Jasmine Siu

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

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‘He said he was helping me’: Indonesian domestic helper accuses employer’s father-in-law of groping under the guise of improving her body odour

A 76-year-old retiree accused of massaging her breasts on six occasions under the guise of improving her body odour. He denies all charges.

23 Apr 2019 - 10:12PM

A 76-year-old retiree accused of massaging her breasts on six occasions under the guise of improving her body odour. He denies all charges.

‘He said he was helping me’: Indonesian domestic helper accuses employer’s father-in-law of groping under the guise of improving her body odour
Otto Poon, husband of Hong Kong’s justice chief, fined HK$20,000 for illegal pool in his garden

Controversy erupted last year after top engineer and wife Teresa Cheng were found to have installed structures in their adjacent luxury homes.

23 Apr 2019 - 11:31PM

Controversy erupted last year after top engineer and wife Teresa Cheng were found to have installed structures in their adjacent luxury homes.

Otto Poon, husband of Hong Kong’s justice chief, fined HK$20,000 for illegal pool in his garden
Six in Hong Kong attempted jewellery heist plead guilty to charge of conspiracy to rob

Four mainland Chinese were caught with weapons in September 2017 after police observed them staking out watch shop in Champagne Court on Kimberley Road.

18 Apr 2019 - 11:47PM

Four mainland Chinese were caught with weapons in September 2017 after police observed them staking out watch shop in Champagne Court on Kimberley Road.

Six in Hong Kong attempted jewellery heist plead guilty to charge of conspiracy to rob
Filipino domestic helper made up claims of indecent assault against employer because she needed reason to leave without being fired, defence says

Defence for Lau Sui-wo says helper was angry because employer had scolded her and made two complaints to agency about her work.

17 Apr 2019 - 8:37PM

Defence for Lau Sui-wo says helper was angry because employer had scolded her and made two complaints to agency about her work.

Filipino domestic helper made up claims of indecent assault against employer because she needed reason to leave without being fired, defence says
Filipino domestic helper accuses Hong Kong employer of indecently assaulting her five times in space of six days as wife and children slept in bedrooms

The 43-year-old helper, identified only as X in court, testified to a series of incidents which escalated from obscene gestures to physical touches. Lau Sui-wo, 45, pleaded not guilty to five counts of indecent assault.

16 Apr 2019 - 7:43PM

The 43-year-old helper, identified only as X in court, testified to a series of incidents which escalated from obscene gestures to physical touches. Lau Sui-wo, 45, pleaded not guilty to five counts of indecent assault.

Filipino domestic helper accuses Hong Kong employer of indecently assaulting her five times in space of six days as wife and children slept in bedrooms
‘Body folded in suitcase’: gruesome details emerge of Hong Kong man’s killing of pregnant girlfriend in Taiwan

Chan Tong-kai said his girlfriend Poon Hiu-wing had revealed that the father of her unborn baby was her former boyfriend and showed him a video of her having sex with another man.

13 Apr 2019 - 10:00AM

Chan Tong-kai said his girlfriend Poon Hiu-wing had revealed that the father of her unborn baby was her former boyfriend and showed him a video of her having sex with another man.

‘Body folded in suitcase’: gruesome details emerge of Hong Kong man’s killing of pregnant girlfriend in Taiwan
Hong Kong man wanted in Taiwan murder case ‘could escape extradition’ after pleading guilty to money laundering charges

Legal experts say Chan Tong-kai could escape extradition if he walks free of a money laundering sentence before the new fugitive bill is passed.

13 Apr 2019 - 12:32AM

Legal experts say Chan Tong-kai could escape extradition if he walks free of a money laundering sentence before the new fugitive bill is passed.

Hong Kong man wanted in Taiwan murder case ‘could escape extradition’ after pleading guilty to money laundering charges
Hong Kong beauty chain files HK$10 million defamation claim against Singaporean woman, who is suing it in HK$1.3 million refund case

Perfect Medical Beauty Group counter-sues Tan Lay Hong, who filed a HK$1.3 million claim against the company, over ‘seriously false’ statements.

