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  1. Could Thailand be easing use of lese majeste laws?

    Posted Feb 27th 2011, 12:00am by Simon Roughneen

    ... Simon Roughneen in Bangkok Freedom of speech has long been under scrutiny in Thailand, thanks to the country's widely criticised lese majeste laws, which are supposed to protect the dignity of the revered monarchy. Yet recent developments in two high-profile cases have given some cause for optimism among opponents of the laws and their oft-cited use as a tool against dissent. ...

  2. Telecoms law is constitutional, argue prosecutors in Citizens' Radio case

    Posted Sep 29th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man Prosecutors yesterday argued that a section of the Telecommunications Ordinance under which they have charged Citizens' Radio activists was constitutional, saying it was necessary to combat unlicensed broadcasting and to protect a limited r ...

  3. Law review urged to protect union members

    Posted Aug 29th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun The government has been urged to review labour laws to improve the level of protection provided for unionised workers. The Productivity Council Employees' Association said ... laws that were enacted nearly four decades ago. However, a Labour Department spokeswoman said there was no plan to review the ordinance. 'The Employment Ordinance has offered a sufficient ...

  4. Law to scrutinise officials' assets

    Posted Mar 27th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung A new law that would put officials under scrutiny if their personal assets suddenly increased passed its first reading in Taiwan's legislature yesterday. Under ... cases to prosecutors. If suspects refuse to co-operate, they could face up to three years in jail and confiscation of assets. The law must pass a second reading by the legislature and be signed ...

  5. Damages claimant 'knew nothing of law'

    Posted May 13th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man The mother of a traffic accident victim whom an agent and a lawyer helped to win HK$3.5 million in damages said she could not read complicated Chinese and did not know English or understand legal matters. Wong Siu-ying, 51, was testifying in the District Court on the second day of the city's first trial for maintenance and champerty. The laws prohibit non-interested ...

  6. Trial to proceed over harbour collision despite 'vague' law

    Posted Mar 31st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Peter Brieger The law surrounding maritime accidents was vague, but it had not breached a criminal defendant's right to be presumed innocent, a District Court judge ruled yesterday. ... Yesterday, Judge Remedios rejected suggestions that a conviction against Liu was all but assured because the law was so wide that almost any conduct- intentional or not- would generate a guilty ...

  7. Judge's son-in-law arrested in Britain over investment scam

    Posted Mar 15th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... was arrested on February 16 after a request was made to British authorities. Mr Slattery is accused of cheating investors, including his father-in-law, the late High Court Justice Thomas Gall, ... affluent and in positions of responsibility. The prospect of making a statement to police and then being cross-examined in a public court of law about how they came to make such poor investment ...

  8. Chen sister-in-law, businessman admit money laundering

    Posted Feb 06th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei The sister-in-law of former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian and a Taiwanese businessman pleaded guilty to money-laundering charges yesterday, becoming ... Tsai Ming-che. So far, nine of the 14 defendants- including Chen Shui-bian's son, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law and sister-in-law- have pleaded guilty. The latest twist has left Chen ...

  9. Racer's nephew-in-law was driving, court told

    Posted Aug 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of a seven-seater that parked outside a Mong Kok restaurant during a police stake-out set up to catch him. Mr McGuinniety was speaking during closing submissions after the nephew-in-law, Au Hoi-tong, told ...

  10. Ruling on disclosure law under fire by police

    Posted May 10th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam A magistrate's ruling that a law requiring car owners to disclose the identity of drivers involved in traffic offences was invalid has created a major hurdle for police. ... the impact on society. 'It is all about balance... if the greater public good is going to be jeopardised after removal of the section, we could argue there is a need for the law ...




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