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  1. Why all this secrecy in the legal profession?

    Posted Jul 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong take on additional significance in their role of maintaining the rule of law under the one country, two systems concept. Over the years, the two legal professional bodies have made vital ... the public little information about how or why lawyers are found guilty of professional misconduct. The law requires disciplinary proceedings for lawyers to be heard behind closed doors unless ...

  2. Trial of reformists stopped amid chaos

    Posted Aug 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the kingdom to become a constitutional monarchy and questioning the judicial system's independence. 'We are not attending the hearing until it is open to the public,' Faleh said as he ... as many signatures as possible on petitions' calling for changes in the kingdom. They were also accused of 'calling for adopting a constitutional monarchy and using western ...

  3. Woman in court over sale of teaching material

    Posted Oct 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng A kindergarten supervisor director pleaded not guilty at Eastern Court yesterday to three charges of selling infringing copies of teaching materials in the course of business. Betty Yung Ngar-ying, 45, is accused of selling four sets of Sawako n ...

  4. Three men jailed under new child pornography law

    Posted Feb 29th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Police hail step in protecting minors' rights Police yesterday hailed the first successful prosecution of three men under new anti-child pornography laws as an important step in the battle to protect the rights of children in Hong Kong and abroad. 'We are very pleased,' said Chief Inspector Queenie Wong Siu-hing, of the Child Protection Policy Unit ...

  5. You've been framed

    Posted Feb 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... people'. Anyone entering the kingdom with a camera phone is liable to have it confiscated. United Arab Emirates: A man is convicted of breaching the country's strict privacy laws after using ... after being subdued by fellow passengers. International solutions Saudi Arabia: Camera phones are banned after authorities in the strict Muslim kingdom discover they are being used to take ...

  6. Boys under 14 can rape, panel says

    Posted Dec 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang A government-appointed law reform body wants the legal presumption that a boy under 14 is incapable of sexual intercourse to be abolished. If the change were enacted, a boy ... legislation,' a government spokesman said. The Law Reform Commission's secretary, Stuart Stoker, explained in a statement yesterday that under current law, prosecutors cannot challenge ...

  7. Accused smuggler seeks release

    Posted Jan 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui A Hong Kong resident who is in custody pending extradition to the United States in relation to the export of military parts and the smuggling of goods is seeking immediate ... to Malaysia. Deputy law officer Wayne Walsh of the city's Department of Justice's international law division argued, however, that the prosecution had not withheld information on the status ...

  8. Don't argue

    Posted Apr 28th 2010, 12:00am by Jerome Cohen

    ... of criminal defence counsel on the mainland. Just two weeks ago, Tang Jitian and Liu Wei, who have been unable to practise law since last June- when they were among several 'rights lawyers' ... of 'using an evil cult to undermine enforcement of the law'. According to the lawyers, the presiding judge, among many trial irregularities, repeatedly interrupted the defence and refused ...

  9. Meet the real-life 'Lord of War'

    Posted Oct 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the Hollywood movie Lord of War starring Nicholas Cage. The United States wants Bout extradited. It accuses the Russian of being a leading arms dealer. He allegedly sold weapons to militants in war zones worldwide by using a fleet of cargo planes. Bout says he is innocent and insists he ran a lawful cargo business. What? What is extradition? It's a legal process that allows criminals ...

  10. In Brief

    Posted Jun 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... abrasions on his face. The school called police. He was taken to United Christian Hospital for treatment and examination, and police arrested his stepmother, 26. Passer-by prevents suicide bid ... to the shore before emergency crews arrived. The woman, who was unhurt, was taken to United Christian Hospital for a check-up. Mark Six There was no first prize winner in last night's draw. ...




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