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  1. Chen's family sees jail terms cut

    Posted Feb 04th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei A High Court ruling in Taipei has reduced by three months the jail sentences for perjury for each of four family members of corruption-tainted former president Chen Shui-bian. The term of Wu Shu-chen- Chen's wheelchair-bound wife, who was found guilty of perjury in September by the Taipei District Court- was cut to nine months. The six-month ...

  2. Huge smuggling scandal leaves family tangled up in an immigration nightmare

    Posted Sep 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is now battling to survive day to day and have his family's permanent resident status in Hong Kong restored. Lai fled with his family in 1999 after he was accused of masterminding a US$6 ... born in Fujian, received his one-way mainland exit permit in 1996 and moved to Hong Kong with his family. He was given a Hong Kong identity card and Document of Identity for Visa Purposes ...

  3. Decorator in dock over slaying of family

    Posted Aug 11th 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So A decorator accused of killing a family of four and burying their bodies in a New Territories village appeared in Fanling Court yesterday. Xu Shengqi, 42, was charged with killing clerk Tam Shing-fai, 43, his wife, 34, and their daughters, aged 10 and seven, in their shack in Ping Che Tsuen last month. The prosecution asked for the case to be adjourned pending DNA ...

  4. Chopping death was avoidable, family says

    Posted Jun 13th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... psychiatric hospital. The Social Welfare Department has given the family financial aid and granted Ms Luo a two-way permit and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance. The couple is now applying ... briefing. Mr Fung said he would ask Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok to meet Mr Yu to hear the family's concerns. A Food and Health Bureau spokesman offered condolences ...

  5. Family of dead motorcyclist receive payment after riot

    Posted Nov 09th 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam and He Huifeng A district government in Shenzhen has paid partial compensation to the family of a motorcyclist whose death set off a massive riot on Friday afternoon. It has also ... His body had been sent to the city mortuary, Xinhua reported yesterday. Li's family demanded government compensation of 600,000 yuan (HK$681,000). Officials with the district government ...

  6. Raid on properties of Chen family

    Posted Sep 26th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... safety deposit boxes of his wife, Wu Shu-chen. 'Prosecutors suspected that there could be some key documents placed in the homes and bank safety boxes of his family members and thus decided ... and Singapore. They also found that Wu used the bank accounts of her close friend Tsai Mei-li, and those of Ms Tsai's family members to wire money abroad. Meanwhile, Mr Chen insisted in an interview ...

  7. Philippine politics keeps it all in the elite family

    Posted May 17th 2004, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... sister is a senator. Four nephews have been re-elected congressmen. His sister-in-law, Corazon, was once president. The re-election of prominent political family members like Mr Aquino ... families had since diversified into real estate, banking and trading, but many feudal practices remained, he said. Mr Abad, whose family has occupied the same congressional seat since 1946, ...

  8. Love in the Driest Season: A Family Memoir

    Posted Apr 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Antonella Gambotto Love in the Driest Season: A Family Memoir by Neely Tucker Bantam $200 Neely Tucker was a foreign correspondent for The Washington Post. Born in rural Mississippi, he ... Tucker ran to the US press office during a lull in the shelling to call her on the satellite phone: 'Name the most romantic place you can think of.' His family boycotted their wedding; ...

  9. Indian president comforts families of dead pilots

    Posted Aug 07th 2003, 12:00am

    ... Brushing aside protocol and living up to his non-conformist image, Indian President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam has met grieving families of pilots killed flying MiG-21 combat planes. The fighter ... Mr Kalam 'responsive' and 'affectionate'. The distressed families told the president that defence officials added insult to injury by blaming the pilots. 'If ...

  10. We are in limbo, says businessman's family

    Posted Mar 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... loan. He has been held for more than three years and is now at the Shenzhen No1 Detention Centre. His family says officials are using delaying tactics. 'The worst thing is that we ... the case. But the family has yet to be told what is going to happen next. 'I've been communicating with my father through letters- all of them censored,' Mr Chan said, adding he had ...




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