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  1. Asia must come clean in fight against corruption

    Posted Sep 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and corrosive, even in a democracy. Asia has made impressive strides in the struggle for democratic freedom. People in places such as Taiwan and South Korea can justly be proud of their achievement ... corruption investigations that have become all too common in other young democracies in the region, such as South Korea. Whatever the final verdict on Chen, to be delivered on September 11, ...

  2. South Asian II arrests triple: many cite torture

    Posted Oct 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by the Secretary for Security. Legislative Council security panel chairman Lau Kong-wah said the illegal immigrants were most likely from South Asia and Africa and may take advantage of the long processing ... Joshua But The number of illegal immigrants from South Asian countries arrested so far this year is triple that of last year, a senior government source revealed. Most of those arrested ...

  3. Complexity of age of consent in Asia laid bare by study

    Posted Jun 07th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo William Sparrow, editor-in-chief of Asian Sex Gazette and one of LoDown's journalistic heroes, recently did prodigious research into age-of-consent laws across Asia ... got into trouble, for example, in Hong Kong - might somewhat explain the motive. Hong Kong's age of consent is 16. He concludes that the average age of consent across Asia is 14.5 years. ...

  4. Molester 'driven to crime by loneliness'

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com A businessman who took more than 60,000 lewd photos of male models was driven to indecent assault and criminal intimidation out of loneliness and low self-esteem, a court heard yesterday. Jerome Lau Ting-sing, 62, wa ...

  5. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    South Africa drop charges against protesting miners

    Posted Sep 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... charges against miners South African prosecutors yesterday dropped murder charges against 270 striking miners after being criticised for using an apartheid-era law to hold them liable ... director of prosecutions, Nomgcobo Jiba, said yesterday. However, the murder charges could be reinstated following the investigation, she said. South African Justice Minister Jeff Radebe said ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Asia waits to do the sums on US copyright ruling

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Paul Karl Lukacs A mathematics scholar from Thailand devised a textbook method of leveraging his Asian background into sizeable earnings, and the US Supreme Court agreed last week to decide whether his business plan is legal. Supap Kirtsaeng was pursuing ...

  8. Tiger Asia allowed to contest SFC action

    Posted Apr 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com US hedge fund Tiger Asia Management was granted leave to appear in the Court of Final Appeal to fight the Hong Kong securities watchdog's attempt to freeze its assets. Court of Appeal vice-president Mr Justice Robert Tang Ching and the other two appeal court judges yesterday agreed to grant leave for Tiger Asia to appeal whether ...

  9. In Brief

    Posted Aug 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Illegal immigrants caught Police arrested eight illegal immigrants from South Asia in Plover Cove Country Park at about 2.30pm after receiving a report from a hiker. The eight men, aged 19 to 34, were suspected of having entered the city from the mainland. ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    A life in court: lawyers, robbers and other reptiles

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... judges of the Court of Final Appeal, Bokhary describes this pivotal moment and many others from his years on the bench in his autobiography Recollections, seen exclusively by the South China ... in the legal system is undiminished," said Klaus Pfeifer, managing director of Thomson Reuters, Legal North Asia, which owns Sweet & Maxwell, publishers of the autobiography.   ...




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