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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Pair held friend's child, 7, for ransom

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

    ... Joyce Man A Pakistani social worker and his pregnant Indian partner held her friend's seven-year-old son and demanded a ransom of HK$200,000 because he was worried they would not have enough money to raise their child, a court heard yesterday. Mohammad Nadim, 22, a part-time social worker at the Islamic Welfare Union, pleaded guilty to one count of forceful detention ...

  5. HSBC vice-president grabbed woman's chest

    Posted Apr 07th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man An HSBC vice-president has been ordered to perform 160 hours of community service for grabbing a woman's chest at a karaoke lounge. Michael Chan Chi-wang, 30, was convicted of one count of indecent assault, which occurred at Red Box Plus in Windsor House, Causeway Bay, on September 5. He was sentenced by Deputy Magistrate So Wai-tak in Eastern Court. The court heard ...

  6. Flight did not require a third pilot, aviation body tells court

    Posted Jun 16th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... A Cathay Pacific flight that a pilots' union has claimed was short-staffed was certified to fly with only two pilots and did not require a backup crew member, the director general of the Civil Aviation Department stated yesterday. The director genera ...

  7. Grand Field ex-chief accused of fraud plot

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

    ... Joyce Man Grand Field Group Holdings' former chairman Wayland Tsang Wai-lun and his wife knew no capital would be injected into a bogus Chongqing gas pipeline venture when the company ... heard. Given that his wife, Nancy Kwok Wai-man, was an executive director at Grand Field and her involvement in warding off the stock exchange's questions, she should also have known ...

  8. News - China - ZIMBABWE

    Chinese man in possession of ivory, gold and 33,000 rounds of ammunition arrested in Zimbabwe

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:36pm by Agence France-Presse in Harare

    ... in the Zimbabwean capital Zimbabwean police have arrested a Chinese man in possession of ivory, gold and large quantities of ammunition, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday. Wongai Huo, 51, was arrested ... are ongoing,” Charamba told reporters. Huo was also found with processed ivory and three kilograms of gold. State media reported the man could have used the ammunition for poaching. Though the man had ...

  9. HK$450,000 bribe alleged in Jockey Club case

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

    ... Joyce Man Former Wheelock and Co managing director John Hung took HK$450,000 from a middleman who arranged for him to support a Jockey Club racing member's application for full ... an advantage. In October 2006, Mr Loong told Hung that racing member Joanne Wong Pui wanted to become a full member and arranged for the two to meet, senior prosecutor Jonathan Man Tak-ho said in his ...

  10. Minibonds not on finance chiefs' agenda at height of meltdown

    Posted Mar 21st 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man Hong Kong's finance chiefs did not discuss investor losses on minibonds in regular meetings held to monitor the city's financial stability and financial trends soon after the global credit meltdown began, legislators said yesterday, citing confidential minutes of the meetings. They accused the government of failing to respond properly to the collapse ...




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