A Bad Week for ... , May 10, 2015

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 10 May, 2015, 4:20am
UPDATED : Sunday, 10 May, 2015, 4:20am

Ed Miliband

The leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party must have fancied his chances of moving into No 10 Downing Street when he voted on Thursday. A few hours later he stepped down, his political career in ruins after an electoral drubbing in which the party was virtually driven out of Scotland and was left with no obvious successor as leader.


Shih Chiao-jen

The 73-year-old security guard, who used a fake ID card that knocked 11 years off his age so he could get jobs past retirement age, was told he had to finish a four-month jail term for deception. Shih bought the card in Shenzhen and used it get work at three property management firms until 2013, earning more than HK$527,000.


Salman Khan

The Bollywood megastar was convicted of killing a homeless man in a hit-and-run and sentenced to five years in prison. Khan, whose career has been compared to those of Tom Cruise and Robert Downey Jr, was declared guilty of culpable homicide in a 2002 incident during which he ran over five people sleeping outside a bakery, killing one while driving without a licence.