Molester 'driven to crime by loneliness'

A businessman who took more than 60,000 lewd photos of male models was driven to indecent assault and criminal intimidation out of loneliness and low self-esteem, a court heard yesterday.

Wednesday, 13 June, 2012, 12:00am

Model retells smut session

A wealthy businessman on trial for allegedly molesting male models will notify the District Court today whether he will testify in his defence, after the judge ruled that there was a case to hear.

22 May 2012 - 12:00am

Nude model denies accepting Gucci bag

A fitness instructor yesterday denied he had received a Gucci bag as a reward for a photo session by wealthy businessman Jerome Lau Ting-sing, who faces charges of assault and criminal intimidation.

The instructor and model, called D, testifying for a second day in the District Court behind a screen, also denied kissing and flirting with Lau.

19 May 2012 - 12:00am

Second model tells of nude photo shoot

Wealthy businessman Jerome Lau Ting-sing took nude photos of a second victim at his home in 2008, a court was told yesterday.

The alleged victim, a fitness instructor and male model, said the photo session took place less than 24 hours after they met.

He claimed Lau later threatened to harass him and his girlfriend.

18 May 2012 - 12:00am

Moving with the times

It has become commonplace for companies to design a product in one country then manufacture it in another - using raw materials sourced from several other nations - before marketing it across the world.

And with the rise of globalisation, the importance of supply chain management and logistics has come to the fore.

13 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Protester pulled from canopy at police HQ

Firefighters ended a six-hour stand-off yesterday by pulling an angry protester off a canopy at police headquarters in Wan Chai.

21 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Freeman Lau takes inspiration from the elements in his latest design

Freeman Lau Siu-hong, who went from humble graphic designer to award-winning visionary who shapes corporate identities - most notably the award-winning Watsons Water bottle design in 2002 - has teamed with Malaysian pewter manufacturer and retailer Royal Selangor.

22 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Teenager Lau grabs early lead

Tiana Lau Gwun-bo celebrated her inclusion in the Hong Kong team for next month's Queen Sirikit Cup in India by stealing the show on day one of the Ladies Close Amateur Championship at Discovery Bay Golf Club yesterday. Lau, 14, who won the Hong Kong Schools Championship at Fanling last week, scored an impressive one-under-par 71 to open up a four-stroke lead.

24 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Trio jailed for spate of burglaries in Kowloon

2 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Michael Lau: Gardener 10th and Kindergardener

Michael Lau may not be an instantly recognisable name to all, but his influence on street style in Hong Kong certainly should be.

Unusually for a toy designer, Lau has been credited with shaping not only Hong Kong's skateboarding and hip hop culture, but street culture throughout Asia and in the US as well.

11 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Banking veteran shatters glass ceiling

In the upper echelons of financial management, money can distort and power can corrupt. But for Lau Ka-shi, managing director and chief executive of the Bank Consortium Trust Company, it has always been about what she can contribute, not what she can get.

1 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

The plots thicken

English teachers: when next you need to define 'conflict of interest' to local students, use just three short words: Lau Wong-fat.

17 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Misplaced care

The one big new idea in the policy address is a HK$10 billion insult to Hongkongers and, in particular, those now classified as poor. They do not need charity handouts as envisaged by the Community Care Fund.

14 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Diaspora diaries

Having spent his first three decades in money-obsessed Hong Kong and America, architect Joseph Lau She-chin hadn't given much thought to socialism. That changed when he moved to France.

12 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Zimmerman wins poll as tensions resurface

The Civic Party's Paul Zimmerman won yesterday's Southern District Council by-election after a late run of voters boosted turnout. At 10.30pm when the poll closed, 1,982 registered voters had cast ballots, with a turnout of 39.47 per cent.

6 Sep 2010 - 12:00am