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  1. Court of First Instance judge dies

    Posted May 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Danny Mok Mr Justice Colin Mackintosh, a Court of First Instance judge, has died after an illness in Britain. Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li said he was saddened to learn of Mackintosh's death at the weekend. He expressed condolences on behalf of all judiciary staff. Mackintosh, born in 1953, joined the judiciary in 1991 as a magistrate and was a District Court judge from ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Top judge calls for sharia law to cover all Malaysians

    Posted Aug 27th 2007, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia's top judge has sparked controversy by suggesting the nation's legal system be changed from English common law to Islamic sharia principles. Addressing a conference in Kuala Lumpur last week that honoured a Muslim judge who fought for sharia, Chief Justice Ahmad Fairuz Sheikh Abdul Halim said 50 years of independence had failed ...

  4. Why were Falun Gong banned, judges ask

    Posted Jan 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... a conference in Hong Kong, but not afterwards. Chief Judge of the High Court Mr Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li said he found it difficult to understand how a jurisdiction could maintain a security ... authorities, who have banned the Falun Gong. Mr Justice Hartmann had ruled that Hong Kong had a right to choose who it let in and that the government had done nothing untoward. The appeal judges said ...

  5. You be the judge

    Posted Dec 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Independent Commission Against Corruption chief Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun attends the Top-Ten News Stories 2006 polling launch ceremony at Time Square in Causeway Bay yesterday. Organised by Commercial Radio, Cable TV, i-Cable and Sing Tao Daily, the poll wi ...

  6. Judge 'was cautious over ICAC warrants'

    Posted Aug 05th 2004, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani The judge who granted the ICAC warrants to search seven newspapers in six offices had considered passing the application to the Court of Appeal, it was revealed ... as it was only given the search and seizure powers for either bribery offences or offences connected with bribery offences. But Kevin Zervos SC for the ICAC said the High Court judge granting the warrant ...

  7. Senior judiciary figures on Beijing trip

    Posted Jan 25th 2011, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li left yesterday for a four-day visit to Beijing to meet judiciary and prosecution personnel. Permanent Judge of the Court of Final Appeal, Mr Justice Patrick Chan Siu-oi and judiciary administrator Emma Lau Yin-wah travelled with Ma. They will meet officials of the Supreme People's Court, the Supreme People's Procuratorate ...

  8. Former court officials face bribery charges

    Posted Sep 18th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan A former vice-president of the Chongqing municipality higher court and a former executive chief judge had been formally prosecuted on corruption charges, state media said yesterday. Zhang Tao, vice-president of the Chongqing Higher People's Court, and former higher court executive chief judge Wu Xiaoqing have each been charged for taking a huge amount in bribes, ...

  9. The Most Human Human

    Posted Jun 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... per cent of human judges after five minutes of conversation. At the Loebner challenge, the winning computer (none has yet hit the 30 per cent mark) is conferred the title 'Most Human Computer', and the confederate who persuades the most judges that he is of flesh and bone is called the 'Most Human Human'. In 2009 Brian Christian, a poet schooled in computer science, ...

  10. School wins Pui Ching trademark fight

    Posted May 01st 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu The 100-year-old Pui Ching Middle School has won an injunction barring a former board chairman for the school in Guangzhou from running institutes and companies bearing similar names. In ruling against Liang Shangli, Court of First Instance Judge Jeremy Poon Shiu-chor yesterday said the Baptist Convention of Hong Kong, which runs schools under the name in Hong Kong, ...




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