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  1. My dad the judge ruled I should study in England

    Posted May 01st 2009, 12:00am by David Phair

    ... was a judge, would despair at the trouble I had with Chinese and even tried to teach me at home. The decision was taken to send me to Kennedy Road Junior where, academically, I turned out to be fine. ...

  2. Child abuser gets an extra 18 months' jail

    Posted Aug 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Court of Appeal ordered the man, 48, to serve more time for two counts of unlawful sexual intercourse. He had pleaded guilty and was jailed for three years last November by Judge Peter Line in the Court of First Instance. The man admitted having sex with the girl in 2005, when she was 11, and then in 2007. Both offences happened at their family home. The judge was also told that the girl ...

  3. New guidelines set on judges' public posts

    Posted Jul 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung Government bureaus have been told to minimise appointments of serving judges to statutory and advisory bodies, in response to concerns over their workload ... asks all bureaus to consider alternatives before naming judges to committees unrelated to judicial work. Instead they might choose retired judges, other legal practitioners or people ...

  4. Judge allows mental incapacity defence

    Posted Aug 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui The chairman of Indonesian property fund De Monsa Investments has been allowed to use mental incapacity as a defence in a lawsuit over the HK$211 million purchase of offices in Central. Mr Justice John Saunders in the Court of First Instance ordered that the dispute over the aborted purchase by Lauw Siang Liong go to trial. The judge held De Monsa could argue on the basis ...

  5. Pageant reject goes on a badly worded rant against judges

    Posted May 30th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Lucy, a disgruntled Miss Hong Kong hopeful who was rejected after her first interview, wrote a stunning rebuke against the judges to Apple Daily this week. The letter ... pageant or a sign of the irreversible decline of culture and language standards? You be the judge! '[I am] Lucy, I went to Miss Hong Kong first interview. Wah d judges very not polite ...

  6. Security fears over inmates voting

    Posted Feb 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But The Correctional Services Department has raised security and manpower concerns ahead of a public consultation, due to begin this month, on prisoners voting in elections. The ban on inmate voting was quashed in a landmark ruling by a High Court judge in December, and the government sought a 10-month period to sort out the practical arrangements. Three suggestions have been ...

  7. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Feb 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The headline 'Judge refuses to delay Nina Wang case' on C1 yesterday was misleading. While the court refused a two-month postponement until early July, it allowed a two-week adjournment until May 11. ...

  8. Sinister rise of the new green religion

    Posted Dec 15th 2009, 12:00am by Mike Moore

    ... Mike Moore It has finally happened. Green politics is officially a religion and deserves the rights of other faiths. A British judge has determined that employees can take their employers to court on the grounds that they were discriminated against because of their views on climate change. The judge ruled that an employee's green views should be protected under legislation ...

  9. Quotes of the Week

    Posted Nov 28th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Mao Shan practitioner, accused of unlawful sexual intercourse under false pretences, explaining to a judge why he needed to have sex more times with a 19-year-old model than another client Mad ...

  10. Armed robber who targeted women sent to jail

    Posted Aug 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui A man who robbed six women last year was jailed for six years yesterday in the Court of First Instance. Yeung Kin-kong, 46, had pleaded guilty. Deputy High Court Judge Maggie Poon Man-kay sentenced him after his lawyer said he committed the robberies because his 'life was difficult'. Yeung threatened the women with knives, but no one was injured. He ...




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