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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Hong Kong's immigration department challenges boy’s right to abode ruling

    Posted Sep 12th 2013, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... the courts in a challenge launched by the Immigration Department. James McAllister, 11, was born in 2002 to a Hong Kong permanent resident who married a British man, court papers show. James' ... Chan Hei-yee failed three times to get him a permanent identity card from the department, but succeeded in June before an appeal tribunal. The director of immigration, in his capacity ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    First mainland mother to sneak in by plane is jailed

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... at the last minute was jailed yesterday. The Immigration Department said it would improve communications with airlines after Ye Qianfeng, 26, was sentenced at Sha Tin Court to eight months in prison ... is legally entitled to right of abode. Fung Tai-kwong, assistant principal immigration officer, said there was no indication that more women were taking planes to the city to give birth. He said: ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Mainland mum jailed for flouting birth rules

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:15am by CHRIS LAU

    ... by the Immigration Department revealing details of the case, is the fourth person jailed for making a false claim since the government banned mainland women from arranging to give birth at public hospitals ... for one year after using a "sham marriage" to give birth in the city. An Immigration Department spokesman said: "Any person who knowingly and wilfully makes a false statutory ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Ruling may open up other rights to new immigrants

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 05:46am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Ruling may open up other rights to new immigrants Some barristers and lawmakers warned yesterday's judgment could mean new immigrants were also eligible for other rights usually reserved for permanent residents. Non-permanent residents in Hong Kong- immigrants who have not yet lived in the city for seven years- are only entitled to some ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Justice department sued over unpaid bill of HK$6.1m in Carson Yeung case

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:38am by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com Justice department 'owes HK$6.1m' for Yeung case A consultancy that helped the Department of Justice in its prosecution of businessman Carson Yeung Ka-sing for money laundering is suing the government for service fees of HK$6.1 million, a High Court writ shows. FTI Consulting (Hong Kong) said the department left unpaid bills dated as far back ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Mainland tourist fined for assault on guide

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:00am by ARTHUR CHAN AND AMY NIP

    ... On Wednesday, the Immigration Department indicated that tourists convicted of crimes would be put on a monitoring list and may be barred from returning. The honourable president of the Tourism ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    4 years' jail after decade on run for money launderer

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:25am by CHRIS LAU

    ... the fact that the defendant was stopped upon arrival at Chek Lap Kok in 2011 demonstrated that the Immigration Department had spent 10 years on alert for him. Kwong, 50, had pleaded guilty ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Immigration stand on Filipino mother misconceived, appeal judges say

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... was supposedly understood … and how it was actually dealt with by the director." He also ordered the Immigration Department to bear all legal costs. The judicial review, nevertheless, is far from ... Immigration stand on Filipino 'misconceived' The Court of Appeal has quashed a 2010 immigration decision rejecting a foreigner's plea to remain in the city to look after her young ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Judge needs to further explain grounds for Stephen Chan’s acquittal, appeal court rules

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:36pm by JULIE CHU

    ... failed to show supporting evidence before reaching his findings in some points," said barrister Eric Kwok Tung-ming SC, representing the Department of Justice, which had lodged the appeal. ... to elaborate on his explanation, Kwok said. The Department of Justice took the case to the appellate court after Poon acquitted Chan and his assistant for the second time in March last year. The case ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - COURTS

    Another ex-Rabobank trader pleads guilty to Libor rigging

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 01:34am by Reuters

    ... citizen who also submitted Rabobank's rates used to calculate the yen Libor, conspired to manipulate the submissions to benefit trading positions between 2006 and 2011, the US Department of Justice said. The scope of the fraud was massive, but the scheme was simple LESLIE CALDWELL, JUSTICE DEPARTMENT Robson entered his plea before US District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan to one ...




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