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  1. Cyber criminals gigabytes ahead of HK laws

    Posted Mar 29th 2010, 12:00am by Glen Norris

    ... of reported computer crimes- are brought to justice. Questions are now being raised about whether Hong Kong's cybercrime laws are falling behind international trends and whether this poses ... 1993'. Hong Kong's laws appear largely powerless to prevent the growing scourge of identity theft, which often allows cyber criminals to defraud the victim and third parties ...

  2. Moderate military budget rise tipped

    Posted Mar 04th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... came as a surprise as many experts had earlier predicted a big rise this year because Beijing is dealing with internal security challenges in Xinjiang and Tibet, as well as the international ... at the University of California San Diego's School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, predicted Beijing would have a military budget increase of between 15 to 16 per cent this year. ...

  3. Three criminal complaints for ICAC officers justified

    Posted Jul 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and was sentenced to 100 hours of community service on each charge, to run concurrently. On three other criminal complaints, two were unsubstantiated and a third was withdrawn. The ICAC's internal ... officers substantiated last year. They were among three criminal complaints and two non-criminal complaints found justified by the Independent Commission Against Corruption. In the child-abuse ...

  4. Piracy on the rise in South China Sea

    Posted Oct 19th 2010, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... and property from ships rather than hijacking the ships and crews for ransom. The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) said the number of attacks had tripled to 30 in the first nine months of this year, up from 10 in the same period last year. The bureau, part of the International Chamber of Commerce, said in 21 of the 30 attacks pirates boarded vessels. Once on board, the pirates threaten ...

  5. Jobless migrants should not be seen as likely criminals

    Posted Jun 12th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam Migrant workers unable to find a job in Shenzhen within three months could be placed on a blacklist of potential criminals, the city's police chief says. And that means ... are permanent residents. Its jobless rate is 7 per cent, which puts extra pressure on law enforcement. 'Official numbers show that 88 per cent of suspects taken into custody in Shenzhen ...

  6. Aquino says he won't pursue criminal charges

    Posted Oct 12th 2010, 12:00am by Irene Jay Liu, Raissa Robles, Simpson Cheung

    ... Irene Jay Liu, Simpson Cheung and Raissa Robles in Manila Philippine President Benigno Aquino will not pursue criminal charges against most of the officials found responsible for the botched August 23 hostage rescue that left eight Hong Kong holidaymakers dead. Aquino rejected an independent panel's recommendation to investigate or file criminal charges against eight ...

  7. Police to review which law to prosecute officer assault cases under

    Posted Aug 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... deciding which ordinance to cite in each case. Officers were trained in which law to use under what circumstances. 'This time we will conduct an internal review. We will consult ... police director of crime and security, said the force would consider giving more guidelines to officers after talking to the Department of Justice. Hong Kong has two laws against assault ...

  8. Hurrah! Magistrate spot on with insider trading sentence

    Posted Aug 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Pablo Chan Pak-hoe dealt on inside information in the shares of a small film distributor with a puffed up name, Universe International Holdings. There is no dispute about the facts. He dealt ... This from someone who has spent his career pondering the question. The SFC shows little sign of being quite so equivocal. It has become accustomed to hanging judges in the criminal cases it has ...

  9. Permanent stance needed in IPR fight

    Posted Dec 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The 12th five-year plan will be a watershed in the direction of China's development. It is expected to emphasise the upgrading of the economy to move output up the value chain. This will stimulate greater domestic consumption and reduce reliance on e ...

  10. PLA navy repels pirates with grenades, bullets

    Posted Sep 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to their international counterparts in the anti-piracy fight. 'From everything we can tell, it was a very successful operation,' said one Asian naval official monitoring China's anti-piracy ... at the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies, said the sailors involved 'seemed much more co-ordinated and cool-headed than before... and certainly prepared to use force to ward off ...




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