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  1. Supreme Court halts Indian state's bid to arrest journalists

    Posted Nov 11th 2003, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... Amrit Dhillon in New Delhi Journalists and politicians have applauded a decision by India's Supreme Court to intervene after a state legislature ordered the arrest of six journalists. ... at the arrest order, also welcomed the decision as one that would 'strengthen democracy'. For Ms Jayalalitha, the Supreme Court's intervention is a blow, coming on top of a weekend ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/434262/supreme-court-halts-indian-states-bid-arrest-journalists
  2. West Island reign supreme in rugby

    Posted Dec 09th 2003, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... and eventually step up to take part in the annual inter-school competition in the future. The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union has been very supportive and given us funding to make this happen.' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/437427/west-island-reign-supreme-rugby
  3. Hunters of Marcos millions now target US$13b

    Posted Jul 17th 2003, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... illegally acquired wealth. 'The Supreme Court ruling makes a conclusive finding that the Marcos's [legally] own only US$305,000 in assets, and anything beyond that is ill-gotten,' ... US$658m recovered this week is 'loose change' compared to a stash in a Swiss bank The court ruling awarding US$658 million of Ferdinand Marcos' deposits back ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/421861/hunters-marcos-millions-now-target-us13b
  4. Brothers to face new trial over Bofors arms scandal

    Posted Jul 09th 2003, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... The spectre of having to appear in an Indian court to answer criminal charges has returned to haunt the three Europe-based billionaire Hinduja brothers once again, after the Indian Supreme Court ruled that they could be tried over a 17-year-old arms scandal. The Hindujas - accused of taking kickbacks in a US$1.2 billion arms sale to the Indian army by the now-defunct Swedish arms ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/421121/brothers-face-new-trial-over-bofors-arms-scandal
  5. Flurry of court cases puts the new-found freedom of Indonesia's press to the test

    Posted Sep 12th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the district court. But he remains free and has even been nominated as a presidential candidate while he appeals his case in the Supreme Court. Indonesia has had one of the freest presses in Southeast ... Conviction for 'unsuitable' cartoon just the latest bid to gag media, say critics A court ruling this week that a newspaper editor was guilty of defamation for publishing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/427666/flurry-court-cases-puts-new-found-freedom-indonesias-press-test
  6. Civil servants lose last bid to overturn wage cut

    Posted Nov 08th 2003, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... Sara Bradford A final attempt to have the civil servants' pay cut declared unconstitutional failed yesterday after a Court of First Instance judge dismissed the application. Michael ... that the legislation did not breach civil servants' constitutional rights. But Mr Scott argued last month that the court did not get 'the full picture' of Hong Kong's financial outlook ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/433919/civil-servants-lose-last-bid-overturn-wage-cut
  7. Top judge's impeachment seen as tool to unseat Arroyo or benefit disgruntled elite

    Posted Oct 29th 2003, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Manila's chattering classes see two main possible motives behind the drive by the House of Representatives to impeach Supreme Court Chief Justice Hilario ... of Chief Justice Davide. These parties hope that a change in judicial leadership will trigger a reversal of Supreme Court decisions unfavourable to them. In the Philippine justice system, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/432680/top-judges-impeachment-seen-tool-unseat-arroyo-or-benefit-disgruntled-elite
  8. Mafia boss executed after controversial court ruling

    Posted Dec 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivien Cui A mafia kingpin was executed yesterday after the Supreme People's Court overturned an earlier ruling and handed down the death penalty. It was the first time since the 1980s trial of the Gang of Four that a criminal case had gone before the court. The case was heard by judges from the Supreme Court in Jinzhou, Liaoning province, over the past week. Liu Yong, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/439107/mafia-boss-executed-after-controversial-court-ruling
  9. Indian court seeks a standard civil code

    Posted Jul 25th 2003, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... Reviving an issue that periodically pits Hindus against Muslims, the Indian Supreme Court has said it is baffled at the national parliament's failure to devise a common civil code ... itself feels 'secure' enough to ask for it. The Supreme Court disagrees, saying the constitution expressly urges the adoption of such a code and it is 'a matter of regret' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/422781/indian-court-seeks-standard-civil-code
  10. BATTLE FOR supremacy

    Posted Sep 25th 2003, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... of hers have. The Supremes were the biggest girl group of the 1960s, and one of the top five pop acts of that decade. With them she sang on 12 US number one singles, including Where Did Our Love ... connected to ours and they lay claim to things the original group - Diane, Florence and myself - achieved. They link themselves with us so people think they're the Supremes. One of those groups ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/428997/battle-supremacy

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