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Sex attacker warned he may face life in jail if he does not correct his behaviour

A convicted sex attacker who preyed on teenage girls must correct his pathological behaviour during his 15-year jail term, or he will be locked up for life, a court warned yesterday.

Tuesday, 4 September, 2012, 2:54am

Contractor Hung Key Cheong Yip denies illegal asbestos removal

A contractor involved in the demolition of three buildings has denied breaking the law on the handling of asbestos.

Hung Key Cheong Yip yesterday pleaded not guilty to charges that it had failed to hire a registered asbestos remover or give at least 28 days' notice about the work, as required by the Air Pollution Control Ordinance.

4 Sep 2012 - 11:12am

South Africa drop charges against protesting miners

Mourners at the funeral of a miner killed by police. Photo: EPA

South African prosecutors yesterday dropped murder charges against 270 striking miners after being criticised for using an apartheid-era law to hold them liable for the deaths of 34 fellow workers shot by police.

3 Sep 2012 - 5:16am

Agile Property chief Chen Zhuolin arrested for indecent assault

Chen Zhuolin

The chairman of Agile Property Holdings was arrested on suspicion of indecently assaulting a 28-year-old female employee at his luxury house in Happy Valley, the company said yesterday.

Agile stressed the incident "has not and will not affect the normal business and operations of the" Hong Kong-listed firm.

1 Sep 2012 - 3:57am

Collaborative practice focuses on common ground in family disputes

Hong Kong people are familiar with television soaps portraying lawyers who are extremely adversarial in the courtroom, sometimes shouting or using strong language when representing their clients.

While this makes for good TV drama and is enjoyable to watch, in real-life situations litigation can be difficult and very stressful for the parties involved.

1 Sep 2012 - 2:49am

Officers inflicted 117 injuries on detainee who later died, court finds

Three prison officers were found guilty yesterday of inflicting serious bodily harm on a Taiwanese detainee who died the day after, in 2009.

1 Sep 2012 - 3:57am

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ATV legal bid to gag report on management

31 Aug 2012 - 3:19am

Dissident jailed with evidence from Yahoo HK to be freed, wife says

A dissident whose conviction in 2003 for subversion was based on evidence from United States internet giant Yahoo will be released from a 10-year jail term this week, his wife says.

Wang Xiaoning , 62, became a cause célèbre after a Beijing court named Yahoo (Hong Kong) as the source of its evidence, a public relations disaster for the firm.

30 Aug 2012 - 4:11am

Probation for pupil who stole boy's wallet during exam in Sha Tin

A secondary school student who stole another student's wallet while both of them were sitting their Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education exams this year was put on one year's probation yesterday.

Ho Cheng-man, 18, who had pleaded guilty to theft, was handed the probation order by Sha Tin Court.

30 Aug 2012 - 3:36am

Seven mainland women arrested trying to cross border at Deep Bay

Marine police arrested seven mainland women trying to cross the border illegally by sea at Deep Bay yesterday.

Officers spotted a five-metre-long speedboat, which had no navigation lights, near the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Western Corridor at about 2.30am. They pursued it and when it ran aground at Ngau Hom Sha, Lau Fau Shan, eight passengers ran ashore.

30 Aug 2012 - 3:36am

Couple charged with theft of jewellery and cash worth HK$3m

A man standing trial for the theft of HK$3 million worth of jewellery and cash from offices in industrial buildings lived in luxury in the Mid-Levels, yet he and his girlfriend had not filed tax returns in the past seven years, a court heard yesterday.

29 Aug 2012 - 3:14am

HK official denies prisons suppress drug relapses by former inmates

A detention official told a court yesterday that he had never heard of supervisors of discharged drug-rehabilitation inmates being barred from using a relapse as grounds to order them back for further treatment.

29 Aug 2012 - 3:14am

Two drug addicts die, in a fall and suicide

A man with a history of drug abuse fell to his death from a car park in Tuen Mun yesterday, and police are investigating whether he took narcotics moments before he fell.

Lam Kwan-yin, 28, was found lying unconscious in the lane behind the Tuen Mun Distribution Centre in Hung Cheung Road by a security guard at about 4am.

Paramedics declared him dead at the scene.

29 Aug 2012 - 3:14am

Jail for man who paid lai see bribes for baby formula during shortages

A reseller of baby formula has been jailed for 3-1/2 months for paying HK$800 in bribes to supermarket managers amid a formula shortage in 2010 and 2011 when mothers in Hong Kong stockpiled supplies, fearing they would run out.

28 Aug 2012 - 3:20am

Court told testing of discharged drug rehab inmates only partial pre-2009

Supervisors of discharged drug-rehabilitation inmates began testing for a wider range of drugs, including ketamine and Ecstasy, in 2009, a Correctional Services Department officer told a court yesterday, prompting a lawyer to question why they had taken so long to do so.

28 Aug 2012 - 3:20am