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  1. Judge angry over baby death

    Posted Jul 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu A judge has slammed a mother of five whose infant son starved to death, saying the baby had been in a worse state than malnourished children in the developing world. So ... the boy to a doctor. But Deputy Judge Adriana Tse said So did not seem to be underfed. Tse added So could have asked the Social Welfare Department for help, or put the baby up for adoption if she ...

  2. Judges to tread carefully on billionaire's fraud case

    Posted Feb 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei tzewei.ng@scmp.com The mainland's top court has spoken out on the fraud conviction of billionaire Wu Ying, saying it would review the contentious death penalty case with 'caution'. At the end of a press conference on an unrelated ...

  3. Judge calls CSSA staff heartless

    Posted Aug 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu and Clifford Lo A District Court judge accused the Social Welfare Department of lacking compassion yesterday after hearing it suspended welfare payments to the family of a woman while it investigated her for benefit fraud. Judge Eddie Yip Chor-man made the comment after convicting Lam Fung-hoi, 48, of fraud. But he said the department should not have presumed ...

  4. Denial of legal aid to convicted refugee unreasonable, judges say

    Posted Jul 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... these grave consequences peculiar to Z's circumstances merit the grant of legal aid, irrespective of how slim Z's prospects of success may be'. The judges said the department should ...

  5. Judges to limit use of death sentence

    Posted May 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei tzewei.ng@scmp.com The mainland's top court has instructed judges to limit the use of the death penalty and commute all capital penalties that do not warrant immediate execution to two-year suspended death sentences. The order, a reiteration of existing legal procedures, came in the Supreme People's Court annual report released on Tuesday. Legal experts said ...

  6. Beijing lowers the bar for judges to make up shortfall

    Posted Feb 17th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei A desperate shortage of judges for grass roots level courts means Beijing is going to be more flexible when considering applications, the Supreme People's Court said yesterday. It specified that civil servants with at least two years' experience could sit examinations to become local judges. It would also review the highly selective judicial examinations. ...

  7. Widow spared jail over CSSA fraud

    Posted Aug 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... was holding for her mother-in-law received an 18-month suspended jail sentence yesterday. Sparing Lam Fung-hoi, 48, an immediate prison term, District Court Judge Eddie Yip Chor-man again criticised ... Robert Lee Kan-yung when he told the court the benefits had been cut at Lam's request. The judge also called into question a department policy of negotiating a repayment plan with suspected ...

  8. Appeal judge backs asylum seekers taken to court for working

    Posted Jun 01st 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li said. Whether they were working was irrelevant, he said, because they had not been charged with such an offence. The judge sent the cases back to the magistrates' ...

  9. Young gang abused mentally disabled man

    Posted Jun 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the District Court yesterday. Judge Eddie Yip Chor-man adjourned sentencing to July 6 pending the preparation of reports. The court earlier heard that the victim, 24, was introduced to one ... were: Lee Lan-wai, 20, Kwok Kai-ming, 19, Lee Man-choi, 19, Lai Man-lung, 17, Li Tsz-ching, 16, the only female in the group, and Lee Kam-shing, 16. Lawyers asked the judge to order reports ...

  10. Denial of welfare payments does not violate Basic Law, judge says

    Posted Jun 24th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Government policy that restricts welfare payments to people who have lived in Hong Kong for seven years does not violate the Basic Law or the Bill of Rights, a High Court judge ... is best judged by the government, subject to the scrutiny of the Legislative Council.' The judgment cast doubt over a second case- lodged by 64-year-old permanent resident George Yao Man-fai- ...




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