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  1. News - China - MEDIA

    Detained 21st Century Media boss Shen Hao admits to 'news extortion'

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 03:48am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Former 21st Century chief confesses to leading scheme to shake down businesses over coverage Detained media boss admits to 'news extortion' A former top executive of embattled 21st Century Media Group admitted to state media while in police custody that he was involved in the alleged news extortion schemes of the group's publications. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1604253/detained-21st-century-media-boss-shen-hao-admits-news-extortion
  2. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Top executives of influential Chinese financial paper detained in escalating 'extortion' probe

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 06:56pm by Mandy Zuo and Mimi Lau

    ... an ongoing government crackdown on extortion by news outlets and a push to tighten regulation of the industry. Xinhua reported that Shen Hao, the group's CEO and editor-in-chief of its major ... The detentions follow those of several senior executives of the news group's online outlet 21cbh.com two weeks ago for extorting money from more than 100 companies in return for positive coverage. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1600361/top-executives-influential-chinese-financial-paper-detained-escalating
  3. Crackdown on loansharks after debtors found chained and tortured in Malaysia

    Posted Jun 04th 2009, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur The horrific ordeal of three debtors who were chained to a wall, beaten and starved for two months has prompted a crackdown against loansharks in Malaysia. Their plight, which came to light last week when they were rescue ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/682507/crackdown-loansharks-after-debtors-found-chained-and-tortured-malaysia
  4. Crackdown on loansharks after debtors tortured in Malaysia

    Posted Jun 04th 2009, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur The horrific ordeal of three debtors who were chained to a wall, beaten and starved for two months has prompted a crackdown against illegal loansharks in Malaysia. Their plight, which came to light last week when they wer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/682541/crackdown-loansharks-after-debtors-tortured-malaysia
  5. News - China - MEDIA

    Detained Shanghai editor admits to news site's bribery-extortion scheme

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 03:08pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Laura Zhou laura.zhou@scmp.com Portal 'targeted' companies preparing for stock market listings News website chiefs detail extortion scheme The detained chief editor of a major mainland business news portal appeared on a state media broadcast yesterday confessing to extorting hundreds of thousands of yuan from companies planning stock market listings. Eight suspects, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1590152/detained-shanghai-editor-admits-news-sites-bribery-extortion-scheme
  6. News - China - CORRUPTION ALLEGATIONS

    Eight Shanghai journalists, PR executives detained over alleged extortion scam

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 01:16pm by LAURA ZHOU, Alice Yan

    ... Laura Zhou and Alice Yan Suspects said to have extorted cash from firms by threatening to run critical reports 8 news, PR staff held in blackmail inquiry Shanghai police have detained ... said he had often experienced extortion attempts by journalists who threatened to publish negative reports about his firm. "At first we were nervous, but over the past few years we have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1585023/eight-shanghai-journalists-pr-executives-detained-allegedly-running
  7. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand’s junta arrests army general for Bangkok red-light district extortion

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:15pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok General arrested on suspicion of extortion in a notorious Bangkok red-light district, in a rare case of authorities prosecuting a member of the military. A Thai army general has been arrested on suspicion of extortion in a notorious Bangkok red-light district, officials said on Thursday, in a rare case of authorities prosecuting a member ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1563441/thai-junta-arrest-army-general-bangkok-red-light-district-extortion
  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Seven injured in Southern Philippines bus bombing

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:41pm by Agencies in Manila

    ... Agencies in Manila A powerful bomb exploded on a passenger bus wounding at least seven people in the country’s south in an attack by suspected extortion gangs, according to Philippine ... of Mindanao that had been troubled by a decades-old Muslim insurgency and high crime, in which transport firms are often targeted for extortion. Moro Islamic Liberation Front rebels in October signed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1115802/seven-injured-southern-philippines-bus-bombing
  9. News - World - CYBERSECURITY

    US disrupts major hacking, extortion ring; Russian charged

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 10:09am by Reuters in Washington

    ... credentials and extorting computer owners, the Justice Department said in Washington on Monday. Authorities in nearly a dozen countries worked with private security companies to wrest control ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1524319/us-disrupts-major-hacking-extortion-ring-russian-charged
  10. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    37 held for extorting money from lunchbox hawkers at construction sites

    Posted May 29th 2014, 07:52pm by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Raids net 37 over building site racket Police believe they have smashed two triad gangs who allegedly extorted millions of dollars a month from hawkers at five building sites. Thirty-seven people- 18 men and 19 women- were arrested in a series of raids at the sites in Tai Po, Ma On Shan, Sha Tin, Kwun Tong and Pat Heung, and at a food stall ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1521240/37-held-extorting-money-lunchbox-hawkers-construction-sites

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