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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Removing Falun Gong banners 'breached right to free speech'

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 04:02am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Falun Gong practitioners say displays taken down by government officials during 'poster war' were political speech and protected by law Removal ... at various locations in the city for 12 years. Paul Harris SC, for the pair, said protesting against the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners was political speech and therefore protected ...

  2. News - World - COURTS

    US government sues Amazon over in-game spending on mobile apps

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:06pm by Reuters

    ... charges were often associated with children's apps, such as games, that could be free to download but allowed in-app purchases by buying "coins" or other digital products ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Raymond Kwok’s diary reveals calls to Rafael Hui after Tung Chee-hwa stepped down

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 11:35pm by Staff Reporters

    ... The prosecutor, continuing his opening speech on the third day of the trial, sought to demonstrate how Raymond Kwok, his brother and SHKP co-chairman Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong and two others bribed Hui ... of the picture". The court heard that under the agreement, Hui would be paid HK$4.5 million and live rent-free in two luxury flats in Happy Valley. Hui and his wife viewed the Leighton Hill units as early ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Live blog: Kwoks used 'elaborate' scheme to mask payments for Hui, prosecution says

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 10:12am by Enoch Yiu, Stuart Lau, Patsy Moy

    ... ends this part of his opening speech, Mr Justice Andrew Macrae says one juror will be allowed to take her mother to the doctor next Thursday. The trial is adjourned until Monday. Power ... with three bank loans, millions of secret funds and rent-free flats at his disposal. Hui splurged on a HK$33,000 dinner at Nicholini's (an Italian restaurant) at the Hotel Conrad in October ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Jurors in trial of Rafael Hui and Kwok brothers told not to worry over complexities

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 11:48pm by Austin Chiu and Stuart Lau

    ... Perry QC said as he started his opening speech, which he said would run into next week. Perry assured jurors that he would use "ordinary language" and promised to make ... hope that is not too daunting a task." He joked that his speech would become more "entertaining" because the jury would have documents to read and did not need to hear and look ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Lawyer and consultant convicted under archaic 'no fee, no win' law to walk free

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 03:59am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Lawyer convicted under archaic law to walk free A solicitor and a consultant who illegally pocketed HK$1.5 million in fees by offering their services to accident victims on a "no win, no fee" basis have received suspended jail sentences- after a judge ruled the charge they were convicted on was so old that even legal professionals might ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Raymond Kwok says SHKP paid Rafael Hui HK$4m ‘to avoid looking mean’

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 11:42pm

    ... mean if he had not paid the HK$4.125 million. He noted that the Kwok brothers had been allowing Hui to use two luxury flats in Happy Valley and an office at One IFC free of charge. Perry said ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Rafael Hui declared fruit but not bribes in his official declarations, court told

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 11:00pm by Stuart Lau

    ... entries as saying Hui was at several meetings attended by himself and/or his brother and other notable figures. It was also alleged that Hui continued to enjoy rent-free accommodation ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Kwok brothers paid Rafael Hui to be their eyes and ears, prosecutor tells trial

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 11:41pm by Stuart Lau, Austin Chiu and Enoch Yiu

    ... illustrated by a negotiation for a consultancy agreement as well as the free use of two Happy Valley flats managed by the developer. Hui was also offered two unsecured loans by an SHKP subsidiary, ...

  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

    ... and was securing a HK$3 million loan from Sun Hung Kai's finance company, the lawyer says.  Hui was also allegedly given an office- also rent-free- at the One IFC tower by SHKP before the loan ... adjacent, luxurious flats from Sun Hung Kai Properties in Leighton Hill, Happy Valley, in which he could live rent-free. When he was managing director of the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes ...




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