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Hong Kong protests: Teen loses appeal over laser pointer conviction, Asia News

The first Hong Kong protester found guilty of carrying a laser pointer as an offensive weapon during last year’s civil unrest has failed to clear his name. On Wednesday, Madam Justice Maggie Poon Man-kay dismissed the 16-year-old boy’s appeal against his conviction after concluding the lower court was right to characterise his laser device and umbrella as offensive weapons. Demonstrators... → Read More

Toilet paper flies off Hong Kong shelves as online rumours spark panic buying, Digital, China News

Toilet paper and dried goods are flying off Hong Kong supermarket shelves as shoppers prepare for the deadly coronavirus by bulk buying while limiting trips to save masks. But many were disappointed to find rice and sought-after household sanitising items, such as bleach and disinfectant, continued to be in short supply. Latecomers in search of toilet paper were greeted by empty shelves, after… → Read More

'Beast' dad in Hong Kong jailed for abusing daughter over 13 years, judge praises victim, Asia News

A judge has called a Hong Kong incest victim a "beacon of courage" to other girls for standing up to her abusive father, who was jailed for 17½ years on Wednesday. The 59-year-old truck driver sexually assaulted his daughter from the age of nine in a campaign of abuse spanning 13 years, the High Court heard. Named only as A to protect the victim's identity, the man isolated the child when she… → Read More

Thief jailed for looting Xiaomi shop trashed during Hong Kong protest, Asia News

A Hong Kong man who was caught red-handed stealing three phones from a trashed Xiaomi store during a protest last weekend was jailed for three months by a court on Wednesday. West Kowloon Court heard protesters on Sunday found Tang Chong-hou, 38, looting Mi-Home Store on Nathan Road in Mong Kok, and tied him to street railings nearby. Police officers sweeping the area later found Tang tied up at… → Read More

Hong Kong woman thought flatmates were joking about a murder plan, court hears, Asia News

A Hong Kong woman thought her flatmates were joking when they talked about killing a man for US$30 million (S$41 million), until she saw a large block of cement in the living room and smelled blood seeping out of it, a court heard. "I was very frightened," Ho Ling-yu said. The 22-year-old mother was testifying against three men in exchange for her own immunity over the death of Cheung Man-li,… → Read More

First person charged over Hong Kong protests denies attacking police and criminal damage, Asia News

The first person charged over the wave of protests that has gripped Hong Kong for months has denied attacking police. Pun Ho-chiu, 31, known as "Occupy Mong Kok Painter" for his participation in the 2014 movement for greater democracy, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to nine charges arising from a protest outside the city's police headquarters on June 21. The charges included seven counts of… → Read More

Hong Kong woman sent to hospital for acid attack on 'old, fat, short and ugly' man, Asia News

A young Hong Kong woman who threw corrosive acid in a stranger's face because she thought he was old, fat, short and ugly was on Monday sent to a psychiatric facility. Madam Justice Esther Toh Lye-ping adopted psychiatrists' recommendation to place Ng Lai-fong, 26, in hospital for six months after her pre-sentencing reports revealed a history of mental illnesses. → Read More

Sixth man linked to Yuen Long station attack surrenders to police, Asia News

A sixth man linked to an attack on protesters and passengers at Hong Kong's Yuen Long MTR station has surrendered himself to police nearly two months after the incident, a court heard on Wednesday. Truck driver Ng Wai-nam, 57, was taken to Fanling Court in a wheelchair to face a rioting charge. His lawyer, Stephen Ma Tsz-on, told the court Ng had heart problems and required regular medication. → Read More

Hong Kong barber has shears confiscated after chopping off stranger's ponytail, Asia News

A Hong Kong barber had his shears confiscated on Wednesday after he admitted to chopping off a stranger's ponytail on a bus because it bothered him. Allen Yu Kam-lun, 65, told the court he had tapped the shoulder of the young woman sitting in front of him - on the bus to Aberdeen on January 13 - to let her know her hair was brushing his knee, but she did not respond. He said he felt ignored by… → Read More

Hongkongers 'kidnapped former schoolmate after he failed to pay cocaine bill', Asia News

Two Hongkongers kidnapped a former schoolmate they said had failed to foot his HK$200,000 (S$35,216) cocaine bill, a court heard on Monday. Marco Tam Ho-tin, 24, and Lee Ki, 18, held Ma Ting-hin, 27, in a Mong Kok hotel room in June last year, demanding payment from his father, the High Court was told. Ma Ting-hin's father Ma Chun-loi testified that Tam's friend Snowflake had shown him a video… → Read More

