Crime spreads - on the net at least

The crime rate in Malaysia has been steadily declining over the past four years but Malaysians feel less safe.

Chin Xin-ci counts herself among the lucky ones.

Monday, 16 July, 2012, 12:00am

Obsessed man jailed for assault of woman

A Frenchman obsessed with a young Hong Kong woman was jailed for 10 months after he assaulted and terrified her in a bid to get her back.

Moussard Laurent, suffering a 'typical midlife crisis', pushed the woman - who fell and suffered injuries - and held a knuckleduster against her while demanding sex, the District Court was told.

27 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Parting shots

They are harrowing pictures that have triggered a debate about the death penalty. Four condemned women laugh and joke with one another, play cards, eat McDonald's and fuss over their hair and make-up in the hours before their execution.

1 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

20 gangs targeted in crackdown

Mainland police have broken up 20 gangs and rounded up almost 1,400 suspects since September as part of a big, multi-province crackdown on organised crime, the Ministry of Public Security said yesterday.

The 'fight crime, eliminate evil' campaign targeted 121 criminal cells in 689 cases, involved in activities such as protection rackets, kidnapping, extortion and drugs.

23 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Assault student given suspended term

A Singaporean law student who assaulted his former girlfriend in a futile attempt to force a reconciliation was given a six-month suspended jail term yesterday.

Brandon Tee Zhi-yi, 24, an exchange law student at the University of Hong Kong, was earlier found guilty in the District Court of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

17 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Choose life

Taiwan's defence ministry recently offered about NT$131 million (HK$33.7 million) in compensation to the family of an air force serviceman who was wrongly executed in 1997. Was it a case of a costly (some might say isolated) mistake or is something more fundamental at stake here?

4 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Support anti-youth crime campaign

A special police team has been set up to combat youth gangs. Their responsibilities include monitoring young people and their activities and gathering intelligence on teenage gangs. The government hopes this special group can curb the rising tide of youth crime.

6 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Special police team for teen gang hot spot

An elite team of plainclothes police officers has been set up to combat youth gangs in Tseung Kwan O.

The officers are members of a seven-strong special duty team on a mission to curb a rising tide of youth crime in the district.

They will monitor young people and their activities and gather intelligence on teenage gangs.

4 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Why people really back death penalty

The sentencing to death of two young men last month sparked heated discussion among mainlanders.

9 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Timely move to limit death penalty

Beijing finds itself caught in the middle of conflicting sentiment over the use of the death penalty. It has long been under pressure from human rights groups around the world to reduce the number of executions.

30 May 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

Singapore failing to provide important information on death sentences

I refer to the letter from Singapore Consul General Ker Sin Tze ('Author not prosecuted in Singapore for writing about death penalty', May 15). It was in reply to comments on Liz Gooch's article in Postmagazine ('Given enough rope', May 1).

29 May 2011 - 12:00am

Given enough rope

Alan Shadrake's first attempt to talk to a state-sanctioned killer turned out to be a disappointment. Over beers in a Manchester pub, the British journalist tried to convince Harry Allen, Britain's last hangman, to shed light on the murky world of life on the gallows.

1 May 2011 - 12:00am

Greater scope for state payouts

An amendment to the 15-year-old State Compensation Law, meant to be a cornerstone of the protection of human rights in the mainland's faulty criminal justice system, was approved by the National People's Congress Standing Committee in April last year and came into effect on December 1.

11 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Pimps behind bars after fleecing desperate women in Net swindle

Two pimps who preyed on young women desperate for money on social networking sites are behind bars awaiting sentence after a court heard they took at least half their victims' earnings for themselves.

Lee Po-ming and Wong Chi-yung, 20, who were convicted of nine prostitution-related offences, were remanded in custody until April 20.

8 Apr 2011 - 12:00am