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Hong Kong police officers jailed for torturing 62-year-old suspect in hospital, China News

Two Hong Kong police officers have been jailed for up to 32 months for torturing a 62-year-old man under arrest and strapped to a hospital bed, while their colleague was sentenced to 17 months for not stopping them. The officers’ conduct last summer was clearly captured on camera and the footage widely circulated at a time when police were already... → Read More

From nice-guy maths whizz to wife killer: The downfall of a Hong Kong professor, China News

Cheung Kie-chung was a popular math whizz known for being nice, and in his school days, would help classmates with homework, let others copy his answers, and tip off friends about test topics. Yet, he probably never calculated that he would one day end up behind bars – at Hong Kong’s maximum-security Stanley Prison following his arrest for a shocking... → Read More

Comedian Stephen Chow says he wasn't legally bound to pay ex-lover, Entertainment News

King of Comedy Stephen Chow Sing-chi was all serious when he took centre stage in a Hong Kong court on Wednesday to defend against a HK$70 million (S$12.1 million) claim in investment commissions demanded by an ex-girlfriend. Alice Yu Man-fung had testified about an oral agreement with her then boyfriend Chow – spelled Chiau in court documents – in 2002... → Read More

Hong Kong professor cries in court recalling handling wife's body after killing, China News

A University of Hong Kong professor on trial for murdering his wife two years ago cried in court on Monday as he recalled handling her body after the killing. “I did not want to throw it away,” Cheung Kie-chung said, breaking down. “I could not throw it in the sea. I did not want to throw it into the rubbish... → Read More

Hong Kong man gets suspended jail sentence for offering drug-stuffed sausages to dog, China News

A Hong Kong man has been given a suspended jail sentence for stuffing painkillers into sausages for his neighbour’s dog in an attempt to silence the animal. Cheung Chau resident Cheung Kwok Ying, 69, had prepared two sausages, each containing three cortal (aspirin) tablets for the dog, named Happy, after finding it very noisy on Nov 20, 2019. But his... → Read More

Hong Kong judge jails trio over 'savage' attacks on bystanders during protests, Asia News

Two men and a woman have been jailed for up to four years by a Hong Kong court over their roles in “savage” and “senseless” attacks inflicted on defenceless passers-by during last year’s anti-government protests. The trio had pleaded guilty to assault charges and explained to the District Court how they acted out of character after hearing rumours at the... → Read More

Jimmy Lai takes Hong Kong police to court over materials seized in raid, Asia News

Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai Chee Ying has applied for another series of court orders seeking the return of materials seized by police during an hour-long raid on his office conducted by national security officers last Thursday. His company, Dico Consultants, on Monday took the commissioner of police to the High Court over the boxes of documents that plain-clothes... → Read More

Suicidal Hong Kong mother pleads guilty to drugging, then strangling son to death, China News

A suicidal Hong Kong woman has admitted to killing her 23-year-old son by strangling him with a USB cable after drugging him with sleeping pills because she believed he would not be able to financially support himself after her death. Primary school janitor Chiu Lai-ha, 57, on Friday pleaded guilty to manslaughter by diminished responsibility, after psychiatric experts found that... → Read More

Tourist who lost a leg in 2017 traffic accident sues Hong Kong bus driver, China News

A young mainland Chinese tourist injured in a Hong Kong traffic accident that left her without a lower leg since 2017 has sued the bus driver for negligent driving. Huang Xiaoyi on Monday took Citybus and its then-driver Liu Kam-wan, 49, to the High Court for a personal injury claim, demanding an unspecified sum of damages, with interest and costs,... → Read More

Estate of Hong Kong man who killed his wife is not entitled to her assets, court rules, Asia News

The estate of a deceased Hong Kong man has been barred from inheriting his late wife's assets after a court found there to be a clear conflict of interest, given that he had stabbed her and dropped her from their 28th-floor flat before jumping to his own death three years ago. Mr Justice Russell Coleman said on Friday that the... → Read More

Stanley Ho's daughter Angela asks court to name administrators for casino tycoon's estate, China News

Late gaming tycoon Stanley Ho Hung-sun’s eldest surviving child has asked a Hong Kong court to name two members of a global consulting firm as the administrators of his estate, at a rate of up to about HK$6,600 (S$1,200) per hour. Angela Ho Chiu-yin on Monday applied for a High Court order to appoint Tiffany Wong Wing-sze and Edward Simon... → Read More

Hong Kong domestic helper loses Court of Appeal challenge against 'live-in' rule, Asia News

The Court of Appeal has ruled against a domestic helper challenging the controversial Hong Kong government requirement that she and 380,000 fellow workers must live with their employers. Filipino Nancy Almorin Lubiano lodged the city’s first such judicial challenge in 2017, arguing for a choice to live away as they called the mandatory rule unconstitutional for the threat it posed... → Read More

Yet another of Stanley Ho's children registers interest in late tycoon's estate, China News

Late gaming tycoon Stanley Ho Hung-sun’s eldest surviving child has joined her siblings in filing a court notice in Hong Kong to register her interest in their late father’s estate, two months after she publicly distanced herself from her sister for taking similar action. Angela Ho Chiu-yin on Tuesday lodged a caveat with the Probate Registry of the High Court... → Read More

Pansy Ho, daughter of Stanley Ho, makes court filing over estate of late 'King of Gambling', China News

Pansy Ho Chiu-king, one of Hong Kong’s richest women and heiress to the fortune of the late Macau casino magnate Stanley Ho Hung-sun , has joined the legal fray over her father’s estate, taking High Court action to register an interest in the handling of his will. Pansy, the eldest child of Ho’s second wife, lodged a caveat on Friday... → Read More

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