Canadian Criminal Law

Mask case just one of several, court told

A 'well-organised syndicate' appears to have been involved in smuggling people abroad through Hong Kong airport, a prosecutor said yesterday, as two ground staff appeared in court accused of helping a young mainlander board a plane disguised as an elderly Caucasian.

Wednesday, 15 June, 2011, 12:00am

Meeting point

The youth of a nation,' said Benjamin Disraeli, 'are the trustees of posterity', and the sentencing of young people who commit criminal offences poses a particular challenge for the courts.

30 May 2011 - 12:00am

Health officer faces 11 ICAC charges

The ICAC has charged a health officer with misconduct over bogus medical consultations and appointments. Michael Ho Hung-kwan, 43, who worked for Central Kowloon Health Centre, is facing two counts of misconduct in public office, three of fraud and six of access to a computer with criminal or dishonest intent between June 2007 and December 2008.

5 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Fears of hurdles for rehabilitated sex offenders

Equal Opportunities Commission chief Lam Woon-kwong is concerned that a proposed check for sexual offences for anyone applying to work with children might impose another hurdle on former offenders seeking employment and affect their rehabilitation.

10 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Safety officer denies visiting mahjong school

An occupational safety officer with the Labour Department denied spending time at a mahjong school while supposedly on duty, Kowloon City Court heard yesterday. Law Hoi-fat, 50, has been charged by the Independent Commission Against Corruption with misconduct in public office on June 18-23 last year. Law was released on bail as Magistrate Peter Law Tak-chuen adjourned the case until June 22.

12 May 2009 - 12:00am

Policewoman to be sentenced for attacking boy

A court delayed sentencing a policewoman who kicked and hit a nine-year-old boy for missing a swimming test and forgetting his Octopus card. Fanling Court Deputy Magistrate Winnie Lau Yee-wan adjourned sentencing to March 16 because a report on the psychological impact of the incident on the boy was not ready. Chan Yuk-lan, 32, was released on bail.

3 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Teacher faces child-sex charge

A 38-year-old teacher appeared in court charged with unlawful sexual intercourse with a child. Chu Chi-wah, from a Mong Kok school, is accused of having sex with a child between April 2004 and December 2006 at a Nathan Road flat. The child was almost 13 when the alleged offence began. Chu did not enter a plea and was released on bail until a November 13 hearing.

19 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Suspect in killing of three sex workers to be held without bail

A young Pakistani man accused of killing three sex workers in two days was ordered to be held without bail yesterday on murder charges.

Nadeem Razaq, 23, was taken to Fanling Court escorted by a line of policemen in the late afternoon amid heavy security and a mob of journalists.

20 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Net postings highlight need for legal reforms

Distribution on the internet of any obscene photograph is a serious crime. That several photographs showing some of Hong Kong's most popular actors and actresses have been circulating has made it the talk of the town.

5 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Pyramid schemers go back to prison for similar offence

Two fraudsters who had already served a jail term for running a pyramid scheme were back behind bars last night after being found guilty of a similar offence.

Yu King-man, 41, and Leung Fung-yan, 29, were jailed for three years with a co-defendant, Chan Ching-chung, 47. Judge Susana D'Almada Remedios convicted them on one count of conspiracy to defraud.

1 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

City Briefs

Bail hearing for jailed former judge adjourned

1 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Brothel creepers put on notice

Spouses of philandering partners detained for hiring prostitutes will be informed of the offence under sweeping revisions to the Public Order Administration Punishment Law effective today.

1 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Barrister's bail extended

Troubled barrister Roderick Murray leaves court yesterday after having his bail extended for the fourth time on charges of criminal damage, assault and resisting police, relating to an incident at a Discovery Bay shop on October 26.

23 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Web scare schoolboy faces court summons

A 14-year-old schoolboy who caused panic with a bogus news report saying Hong Kong would be declared an infected area will face a court summons when he reports back to the police on Tuesday, a legal source said yesterday.

10 May 2003 - 12:00am

Father admits assaulting baby

An unemployed father frustrated with his financial situation

yesterday admitted throwing his eight-month-old son on to a bed when the baby would not stop crying, a court heard yesterday.

The 40-year-old father later felt frightened about what he had done and confessed to his wife.

9 Oct 2002 - 12:00am