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  1. Across state lines

    Posted Sep 28th 2010, 12:00am by Jerome Cohen

    ... from criminal investigation in Japan are undoubtedly being studied by countries that have similar problems in China and elsewhere. Is there anything, for example, that the United States ... abroad state secrets' and sentenced to eight years in prison. His case is on appeal. Under pressure from Xue's family and university colleagues, the media, human rights critics and his ...

  2. Former united front official gets life sentence

    Posted Jun 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the United Front Department which decided to second Xu to Hailian, a joint-venture firm. This confirmed Xu's status as a state employee. ... Chow Chung-yan A former Guangdong official in charge of the Communist Party's provincial united front efforts has been sentenced to life in prison for corruption and embezzlement, ...

  3. Malaysia's Islamists field faith healer in key northern state

    Posted Oct 11th 2003, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... A leading Islamic fundamentalist, who gained fame as a faith healer on television, will lead an opposition party's attempt to win the crucial state of Kedah in the next Malaysian ... general election. The tussle between Dr Mahathir's moderate United Malays National Organisation and the fundamentalist PAS will be fierce in Kedah, where Dr Harun has a large following. PAS, ...

  4. 'No' votes for top judicial reports still highest but fewer than before

    Posted Mar 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-Wei and Fanny W.Y. Fung in Beijing The annual reports of the country's top court and procuratorate continued to receive the lowest approval rating among all the reports scrutinised by the National People's Congress this year- although the ...

  5. Convict suspected of duping top court

    Posted Nov 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Police are investigating whether a jailed Nigerian drug trafficker used forged witness statements to persuade Hong Kong's top court to overturn his conviction for assaulting prison officers. In a case that could embarrass both the Departm ...

  6. Prison pair lose court bid for poll vote

    Posted Aug 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Peter Brieger Prisoners will not be voting in next month's Legislative Council election. A High Court judge yesterday told advocates pushing to overturn the city's sweeping ban on prisoner voting that he could not hear legal arguments and issue ...

  7. Shining examples of hard work paying off in face of adversity

    Posted Jul 01st 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Lai Ying-kit and Amy Nip Wong Wing-san, United Christian College in Shek Kip Mei A former student of the Christian Zheng Sheng drug rehabilitation college, Wong Wing-san received good A-level results and thanked the centre for helping him to change his life for the better. After being applauded by classmates, Wing-san, now in Form Seven at United Christian College in Shek Kip ...

  8. Scathing attack on death penalty puts author in city state's sights

    Posted Jan 02nd 2011, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... the sentence. What's more, he plans to sue the city state for malicious prosecution. However the case unravels, doubtless, the fallout will fuel sales of the book, which has ample inherent drama. ... or public fancy. Pierrepoint's verdict on British justice reflects Shadrake's take on Singapore. Shadrake argues that the city state hangs naive, desperate, poverty-stricken mules assumed ...

  9. Jailings for endangering state security up 20pc

    Posted Jul 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei The number of people convicted of endangering state security and sentenced to more than five years' prison jumped 20 per cent last year, according to the first annual ... authorities taking a much harder line against critics,' Rosenzweig said. Endangering state security is a blanket charge that includes everything from espionage, inciting subversion of state power ...

  10. Two cases highlight legal minefield of state secrets

    Posted Jul 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... imposed on American geologist Xue Feng leaves no excuse. It flags an uncharted legal minefield of vague state security laws. The differences in the two cases reveal a worrying trend. Hu admitted ... and traffic in state secrets, after allegedly negotiating the sale of an oil-industry database to a US energy consultancy. There has been much support since for his argument that he only collected ...




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