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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Trial to go ahead as feuding family of late Hong Kong tycoon Henry Fok fail to reach settlement after two weeks of talks

Justice David Lok calls latest developments ‘very unexpected’, warns cost of court proceedings will be ‘massive’.

Justice David Lok calls latest developments ‘very unexpected’, warns cost of court proceedings will be ‘massive’.

28 Jan 2022 - 7:16PM
Former Hong Kong lawmaker jailed for 4 months for exposing ICAC investigation into police commander

Lam Cheuk-ting was jailed for exposing an investigation into the conduct of Superintendent Yau Nai-keung following the violence at Yuen Long MTR station in 2019.

Lam Cheuk-ting was jailed for exposing an investigation into the conduct of Superintendent Yau Nai-keung following the violence at Yuen Long MTR station in 2019.

26 Jan 2022 - 6:19PM
Hong Kong appeal court rules against transgender pair who tried to amend status on their identity cards

Henry Edward Tse and a person identified only as Q had applied for judicial review of government’s refusal to amend ID cards but failed at Court of First Instance in 2019.

Henry Edward Tse and a person identified only as Q had applied for judicial review of government’s refusal to amend ID cards but failed at Court of First Instance in 2019.

26 Jan 2022 - 8:07PM
Feuding family of late Hong Kong tycoon Henry Fok ‘very, very close’ to settlement, court hears

Mr Justice David Lok grants fifth adjournment, of two days, to allow parties to work towards a final signed agreement aimed at settling the dispute.

Mr Justice David Lok grants fifth adjournment, of two days, to allow parties to work towards a final signed agreement aimed at settling the dispute.

25 Jan 2022 - 3:33PM
Hong Kong civil servant ordered to do 160 hours of community service for attending dance classes while taking sick leave

The 41-year-old woman was ordered to serve 160 hours of community service.

The 41-year-old woman was ordered to serve 160 hours of community service.

24 Jan 2022 - 7:30PM
End in sight for feud by family members of late Hong Kong tycoon Henry Fok? Court hears parties reach ‘agreement in principle’

Counsel to Nora Fok says ‘serious work’ done over the weekend, more time needed to iron out details and reach agreement with all involved.

Counsel to Nora Fok says ‘serious work’ done over the weekend, more time needed to iron out details and reach agreement with all involved.

24 Jan 2022 - 5:35PM
Hong Kong protests: former district councillor Lester Shum apologises to court over call for revenge on police following death of student Chow Tsz-lok

The former district councillor previously shared a post on Facebook suggesting that the force had ‘murdered’ the student.

The former district councillor previously shared a post on Facebook suggesting that the force had ‘murdered’ the student.

21 Jan 2022 - 7:28PM
Hong Kong judge grants late tycoon’s feuding family ‘one last chance’ to settle dispute over estate out of court

Mr Justice David Lok, who has repeatedly urged the family not to let the case go to trial, granted a third adjournment to allow negotiations to continue after hearing ‘good progress’ had been made.

Mr Justice David Lok, who has repeatedly urged the family not to let the case go to trial, granted a third adjournment to allow negotiations to continue after hearing ‘good progress’ had been made.

21 Jan 2022 - 3:30PM
Feuding family members of late Hong Kong tycoon Henry Fok have made ‘some progress’ towards settlement, court hears

The judge in the case has granted an application for an adjournment of another 24 hours to allow talks between the parties to continue.

The judge in the case has granted an application for an adjournment of another 24 hours to allow talks between the parties to continue.

20 Jan 2022 - 3:30PM
Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong wins appeal to reduce jail sentence by 2 months over role in banned Tiananmen vigil

Court of Appeal rules in favour of Wong, judges order reduction, plus two months from unauthorised assembly sentence to be served concurrently with two other convictions.

Court of Appeal rules in favour of Wong, judges order reduction, plus two months from unauthorised assembly sentence to be served concurrently with two other convictions.

