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Suspended Sentence

Letters to the Editor, April 17, 2013

Michael Chugani refers to Joseph Cheng Yu-shek, convener of the new Alliance for True Democracy, saying "that the democrats just want the chief executive to have the right to tell mainland leaders that China should replace one-party rule with a democratic multiparty system".

Wednesday, 17 April, 2013, 3:25am 3 comments

Gu Kailai's suspended death sentence reflects recent anti-execution trend

Suspended death sentences such as the one given to Gu Kailai yesterday are a measure Beijing has adopted in recent years to reduce the number of executions.

21 Aug 2012 - 4:35am

Tutor who assaulted autistic girl fined

A tutor who pulled the hair of an autistic pupil and pushed her to the floor because she was noisy received a suspended sentence in court yesterday.

Chui Yik-mei, 28, was sentenced to 14 days in jail suspended for two years in Tsuen Wan Court after she pleaded guilty to common assault on the eight-year-old girl.

30 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

The report, 'Crime-buster given a suspended death sentence for graft', which appeared on page A10 on August 25, stated that Zheng Shaodong , formerly the mainland's top economic-crime buster, was given a suspended death sentence for accepting bribes worth nearly 83 million yuan between 2001 and 2007. The report should have said Zheng received 8.3 million yuan in bribes.

29 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Sentences for taxi protest downgraded

Ten taxi drivers who blocked access roads to the airport in a December 2008 protest had their jail terms converted into suspended sentences yesterday. The drivers had been ordered by Tsuen Wan Court to serve jail terms of seven weeks to two months. They were given sentences of the same duration suspended for 18 months at the Court of Appeal and fined HK$5,000 each.

18 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

In the report headlined 'Artist Zevs given suspended sentence' on City 1 on Saturday, Bina Chainrai should have been identified as acting principal magistrate.

18 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Suspended sentence for restaurant boss

A director of High Merit Limited, which runs the New Fuk Wan Seafood Hotpot Restaurant in Sham Shui Po, has received a suspended prison sentence for failing to pay wages. Tung Sui-king, 36, was sentenced to two months' jail, suspended for two years, at Kowloon City Court.

21 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Men appeal jail term for killing dogs to eat

Four villagers ordered to jail for killing two dogs in preparation for eating them did not deserve such harsh treatment, a court heard yesterday.

The villagers - Lau Lap-kei, Wong Yung-hung, Liu Wai-hong and Wong Chun-hung, all in their 40s - were arrested last November as they prepared the dogs for the pot.

9 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Corrupt officials get off lightly: report

Prosecutors tell of increase in cadres granted probation

Mainland courts have come under fire in a report in a Communist Party mouthpiece that says up to 80 per cent of corrupt officials have been given suspended sentences or even exempted from criminal penalties.

26 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Welfare cheat's sentence too soft, court told

The Justice Department says a suspended jail term for welfare fraud was too lenient on Leung Wai-kei, who survived the 2004 tsunami, and wants her to be jailed immediately for one year.

In a review application of the sentencing, the department said Leung, 28, 'showed no remorse' before conviction.

22 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

Yesterday's report 'Fine, suspended sentence for possessing child porn' on C1, should have said Cheng Siu-ming was given a two-month suspended sentence and fined $50,000. The error was introduced in the editing process.

21 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Judge says mistake 'was slip of tongue'

A judge who slipped up yesterday when imposing a suspended sentence in a fraud case declined to make amends with a new order.

District Court deputy judge Abu Bakar bin Wahab imposed a three-year sentence on Chan Kit-bing, 37, on one count of conspiracy to defraud, but suspended it for three years.

16 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Appeal court jails pirate 'couriers'

The Court of Appeal cracked down on people involved in peddling pirated goods yesterday, quashing suspended sentences imposed on two 'couriers' and sending them to jail instead.

9 Sep 1999 - 12:00am