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  1. Woman escapes jail term for illegally hiring maid at dog shelter

    Posted Oct 08th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A beautician who hired an Indonesian maid to care for more than 150 homeless dogs in a shelter has been sentenced to 180 hours of community service. Magistrate Pang Chung-ping told Kelly Tse Nga-yee, 33, that she could have gone to jail, but he accepted that she had committed the offence out of her love of animals and not for personal gain, was genuinely remorseful ...

  2. Noise law prevented pumping of ditch on day boy died, court told

    Posted Sep 30th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man The contractor working on a waterlogged ditch in Yuen Long where an eight-year-old boy drowned last year said it did not pump the water out that day because it was a Sunday, when ... The firm needed to pump water out of it when Typhoon Hagupit swept in, filling it with a large volume of water, said Suen Wai-man, who was responsible for the site. They could not use their pumps ...

  3. Horse trainer's accuser missed start of trial because she was 'scared'

    Posted Aug 26th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man The woman who alleges she was indecently assaulted by horse trainer Danny Shum Chap-shing did not appear to testify at the start of his trial because she was 'very scared', Sha Tin Court heard yesterday. The 32-year-old married housewife and mother of three did not say why she was afraid. She apologised to Magistrate Pang Chung-ping for not attending ...

  4. Constable defends use of force on Nepali

    Posted Sep 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man The police constable who shot dead Dil Bahadur Limbu on a Ho Man Tin hillside in March said yesterday that he had no option but to use force when the Nepali street sleeper ... a complaint about a man who kept rubbish there, which attracted insects. They parted to look for the scene, which Hui confirmed he had found. Hui has said he drew his gun only when his baton ...

  5. Quarry Bay Park workers fiddled books to pay for staff toilets

    Posted Aug 04th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man When Chan Sau-yan decided he wanted toilets installed in the management office of a park in Quarry Bay, he knew exactly who would pick up the bill. Chan, a senior amenities assistant with the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, ordered staff working under him to make 25 fake requests for minor repairs in two parks, such as water pipes and decoration work. Each ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Bodybuilding boss appears in court on bribery, fraud charges

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

    ... Joyce Man The chairman of the Hong Kong China Bodybuilding and Fitness Association appeared in Eastern Court yesterday accused of helping a suspended athlete compete in the 2006 Asian Games and government subvention fraud. Simon Chan Siu-man, 39, was charged with conspiring as an agent to accept an advantage and fraud. Acting Principal Magistrate Bina Chainrai transferred his ...

  8. Council boss not guilty of threat

    Posted Aug 19th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man The head of the Productivity Council was cleared yesterday of threatening to fire a union chairman if a sacked union member staged a protest against his dismissal. Kowloon City Court found Wilson Fung Wing-yip, 45, the council's executive director, not guilty of breaching an Employment Ordinance provision that guarantees members or officers of a union the right ...

  9. Man accused of killing loanshark over threats

    Posted May 14th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A man stabbed and killed a loanshark to whom he owed HK$60,000 in gambling debts because he threatened his daughter and father-in-law, a court has heard. Yesterday was the first day of Jackie Wong Kam-shing's murder trial in the High Court. Senior prosecutor Polly Wan Shuk-fong said in her opening statement that Wong, 40, took lifeguard Wai Lun, 36, to his ...

  10. Activist denies assaulting guard

    Posted Jun 27th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man League of Social Democrats member Koo Sze-yiu has denied he shook a security guard by the collar, ripping open the guard's jacket and causing him to fall on his back during a scuffle in the Legislative Council car park last December. Koo, 63, said he and the guard merely held each other by the shoulders before the guard lay down on the ground and ripped open his own ...




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