19 Jan 2022 - 8:39PM
Hong Kong protests: fitness trainer becomes first person to be sentenced for violating ban on online material inciting violence

The 35-year-old man is the first person to be sentenced for flouting a court order granted in 2019 which bans anyone from posting material online that could incite violence

The 35-year-old man is the first person to be sentenced for flouting a court order granted in 2019 which bans anyone from posting material online that could incite violence

18 Jan 2022 - 11:46PM
Feuding family of late Hong Kong tycoon Henry Fok call for time out to consider alternatives to court battle

Tycoon Henry Fok’s daughter, Nora Fok, granted adjournment of 48 hours to ‘find a way out’ of dispute over option to buy back a valuable share in a Guangzhou development.

Tycoon Henry Fok’s daughter, Nora Fok, granted adjournment of 48 hours to ‘find a way out’ of dispute over option to buy back a valuable share in a Guangzhou development.

18 Jan 2022 - 6:14PM
‘Sad’ family feud over late Hong Kong tycoon Henry Fok’s fortune will proceed to trial despite judge’s misgivings

One faction of the late Henry Fok’s sprawling family has accused other members of withholding information about an option to buy back a valuable share in a Guangzhou development.

One faction of the late Henry Fok’s sprawling family has accused other members of withholding information about an option to buy back a valuable share in a Guangzhou development.

18 Jan 2022 - 1:58AM
Hong Kong salesman acquitted of manslaughter charge over 63-year-old man’s fatal fall in queue-jumping scuffle

Defence counsel tells court no one could foresee elderly man’s fatal collapse resulting from a single push.

Defence counsel tells court no one could foresee elderly man’s fatal collapse resulting from a single push.

17 Jan 2022 - 6:06PM
Hong Kong High Court judge urges feuding family of late billionaire tycoon Henry Fok to drop lawsuit

Warring relatives should think about alternatives to the courtroom for resolving questions surrounding Fok’s HK$11.3 billion estate, judge says.

Warring relatives should think about alternatives to the courtroom for resolving questions surrounding Fok’s HK$11.3 billion estate, judge says.

14 Jan 2022 - 11:08PM
Dispute over late Hong Kong tycoon Henry Fok’s estate ‘rather sad’, judge hearing the case says

Three of the tycoon’s children argue their brother Ian Fok had misled his siblings by failing to inform them of an option to buy back interest in a Nansha development project

Three of the tycoon’s children argue their brother Ian Fok had misled his siblings by failing to inform them of an option to buy back interest in a Nansha development project

14 Jan 2022 - 12:02AM
Family of late tycoon Henry Fok back in court as battle begins over single company share worth billions

At heart of latest dispute is single share of Panyu Development Company, which owns 51 per cent of firm carrying out development in Nansha.

At heart of latest dispute is single share of Panyu Development Company, which owns 51 per cent of firm carrying out development in Nansha.

12 Jan 2022 - 12:25AM
Hong Kong salesman goes on trial for manslaughter after allegedly pushing older man who banged head on ground and died

Leung Ching-yin, 28, has denied unlawful killing of Chow Chun-wo, 63, who died from brain injuries two days after their dispute over line jumping at Central ferry pier on June 16, 2019.

Leung Ching-yin, 28, has denied unlawful killing of Chow Chun-wo, 63, who died from brain injuries two days after their dispute over line jumping at Central ferry pier on June 16, 2019.

6 Jan 2022 - 9:41PM
14 protesters found guilty of rioting near Beijing’s liaison office in Hong Kong 2 years ago

Defendants were convicted based on their black clothing and protest equipment in their possession at time of arrest.

Defendants were convicted based on their black clothing and protest equipment in their possession at time of arrest.

30 Dec 2021 - 7:09PM
Hong Kong doctor sues police chief for HK$6.7 million over allegation tear gas canisters caused fire at home and medical practice

Medical specialist alleges ‘misfiring of two tear gas submunitions’ caused blaze at two units in Tsim Sha Tsui on November 18, 2019.

Medical specialist alleges ‘misfiring of two tear gas submunitions’ caused blaze at two units in Tsim Sha Tsui on November 18, 2019.

