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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Descendant of Sir Robert Hotung accuses family of fraud

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 05:15am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Hotung accuses family of fraud A great-grandson of influential Eurasian businessman Sir Robert Hotung has levelled accusations of fraud against the Ernst ... HK$155.5 million is missing from family trusts he had not known about but of which he is a beneficiary, in a High Court writ unveiled yesterday. He also accuses his father, billionaire ...

  2. One child in six suffers abuse by family member, survey finds

    Posted Jul 06th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... was a victim of family violence. Only half the children surveyed said they tried to defend themselves or reported the violence. The survey, conducted by 80 student volunteers from the Boys' ... by family members. The survey found parents were the most common abusers. About 55 per cent said their mother was the chief abuser, and just under 40 per cent said it was their father. Victims were ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Rafael Hui’s rent-free Happy Valley flat meant for investment, court told

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 10:46pm by Austin Chiu

    ... of the Kwok family's private firms, Meritech, for more than HK$17 million in November 2002, a high-level corruption trial involving Hui was told. As for the adjoining home, flat 20B, another ...

  4. Day-care services fall short: group

    Posted Jun 21st 2008, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... their experiences of being left at home alone in the previous six months. They were children from families helped by Foster Care, Small Group Home and Integrated Family Services, and were described as being ... professional social workers to foster harmony in the community to ease pressure on day-care services. The organisation said there were about 900 foster families in Hong Kong, which Ms Ip said ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Trial witness tells of Walter Kwok’s rent-free deal for Rafael Hui

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 11:33pm by Austin Chiu

    ... not remember which. She said she understood from Walter Kwok's scribblings on the memo that the rent in relation to flat 20A, which was owned by a private Kwok family company, could be waived. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    SHKP’s Thomas Chan not part of ‘elaborate disguise’, lawyer says in Hui trial

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 03:48pm by Austin Chiu

    ... these transactions did not disguise or hide his involvement or... involvement of his family," Winter said, referring to the 2007 payments, when cross-examining Cheung Cheung replied: "I cannot give ... heard. In 2000, Chan added his two children to be the account's signatories. "It is fair to describe the Villalta bank account as the family bank account," Winter said, to which ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Rafael Hui ‘rather generous’ in treating people to meals, corruption trial hears

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 10:04pm by Austin Chiu

    ... "Correct." Ho, who worked for Chan, had been testifying about the movement of funds from companies under Chan's family trust. Winter suggested deposits into Chan's company, Villalta, were ...

  8. Autopsy contradicts earlier test on dead woman, family says

    Posted Nov 20th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... the family wanted to avoid an autopsy and suggested she could arrange a doctor to enter the cause of death on a medical report. In the end the family opted for an autopsy. Asked by lawyer Kumar Ramanathan SC, for Yau, whether he had misunderstood Yau, Anson Chan replied 'absolutely disagree'. He said that when his father died in the 1970s, the family had asked a doctor to give ...

  9. Families displaced by fire 'illegal squatters'

    Posted Oct 14th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu Families displaced after a Mid- Autumn Festival fire razed their huts in Kau Wah Keng Old Village are illegal squatters who fail to qualify for special public housing, ... said 88 people in 34 families had been registered as displaced victims seeking public housing after their squatter huts were razed on October 2. Its spokesman said none were legal squatters. ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Live blog: Rafael Hui portrayed as Kwoks' 'inside man' as prosecution sets out case in graft trial

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 10:13am by Stuart Lau, Austin Chiu, Enoch Yiu

    ... the defendants are. Perry says Hui claims to have known the Kwok brothers for more than 20 years. He quotes Raymond Kwok as saying Hui was a close and good friend of the family.  Thomas Chan has worked ...




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