12 Apr 2019 - 4:50PM

Perfect Medical Beauty Group counter-sues Tan Lay Hong, who filed a HK$1.3 million claim against the company, over ‘seriously false’ statements.

Hong Kong beauty chain files HK$10 million defamation claim against Singaporean woman, who is suing it in HK$1.3 million refund case
Five Taiwanese men confess to trafficking HK$5.9 million worth of Ice and ketamine to Hong Kong from Cambodia

Men said strangers offered them a free trip to Cambodia and HK$25,000 in cash. Sentences to be handed down on May 7.

11 Apr 2019 - 11:07PM

Men said strangers offered them a free trip to Cambodia and HK$25,000 in cash. Sentences to be handed down on May 7.

Five Taiwanese men confess to trafficking HK$5.9 million worth of Ice and ketamine to Hong Kong from Cambodia
Chinese People’s Liberation Army dock plan for Hong Kong’s Central harbourfront faces second judicial review bid

Military berth has been in the making since 1994 when Britain and China struck an agreement, and now faces court challenge from former student leader Lester Shum.

11 Apr 2019 - 3:16AM

Military berth has been in the making since 1994 when Britain and China struck an agreement, and now faces court challenge from former student leader Lester Shum.

Chinese People’s Liberation Army dock plan for Hong Kong’s Central harbourfront faces second judicial review bid
Elderly tutor who sexually assaulted 15-year-old student to ‘help her relax’ jailed for 20 months by Hong Kong court

Lam Tin-po, 71, pleads guilty to two counts of indecent assault – which carries maximum sentence of 10 years in prison – and one of unlawful sexual intercourse with girl under 16

9 Apr 2019 - 9:59PM

Lam Tin-po, 71, pleads guilty to two counts of indecent assault – which carries maximum sentence of 10 years in prison – and one of unlawful sexual intercourse with girl under 16

Elderly tutor who sexually assaulted 15-year-old student to ‘help her relax’ jailed for 20 months by Hong Kong court
Controversial small-house policy is constitutional only on private land, Hong Kong High Court rules in landmark hearing

Rural leaders say ruling will ‘not deeply affect’ their right to build houses. The unprecedented legal challenge came amid a heated public debate over how to source more land to solve the city’s housing crisis.

8 Apr 2019 - 11:35PM

Rural leaders say ruling will ‘not deeply affect’ their right to build houses. The unprecedented legal challenge came amid a heated public debate over how to source more land to solve the city’s housing crisis.

Controversial small-house policy is constitutional only on private land, Hong Kong High Court rules in landmark hearing
Men who burned cardboard and threw bottles at police during Mong Kok riot ask to be spared jail after histories of mental illness revealed

Counsel for Yung Wai-yip and Yuen Chi-kui say clients’ conditions contributed to crimes committed during the Mong Kok riot in 2016 and they would be harmed by long prison sentences.

4 Apr 2019 - 10:57PM

Counsel for Yung Wai-yip and Yuen Chi-kui say clients’ conditions contributed to crimes committed during the Mong Kok riot in 2016 and they would be harmed by long prison sentences.

Men who burned cardboard and threw bottles at police during Mong Kok riot ask to be spared jail after histories of mental illness revealed
Secretary of Justice warns of trial by media if applications expedited to review decision not to prosecute former leader CY Leung over payment saga

Barrister says efforts to speed up applications through a ‘rolled-up’ hearing could expose some to unnecessary prejudice.

3 Apr 2019 - 10:46PM

Barrister says efforts to speed up applications through a ‘rolled-up’ hearing could expose some to unnecessary prejudice.

Secretary of Justice warns of trial by media if applications expedited to review decision not to prosecute former leader CY Leung over payment saga
Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong appeals against jail sentence as lawyer argues ‘punish him for what he did, not his status’

Barrister seeks a non-custodial sentence that would allow Wong’s immediate release, saying ‘punish him for what he did, not his status’.

3 Apr 2019 - 8:44PM

Barrister seeks a non-custodial sentence that would allow Wong’s immediate release, saying ‘punish him for what he did, not his status’.

Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong appeals against jail sentence as lawyer argues ‘punish him for what he did, not his status’
Man in Britain sues Sotheby’s Hong Kong after it was about to auction ‘stolen’ rare Philippe Dufour Simplicity watch

Christian Iwasko says he bought watch for US$208,000 from Contrapante in New York in September 2016.

2 Apr 2019 - 11:58PM

Christian Iwasko says he bought watch for US$208,000 from Contrapante in New York in September 2016.

Man in Britain sues Sotheby’s Hong Kong after it was about to auction ‘stolen’ rare Philippe Dufour Simplicity watch
Singaporean woman sues Hong Kong beauty chain, claiming she was unlawfully detained and forced to pay HK$1.3 million for unwanted treatments

Woman accuses Hong Kong companies of unlawful detention and forcing her to pay HK$1.3 million against her will.

2 Apr 2019 - 12:21AM

Woman accuses Hong Kong companies of unlawful detention and forcing her to pay HK$1.3 million against her will.

Singaporean woman sues Hong Kong beauty chain, claiming she was unlawfully detained and forced to pay HK$1.3 million for unwanted treatments
Assault charges dropped but Hong Kong’s Amina Bokhary jailed for six weeks despite claim she was only driving ‘to buy congee for ailing family’

Niece of top city judge jailed for six weeks despite claim that she was only driving ‘to buy congee for ailing family’.

1 Apr 2019 - 10:58PM

Niece of top city judge jailed for six weeks despite claim that she was only driving ‘to buy congee for ailing family’.

Assault charges dropped but Hong Kong’s Amina Bokhary jailed for six weeks despite claim she was only driving ‘to buy congee for ailing family’
Hong Kong pair who pretended to be police officers and took students’ house keys ‘for fun’ jailed by Hong Kong court

Unemployed men took house keys from boys in Kwai Chung and Tsing Yi for fun for two months before being caught in the act by actual police officers.

29 Mar 2019 - 4:13PM

Unemployed men took house keys from boys in Kwai Chung and Tsing Yi for fun for two months before being caught in the act by actual police officers.

Hong Kong pair who pretended to be police officers and took students’ house keys ‘for fun’ jailed by Hong Kong court
Hong Kong justice chief’s husband Otto Poon has case to answer over unauthorised pool, court rules, but engineer says it was ‘just a bag of water’ in garden

Justice chief’s husband Otto Poon, 78, did not testify following acting Chief Magistrate So Wai-tak’s ruling he had a case to answer over allegations he built an unauthorised pool in his garden.

27 Mar 2019 - 10:51PM

Justice chief’s husband Otto Poon, 78, did not testify following acting Chief Magistrate So Wai-tak’s ruling he had a case to answer over allegations he built an unauthorised pool in his garden.

Hong Kong justice chief’s husband Otto Poon has case to answer over unauthorised pool, court rules, but engineer says it was ‘just a bag of water’ in garden
Otto Poon, engineer husband of Hong Kong’s justice chief, accused of ‘unauthorised’ pool construction at Tuen Mun villa

Otto Poon, 78, denies carrying out construction without approval. Offence carries a maximum sentence of a HK$400,000 fine and two years in prison.

26 Mar 2019 - 7:28PM

Otto Poon, 78, denies carrying out construction without approval. Offence carries a maximum sentence of a HK$400,000 fine and two years in prison.

Otto Poon, engineer husband of Hong Kong’s justice chief, accused of ‘unauthorised’ pool construction at Tuen Mun villa
Hong Kong man who beat dog with golf club in frenzied attack given 18 months’ probation

Tik Ching-tak, 52, struck the dog 10 times in an attack that lasted a minute in December last year.

22 Mar 2019 - 9:42PM

Tik Ching-tak, 52, struck the dog 10 times in an attack that lasted a minute in December last year.

Hong Kong man who beat dog with golf club in frenzied attack given 18 months’ probation
Former separatist leader Edward Leung found not guilty of additional Mong Kok riot charge

Leung, a former spokesman of political group Hong Kong Indigenous, already jailed over the same unrest, which shook major shopping district of city in February 2016.

22 Mar 2019 - 11:38PM

Leung, a former spokesman of political group Hong Kong Indigenous, already jailed over the same unrest, which shook major shopping district of city in February 2016.

