of Public Prosecu ...

  5. Gang-busting law sees $1.3b frozen over 10 years

    Posted Apr 17th 2005, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma Security Bureau officials fail to keep pre-handover promise to report on controversial legislation More than $1.3 billion in suspected triad-related money has been frozen by the authorities in the past decade under a groundbreaking 1995 law to ...

  6. Is jail the best solution?

    Posted Aug 07th 2010, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines A great deal of fuss has erupted over the failure to give a custodial sentence to the niece of a High Court judge. This looks suspiciously like one law for the rich and another for the poor, but it is also an opportunity to question Hong Kon ...

  7. The tide has turned for insider traders

    Posted Sep 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greed and opportunity ensure that so long as free markets exist, unscrupulous insiders will be tempted to find ways to profit at the expense of honest investors, whatever the risk. But if anyone has yet to get the message that Hong Kong now treats as crim ...

  8. Purge your pirate software, officials told

    Posted Nov 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Beijing has instructed all government departments at or above municipal level to use genuine and authorised computer software by the end of next year. The State Council said after its executive meeting yesterday that the mainl ...

  9. Accused killer wins new trial

    Posted Jul 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Peter Brieger A restaurant worker sentenced to life in prison for killing his boss' sister has won a new trial. The Court of Final Appeal quashed Ho Hoi-shing's conviction, saying the trial judge, Mr Justice Michael Lunn, should have let jurors ...

  10. Students stole from school, court told

    Posted Aug 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com Two students broke into the office of their school's vice-principal to steal cash and property, a court has heard. Yeung Ka-ming, 17, and Hui Chak-pui, 16, broke into the office at Kiangsu Chekiang College in Braemar Hill ...




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