June 4 vigil group again calls police’s bluff

The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China on Tuesday doubled down on its insistence that it will not hand over information for a national security probe into its activities, submitting a letter to the police outlining its reasons. The group, which for years organised annual...

Alliance says police arresting key members

The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China says police arrived at the homes and offices of its key members early on Wednesday to make arrests after it refused to hand over information requested by the force's national security unit. Its vice-chairwoman, Chow Hang-tung, wrote on...

Four plead not guilty over unlicensed massage parlour

Four people facing charges over their alleged roles in running a vice establishment pleaded not guilty at Eastern Court on Wednesday. Three women and a man were charged after it was revealed that the former head of the national security department of the police, Frederic Choi, had been caught visiting...

Doctor convicted of manslaughter over botched surgery

A doctor was on Monday found guilty of manslaughter over a botched liposuction operation in 2014 in which her patient died. After a 29-day trial, a seven-member jury at the High Court deliberated for eight hours before unanimously finding Vanessa Kwan guilty of killing Josephine Lee through gross negligence in...

Ex-RTHK part-timer charged over imitation firearms

A 21-year-old man, who was formerly employed as a part-time journalist at RTHK, has been charged with possessing imitation firearms and a walkie-talkie without a licence. The man, who was working for RTHK at the time, was arrested at the Ocean Park MTR station on April 15, when an open...

Pair jailed over petrol bombs

The District Court on Thursday jailed one man for 40 months and another for 36 months over the possession of petrol bombs. City University student Cheng Kam-fai, 22, and construction worker Wong Kin-kei, 21, were earlier found guilty of possessing items with intent to destroy or damage property. The pair,...

Police arrest man, 87, over Yuen Long attack

Police on Thursday said they have arrested an 87-year-old man over the attack at Yuen Long MTR Station on July 21, 2019. A force spokesman said the man was being detained on suspicion of rioting and conspiracy to wound with intent. Last month, the District Court jailed seven people to...

Another man remanded over 2019 Yuen Long attacks

A 63-year-old man who has been charged with rioting in connection with the Yuen Long mob attack on July 21, 2019 was remanded in custody on Saturday following his appearance at the Shatin Magistracy. The defendant, who is also facing a wounding charge, has been accused of rioting at the...

Ma Ngok: front’s likely demise not unexpected

A political scholar says he's not surprised at the news the Civil Human Rights Front is contemplating disbanding, noting that the protest organiser has been under attack from critics while also being unable to carry out its usual activities. Reports say the front is meeting on Friday, with disbandment on...

Prosecutors change their tune over Anthony Wong songs

Singer Anthony Wong and former pro-democracy lawmaker Au Nok-hin have each been bound over for 18 months in the sum of HK$2,000 for corruption charges in connection to the Legco by-election in 2018. The ICAC charged the pair earlier this week over a rally which took place shortly before the...

Activist fined over balloon, another to stand trial

Pro-democracy activists Lee Cheuk-yan and Tsang Kin-shing appeared in court on Tuesday over the releasing of a balloon during a New Year's Day protest, with Tsang receiving a fine after pleading guilty and Lee to be put on trial. Prosecutors told Eastern Court that police had repeatedly warned the pair...

Two men arrested over upskirt photos website

Police say they have arrested two men on suspicion of conspiracy to outrage public decency over a website that allegedly displayed and sold upskirt photos. Officers said they seized computers, mobiles and cameras after searching two flats and an office, with one confiscated laptop containing some 30,000 photos and videos....

Anthony Wong, Au Nok-hin charged over rally songs

The ICAC on Monday charged Cantopop singer Anthony Wong and former lawmaker Au Nok-hin with corruption, after the entertainer sang at a rally held by the politician around a week before he went on to win a 2018 Legco by-election. The anti-graft body says the pair face one count of...

Chan Po-ying elected new chair of LSD

The League of Social Democrats says it has elected Chan Po-ying as its new chairwoman. Chan is the wife of jailed activist Leung Kwok-hung, who's better known as "Long Hair". The party announced in a social media post that it held a special meeting on Sunday to elect a new...

Three teens denied bail over alleged terrorist plot

West Kowloon Court on Wednesday denied bail to three secondary school students who have been charged with conspiracy to commit terrorist activities over an alleged bomb plot. The trio were among nine people arrested by the police this week over an alleged plot to make bombs and plant them at...

Teenage girl arrested over Govt House ‘arson’

Police on Monday said they had made a second arrest over bottles of combustible material allegedly being thrown onto a slope near Government House on July 1. The force said it had arrested a 19-year-old woman in Sha Tin on suspicion of conspiring to commit arson. Meanwhile, a 24-year-old man...

OECD-FAO report: Food prices to ease, emissions to rise

A sales assistant arranges fruit at the fresh produce section in the supermarket at the SM City Bacoor shopping mall in Bacoor, Cavite province, the Philippines, on Thursday, June 3, 2021 (VEEJAY VILLAFRANCA / BLOOMBERG) Consumers may get some respite from surging food prices in the coming years as demand...