In the wrong again
A MAN jailed three years for bringing illegal immigrants into Hongkong, was told for the second time yesterday that he had taken his appeal to the wrong court. The Civil Division of the Court of Appeal yesterday dismissed Tse Sun-mui's appeal and upheld the prosecution's argument that the 49-year-old illegal immigrant should have taken his case to the Criminal Division. The fishing boat crew member was jailed in the District Court last September for smuggling 14 illegal immigrants into the territory.
Tse iscontesting his conviction and his sentence on the grounds the District Court did not have the authority to hand down a sentence because the Legal Department only had the Attorney General's permission and not that of the Governor.