City Digest, January 9, 2013

TV actor Oscar Leung Lit-wai has asked a court to strike out a lawsuit filed by restaurant boss Kenny Wee Ho in which Wee alleged that Leung had made defamatory remarks.

Wednesday, 9 January, 2013, 6:23am

Doctor slain in Shenzhen returns to Hong Kong

Colette Tsang Shi-lok

The body of a Hong Kong doctor murdered in a Shenzhen hotel has been brought back to the city.

Tuen Mun Hospital ophthalmologist Colette Tsang Shi-lok was found dead in her hotel room at Dameisha, Shenzhen, late last month.

The case was kept quiet until it was reported in Hong Kong media yesterday. Mainland authorities are categorising the case as "assault causing death".

7 Jan 2013 - 5:44am

Now TV reporter attacked by CY Leung supporter

Now TV reporter attacked

Two journalists were surrounded and attacked at the starting point of yesterday's pro-government march in Victoria Park, Now TV's news channel reported. It was just one incident in which the crowd targeted the media.

Following the attack, police said a 61-year-old was arrested for assaulting a 31-year-old man.

31 Dec 2012 - 7:04am 1 comment

Star-studded drugs and assault scandal grows

Kenny Wee Ho: his restaurant has a notice about the CCTV cameras.

The fallout over the alleged existence of a video showing celebrities taking drugs at a restaurant has just escalated - with the boss of the restaurant Kenny Wee Ho suing TV actor Oscar Leung Lit-wai for making defamatory statements.

It follows earlier demands from celebrities said to be present at the scandal-hit dinner for Wee to stop making defamatory statements.

29 Dec 2012 - 4:17am 1 comment

Construction worker denies 'whistling' assault

Ki Chun-kei

A construction worker denied assaulting five police officers by whistling loudly at them with his fingers during the annual July 1 march this year, Eastern Court heard yesterday.

28 Dec 2012 - 5:21am 1 comment

City Digest, December 27, 2012

Organisers of the January 1 march demanding Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's resignation say poor police arrangements could cause chaos.

27 Dec 2012 - 2:49am 1 comment

China Digest, December 20, 2012

A 17-year-old waitress was given a suspended sentence of three years in prison for drowning her newborn boy in a Haidian district toilet, the Beijing Morning Post reports.

20 Dec 2012 - 4:12am

Manny Pacquiao aides accused of attacking photographer

Manny Pacquiao

A Philippine media union demanded yesterday that Manny Pacquiao punish two members of his camp after they allegedly assaulted a photographer moments after his brutal knockout in Las Vegas.

14 Dec 2012 - 2:10am

Apple Daily photographer Gary Sing cleared of assaulting Tamar guard

Former Apple Daily photographer Gary Sing thanks supporters after being cleared of assault at Eastern Court. Photo: May Tse

A former Apple Daily photographer was acquitted of assaulting a security guard while working at the government headquarters after a magistrate agreed he might have acted in self-defence.

8 Dec 2012 - 4:10am

Chen Guangcheng's nephew jailed for assault after uncle's escape

Chen Kegui

Blind activist Chen Guangcheng's nephew was jailed for three years and three months by a Shandong court yesterday, Chen said.

He condemned the sentence as retaliation for his daring escape from house arrest earlier this year.

1 Dec 2012 - 3:11am 2 comments

Soccer fan jailed 4 months for goalkeeper attack

Chris Kirkland. Photo: Reuters

A soccer fan has been sentenced to jail for four months for assaulting a goalkeeper during an English league game following an all-day drinking binge.

23 Oct 2012 - 9:46am

Actress JuJu Chan's plea to MTR chiefs after assault at Admiralty

JuJu Chan Yuk-wan

Actress Juliana "JuJu" Chan Yuk-wan has started a campaign calling for the introduction of women-only carriages on MTR trains.

Chan, who also wants to see designated women-only waiting areas on platforms, delivered a petition to MTR headquarters yesterday.

17 Oct 2012 - 3:47am 1 comment

Arson attack at Hunan plant kills three

A smoke-blackened window is seen at an office building in Shaoyang city, Hunan, on Monday. Photo: SCMP Pictures

A retired female worker set fire to a bottle of petrol at a water plant in central China on Monday, killing three staff and injuring four others in an apparent revenge attack, state media said.

Three company managers suffered fatal burns in the attack, which happened during a staff meeting at the plant in Shaoyang city, Hunan province, the official China News Service said.

27 Aug 2012 - 8:54pm

Maid who bashed boy jailed for two years

A domestic helper who punched a seven-year-old boy three times in the stomach after he refused to do piano practice - bursting his intestine - was jailed for two years yesterday.

Palgue Jonita Awas, 33, was found guilty of assault causing grievous bodily harm.

24 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Sex crimes by children on rise, study finds

The number of sex-related crimes by children is increasing, a survey by the Evangelical Lutheran Church Social Service found. Over two years, the group studied 1,100 children who were under the supervision of the police superintendent's discretion scheme. In 2010, 30 had committed sex-related offences, up from 24 in 2009.

13 May 2011 - 12:00am