Jasmine Siu

Hong Kong

Jasmine Siu

Reporter, Hong Kong

Jasmine Siu is a reporter who covers Hong Kong courts and legal affairs at the Post.

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Hong Kong police officer convicted of dangerous driving after fracturing pedestrian’s skull sentenced to 120 hours’ community service

The presiding magistrate ruled that 47-year-old Chan Ka-kit’s driving fell ‘far below what would be expected of a competent and careful driving’.

7 Jul 2020 - 4:28AM

The presiding magistrate ruled that 47-year-old Chan Ka-kit’s driving fell ‘far below what would be expected of a competent and careful driving’.

Hong Kong police officer convicted of dangerous driving after fracturing pedestrian’s skull sentenced to 120 hours’ community service
Hong Kong protests: opposition activist Agnes Chow pleads guilty in relation to incident outside police headquarters last year

Chow, Joshua Wong, and Ivan Lam all charged in connection with incident in Wan Chai on June 21 last year.

6 Jul 2020 - 10:37PM

Chow, Joshua Wong, and Ivan Lam all charged in connection with incident in Wan Chai on June 21 last year.

Hong Kong protests: opposition activist Agnes Chow pleads guilty in relation to incident outside police headquarters last year
Hong Kong court upholds axing of controversial exam question, but chides government’s ‘threatening manner’ towards exam body

Education Bureau statements ‘smacked of knee-jerk political correctness and self-censorship of an unattractive kind’, judge says

3 Jul 2020 - 11:32PM

Education Bureau statements ‘smacked of knee-jerk political correctness and self-censorship of an unattractive kind’, judge says

Hong Kong court upholds axing of controversial exam question, but chides government’s ‘threatening manner’ towards exam body
Government pressured Hong Kong exam authority to scrap controversial Japan-China question, student’s lawyers argue

The question, which asked if Japan did China ‘more good than harm’ in the first half of the 1900s, was invalidated after a rare Education Bureau intervention.

3 Jul 2020 - 2:26AM

The question, which asked if Japan did China ‘more good than harm’ in the first half of the 1900s, was invalidated after a rare Education Bureau intervention.

Government pressured Hong Kong exam authority to scrap controversial Japan-China question, student’s lawyers argue
Firing tear gas an urgent action, lawyers say, defending Hong Kong police move in dispersing extradition bill protesters

Benjamin Yu SC argues that police have a duty to act when a meeting involving more than three individuals threatens to breach public peace.

30 Jun 2020 - 9:01PM

Benjamin Yu SC argues that police have a duty to act when a meeting involving more than three individuals threatens to breach public peace.

Firing tear gas an urgent action, lawyers say, defending Hong Kong police move in dispersing extradition bill protesters
Hong Kong protests: High Court weighs judicial review over police firing tear gas into crowd at Legco last June

Application by opposition group and protester asks whether force acted lawfully and within its guidelines by using the irritant on approved demonstration. Counsel for secretary for justice argues the wider situation must be taken into account as rally aimed at disrupting debate on extradition bill turned violent.

29 Jun 2020 - 11:59PM

Application by opposition group and protester asks whether force acted lawfully and within its guidelines by using the irritant on approved demonstration. Counsel for secretary for justice argues the wider situation must be taken into account as rally aimed at disrupting debate on extradition bill turned violent.

Hong Kong protests: High Court weighs judicial review over police firing tear gas into crowd at Legco last June
Hong Kong protests: lawyer Martin Lee blasts government response to legal challenge over police identification during unrest

Senior counsel Martin Lee say officials have behaved in ‘rotten way’ by failing to share information on decision to end practice of officers displaying identification numbers. Government lawyer tells High Court the policy satisfies Bill of Rights.

25 Jun 2020 - 4:11AM

Senior counsel Martin Lee say officials have behaved in ‘rotten way’ by failing to share information on decision to end practice of officers displaying identification numbers. Government lawyer tells High Court the policy satisfies Bill of Rights.

