Issue: December 23, 2014   (Archive)
Tuesday, December 23, 2014   

Sentence plea for Thomas has mom in mind
The thoughts of former SHKP co-chairman Thomas Kwok were with his mother as he sought to reduce his sentence for bribing then-chief secretary Rafael Hui.



Four in somber mood after nights in custody
The four men in their 60s sat shoulder to shoulder on a wooden bench tucked at the back of courtroom No7, separated from the rest of the crowd by a thin glass pane.

No doubting Thomas, says Walter
Former SHKP chairman Walter Kwok said his younger brother Thomas Kwok is innocent.

Another US cop shot dead
A veteran Florida police officer died after being gunned down and run over with a car by a felon who said he "felt like a caged rat" because he faced likely arrest and more prison time, a law enforcement official said.

Lean Christmas likely for unpaid ATV staff
ATV is still unsure whether its 800 staff will be paid before Christmas, an executive says, as the broadcaster is warned by labor officials to pay up.

Jackie son hit with drug charge
Kung fu superstar Jackie Chan Kong-sang's son has been formally charged with "sheltering others to use drugs," China's state prosecutor said yesterday.

Pleas for leniency as Hui, Kwok await their fates
Top figures - and even an orphan - stepped forward yesterday to plead for leniency for Rafael Hui Si-yan, who will be sentenced today for corruption.



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