British businessman accused of 'bomb detector scam'

Defendant James McCormick

James McCormick, who worked from a cramped office in Somerset, southwest England, sold the devices to countries around the world, including Iraq, for as much as US$40,000 each, it is alleged.

Saturday, 9 March, 2013, 3:41am

Defendant wants lewd pics of men back

A businessman who sexually assaulted a male model he lured to take part in nude photography sessions is demanding the return of 60,000 lewd images of men seized by police.

Jerome Lau Ting-sing, 62, awoke behind bars today as he awaits sentencing after being convicted of one count of indecent assault and two of criminal intimidation.

30 May 2012 - 12:00am

City Digest

Another Jockey Club member on fraud charges

30 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Tourist says he'll think twice about free tour

The mainland tourist who caused a public uproar with a video clip of a verbally abusive tour guide during a visit to Hong Kong said he would think twice about returning to the city.

22 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Millionaire aims to bring spiritual wealth to mainlanders

From dirt poor to his first million yuan at the age of 24, Lin A has been through many ups and downs. Now 41, Lin is a Guangzhou-based author and inspirational speaker. He created the eye-catching 'company directors' free-hug campaign' in some mainland cities, but was arrested last December as he tried to bring free hugs to Urumqi .

4 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Judge refuses to freeze assets held in trust

Businessman Hui Chi-ming has been denied a court order to freeze assets in a trust the mother of former Easyknit Group chief executive Matthew Koon Wing-yee set up for Koon's wife and children. In June last year, Hui got an injunction freezing the assets of Koon and three others charged with conspiracy to blackmail.

2 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

In the report 'Brokerage official guilty of taking HK$1.1 million bribe' published on page B3 on January 8, the businessman witness involved in the case was wrongly named as Allan Wong Poh-meng. It should have been Allan Ng Poh-meng. We apologise for the error.

13 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Businessman cleared of indecent conduct

The managing director of an investment company, Allen Chan Zoony-yee, 60, was acquitted in Eastern Court of indecent conduct towards a child under the age of 16. He was accused of asking a 15-year-old boy whether he wanted his private parts scratched in a Hong Kong Country Club steam room in February.

22 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Yahoo! boss found what he was looking for

When Alfred Tsoi Po-tak, now managing director at Yahoo! Hong Kong, enrolled in an MBA at Chinese University in 1982, he did so with two main aims: to broaden his business outlook and to develop skills in order to build his career. Although he now reflects that his MBA did little to directly develop his career prospects, he said it was a great learning experience.

15 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Late businessman's brother sues couple

The brother of late businessman Cheung Shu-hung, who hanged himself in August last year, is launching a lawsuit against a couple over a flat in The Belcher's. Cheung Shu-chuen is suing Gui Wandan and Liang Jia-cheng, who live in the flat owned by Cheung Shu-hung.

1 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Lessons in Heartbreak

Lessons in Heartbreak

by Cathy Kelly

HarperCollins, HK$112

14 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Businessman jailed over stock scams

A Malaysian businessman who used a Hong Kong bank account to handle up to HK$9.3 million made from overseas telephone stock scams was jailed for 16 months yesterday. District Court Judge Susana D'Almada Remedios ordered the defendant to compensate the 20 victims, who were mostly British, with the HK$2 million in the account.

11 Sep 2008 - 12:00am


Mental well-being can make you rich

If you want to feel rich, just count the things you have that money can't buy.

Most people want to earn more and more money in order to raise their living standards.

In my opinion, the intangible things are the most precious - these include a happy family life and friendship.

4 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

US businessman dies in fall from flat

An American businessman died yesterday after falling from his kitchen balcony in Central. The man, surnamed Nungary and aged 38, was found lying outside the CentreStage residential block in Hollywood Road at about 5.30am when a friend visited him. He was declared dead at the scene. A police spokesman said investigations indicated the man had been drinking heavily on Sunday night.

19 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Canadian man found dead in hotel room

A 43-year-old Canadian businessman who was found unconscious in his room at the Gateway Hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui yesterday morning was declared dead at the scene by paramedics. A hotel employee discovered the man, surnamed Laidlaw, lying on the floor beside a chair at 11.30am. A police officer said no suspicious circumstances were found but an autopsy was likely to be carried out.

31 May 2008 - 12:00am