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  1. Two cases highlight legal minefield of state secrets

    Posted Jul 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... imposed on American geologist Xue Feng leaves no excuse. It flags an uncharted legal minefield of vague state security laws. The differences in the two cases reveal a worrying trend. Hu admitted ... to judicial interpretation in open hearings, that is broad enough to worry businesspeople, academics, students and journalists. But it is not defined by judges. It is the State Security Bureau ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/719438/two-cases-highlight-legal-minefield-state-secrets
  2. A new trial, a new series of complex legal issues

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man The retrial of Nancy Kissel featured a whole new set of defences which made the second court case a far more complicated affair than her original trial, a police officer who handled the court case said. Chief Inspector Lawrence Ng Yeung-yin spok ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/742030/new-trial-new-series-complex-legal-issues
  3. Detained Gome chief hires top legal firm

    Posted Sep 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Naomi Rovnick

    ... on Wong's request to remove Chen and withdraw the board's ability to issue new shares. Wong also wants shareholders to appoint his sister, Huang Yanhong, and Zou Xiaochun, who is the legal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/725527/detained-gome-chief-hires-top-legal-firm
  4. Under threat

    Posted Jan 20th 2010, 12:00am by Jerome Cohen

    ... the criminal code in several ways that threaten the modified adversarial legal system that Taiwan adopted a decade ago. Instead of supporting the equal contest between prosecutors and defence lawyers ... against media pressure, but Taiwan has no juries. More problematic is the proposal to punish lawyers not only for contempt of court but also for contempt of prosecutors! Legal systems require ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/704124/under-threat
  5. Air cleared on grey area for smokers

    Posted Apr 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu, Joyce Man

    ... for the decision at a later date. The Department of Health welcomed the ruling. 'The ruling has provided the legal basis for continued enforcement of the smoking ban at indoor places in accordance ... Robert Lee Shiu-keung, SC, for the prosecution, said. He said this interpretation was in line with the legislative intent. Despite having overturned Tong's ruling, Chief Justice Andrew Li ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/712166/air-cleared-grey-area-smokers
  6. Legal tribunals urged to open up on rulings

    Posted Jul 12th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Tribunal have not. Some say the legal tribunals- which make public only the complaints of which the lawyer was found guilty, their names and punishment- should do the same, supplying reasons ... it was not until last Monday, when a newspaper reported it, that it was publicly disclosed. Coleman said a full judgment on the case would not be made public. Under the Legal Practitioners Ordinance, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/719479/legal-tribunals-urged-open-rulings
  7. Medical Council defends role of legal adviser

    Posted Apr 30th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man There was no evidence that having a legal adviser present during Medical Council deliberations in a disciplinary hearing was unfair, the Court of Final Appeal heard yesterday. The case is the second surrounding the role of the council's legal adviser to be heard by a court in the past week. In 2006, the council had found Dr Chan Hei-ling guilty of professional ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/712970/medical-council-defends-role-legal-adviser
  8. New anti-graft laws, including on bribery, get judicial blessing

    Posted Oct 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei Beijing has stepped up its war on corruption by issuing a judicial interpretation confirming nine criminal charges introduced early this year, including 'accepting bribes ... officials, such as mistresses- made possible by a judicial interpretation in July 2007- but aides and close friends. Anyone who exercises his or her influence over a government official to accept ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/695654/new-anti-graft-laws-including-bribery-get-judicial-blessing
  9. Bank worker gets 20 months' jail for fraud

    Posted Dec 31st 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui A former bank employee who tricked three customers into depositing $420,000 into his account by promising them a high-yield interest rate was jailed for 20 months yesterday. Chan Kim-hung, 36, a former employee of Fuji Bank now renamed Mizuho Co ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/483758/bank-worker-gets-20-months-jail-fraud
  10. Prosecutor, jury and judge in one agency metes out 'justice'

    Posted Nov 14th 2010, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has issued a reprimand to Mr Mok Kee Tong, a licensed representative of Lehin Securities Limited, and fined him $160,000 for illegal short selling SFC press release November 4 Yes, time to ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/730363/prosecutor-jury-and-judge-one-agency-metes-out-justice

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