Prosecutors to ask CY Leung to green-light extradition over alleged insider trading

Xiao Hui appeared for mention at his extradition hearing at Eastern Court this morning. Photo: Sam Tsang

Prosecutors are to ask Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to approve a request from Australia for the extradition of a businessman accused of more than 100 offences of insider trading.

Monday, 24 February, 2014, 5:54pm 4 comments

Third Delhi gang-rape suspect to plead not guilty

Activists from the Communist Party of India- Marxist hold placards during a protest against the gang rape and murder of a student in New Delhi. Photo: AFP

A third suspect accused of fatally gang-raping a 23-year-old student in a moving bus in New Delhi last month will plead not guilty to all charges, his lawyer said on Wednesday.

Advocate ML Sharma said he would file the plea on behalf of Ram Singh, the driver of the bus where the attack allegedly took place which has fuelled angry protests across India.

9 Jan 2013 - 7:59pm

Two to plead not guilty in Delhi gang-rape case: lawyer

Indian policemen stand guard outside the Saket district court where the accused in a gang-rape are being tried, in New Delhi. Photo: AP

Two of the five men accused of gang-raping and murdering a 23-year-old woman in a moving bus in New Delhi last month will plead not guilty to all charges, a lawyer said on Tuesday.

“They will plead not guilty to all charges,” ML Sharma, who says he represents Mukesh Singh and Akshay Thakur, told reporters. “Nothing has been proven yet.”

8 Jan 2013 - 8:22pm

Whistling loudly close to a person is form of assault, court hears

Ki Chun-kei

Whistling loudly at police officers is a form of assault because it involves the impact of sound energy, the Eastern Court was told yesterday.

Prosecutor Jonathan Man Tak-ho said whistling constituted assault even if there was no physical contact because people should be protected from any form of physical molestation.

29 Dec 2012 - 4:48am 5 comments

Whistling loudly a 'form of assault', court hears

Construction worker Ki Chun-kei. Photo: SCMP

Whistling loudly at police officers, near their ears, is a form of assault because it involves the impact of sound energy, Eastern Court was told on Friday.

28 Dec 2012 - 3:55pm

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

Graft trial adjourns for billionaire Kwok brothers

Raymond Kwok (left) and Thomas Kwok, co-chairmen of SHKP. Photo: Dickson Lee

The Kwok brothers’ corruption trial was adjourned on Friday until January to allow the prosecution more time to gather evidence in Hong Kong’s highest-profile graft case in decades.

12 Oct 2012 - 4:21pm

Taxi driver pleads guilty in death of three tourists

A taxi driver admitted guilt, on Wednesday, in the deaths of three people who died last year when his car ploughed into a group of tourists on a roadside after their coach broke down.

Chan Yun-sang, 44, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing serious injury and death, in District Court.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Legislator 'Long Hair' Leung Kwok-hung receives 'lenient' fine

Radical lawmaker "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung received what he said was "a lot of leniency" yesterday when he was fined HK$1,500 for unlawful assembly.

If Magistrate Don So Man-lung had imposed a jail term of more than one month it would have opened the recently re-elected legislator to the possibility of a second impeachment motion against him in the space of six months.

26 Sep 2012 - 4:33am

Serial offender, 63, jailed for disfiguring prostitute in Mong Kok

An unemployed man with multiple convictions was jailed for five-and-a-half years yesterday for disfiguring a prostitute.

Sentencing Chan Wah-yim, 63, Mr Justice Albert Wong Sung-hau said women generally were concerned about their appearance and that this was especially so for the victim because of the nature of her work.

30 Aug 2012 - 3:36am

HK court to rule on Ernst & Young's state secret defence

A Hong Kong court will rule next month on whether Ernst & Young can use state secrets as an excuse for withholding information from the securities regulator.

29 Aug 2012 - 4:11am

Peruvian-born woman fighting in court for naturalisation

A Peruvian-born Hong Kong permanent resident who is unable to leave the city after the Immigration Department refused to grant her naturalisation is challenging the decision in court.

Lily Lee Ji, 50, who has lived in Hong Kong for 23 years after arriving on a Peruvian passport, is seeking a judicial review, arguing that the application process for naturalisation is unfair.

22 Aug 2012 - 3:24am