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  1. Ex-judge repays air-fare claims

    Posted Oct 04th 2006, 12:00am by Audrey Parwani, Martin Wong

    ... administration of justice and legal services panel dated September 30, the judiciary says that after the Department of Justice decided not to prosecute Mr Wong, information from the ICAC was received ... The advice was that there were insufficient grounds to do so but that Mr Wong should repay the money. Legal services panel member Audrey Eu Yuet-mee, a barrister, said the judiciary's decision ...

  2. Mainland ambulance in HK under scrutiny

    Posted Sep 18th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... on the distance and the level of care the patients required, the spokesman said. 'Our service is legal and our vehicles were well-equipped with qualified medical workers on board,' he said. Hong ... Martin Wong An ambulance service that carries sick Hongkongers from the mainland is under government scrutiny after a complaint about its left-hand-drive emergency vehicle travelling ...

  3. Weary social workers struggling to cope

    Posted Oct 15th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... been five fatal family cases, in which eight people, including a 21/2-year-old girl, have been killed. The government has stepped up measures including family counselling, a hotline service, temporary housing, legal aid, and child-protection services. But social workers are exhausted as the pressure to help people mounts. A survey in June found that one in seven social workers ...

  4. 18 HK banks commit cash to Lehman legal move

    Posted Dec 18th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong, Paggie Leung

    ... until the legal issues were clarified and addressed. Asked how the money would be used and if it would be spent on a legal battle between the trustee and the liquidator of Lehman Brothers, ... as possible on what action to take to protect the investors. James To Kun-sun, a Democrat legislator who is also a lawyer, said the HK$100 million would probably be used in a legal battle between ...

  5. Free-speech group wants RTHK to be truly public

    Posted Apr 04th 2006, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... high-quality, public-service programming. It said RTHK should be re-established as an independent legal body. Ownership of all assets it uses should be transferred to the new legal body. 'As ... Martin Wong A London-based human rights organisation has called for RTHK to be turned into an independent public service broadcaster to ensure a high-quality service. The group, Article ...

  6. Teens on paid dates told they risk jail

    Posted Jul 30th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... a compensated-dating girl, Kiki Wong Ka-mui, 16, then beheading and dismembering her body. Her head was never found. There was no legal definition of 'compensated dating', but there were laws that could be applied, Mr Lee said. 'Using a website or chat room to seek or offer sex services are against the law and are controlled by existing laws.' The Crime Ordinance states ...

  7. Students told to pay despite firm's failure

    Posted Apr 15th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... year. The demand has come from Aeon Credit Service, which says it bought student debts owed to Linguaphone before the well-known institute filed for liquidation. The Democratic Party said 15 former students of the school had complained about the demand from Aeon, which had threatened legal action if they did not pay. Aeon says the money is owed because the students were in effect ...

  8. Woman in fatal fall before theft trial

    Posted May 19th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong, Peter So

    ... there were no suspicious circumstances. She was certified dead at the scene. A police spokesman said she had left no note. Chiang was a senior manager of quality and customer services in the Housing ... and a spokesman for the Independent Commission Against Corruption said the case would be adjourned until June 2 for re-mention, when outstanding legal matters would be settled. Meanwhile, a spokeswoman ...

  9. Government silent on obscenity rules

    Posted Oct 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Democratic lawmaker Lee Wing-tat said netizens and internet service providers had expressed concerns about the proposals, and he doubted whether there were viable options to curb obscenity ... to exist. 'I seriously doubt if it could be the voice of the general public in Hong Kong and decide our moral values. And its power is too big [because] its rulings have legal authority,' ...

  10. Rehab school to get own accounts

    Posted Aug 25th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... books taken away on Friday, he said. Donors in future would be asked to state how they wished their donations to be used. 'Since the school is not a legal entity now, donors cannot write ... charitable social services in Hong Kong and the mainland, and the college, the boards had decided it was time to quicken 'our pace to separate the operation of Christian Zheng Sheng College from ...




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