Former separatist leader Edward Leung found not guilty of additional Mong Kok riot charge
Uber driver jailed for two months in Hong Kong for filming almost 900 upskirt videos of passengers with pinhole cameras – and fined HK$2,000 for not having car hire permit

Wong Yiu-long, 44, was driving a 28-year-old woman in the small hours last September when police stopped him for a breathalyser test and found a mobile phone in his glovebox showing a live-stream video of his sleeping passenger.

21 Mar 2019 - 11:01PM

Wong Yiu-long, 44, was driving a 28-year-old woman in the small hours last September when police stopped him for a breathalyser test and found a mobile phone in his glovebox showing a live-stream video of his sleeping passenger.

Uber driver jailed for two months in Hong Kong for filming almost 900 upskirt videos of passengers with pinhole cameras – and fined HK$2,000 for not having car hire permit
Hong Kong chiropractor jailed for 15 months for indecently assaulting young woman during three days of treatment freed on appeal

Geoffrey Chan, 66, was jailed for 15 months last August after a 21-year-old woman accused him of touching sensitive body parts.

20 Mar 2019 - 11:17PM

Geoffrey Chan, 66, was jailed for 15 months last August after a 21-year-old woman accused him of touching sensitive body parts.

Hong Kong chiropractor jailed for 15 months for indecently assaulting young woman during three days of treatment freed on appeal
Married Hong Kong woman seeks repayment of HK$333,650 she paid into five bank accounts to receive gift package from ‘American pilot’ she met on Facebook

Cheng Shuk-ying said in a writ she had followed a company employee’s instructions to pay fines, hire security guards and settle taxes imposed by Hong Kong customs to facilitate the delivery.

19 Mar 2019 - 10:49PM

Cheng Shuk-ying said in a writ she had followed a company employee’s instructions to pay fines, hire security guards and settle taxes imposed by Hong Kong customs to facilitate the delivery.

Married Hong Kong woman seeks repayment of HK$333,650 she paid into five bank accounts to receive gift package from ‘American pilot’ she met on Facebook
Former Hong Kong care home warden denies sexually assaulting visually impaired schoolmate, starting in 1982, when she was 7

A 44-year-old woman accuses Cheung Kin-wah, 57, of sexually assaulting her at school and camp more than 30 years ago.

19 Mar 2019 - 3:28AM

A 44-year-old woman accuses Cheung Kin-wah, 57, of sexually assaulting her at school and camp more than 30 years ago.

Former Hong Kong care home warden denies sexually assaulting visually impaired schoolmate, starting in 1982, when she was 7
Howard Lam lied about being kidnapped and tortured with a stapler by mainland Chinese agents, Hong Kong court rules

The 42-year-old founding member of the Democratic Party claimed he was abducted on August 10, 2017.

15 Mar 2019 - 11:33PM

The 42-year-old founding member of the Democratic Party claimed he was abducted on August 10, 2017.

Howard Lam lied about being kidnapped and tortured with a stapler by mainland Chinese agents, Hong Kong court rules
Employee who says she was sacked while on sick leave after miscarriage sues Swiss private bank in Hong Kong for HK$1.37 million

In a writ filed to the District Court, Eleanor Marie Coleman accused her former supervisor at Bank J. Safra Sarasin of making distressing comments about her pregnancy and family life.

14 Mar 2019 - 10:46PM

In a writ filed to the District Court, Eleanor Marie Coleman accused her former supervisor at Bank J. Safra Sarasin of making distressing comments about her pregnancy and family life.

Employee who says she was sacked while on sick leave after miscarriage sues Swiss private bank in Hong Kong for HK$1.37 million
Elderly tutor in Hong Kong admits molesting girl, 15, under pretence of helping her relax and improving her future sex life

Retired teacher Lam Tin-po, 71, indecently assaulted the 15-year-old and had unlawful sex with her while she visited his flat for free lessons.

14 Mar 2019 - 10:35PM

Retired teacher Lam Tin-po, 71, indecently assaulted the 15-year-old and had unlawful sex with her while she visited his flat for free lessons.

Elderly tutor in Hong Kong admits molesting girl, 15, under pretence of helping her relax and improving her future sex life