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  1. Robber wanted money for McDonald's

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

    ... A man diagnosed as slightly mentally disabled said he tried to rob the HK Academy of Dance in Yuen Long twice in an hour on June 14 because he wanted money to buy food at McDonald's. Chu Wing-fung, 22, pleaded guilty in the District Court to burglary and was jailed for 10 months. ...

  2. Disabled person sues Cathay

    Posted Jul 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Cathay Pacific is being sued for damages for mistreating a person with a disability. Lee Chi-may filed a writ this week in District Court against the airline. Lee, who claims to have a disability, alleges the airline contravened the Disability Discriminat ...

  3. One man's pet is another man's peeve

    Posted Jul 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong veterinarians have made local animal medical history by implanting a dog with a pacemaker. Heartless as this may sound, we have to ask- really? We do still live in a world, after all, where a billion people lack access to health care systems, ac ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - REFUGEES

    Aid agency denies abuse of homeless Yemeni man in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Aid agency denies one of its staff abused homeless Yemeni The local branch of an international aid agency has come under fire after a homeless Yemeni man with refugee status in Hong Kong claimed he was abused by one of its officials. According to Mareai Ahmed Hamood Qasem, a representative of the International Social Service in Hong Kong (ISSHK) told ...

  5. Man leaps to death after killing wife

    Posted May 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Danny Mok danny.mok@scmp.com A mentally ill man jumped to his death from a 27th floor flat on a Sau Mau Ping estate last night after murdering his wife and seriously injuring his mother and a daughter. It was the third murder-suicide involving married couples within a month and the second murder this year committed by a mentally ill person. The man, aged 55, who sold chicken in a market, ...

  6. US expert warns HK faces man-to-man HIV epidemic

    Posted May 06th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... has entered an accelerating phase of the epidemic because of man-to-man infections. Last year, the Centre for Health Protection for the first time identified two clusters of HIV infections- ...

  7. Hunger strike man tells of failing health

    Posted Sep 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Ip chris.ip@scmp.com As a hunger strike at Hong Kong's biggest immigration detention centre continues, one of the men taking part has told of his declining health after refusing meals for 37 days. 'If you saw our condition you would cry,' the man, a Pakistani whose asylum bid was rejected, told Raquel Amador, acting executive director of the Hong Kong Refugee ...

  8. Teen effectively walks free over gang abuse of mentally disabled man

    Posted Jul 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com A 16-year-old girl who, together with six others, brutalised and sexually abused a mentally retarded man was yesterday ordered to pay a HK$23,000 fine ... already spent in custody, she would not have to go to jail. 'I suggest that you don't pay the money and save it for taking some courses,' Judge Eddie Yip Chor-man said. Yip said he ...

  9. Ombudsman acts after worker denied aid despite losing leg

    Posted Oct 10th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... of a man who was refused the HK$1,200-a-month payment despite losing a leg. The watchdog said yesterday that Lee Shing-leung, 59- whose leg was crushed when he tried to stop an eight-tonne steel ... have been more understanding of Lee's plight and should have asked whether the doctor really understood the man's situation. In a letter sent to Lee after it completed its ...

  10. Young gang abused mentally disabled man

    Posted Jun 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Man joyce.hyman@scmp.com Five people were yesterday convicted of brutalising and sexually abusing a young mentally disabled man. They were among six male defendants and one female, ... in the District Court yesterday. Judge Eddie Yip Chor-man adjourned sentencing to July 6 pending the preparation of reports. The court earlier heard that the victim, 24, was introduced to one ...




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