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  1. Company heads jailed for roles in HK$72m fraud

    Posted Jul 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Man Joyce.hyman@scmp.com The former chairman and financial controller of China Sciences Conservational Power were jailed for six years yesterday in a case a judge described ... was 11, had worked as an assistant in a trading company before starting a company and seeing business prosper- which District Judge Stanley Chan Kwong-chi described as a 'successful Hong Kong ...

  2. Judge orders defendant to plead not guilty

    Posted Jul 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Patsy Moy Patsy.moy@scmp.com A mother, who pleaded guilty to starving her infant son to death, was ordered to plead not guilty by the District Court yesterday. Deputy Judge Adriana Tse criticised defence solicitor Benjamin Tao Tsz-kin for allowing his client, So Suk-yee, to plead guilty. A background report on So, 32, showed that she had denied starving the baby, the judge said. So ...

  3. Mainland judicial reform is needed now

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

    ... it more efficient and 'reasonable' would be the responsibility of the top judge, not a ruling political party. The same can be said of rules for judges' behaviour, and an internal ...

  4. Probation for molesting stepsister

    Posted Apr 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui A District Court judge yesterday placed a 21-year-old man, who admitted molesting his eight-year-old stepsister, on probation for 18 months. Deputy Judge Josiah Lam Wai-kuen ... 2005 and December last year. The judge was told that the defendant, who lacked normal social skills, was very affectionate toward the victim and wanted her to be his girlfriend. His affection ...

  5. Judge postpones sentencing of no-show ex-Semtech chairman

    Posted Jul 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui A District Court judge has postponed the sentencing of former Semtech International Holdings chairman Derek Wong Chong-kwong until next month to allow time to ensure his absence from court was voluntary. Judge Colin Mackintosh, who on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant for Wong, yesterday sentenced Wong's two co-defendants to jail terms of 23 months ...

  6. Justice demands the complete picture

    Posted May 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was the judge. He demanded that further material be made available. And soon, a different picture emerged. It became clear that the three men were not innocent bystanders at all. Two of them were ... declined to make further information available. As a result, the judge halted the trial. He had little choice. The missing material might have helped the defence. Without it, a fair trial ...

  7. Conspiracy evidence lacking, says lawyer

    Posted May 05th 2006, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... protection programme, the District Court heard yesterday. John McNamara, for barrister Kevin Egan, 59, urged Judge Barnabas Fung Wah to consider the lack of evidence to prove there was a conspiracy. ... for a ruling of no case to answer on behalf of Egan, solicitor Andrew Lam Ping-cheung, 54, businessman Derek Wong Chong-kwong, 38, and his lover, Mandy Chui Man-si, 26. The judge put to the counsel ...

  8. Judges and prosecutors feel hindered by system

    Posted May 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong and Ng Tze-wei Mainland judges and prosecutors say they have been hindered from exercising criminal justice and acting impartially by administrative interference, a new book reveals. Hong Kong-based Professor Mike McConville interviewed 88 judges and 96 prosecutors, all anonymous, and reached one conclusion- they all took a passive role in a system primarily driven ...

  9. TV talent judge jailed six months for drink-driving

    Posted May 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com Musician Gao Xiaosong was jailed for six months and fined 4,000 yuan (HK$4,800) over a drink-driving incident. Gao, 42, a judge for the popular show China's Got Talent, is the first prominent figure to receive the maximum jail term since a legal amendment making drink-driving a crime took effect this month. Sina.com reported that Gao pleaded ...

  10. Lawyers at NPC pushed for right to become prosecutors or judges

    Posted Apr 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei More lawyers should be allowed to become judges or prosecutors, several government-friendly lawyers urged at the National People's Congress this year. This one measure alone would help resolve several problems the country's court system was facing right now, and in particular help bridge the huge systemic and perceptional gulf between the judges ...




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