A POLICEMAN sacked for gambling while on duty at his police station is hoping to win back his job. Wong Kim-ming pleaded guilty when he first appeared before the Appropriate Tribunal on March 24 last year to contravention of police orders. Two weeks later, he was punished with dismissal, which was suspended for two years. But last summer, he received notification that his hearing and the judgment had been set aside, and new proceedings were to be held. And at the new proceedings, the tribunal decided to dismiss him from the force. Dale Watson, representing the Commissioner of Police, told the High Court yesterday that a new tribunal had been necessary because the full facts of the case had not been presented to the original tribunal. But defence lawyer John Necholas told the court it was 'against the principles of natural justice' to cry foul after punishment had already been meted out. He asked the judge to restore the original sentence. Six other officers at the Airport Police Station at Kowloon were sacked for playing a game of poker called sap sam cheung. The court heard the officers were on duty during a shift which began at 11 pm on October 13, 1993. During a tea-break they huddled around a table in their barracks and got down to some serious gambling. One constable won some $180,000 in the space of an hour. But an officer who lost $60,000 exposed the secret gambling session. He became worried and decided to tell senior officers after his brother was attacked by men demanding that gambling debts be paid off. Mr Justice Findlay reserved his judgment on Wong's judicial review for about a week.