Domestic Violence

Woman jailed 8 years for acid attack

A divorced Thai woman was jailed for eight years yesterday after she admitted throwing corrosive acid in an attempt to disfigure her former husband, who had had an affair.

Friday, 19 October, 2007, 12:00am

Site aims to kill off the dowry

Disgusted by 20 women being murdered every day in India in disputes over dowries, idealistic men and women are going online to declare 'I don't want a dowry'.

17 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Jump survivor arrested for murder of wife

A man who allegedly murdered his wife some time yesterday was in serious condition in Queen Mary Hospital last night after a leap from a 14-storey building in Western at 6pm.

8 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

More steps are needed to avert tragedies

The government's response to the rising trend of domestic violence has not always matched its rhetoric in either deed or speed. Each new case highlighted in the media - a tiny representation of the overall problem - underlines the urgency of more tangible steps to protect potential victims and deal with the root causes.

9 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Troubled families lack help, groups say

Women's groups have accused the government of not providing adequate help to troubled families amid a rising number of domestic-violence cases in recent years.

The Labour and Welfare Bureau recently proposed amending the Domestic Violence Ordinance to protect people from being abused by relatives. The ordinance allows judges to issue injunction orders.

9 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Self-defence part of a youngster's education

New York

Claudia Aguilar does not know how to spell her name yet. But she is mastering a skill that might save her life. 'I learn karate,' boasted the five-year-old with curly hair and flashing brown eyes. 'I can do this to bad guys.'

12 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Crime clear-up rate lagging in Sai Kung

Life may be quieter and the air cleaner in Sai Kung, but crimes are almost half as likely to be solved as in the rest of Hong Kong.

Last year the area's crime clear-up rate was just 27.2 per cent, according to police figures released to the Legislative Council security panel, compared to an average of 44.6 per cent for the rest of the city.

6 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Cases of domestic violence double

The number of domestic violence cases more than doubled in the first four months this year compared with the same period in 2006, the police commissioner said yesterday.

6 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Eight months' jail for attack on ex-girlfriend

A chef was jailed for eight months yesterday after admitting to assaulting his former girlfriend and splashing an antiseptic liquid on her face when she refused to resume their relationship.

Li Wai-pan, 25, who is married with two daughters, pleaded guilty to the offence before District Court Judge Colin Mackintosh yesterday.

5 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Woman denies killing lover in acid attack

A jealous woman killed her lover by throwing acid on him after he did not leave his wife as promised, a court heard yesterday.

Li Yinying, a 43-year-old mainland resident, pleaded not guilty in the Court of First Instance to murdering Yip Yu-lin, 50, last August 11.

31 May 2007 - 12:00am

Domestic violence cases surge by 120pc

Cases of domestic violence jumped 120 per cent in the first three months of this year, a surge attributed largely to victims being more willing to report incidents to police.

Overall, crime rose 4.6 per cent year on year, with 20,149 incidents documented in the period.

27 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Trouble at home

'I hope there will be no violence in my family. That's my Children's Day wish,' says Ah Keung, an 11-year-old boy who has suffered from domestic violence.

Ah Keung (not his real name) says he doesn't have a lot of friends at school, and he rarely shares his problems with other people because he is afraid that doing so will make him 'lose face'.

11 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Domestic violence is a growing problem

Recently, police chief Tang King-shing said the force has stepped up measures to address the issue of domestic violence, including assigning a special team to handle such cases.

Domestic violence is becoming a serious problem in Hong Kong. Extreme cases can lead to tragedy.

Life is very stressful in Hong Kong and many people do not know how to manage anger.

10 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

In Brief

Boy's face burned in acid attack

26 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Show of force

Women demonstrate their moves yesterday as a thousand participants gathered at Macpherson Playground, Mong Kok, in an attempt to set a new Guinness world record in kickboxing. The event - co-organised by HerFund, KickStart and the Metro Showbiz radio station - was part of a campaign to raise public awareness of domestic violence.

5 Mar 2007 - 12:00am