Conviction

Triad-linked youths admit killing boy, 15

Three triad-linked youths yesterday pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of a 15-year-old in a revenge attack in Wong Tai Sin in January last year.

Tuesday, 8 February, 2011, 12:00am

Security guard jailed for firing shotgun in shopping centre fight

A security guard who accidentally fired his shotgun in a busy Causeway Bay shopping centre during an argument with a colleague was jailed for eight months yesterday.

The incident happened outside retail chain HMV at Style House in the Park Lane Hotel at about 8.50pm on October 3 last year.

8 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Doubts remain as driver who killed village chief jailed

The driver of a truck which killed a village chief in Zhejiang province who had led a fight for compensation for a government-backed land seizure was jailed yesterday for 31/2 years.

But questions remain about a video clip, purportedly of the victim's final moments and recorded on his wristwatch, and its use as evidence.

2 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Sentence for hit-and-run death criticised

The man who infamously shouted 'my father is Li Gang ' was sentenced yesterday by a Hebei court to six years in jail for his drunken hit-and-run fatality.

31 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

letters

Legco did the right thing on landfill

I am writing about the Legislative Council's decision to overturn an order by the government to extend the Tseung Kwan O landfill into the Clearwater Bay Country Park. The order would have turned five hectares of the park - equivalent to the size of about seven football pitches - into a landfill.

31 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Report reveals sordid details of foiled cancer-drug scam

Details about a ring based in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, that illegally manufactured patented cancer drugs worth 30 million yuan (HK$35 million) emerged yesterday with a state media report depicting the crude equipment and unsanitary environment.

31 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Darkness at noon

Ni Yulan sits on her bed tapping away at her laptop as her husband Dong Jiqin skitters about the dingy hotel room lighting candles before the last rays of the sun fade on a recent grey, cold day in Beijing. It is the 37th day since Beijing police cut off the electricity to the couple's room, and the 16th day without water.

30 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Life sentence for stabbing workmate to death

A man was jailed for life yesterday for stabbing a workmate - who had a close relationship with his former wife - to death. Lau Kai-hoi, 53, was found guilty by a jury in the Court of First Instance of murdering Chan Hon-kay, 53, and wounding ex-wife Tai Fung-yi, 45, with intent in To Kwa Wan on February 24, 2009. Mr Justice Darryl Saw handed down a four-year term for the wounding charge.

27 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Drink-driver who said 'my father is Li Gang' admits blame for death

The son at the centre of the infamous 'my father is Li Gang ' traffic accident at Hebei University last year admitted in court yesterday that he was responsible for the death of a student he ran over, and pleaded guilty to traffic offences.

27 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Lai See

Hard knocks for government's new open-door policy building

Someone in government has a grotesque sense of irony. At the topping out ceremony for the latest construction eyesore to grace the harbourfront - the new government offices/Legco extravaganza - our chief executive, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen (below), said the project had adopted 'the door-always-open concept'.

26 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

In Brief

Wife hammered over odd jobs

A man attacked his wife with a hammer because she did odd jobs that he believed would affect their eligibility for social welfare, the District Court heard. Nguyen Van-guang, 57, pleaded guilty to wounding Li Jianci with intent. She spent six days in intensive care with a fractured skull and broken ribs. Sentencing was adjourned to February 14.

25 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Judge's niece Bokhary released from prison

She did the crime, and now she's done the time.

Amina Mariam Bokhary was yesterday released from jail after serving four weeks of a six-week term.

23 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Channel hop

The boys and girls of New Directions have hit it, baby, one more time. Members of the fictitious singing club in the television series Glee sang and danced their way to the show's second consecutive win for best musical series at last week's Golden Globe awards.

23 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

What a difference 9 years makes: all is forgiven after ugly triad incident

In Hong Kong, there are no permanent enemies. This is especially true in showbiz. So it seems all is forgiven between actress Carina Lau Ka-ling (pictured) and media bosss Albert Yeung Sau-shing. Let the Bullets Fly, starring Lau and financed by Yeung's Emperor Motion Pictures, has grossed more than 600 million yuan (HK$702 million) on the mainland. Everyone is laughing to the bank.

22 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Driver found guilty in bus accident that killed two

A former bus driver whose speeding double-decker flipped over - killing two passengers and injuring dozens - was found guilty of dangerous driving causing death yesterday.

22 Jan 2011 - 12:00am