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  1. Social worker caught out by 'dead' patient

    Posted May 15th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... knew he was alive and well. Her response triggered an inquiry that ended with the appearance in Kowloon Court yesterday of social worker Pon Hon-ming. Pon, 44, had been so afraid of being found ... for the elderly, paying the fees out of his own pocket, in a futile attempt to avoid discovery. Pon, an officer with the Medical Social Service Unit of the Social Welfare Department, pleaded guilty ...

  2. Social worker convicted of filming in toilet

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

    ... one person in the toilet. A 'dedicated social worker' and 'devoted Christian' who hid a camera in the disabled toilet at the rehabilitation centre where he worked found ... while it rolled for up to 20 minutes at a time. Also, the filming had been done in a place where the public had access which made it a public act. Chui, 31, a social worker at the Kwai Chung ...

  3. Union leader blames government for social worker's conviction

    Posted Jun 05th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu If a social worker's workload had been fair he might not have falsified the death certificates of two psychiatric patients under his guardianship, a unionist said. ... saying her brother was dead. She was baffled because Mak lived with her. The court heard that Pon was handling 10 guardianship cases all at once. But Sam Leung Kin-hung, chairman of the social ...

  4. Social worker gets eight years for child sex

    Posted Jan 07th 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A social worker has been jailed for eight years in Hong Kong in a landmark case brought under a law that enables cross-border prosecution of some sex crimes. He was convicted ... members of the public should report any fund-raising activities they suspected of being fraudulent or deceptive. The Social Welfare Department spokesman said Lee had been suspended from his civic ...

  5. Social worker convicted of child sex at Yunnan charity he founded

    Posted Dec 16th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A Hong Kong social worker has been convicted of unlawful sex and other offences involving two teenage girls from a Yunnan children's home that he founded. Francis Lee Kwok-wah, 49, was found guilty in the Court of First Instance on three counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a child of under 16, one of indecent conduct towards a child under 16, and one ...

  6. Technician was quiet and responsible: former boss

    Posted Feb 20th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... as 'quiet and responsible' by a former superior yesterday. Retired mortuary technician Leung Ming-kau told the Post Chow Kwok-wah was a good man who did not smoke, drink or gamble when ... '[Mr Chow] was a responsible person but mistakes do happen when one is busy. Whenever one does something wrong, one has to bear the consequences,' Mr Leung, 72, said. Similar cases had ...

  7. Social worker jailed for 11 years after kidnapping his friend's child

    Posted May 09th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A Pakistani part-time social worker was jailed for more than 11 years and his pregnant Indian partner for more than three for kidnapping and holding the seven-year-old son of one of her friends for ransom. While sentencing in the Court of First Instance, Deputy Judge Colin Mackintosh called their crime 'immeasurably wicked', 'shameful, despicable, ...

  8. Man jailed for suicide-pact killing

    Posted Oct 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'Those who entered into a suicide pact take... some responsibility for the death of others who joined the pact,' Mr Justice McMahon said. 'Such pacts undermine the value our community ...

  9. Wong was ideal for EOC job: Patrick Ho

    Posted Nov 13th 2003, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... made board members. Dr Ho said: 'Because we didn't want the new blood to come in all at once. There are no ethnic minorities because the EOC is responsible for implementing three ...

  10. Three rights activists denied entry to HK

    Posted Aug 07th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... refused to comment on the four cases, but added that the Immigration Department was responsible for maintaining 'effective immigration control'. 'Similar to other immigration ...




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