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Korean guilty of grabbing at gun of Hong Kong airport policeman

Hong Kong airport

A judge has dismissed a lawyer’s claim that he was merely trying to offer a traditional Korean apology when he grabbed at an airport policeman’s machine gun.

Wednesday, 29 January, 2014, 6:03pm 4 comments

Hong Kong courtrooms now permit tweeting, texting

Professor Doreen Weisenhaus

Legal and media scholars have praised the judiciary’s decision to allow live text-based communication from court – paving the way for journalists and members of the public to tweet and send e-mail messages.

29 Jan 2014 - 12:31pm 1 comment

Jailed prison officers lose appeal over beating

Three prison guards jailed after an inmate’s death have lost an appeal against their convictions.

Leung Shing-chi, 47, So Ka-wai, 35, and Tang Yuk-po, 49, were jailed for 16 months in 2012 for inflicting serious bodily harm on Chen Chu-nan, a Taiwanese inmate who died within two days of entering Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre where the three worked.

15 Jan 2014 - 6:48pm

Taxi driver arrested for hit-and-run death of elderly woman in Sau Mau Ping

Police have impounded the taxi of a 58-year-old driver who is being questioned about a hit-and-run accident in Sau Mau Ping last month. Photo: Dickson Lee

A taxi driver who is accused of speeding away after his cab hit and killed an elderly woman in Sau Mau Ping last month was arrested by police on Friday morning.

The 58-year-old-man was being held for questioning in the afternoon but had not charged, according to police.

6 Sep 2013 - 6:21pm

Plumber posing online as doctor tricks girls into having sex with him

A plumber posing as a female doctor on popular social networking programmes tricked girls he met online into sending him nude pictures which he then threatened to make public if they didn’t have sex with him, the High Court heard on Thursday.

18 Jul 2013 - 8:04pm

'Corporate veil' cast aside as UK court rules on divorce settlement

Yasmin Prest

A landmark ruling in Britain, in which the Supreme Court found that company assets held by a spouse can be handed over as part of settlement claims, is likely to affect divorce proceedings in Hong Kong.

16 Jun 2013 - 6:42am

Lung Mei beach plan fought on ecological grounds

Save Lung Mei Alliance members take their protest to the High Court yesterday. Construction is due to begin next week. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Ho Loy, a member of the Save Lung Mei Alliance, filed a notice with the High Court seeking a judicial review of the government's decision to allow the building of the Lung Mei beach on the grounds of a flawed environmental impact assessment.

16 Jun 2013 - 6:42am

Accused Fort Hood gunman Nidal Hasan barred from using Taliban claim

Nidal Hasan

US army psychiatrist Major Nidal Hasan cannot argue at trial that he was defending the Afghan Taliban when he went on a 2009 shooting rampage in Texas that killed 13 soldiers, a military judge has ruled.

16 Jun 2013 - 8:53am

Actress charged with sending Obama poison letter

Shannon Richardson is taken away after appearing in court in Texas accused of sending Barack Obama a ricin-tainted letter. Photo: AP

Shannon Guess Richardson, 35, appeared in court after being charged with mailing a threatening communication to the president. She faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

9 Jun 2013 - 9:19am

Two charged with theft from US share sales

The misappropriated money was allegedly used by their relatives to buy a house in California, a Mercedes-Benz and unspecified jewellery.

Two former senior officials of China North East Petroleum have been charged with misappropriation of part of the proceeds of the firm's share sales. The money was allegedly used by their relatives to buy a house, a car and jewellery.

30 May 2013 - 4:33am

IMF chief Christine Lagarde escapes charges for now

Christine Lagarde

IMF chief Christine Lagarde avoided immediate charges but was named an "assisted witness" after French prosecutors questioned her for two days over a state payout to a disgraced tycoon when she was finance minister.

26 May 2013 - 6:51am

Bus driver in the clear over deaths of cabbie, Heston Blumenthal sous-chefs

Heston Blumenthal

The driver of a double-decker bus that ploughed into a taxi last year, killing the driver and both his passengers, will not face prosecution. The passengers were chefs working for celebrity TV chef Heston Blumenthal.

19 May 2013 - 7:42am 2 comments

Mother denies letting paedophile molest her son

Mother denies letting paedophile molest her son

An unmarried mother accused of sedating her five-year-old son before handing him to a paedophile who sexually abused the boy in exchange for cash has denied the allegation.

15 May 2013 - 4:01am

Photographer's attackers sentenced to community work

Cheng Shing-wing (top right) and Li Hak (bottom right) before assaulting SCMP photographer May Tse near Sheung Shui MTR station in February. Photo: May Tse

The two men who assaulted a South China Morning Post photographer when she took pictures of parallel-goods traders in Sheung Shui were yesterday given community service sentences for their "barbarous and violent" acts.

15 May 2013 - 3:19am 1 comment

Estate of late 'king of fruits' tycoon sued for HK$18.8 million

"King of Fruits" Peng Chi-hui was allegedly hacked to death by his long-time lover Wong Suk-kan on March 17. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Two months after he died in a bloody murder-suicide, the estate of "King of Fruits" Peng Chi-hui is being sued for HK$18.8 million in loan repayments.

14 May 2013 - 5:02am