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Affair between tycoon Stanley Ho’s sister-in-law and former Hong Kong government official ‘is no defence to bribery charges’

Defence counsel counters that any bribe would have been for Wilson Fung’s heart, not his office Fung is accused of hiding a HK$510,000 deposit businesswoman Cheyenne Chan paid for his purchase of a Mid-Levels flat in 2004

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18 months' jail for maid who sexually exploited employer's underage son

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/Asia News Network): A maid committed obscene and indecent acts with her employer's underage son and told the child that she had recorded a video of them engaging in sexual activities.


Australia inquiry finds pension funds broke rules

SYDNEY: Initial findings from a powerful inquiry into Australia's financial sector strongly criticised pension funds run by National Australia Bank and Commonwealth Bank for regulatory breaches including overcharging customers and failing to act in their best interest.


Inquest should hear if Russian whistleblower worked for UK before death - lawyer

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain should disclose whether Alexander Perepilichny, a Russian whistleblower who died in 2012, had been working for UK intelligence as it is relevant to suspicions that he was murdered, an inquest heard on Wednesday.


Officers wanted to embarrass top brass, says ex-JPJ deputy D-G

PUTRAJAYA: The former Road Transport Department (JPJ) deputy director-general accused of illegally using the emergency lane during a traffic jam told a magistrate’s court the case was a conspiracy to embarrass the JPJ top brass.

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Prosecutors recommend two-year probation for Ahok over blasphemy charges

JAKARTA: Outgoing Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, who has been on trial for blasphemy, may avoid jail time after prosecutors on Thursday recommended that he be put on probation for two years.


I was trying to prove double voting, invigilator tells court

KUANTAN: A voter accused of illegally leaving a voting station with ballot papers testified that he meant to hand it over to the police to prove double voting.