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  1. A stain on 'two systems' that won't go away

    Posted Feb 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that the government does not comment on individual cases is a weak excuse, since he had already commented in this instance. Lawmakers have a legitimate interest in the operation of 'two systems ... Separate legal systems lie at the heart of 'one country, two systems'. The circumstances in which a Chinese dissident came to be handed over to mainland authorities, who tried ...

  2. Model's caning case exposes flaws in Malaysia's two-track legal system

    Posted Jul 24th 2009, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... of Malaysia's two-track legal system, with Muslim authorities unable to carry out the punishment without the co-operation of the prison authorities. Prison officials have refused to act on the Islamic ... as caners and we also don't know the Islamic way to cane,' a senior Prisons Department official said. He said there is 'simply no system or process' in place to cane a woman. ...

  3. The worst system corrupts its best officials

    Posted Mar 28th 2011, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... system will prevent bad people from achieving their ill ends, but a bad system will make it even easier for a good person to commit a wrongdoing'. As Xu's case has proved, corruption ...

  4. Officer posed as pupil in drugs operation

    Posted Aug 17th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu Two schoolgirls and another woman appeared in the District Court yesterday charged with trafficking in dangerous drugs, a result of a police operation in which an undercover ... in dangerous drugs respectively. They were caught in a four-month undercover operation that has to date led to 69 people aged between 13 and 35 being charged. Prosecutor Winston Chan Lap-yan described ...

  5. In a tough environment, some still dare to believe changing system is possible

    Posted Dec 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... lawyers once asked him. 'My response was it's better to sacrifice one case, than to affect the construction of a system.' He said lawyers should be professional and strategic. ...

  6. Two factory operators jailed for garment export fraud

    Posted Jun 10th 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Two garment factory operators were jailed yesterday for committing fraud when they applied for certificates of origin for exporting garments. Ting Mang-chi, 42, owner of Chong ... in the operation of Chong Yip since the middle of 2006. The pair had conspired with two shipping clerks from Chong Yip between May 1, 2006, and April 18, 2007, to defraud an organisation that is authorised ...

  7. More inclusive system will help nation flourish

    Posted Feb 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of a fair and just society. Many foreign and domestic critics of the mainland system have long predicted that democracy will inevitably follow economic reforms. The assumption was that a more open ... and flourish, a more democratic system is the best way forward. An open and inclusive political system has to be at the core. ...

  8. Execution is reason to review the system

    Posted Dec 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in a judicial system that lacks openness and transparency. People sentenced to death do not have the opportunity for impartial hearings. Checks, balances and fairness that should be basic elements ... but there seems no doubt that he had a mental disorder. Mainland authorities are not following their own laws. Shaikh's execution is good reason to review the judicial system, a first step towards ...

  9. All systems go as HK officials voice optimism

    Posted Dec 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa Six years of planning will be put to the test today as Hong Kong's first-ever multi-sports event- the 2009 East Asian Games- gets under way. Although the Games' opening ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, four events- table tennis, f ...

  10. Online brothel-guide operator freed

    Posted Jan 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be uploaded to the website and included in the advertisements. The prostitutes were charged HK$600 a month. Mr Chan had expanded his company's business operations since early 2004 and recruited ... it was 'a sophisticated operation' and 'encouraged prostitution on a large scale' for three years. ...




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