Joseph Lau Luen-Hung

Former Macau minister refuses to testify in Hong Kong tycoons' corruption trial

Steven Lo at Macau's Court of First Instance. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Jailed former public works chief Ao Man-long refused to appear as a witness yesterday at the graft trial of Hong Kong tycoons Joseph Lau Luen-hung and Steven Lo Kit-sing in Macau.

Tuesday, 25 June, 2013, 7:07pm

Tycoon Joseph Lau wants to be tried in absentia in Macau corruption case

Joseph Lau leaves the Fook Lam Moon restaurant in Wan Chai yesterday with Chan Hoi-wan and daughter Josephine. Photo: Sam Tsang

He had already missed three court appearances and tycoon Joseph Lau Luen-hung made it four yesterday, preferring lunch at his favourite restaurant in Wan Chai to Macau's Court of First Instance.

Despite his absence, a judge decided to press ahead with a corruption trial.

18 Jun 2013 - 8:30am

Talking points

Joseph Lau Luen-hung

An unmarried mother convicted of handing her five-year-old son to a paedophile in exchange for cash is due to appear in the Court of First Instance for sentencing.

17 Jun 2013 - 4:23am

Macau cancels doctors' trip to assess health of bribery defendant Joseph Lau

Joseph Lau Luen-hung. Photo: David Wong

A plan to send Macau doctors to Hong Kong to check on the health of billionaire tycoon Joseph Lau Luen-hung in the wake of his bribery trial no-show has been scuppered. Officials in Macau have ruled that the move is outside their jurisdiction.

12 May 2013 - 11:07am

Tycoon Joseph Lau 'utterly shocked' by Apple Daily report

Joseph Lau (right), whose medical report was run in a Chinese newspaper last week, outside a city restaurant yesterday.Photo: David Wong

The publishing in a newspaper of tycoon Joseph Lau Luen-hung's medical records last Tuesday could be an offence under Macau law, a lawyer there has said.

7 May 2013 - 5:46am

Joseph Lau 'shocked' by publication of medical report in Apple Daily

Joseph Lau Luen-hung

Billionaire property tycoon Joseph Lau Luen-hung was "utterly shocked" to see his medical report in a Chinese newspaper and plans to lodge a complaint with the privacy commissioner.

6 May 2013 - 8:47am 1 comment

Macau judge tells Joseph Lau: we will send doctors to check your health

Steven Lo (right), charged alongside Joseph Lau with offering a bribe, at the court in Macau yesterday. Photo: David Wong

Tycoon Steven Lo Kit-sing and Lau are charged with offering a HK$20 million bribe to Macau's former public works chief, Ao Man-long, in 2005. Ao was jailed for 29 years in May last year.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Hong Kong tycoons' corruption trial in Macau adjourned due to illness

The media surrounds Steven Lo as he leaves court yesterday. He and Joseph Lau are accused of offering a HK$20 million bribe to secure a land deal. Photo: Dickson Lee

The corruption trial of Hong Kong tycoons Joseph Lau Luen-hung and Steven Lo Kit-sing in Macau has again been adjourned, this time because one of the defendants is sick.

They are charged with offering a HK$20 million bribe to Macau's former public works chief Ao Man-long in 2005. Ao was jailed for 29 years in May.

8 Jan 2013 - 6:27am

Talking points: Macau corruption trial, Delhi rape, Lionel Messi, IMF Cairo visit

Joseph Lau Luen-hung and Steven Lo Kit-sing

Macau begins corruption trial of HK tycoons

8 Jan 2013 - 1:21pm

Macau graft trial involving tycoons is delayed again

Joseph Lau

The corruption trial of Hong Kong tycoons Joseph Lau Luen-hung and Steven Lo Kit-sing, which is due to start on Monday in Macau, may be adjourned again because of legal snags arising from the absence of the judge.

5 Jan 2013 - 4:06am

Developer faces murky future

Property tycoon Joseph Lau Luen-hung is to go on trial in Macau next year on charges of bribery and money laundering. Photo: David Wong

This has not been a good year for Hong Kong property tycoon Joseph Lau Luen-hung.

24 Dec 2012 - 4:30am

Judge to stay in charge of trial of tycoons Joseph Lau and Steven Lo

The corruption trial of two Hong Kong tycoons in Macau will go ahead with the same judge whose illness caused it to be adjourned, legal sources say.

Proceedings against Chinese Estates Holdings chairman Joseph Lau Luen-hung and Steven Lo Kit-sing, the multi-millionaire convenor of Hong Kong soccer giants South China, were postponed last week until January 7 next year.

23 Sep 2012 - 1:13pm

Macau bribery trial of Hong Kong tycoons postponed

Jorge Valente, lawyer of Steven Lo Kit-sing, on Monday. Photo Dickson Lee

The bribery trial involving Hong Kong tycoons Joseph Lau Luen-hung and Steven Lo Kit-sing was adjourned to next year, a Macau court heard on Monday.

Lau and Lo were charged with offering a HK$20 million bribe to Macau’s former public works chief Ao Man-long. Ao was sentenced to 29 years in May.

17 Sep 2012 - 12:50pm

Beauty meets brains in the bright white light of the lab

Science is sexy. How else do you explain so many beautiful women and socialites pursuing the hard sciences these days? Hollywood sex bomb Talulah Riley has just been dubbed the world's sexiest quantum physicist after being accepted by the California Institute of Technology. But it's a bit of an exaggeration. It's not like she is getting a PhD in the subject.

6 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

You can have a magnetic and irresistible voice ... for a price

Former Metro Radio disc jockey Hung Chiu-fung is back.

18 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

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