Hong Kong protests: lawyer Martin Lee blasts government response to legal challenge over police identification during unrest
Hong Kong addict who stabbed two children during drug-fuelled home invasion jailed for more than four years

Career criminal put teenager in hospital for three weeks and also attacked two-year-old boy and three-year-old girl during home invasion in Sham Shui Po.

22 Jun 2020 - 10:09PM

Career criminal put teenager in hospital for three weeks and also attacked two-year-old boy and three-year-old girl during home invasion in Sham Shui Po.

Hong Kong addict who stabbed two children during drug-fuelled home invasion jailed for more than four years
Hong Kong court orders psychiatric reports into man who indecently assaulted schoolgirl he ‘thought was following him’ in a Sham Shui Po street

High Court orders psychiatric reports into man who admitted attacking the 16-year-old in public by knocking her to the ground and lifting up her dress.

22 Jun 2020 - 10:09PM

High Court orders psychiatric reports into man who admitted attacking the 16-year-old in public by knocking her to the ground and lifting up her dress.

Hong Kong court orders psychiatric reports into man who indecently assaulted schoolgirl he ‘thought was following him’ in a Sham Shui Po street
Coronavirus: Hong Kong man who slept in park after giving false home quarantine address gets three weeks’ jail

Police discovered the man had lied about his isolation location only when he reported his rucksack had gone missing.

19 Jun 2020 - 9:08PM

Police discovered the man had lied about his isolation location only when he reported his rucksack had gone missing.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong man who slept in park after giving false home quarantine address gets three weeks’ jail
Travel ban on Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai necessary amid risks of contracting coronavirus and escape, judge says

Lai wanted to go to the US to visit his daughter and for various business-related works, but Justice Alex Lee of the High Court said there were risks of contracting Covid-19 in the country as well as not returning to face his many trials.

18 Jun 2020 - 10:04PM

Lai wanted to go to the US to visit his daughter and for various business-related works, but Justice Alex Lee of the High Court said there were risks of contracting Covid-19 in the country as well as not returning to face his many trials.

Travel ban on Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai necessary amid risks of contracting coronavirus and escape, judge says
Hong Kong protests: suspended sentence for first person to admit flouting injunction banning doxxing of police

Designer Riyo Chan posted personal information about an officer and his family on Facebook during protests last year. While insisting court orders must be followed, judge also recognises Chan promptly removed the details and showed genuine remorse.

17 Jun 2020 - 11:26PM

Designer Riyo Chan posted personal information about an officer and his family on Facebook during protests last year. While insisting court orders must be followed, judge also recognises Chan promptly removed the details and showed genuine remorse.

Hong Kong protests: suspended sentence for first person to admit flouting injunction banning doxxing of police
Are ‘smoke cakes’ explosives? Legal debate in Hong Kong court over student jailed for item at 2015 protest

Appellant Kwan Ka-hei is first person in city found guilty of possessing an explosive substance under Section 55 of the Crimes Ordinance over a pyrotechnic item.

16 Jun 2020 - 11:58PM

Appellant Kwan Ka-hei is first person in city found guilty of possessing an explosive substance under Section 55 of the Crimes Ordinance over a pyrotechnic item.

Are ‘smoke cakes’ explosives? Legal debate in Hong Kong court over student jailed for item at 2015 protest
Murder trial jury discharged after failing to reach verdict on Hong Kong grandmother accused of strangling boy, six

Kan Kwai-fong, 54, was accused of strangling her six-year-old grandson Endless Cheng.

16 Jun 2020 - 6:08PM

Kan Kwai-fong, 54, was accused of strangling her six-year-old grandson Endless Cheng.

Murder trial jury discharged after failing to reach verdict on Hong Kong grandmother accused of strangling boy, six
Hong Kong protests: pleading guilty on petrol bomb charges, 23-year-old tells court he should have thought of his mother

Defendant Yiu Siu-hong’s mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer a month after his arrest and died seven days after he finally secured bail.

15 Jun 2020 - 11:26PM

Defendant Yiu Siu-hong’s mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer a month after his arrest and died seven days after he finally secured bail.