29 Dec 2021 - 7:58PM
Hong Kong psychiatric patient jailed for manslaughter after lethal shove kills man in hospital toilet

Psychiatric patient imprisoned for manslaughter after facing nearly two-year delays by prosecution.

Psychiatric patient imprisoned for manslaughter after facing nearly two-year delays by prosecution.

29 Dec 2021 - 6:25PM
Hong Kong prosecutors hit tycoon Jimmy Lai, 6 former Apple Daily employees with fresh sedition charge

The new charge alleges that the defendants conspired to print, publish, sell, offer for sale, distribute, display or reproduce seditious publications.

The new charge alleges that the defendants conspired to print, publish, sell, offer for sale, distribute, display or reproduce seditious publications.

28 Dec 2021 - 7:25PM
Hong Kong protests: 3 arsonists jailed for up to 4½ years after fire at MTR station during 2019 social unrest

Arsonist trio involved in Kowloon Tong MTR station blaze sentenced to jail and ordered to pay damages.

Arsonist trio involved in Kowloon Tong MTR station blaze sentenced to jail and ordered to pay damages.

28 Dec 2021 - 7:26PM
Melco Resorts sues former lover of jailed Macau ‘junket king’ for return of mortgaged luxury Hong Kong flat

Court documents show Mandy Lieu was listed as the mortgagor of the flat, with junket operator Alvin Chau’s Sun City Gaming Promotion named as the borrower and Melco as the lender.

Court documents show Mandy Lieu was listed as the mortgagor of the flat, with junket operator Alvin Chau’s Sun City Gaming Promotion named as the borrower and Melco as the lender.

23 Dec 2021 - 10:00AM
Hong Kong secondary school students sentenced to training centre for 2020 arson attack at police station, assaulting officers

Tsang Wa-kwan, 19, and Lo Nip-fung, 20, could have faced more than three years’ jail, but District Court judge takes age, remorse, time in remand into account.

Tsang Wa-kwan, 19, and Lo Nip-fung, 20, could have faced more than three years’ jail, but District Court judge takes age, remorse, time in remand into account.

22 Dec 2021 - 5:20PM
Hong Kong prosecutors lose appeal against acquittal of media tycoon Jimmy Lai in intimidation case

Lai was accused of verbally threatening an Oriental Daily reporter during a 2017 vigil at Victoria Park, but magistrate cleared him of the charge.

Lai was accused of verbally threatening an Oriental Daily reporter during a 2017 vigil at Victoria Park, but magistrate cleared him of the charge.

21 Dec 2021 - 12:26AM
Hong Kong ‘exorcist’ jailed for more than 4 years for sexually assaulting five girls aged 12-15

Lee Pak-to, 37, had befriended all of his victims, who were from same school, at basketball court near where he lived, then lured them to his home or a hotel.

Lee Pak-to, 37, had befriended all of his victims, who were from same school, at basketball court near where he lived, then lured them to his home or a hotel.

17 Dec 2021 - 10:37PM
‘Perverted’ Hong Kong railway worker gets 4½ years’ jail for crime spree including impersonating police officer to solicit porn videos from teens

Fong Hung-shun, 36, committed progressively more serious crimes over a two-year period.

Fong Hung-shun, 36, committed progressively more serious crimes over a two-year period.

17 Dec 2021 - 6:41PM
South Korean man ‘could have attempted to strangle himself’ a week before death in Hong Kong prison, inquest hears

Inquest into death of Kim Min-ho hears testimony from his then fellow detainee Khaw Kim Sun, who says he noticed petechiae on Kim’s face and a mark that resembled an abscess on the left side of his neck.

Inquest into death of Kim Min-ho hears testimony from his then fellow detainee Khaw Kim Sun, who says he noticed petechiae on Kim’s face and a mark that resembled an abscess on the left side of his neck.

16 Dec 2021 - 8:44PM
Hong Kong court orders winding up of Jimmy Lai’s Next Digital media group, parent company of Apple Daily

High Court makes order after government petitioned to close the 40-year-old company on public interest grounds.

High Court makes order after government petitioned to close the 40-year-old company on public interest grounds.

15 Dec 2021 - 6:17PM