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  • Jul 11, 2014
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Oscar Pistorius fined over unpaid taxes 'after failing to declare house'

The 26-year-old declared in a court affidavit during his application to be freed on bail in February that he earned around US$630,000 a year, and owned three houses and a vacant plot in South Africa with a combined value of nearly US$1 million. The City Press said he owns another house in Johannesburg that it claims he bought for 9.8 million rand this year. This house was not declared as part of his assets in his affidavit.

Monday, 27 May, 2013, 5:59am

Chinese ivory smugglers fined just US$340

During sentencing in Nairobi, Magistrate Timothy Okello regretted the defendants' crime "is still considered a petty offence" and called for Kenyan laws "to be amended to reflect the gravity of such matters".

30 Jan 2013 - 4:21am

Price of jaywalking is directing traffic

Jaywalkers caught by police in Nanjing have to work as temporary traffic controllers for half an hour - an attempt by the authorities to teach people to observe traffic rules.

The regulation, which took effect on Saturday, is part of a 10-month campaign by traffic police to raise public awareness on road safety.

13 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Sing Pao daily unable to pay fines, court told

The company running Chinese-language newspaper Sing Pao Daily News had become a liability and was unable to pay fines of HK$228,000 for failing to pay or delaying payment of wages and other entitlements to staff, the District Court heard yesterday.

12 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Government mulls rise in water fines

Fines for people misusing the water supply and committing other offences such as installing water filters without permission could soar five-fold under proposals to bring the penalty system up to date.

Legislators from a committee studying revisions to the Waterworks Ordinance and Waterworks Regulations met government officials yesterday.

22 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

A fine mess

Singapore has long had a reputation for being a city of fines, and such a status has probably helped it remain one of the cleanest cities in Asia. Forget to flush your toilet and be ready to pay up; drop litter in the street and you could be charged S$200 ($947) to S$1,000. Jaywalkers can be handed a S$20 on-the-spot fine or face a maximum $100 penalty if convicted in court.

30 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Illegal fines paid for prosecutor's lavish offices

The state prosecutor's office in a poor county in north China raised money to build a lavish office and apartment building by arresting people and forcing them to pay illegal fines, state television reported.

4 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Fine 'too low'

Ho Tai-kwan, 49, was fined $10,000 for storing 309 rounds of live ammunition at home rather than an armoury. Magistrate Ian Candy said the maximum penalty was too low and had wanted to impose a $30,000 fine.

4 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

Quota system ruled out for litter fines

OFFICERS would not be required to fill a quota when handing out fixed-penalty tickets to litterbugs, a top official said yesterday.

Secretary for Environment and Food Lily Yam Kwan Pui-ying said the new bureau would not put unnecessary pressure on staff to produce a big tally of fines.

16 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

Mugger struck to pay fines

When a small-time criminal was hit with a $20,000 fine for his crimes, he turned to mugging to pay it off, a court heard yesterday.

Au Kun, 41, and accomplice Lam Yee-tak, 45, preyed on lone women on public housing estates, stealing their housekeeping money.

10 Oct 1997 - 12:00am