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  1. A bad week for...

    Posted Dec 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong Sevens The Hong Kong Sevens has lost its position as top dog. For years, it has offered more points to the champions than the other eight legs of the Sevens World Series but the International Rugby Board has now ruled a level playing field must apply. Hong Kong Rugby Football Union chairman Trevor Gregory said. 'We have lost our status.' Patrick Sullivan ...

  2. Police bashers should be jailed, union says

    Posted Mar 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung and Phyllis Tsang The Hong Kong Police Inspectors' Association has called for stiffer penalties for thugs who attack police officers, after a former Sevens rugby ... Fijian professional rugby player Paula Maisiri, 32, punched police constable Leung King-sang, 28, in the eye. Maisiri pleaded guilty to assault in Eastern Court on Friday afternoon. Constable ...

  3. Nepalis paid less than local building workers

    Posted Oct 12th 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan Nepali construction workers work longer and are paid less than locals, a survey by the Nepalese Construction Workers Union has found. Nepali construction workers were commonly ... less, but Cantonese was not really needed on construction sites, union chairman Gurung Tulajang said. ...

  4. Witness in Rugby Sevens fake-ticket trial missing

    Posted May 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com The city's first trial on the sale of fake tickets for the Rugby Sevens tournament is on the verge of collapse, after the prosecution's sole witness went missing yesterday. Alexander de Sola Torgersen, 33, failed to reappear in Eastern Court at noon to continue giving his testimony as an agent working for sports-ticket agency Euroteam. ...

  5. No 2 at Taiwan customs held on bribery charges

    Posted Jul 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... investigating. However, Taiwanese media, quoting a quarry processing union, said at least one company had paid more than NT$100 million (HK$27 million) to the customs administration to turn a blind eye ...

  6. Cathay wins last chance to appeal in wage dispute

    Posted Feb 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... argued that the court should grant it leave as the case involved several thousand employees. At least 4,559 cabin crew could be affected, based on the airline union's figures. The decision ... should not be regarded as wages in addition to their basic pay during statutory holidays. Dora Lai, chairwoman of Cathay Pacific's flight attendants union, said they respected the court ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    'Corporate veil' cast aside as UK court rules on divorce settlement

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... by the husband". In Hong Kong, Sharon Ser, a senior regional partner and head of Withers' Family Practice, Asia, said the decision had significant implications for Hong Kong. "Traditionally, so ... to the original settlement. The larger sum was given in light of their 41-year marriage and the wife's non-monetary contribution to their union, the judgment said. Otto Poon Lok-to's former ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Cousin of Bank of East Asia chairman in Hong Kong guilty of HK$10m fraud

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man joyce.hyman@scmp.com Relative of David Li took an ex-lover and her mother on overseas trips in plan to convince them to put millions into bogus investment company Bank chief's cousin guilty of HK$10 m scam A cousin of Bank of East Asia chairman David Li Kwok-po was convicted of fraud yesterday for scheming to get a former girlfriend and her mother to put ...

  9. Rugby player gets jail term for assault

    Posted Jun 30th 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So A Fijian Sevens rugby player who hit a policeman in a March brawl in Wan Chai was given a three-week jail term yesterday, but is unlikely to serve the time unless he returns to Hong Kong. Paula Maisiri, 32, a professional rugby player from Palmerston North, New Zealand, was fined HK$500 by acting Principal Magistrate Bina Chainrai on March 27 after pleading guilty ...

  10. Court denies Cathay's bid for appeal in row over holiday pay

    Posted Nov 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the Flight Attendants Union said about 4,400 cabin crew members had filed similar claims with the Labour Tribunal. 'We are pleased about the ruling,' said Kwan, a former chairwoman of the union. 'We genuinely hope that the matter will rest here and we can go on to calculate the damages.' She estimated that the claims involved 'several hundreds of millions ...




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