Friday 30th October 2015
AAB rejects Webb-site appeal of redaction order
In a chilling decision for media freedom in HK, the AAB has rejected our appeal of the Privacy Commissioner's order to remove from Webb-site Reports information obtained from published judgments, ruling that "reporting and publication for general use" is not an allowed purpose. Constitutional aspects, such as the necessity of a restriction on free speech that does not apply to overseas online publishers, were barely covered. We look at the consequences and options. (30-Oct-2015)
RECENTLY IN WEBB-SITE
Lerado's umbrellas and open offer
At last, Lerado (1225) admits that it holds 2% of the China Jicheng (1027) umbrella bubble, still worth HK$561m, which is more than it proposes to raise in an abusive, deep-discount open offer. The circular fails to say why they don't just sell the CJ shares instead. We call on shareholders to save themselves and vote against. (27-Oct-2015)
IN OTHER NEWS
HKSAR v Peter Chan Chun Chuen
HK Court of Appeal, 30-Oct-2015
The former Tony Chan Chun Chung loses his appeal against conviction and sentence.
More leaked audio reveals HKU Councillorís criticism of pro-democracy scholar.
HK Free Press, 30-Oct-2015
In her day job, Leonie Ki Man Fung is an Executive Director of New World Development Co Ltd (0017).
Tai Po DC
Wong Chau Pak and 2 others in court over theft of funds
Leaked tape emerges of HKU Council meeting at centre of academic freedom
HK Free Press, 28-Oct-2015
Ex-engineering firm proprietor admits HK$45m bribery over tender rigging
fines Gilbert Lam Kin Leung of K L Lam & Co HK$50k
trial judge to convict Stephen Chan Chi Wan, ex-GM of TVB, and Edthancy Tseng
What a saga - over 4 years of proceedings, 2 acquittals, and it ain't quite over yet. Poon Siu Tung is Chief Judge of the District Court, by the way.
bans Anthony Chow Ho Tung
And much more besides...
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