Hong Kong protests: pleading guilty on petrol bomb charges, 23-year-old tells court he should have thought of his mother
Woman in Hong Kong who killed, dismembered 12-year-old daughter while in drug-induced state sent to hospital indefinitely

Experts recommended the hospital order for Cao Yan, 40, who had pleaded guilty to manslaughter, and who had an abnormality of the mind.

12 Jun 2020 - 9:37PM

Experts recommended the hospital order for Cao Yan, 40, who had pleaded guilty to manslaughter, and who had an abnormality of the mind.

Woman in Hong Kong who killed, dismembered 12-year-old daughter while in drug-induced state sent to hospital indefinitely
Stanley Ho nephew becomes second relative to register interest in deceased casino mogul’s estate at Hong Kong High Court

Michael Hotung, whose mother filed more than 30 lawsuits against the Macau gambling kingpin while alive, previously sued Ho for HK$2 billion.

12 Jun 2020 - 9:28PM

Michael Hotung, whose mother filed more than 30 lawsuits against the Macau gambling kingpin while alive, previously sued Ho for HK$2 billion.

Stanley Ho nephew becomes second relative to register interest in deceased casino mogul’s estate at Hong Kong High Court
Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai among 13 opposition figures to be charged over June 4 vigil

Media mogul barred from leaving Hong Kong after court upholds travel ban, imposed over another case. Lawmaker who took part in commemoration denies they called on anyone to join.

13 Jun 2020 - 12:09AM

Media mogul barred from leaving Hong Kong after court upholds travel ban, imposed over another case. Lawmaker who took part in commemoration denies they called on anyone to join.

Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai among 13 opposition figures to be charged over June 4 vigil
Hong Kong protests: activist facing charges flees to Netherlands and another also goes missing, prompting police to add them to wanted list

Wayne Chan is believed to have fled to the Netherlands last week, while Man Ka-kin disappeared hours after discovering he was facing a more serious charge of rioting.

11 Jun 2020 - 11:57AM

Wayne Chan is believed to have fled to the Netherlands last week, while Man Ka-kin disappeared hours after discovering he was facing a more serious charge of rioting.

Hong Kong protests: activist facing charges flees to Netherlands and another also goes missing, prompting police to add them to wanted list
High Court swats down Occupy activist’s challenge of five-year ban on running in Hong Kong elections for those with jail terms

Occupy activist Raphael Wong’s jail term for incitement charges triggered provisions barring him from Legco, District Council and rural representative races.

11 Jun 2020 - 3:40AM

Occupy activist Raphael Wong’s jail term for incitement charges triggered provisions barring him from Legco, District Council and rural representative races.

High Court swats down Occupy activist’s challenge of five-year ban on running in Hong Kong elections for those with jail terms
Hong Kong-Macau tycoon Stanley Ho’s family rift deepens as daughter Angela distances herself from sister Deborah over legal action

Angela Ho issues statement hitting out at younger sister for registering interest in their father’s estate, calling action ‘irresponsible and inappropriate’.

10 Jun 2020 - 10:23AM

Angela Ho issues statement hitting out at younger sister for registering interest in their father’s estate, calling action ‘irresponsible and inappropriate’.

Hong Kong-Macau tycoon Stanley Ho’s family rift deepens as daughter Angela distances herself from sister Deborah over legal action
Hong Kong police have 35 days to respond to legal action for the disclosure of ingredients in tear gas used in protests

Opposition politician wants details on the tear gas to challenge the legality, reasonableness and proportionality of police use of the weapon.

9 Jun 2020 - 8:36PM

Opposition politician wants details on the tear gas to challenge the legality, reasonableness and proportionality of police use of the weapon.

Hong Kong police have 35 days to respond to legal action for the disclosure of ingredients in tear gas used in protests
Hong Kong woman injured in Tibetan mastiff attack takes owner to court over amount of compensation

Man Sze-wai, 26, is seeking HK$965,000 in damages meant to cover her ‘pain and suffering’ along with treatments for resulting physical and emotional issues.