Woman threw acid at Hong Kong shopkeeper because he was 'old, fat, short and ugly', Asia News

A young Hong Kong woman has admitted throwing corrosive acid in a stranger's face because she thought he was old, fat, short and ugly. The High Court heard Ng Lai-fong, who is 26 and unemployed, was caught a month after the attack on April 12 last year - as she was about to pour a bottle of hydrochloric acid over the same man for a second time. Her latest psychiatric assessment, in February,… → Read More

Hong Kong man shot officer after drunken fight with mother, prosecutor says, China News

An unemployed Hong Kong man snatched an officer's gun and shot him after his mother called in police following a heated row with her drunk son, a court heard on Thursday. Chan Chun-kin, 31, was accused of firing three rounds in a Sha Tin flat on March 15 last year when three officers tried to handcuff him after his mother called for help. → Read More

Five Cathay flight attendants sue airline for lack of bonuses, Asia News

Five retired Cathay Pacific flight attendants who were not given bonuses or ex gratia payments when the airline recorded unprecedented losses in 2017 have sued their former employer for HK$175,000 (S$30,873). Opening a two-day trial at the Labour Tribunal, claimant Candice Tung Woon-hing on Wednesday complained that Cathay Pacific had unfairly breached a long-standing practice when it quietly… → Read More

Hong Kong cabby jailed over fatal accident five days after he got licence, Asia News

A Hong Kong taxi driver who caused a traffic accident that killed a pedestrian just five days after getting his taxi licence was on Thursday jailed for six months and disqualified from driving for the next five years. Cheung Tsz-hin, 24, apologised in the dock after he was sentenced on one count of dangerous driving causing death, to which he pleaded guilty, over the accident that killed Andy… → Read More

Hong Kong woman, 75, stopped breathing 'less than 2 minutes after house call', China News

A 75-year-old woman in Hong Kong with a history of chronic illnesses stopped breathing less than two minutes after a private house call by a doctor to treat her complaints of constipation, stomachache and poor appetite, an inquest heard on Tuesday. The Coroner's Court was told Lai Loi-heung's doctor then wrote medical reports stating her name and gender wrongly, misspelling her medication and… → Read More

Hong Kong barber admits cutting woman's hair on bus but denies it was assault, China News

A Hong Kong barber who chopped off a woman's hair while they were travelling on the same bus has denied it was an assault. Prosecutors accused Allen Yu Kam-lun, 65, of assaulting fellow passenger Ting Wai-lam while they were on Citybus route 107, commuting from Kowloon Bay to Wah Kwai Estate in Aberdeen on January 13. On Thursday, the barber admitted to giving a haircut but pleaded not guilty at… → Read More

Man in Hong Kong admits stabbing ex-wife for not allowing him to see their daughter, China News

A Hong Kong man has confessed to stabbing his ex-wife outside Family Court because he had not been allowed to see his daughter for more than two years. The High Court heard on Thursday that Chong Hay-chik, 39, used a 23-cm (9-inch) knife to stab Pang Lin five times in her abdomen before he was subdued by security guards outside a courtroom in Wanchai Tower on May 8, 2017. The case prompted the… → Read More

Hong Kong student accused of school slashing charged with wounding, Asia News

A secondary school pupil accused of slashing a fellow student's face with a pen has been charged with wounding. Aramiz Julyan Zita Delfino, 17, made his first court appearance on Thursday to face one count of wounding, an offence punishable by three years' imprisonment. The student, who is a Philippine national living in Sai Ying Pun, was accused of unlawfully and maliciously wounding Choi… → Read More

Student and police reach settlement in $2.1 million Occupy arrest case, China News

A university student who sued Hong Kong police for HK$12 million (S$2.1 million) accusing an officer of "violently and brutally" grasping his genitals has agreed to settle the case despite strong evidence in his favour. City University student Li Cheuk-hin sued the Commissioner of Police for damages in April 2015, after he claimed he was assaulted during the Occupy protests in Mong Kok in the… → Read More

Gambling addict in Hong Kong jailed after acid attack left friend like 'walking dead', China News

A gambling addict who gruesomely disfigured a friend and "ruined her life" in an acid attack was jailed for 12 years on Monday. Dan Zhaojuan, 50, launched the unprovoked assault against Huang Qiong, 40, who was also her boss, over a HK$60,000 (S$10,524) debt - leaving Huang feeling like the "walking dead". The High Court heard Dan tricked the younger woman into believing Dan was visiting her to… → Read More