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  1. Labourer jailed three months for pricking women's buttocks

    Posted Oct 30th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A construction worker who said he pricked two women with a toothpick and piece of wire because he could not resist their 'big buttocks' gave other explanations for his behaviour yesterday. Pham Van Diep, 43, a Vietnamese resident of Tu ...

  2. Labourer admits pricking women's 'big buttocks'

    Posted Oct 09th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A construction worker who pricked women with toothpicks and wire in Tuen Mun said he did so because he could not resist their 'big buttocks'. Pham Van Diep, 43, a Vietnamese resident of Tuen Mun, pleaded guilty to two counts of assault ...

  3. Protester sentenced to 're-education through labour', US human rights group says

    Posted Apr 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem A petitioner in Shandong has been sentenced to 21 months of 're-education through labour' for taking part in a peaceful demonstration, a rights group claims. Zhang ... 'Several others were also detained but released shortly afterwards. Zhang was the only person sentenced to [re-education through labour],' it said. Police twice searched the home that Zhang ...

  4. Safety officer played mahjong while on duty

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

    ... Loretta Fong A Labour Department occupational safety officer yesterday admitted spending time at a mahjong school while on duty. Law Hoi-fat, 50, pleaded guilty in Kowloon City Court to a count of misconduct in public office. The court heard Law falsely claimed to have visited five workplaces on June 18, 20 and 23 last year. He has been suspended from duty. Magistrate Peter Law ...

  5. Restaurateur given suspended jail term for wages offences

    Posted Feb 24th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The prosecution case against Chan Wing-fai was undertaken by the Labour Department. Permanent Secretary for Economic Development and Labour Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said it was first time a suspended jail ... 'The Labour Department will keep up its efforts to tackle wage offences to protect the interests of workers,' he said. Chan Wing-fai is a company director of Wealth Rainbow Enterprises. ...

  6. In Brief

    Posted Jan 08th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Ho Man Tin after rubbish behind a Wellcome supermarket caught fire. Crackdown on illegal labourers Immigration officers arrested 13 illegal workers and eight employers in a two-day crackdown against illegal labourers in Hong Kong. Ketamine seized, suspect held Police arrested a suspected drug trafficker and seized ketamine worth HK$96,000 and packaging equipment in a raid in Ma ...

  7. Sentence for man who played mahjong on job

    Posted Sep 05th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A Labour Department officer who played mahjong when he was supposed to be inspecting shops was sentenced to 240 hours of community service yesterday. Occupational safety officer ... Corruption officers saw Law in mahjong premises from 2pm to 3pm on June 18 and 2pm to 5pm on June 20. Staff at the shops Law claimed to have visited said no Labour Department officer had visited ...

  8. Suspended term 'will deter wage offenders'

    Posted Feb 25th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... the one-month term, suspended for two years, on Tuesday for not paying $36,500 in salaries to three of his former employees. Permanent Secretary for Economic Development and Labour Matthew Cheung ... as prosecution witnesses in the Labour Department's case against Chan. Mr Cheung said it was difficult to prosecute company directors because former employees needed to take time out to attend ...

  9. Petition sees dissident put under house arrest

    Posted Sep 14th 2004, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... this week, a US human rights group says. Mr Li had gathered signatures for a petition calling for the mainland to scrap the so-called 're-education-through-labour' system, New York-based China Labour Watch said yesterday. The punishment was originally aimed at petty criminals, but is typically used to silence dissidents. The authorities accused Mr Li of 'disseminating ...

  10. Jail term for not paying wages

    Posted Aug 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the Labour Tribunal and won. Three of them were not paid their August and September wages until March this year. The fourth cook has still not been paid. A spokesman for the Labour Department ...




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