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Tam Hoi-chi

Police short-changing the courts with frivolous cases

Tam Hoi-chi, leaves Eastern Court in Sai Wan Ho after the prosecution of overchargng his passenger by 50 cents offered no evidence. Photo: David Wong

Hong Kong police have a tough job to do - like having to decide whether to prosecute a taxi driver for not giving back 50 cents to a passenger and a Filipino maid who overcharged her boss HK$15 for a piece of pork.

Thursday, 30 May, 2013, 2:56am 7 comments

After six-month ordeal, taxi driver cleared of keeping 50-cent change

Tam Hoi-chi leaves court

Hong Kong prides itself on its rule of law, but the law can sometimes be a harsh mistress. Just ask taxi driver Tam Hoi-chi. Many months ago, he was accused of overcharging a passenger by 50 cents. He walked out of Eastern Court yesterday with a clear name. The prosecution offered no evidence, leaving Tam wondering why the charge had been laid in the first place.

17 May 2013 - 10:06am 21 comments

Petty claim puts Hong Kong to shame

Tam Hoi-chi, leaves Eastern Court in Sai Wan Ho after gave his passenger 50 cents less in change. Photo: David Wong

Hong Kong is going down the drain. You know why? It's this complete lack of common sense among some people and official bodies and the latter's need to maintain a pseudo-image of probity.

17 May 2013 - 3:17am 16 comments