FILM (1963)

Contempt Brigitte Bardot, Michel Piccoli, Jack Palance Director: Jean-Luc Godard

The title of Jean-Luc Godard's e Mepris (Contempt) deliciously refers to two separate but intertwined themes.

Sunday, 22 January, 2012, 12:00am

Details identifying victim contempt, judge rules

Publishing information that identified the victim in a blackmail case could constitute contempt of court, District Court Judge Mary Yuen Lai-wah ruled yesterday. The judge gave the warning after hearing behind closed doors arguments by prosecutors and Philip Dykes SC, acting for Hui Wing, a 36-year-old woman accused of blackmailing a 'Mr X' for HK$500,000.

1 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Express yourself ... and chances are you'll be misunderstood

SCMP, February 4, 2003

By Patsy Moy

Smile and the world smiles with you. But scowl in Hong Kong and a lot of people may not realise what is going through your mind, a university study has found.

8 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

Squash this proposal

I assume the developer who is proposing to destroy Stanley Market wishes to remain anonymous so that angry Hongkongers do not boycott any other developments or shopping centres this short-sighted company already owns.

Either that, or the company is not proud enough of its proposal and therefore should not have submitted it in the first place.

6 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

Clearer rules needed

It is a rare occasion when a Hong Kong newspaper is fined for contempt of court. Yet it is a regular occurrence for the press to publish background details of pending cases that clearly breach regulations and potentially prejudice the defendant's right to a fair trial.

24 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Commission all-powerful in its search for the facts

Mr Justice Woo Kwok-hing now enjoys sweeping powers to enter any premises and force anyone to appear before him.

Thanks to the colonial-era Commissions of Inquiry Ordinance, largely unchanged since 1968, the judge has powers far wider than those of an ordinary judge.

23 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Importers contempt

I find it interesting and telling that after numerous letters from myself and other readers questioning and criticising the ridiculous parallel import laws now in force, there has not been a single reply.

The contempt distributors and retailers show for the public is made quite clear by the fact that they find no need to defend themselves. They have nothing to lose.

20 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Hindrance to cost more

The smooth operation of the District Court is to be boosted by increased penalties for hindering the legal process or being in contempt, to bring it in line with the Supreme Court.

3 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Fears justified

I WAS appalled to read that Anson Chan, as acting Chief Secretary, had described the Civil Service unions as ''paper tigers''. This reveals an undisguised contempt for those beneath her.

If her attitude is typical of the top levels of Hongkong administration, the ordinary civil servant has good cause to fear for his future.

M. FORD Central

21 Jun 1993 - 12:00am