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Witness in Rugby Sevens fake-ticket trial missing

The city's first trial on the sale of fake tickets for the Rugby Sevens tournament is on the verge of collapse, after the prosecution's sole witness went missing yesterday.

Saturday, 12 May, 2012, 12:00am

Sevens ticket accused didn't act alone

Only one of five men involved a scam selling fake Rugby Sevens tickets in March was arrested, it emerged in court yesterday.

Alexander de Sola Torgersen, an agent for sports ticket agency Euroteam, told Eastern Court he met a group of five men when he bought tickets for the tournament on March 22, a day before the annual event kicked off.

11 May 2012 - 12:00am

Fake tickets: Briton enters no plea to charge

A British dealer appeared in court yesterday accused of swindling a man out of Euro10,000 (HK$103,000) by selling him 28 sets of fake Rugby Sevens tickets last week.

28 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Hit illegal parkers with realistic fines

Hong Kong has more vehicles on the streets per kilometre than any other city. We have narrow roads in the busiest districts and a shortage of places to park, especially for motorbikes. Ownership is expensive, so those who can afford to drive are usually well-heeled.

27 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Force's legal naivety again exposed by road policy

The confusion over speed limits on 65 roads in Hong Kong has highlighted problems within the police force in the handling of legal issues.

The commissioner of police, Tang King-shing, is well known as an operations man who served in the elite special duties unit for many years. But he lacks detective experience.

20 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

US rockers call off next month's gig

Bad news if you've bought tickets for Panic at the Disco's show. Promoter Lushington Entertainments said the August 12 gig had to be cancelled.

'Due to circumstances beyond their control, Panic at the Disco regret that they are unable to perform in Hong Kong. The band extend an apology to their fans in Hong Kong and promise to return in the near future.'

21 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Parking fine deadline has Macau bikers up in arms

Thousands of motorcyclists are keeping their fingers crossed that the Macau government will ease up on the enforcement of fines for illegal parking as the deadline for renewing their licences looms.

A deeply unpopular traffic law, which took effect in October, requires motorcyclists to pay off their parking tickets when they renew their licences from January to March.

6 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Talkback

Should needy families get free computers?

Computers are considered by some people as essential to modern life, but I foresee potential here for both a tremendous waste of money and an excuse by authorities and large businesses to withdraw certain traditional services, leaving some people lost and confused.

25 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Talkback

What do you think of calls for a Chinese opera hub?

On the same day - September 13 - we read the reports 'New vision unveiled for cultural hub', 'Looming closure of theatre sparks debate' and 'Calls for Cantonese opera hub in Eastern'.

15 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Talkback

Q How can the growth in new HIV infections be reversed?

Growth in HIV figures will be reversed when people stop making mistakes. The emphasis has to be on people cannot become HIV positive sexually unless they have sex with an infected partner.

25 May 2006 - 12:00am

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