8 Jun 2020 - 8:21PM

Man Sze-wai, 26, is seeking HK$965,000 in damages meant to cover her ‘pain and suffering’ along with treatments for resulting physical and emotional issues.

Hong Kong woman injured in Tibetan mastiff attack takes owner to court over amount of compensation
Hong Kong construction firms cleared over death of three workers in flooded tunnel

Kum Shing Construction and two subcontractors found not guilty of 14 occupational safety charges over a fatal industrial accident in Hung Hom in July 2017.

6 Jun 2020 - 3:19AM

Kum Shing Construction and two subcontractors found not guilty of 14 occupational safety charges over a fatal industrial accident in Hung Hom in July 2017.

Hong Kong construction firms cleared over death of three workers in flooded tunnel
Stanley Ho daughter takes legal action at Hong Kong High Court to register interest in Macau casino tycoon’s estate

Deborah Ho lodges caveat at Hong Kong’s High Court to bar dealings in his estate without notifying her lawyers. Her father died last month with a personal fortune estimated at US$6.4 billion.

5 Jun 2020 - 8:42PM

Deborah Ho lodges caveat at Hong Kong’s High Court to bar dealings in his estate without notifying her lawyers. Her father died last month with a personal fortune estimated at US$6.4 billion.

Stanley Ho daughter takes legal action at Hong Kong High Court to register interest in Macau casino tycoon’s estate
Hong Kong woman confesses to strangling own grandson with backpack strap, but tells court she was suicidal herself

Kan Kwai-fong told the High Court she strangled her six-year-old grandson in a Wan Chai hotel room because she believed he was mentally ill.

4 Jun 2020 - 11:14PM

Kan Kwai-fong told the High Court she strangled her six-year-old grandson in a Wan Chai hotel room because she believed he was mentally ill.

Hong Kong woman confesses to strangling own grandson with backpack strap, but tells court she was suicidal herself
Hong Kong student takes exam authority to court over decision to scrap controversial DSE history question

Loh Ming-yin has applied for a judicial review into decision to invalidate controversial DSE question on China-Japanese relations.

4 Jun 2020 - 5:19PM

Loh Ming-yin has applied for a judicial review into decision to invalidate controversial DSE question on China-Japanese relations.

Hong Kong student takes exam authority to court over decision to scrap controversial DSE history question
Hong Kong lawmakers ‘not immune’ from Legislative Council contempt charges as Court of Appeal rules that ‘Long Hair’ Leung Kwok-hung trial should proceed

Court of Appeal also finds that ‘Long Hair’ Leung Kwok-hung’s trial for contempt in the legislature should proceed.

3 Jun 2020 - 2:35AM

Court of Appeal also finds that ‘Long Hair’ Leung Kwok-hung’s trial for contempt in the legislature should proceed.

Hong Kong lawmakers ‘not immune’ from Legislative Council contempt charges as Court of Appeal rules that ‘Long Hair’ Leung Kwok-hung trial should proceed
Hong Kong protests: student accused of hurling bricks at police acquitted of riot charge

Lam Tsz-ho, 19, was found not guilty of rioting after District Judge Sham Siu-man accepted a recording of events during October 1 protests that cast doubt on officers’ testimony.

3 Jun 2020 - 4:26AM

Lam Tsz-ho, 19, was found not guilty of rioting after District Judge Sham Siu-man accepted a recording of events during October 1 protests that cast doubt on officers’ testimony.

Hong Kong protests: student accused of hurling bricks at police acquitted of riot charge
Hong Kong High Court resumes hearing jury trials after closures due to Covid-19

Court of First Instance resumes criminal trials with the case of Kan Kwai-fong, who was accused of murdering her six-year-old grandson two years ago.

2 Jun 2020 - 12:26AM

Court of First Instance resumes criminal trials with the case of Kan Kwai-fong, who was accused of murdering her six-year-old grandson two years ago.

Hong Kong High Court resumes hearing jury trials after closures due to Covid-19