Harwick Lau and Yang Mi are to co-star in "The Prosecutor"

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    Source: The Borneo Post/QQ.com/pixpo.net



    Harwick Lau and Yang Mi have brushed aside rumours of an impending divorce by announcing that they are to co-star in "The Prosecutor". Prior to this Yang Mi had starred in the hit series "The Interpretor" and "The Negotiator".

     "The Procecutor" has been conceptualised as part of the trilogy.  Her o-star in the first two series, Huang Xuan and Huang Zitao reached peak popularity with her collaboration. Harwick is expected to receive  similaer boost. Online buzz suggests that fans are ecstatic with their on-screen reunion.

    Yang Mi and Harwick had fallen in love while "Ru Yi". Subsequently, they had co-starred in the 2012 movie "Holding Love" and the 2013 drama "A Clear Midsummer Night". By appearing together in the third part of the trilogy, they are giving the impression that instead of a marital rockfall, their marriage is still rock steady. Since getting married in 2014, both had been busy with their careers and have had little time together. Pressed for time, they even had to leave their three-year-old daughter under the care of Harwick's parents in Hong Kong. But Yang Mi said he still trused Harwick. During the Lunar New Year, Yang Mi flew to Hong Kong to spend time with Harwick and their daughter. 

    Last year, Yang Mi was named The Best Female Main Actress for her performance in the sci-fi movie "Fatal Countdown: Reset" during a film festival in Houston.

    Grandmother arrested for murder of 6-year-old boy found in Hong Kong love hotel

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    Source: SCMP/Appledaily/On.cc



    A 52-year-old grandmother was arrested over the murder of a six-year-old boy in a love hotel at a popular nightclub district in Hong Kong in the early hours of Sunday. Strangulation marks were found around the boy’s neck, according to local media. 

    Police were alerted at 12.54am that the boy had fallen into a coma at the Beverly Hotel in Wan Chai, according to a spokesman. The child was sent to hospital, but was certified dead at 2.28am, a police source said. It is understood that the killing took place in the hotel, which is located in the Capital Building on Lockhart Road, and the pair checked into their room late on Saturday afternoon.

    The boy was from a single-parent family. He lived with his mother and grandmother in Yiu On Estate – a public housing complex in Ma On Shan, Sha Tin, according to police sources. “He [the boy] was diagnosed with hyperactivity disorder recently. His grandmother took care of him most of the time because his mother had to work,” the source said.

    Shiu Ka-chun, the social welfare sector legislator, openly criticised the government for its lack of support for carers on his Facebook page. “Government, please stop saying that ‘even one tragedy is too much’ because it’s simply hypocritical,” Shiu said in his post. The lawmaker listed three shortcomings of the existing welfare system: no policies to look after carers; a low allowance for carers provided by the Community Care Fund, which also required a means test; and respite services being available only to those who cared for elderly people.

    Last year, there were at least three cases of murder involving carers, including one where a 34-year-old man with a mental condition was suspected of killing his bedridden mother before jumping off a building in what was believed to be a failed suicide attempt.

    Psychiatrist Phyllis Chan Kwok-ling said taking care of a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) was like trying to control a moving car without a brake, and that looking after those below the age of 12 could be especially trying for adults. “They are usually super energetic – jumping and running around at home or in public areas with a relatively low sense of danger. They have lots to say but little patience to listen. They need much longer time to finish their homework because they cannot focus. Their academic performances can fluctuate greatly because their memories are often short and attention to details is lacking,” Chan, the head of child and adolescent psychiatry at Queen Mary Hospital, said. “They might go on a rampage not only physically but also verbally. They might interrupt people or utter some inappropriate comments without thinking, which could make them seem pretty annoying and offensive.”

    Chan said doctors usually avoided prescribing drugs to children below the age of six unless the disorder reached a moderate or serious level. Treatment would involve seeing a child psychiatrist but at public hospitals, the wait to see one could be over a year, according to Hospital Authority figures from 2016/17. Without timely and proper treatment, up to half of children with the disorder would end up displaying antagonistic behaviour, Chan said.

    The government has increased funding to kindergartens to subsidise therapy sessions for special needs children but in mainstream primary schools, they only pay for a full-time coordinator to organise therapy and psychiatrist sessions for pupils. An Education Development Bureau spokesman said on Sunday that it was saddened by the death of the boy. “The school he was attending has activated a crisis management group to follow up on the incident. The Bureau will remain in close contact with the school and provide necessary support,” the spokesman said. The Social Welfare Department had not yet replied to queries from the Post.

    Asian Film Awards: Louis Koo named best actor and Sylvia Chang named best actress

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    Source: Variety.com/Ming Pao




    The 12th edition of the 

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    ” emerge as the numerical winner.  Warmest applause of the evening went to Hong Kong star Louis Koo, who was named best actor in “Paradox.” Koo is enormously popular and hard working, and is the talent ambassador for the 

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    , but is not normally considered as an contender. “I’ve appeared in over 200 movies and this is the first time I’ve ever won an award,” said Koo from the podium, before thanking investors and others who have had faith in him over the years. Most tearful moment came from Hong Kong-based Taiwanese polymath Sylvia Chang. “Film making is not about winning awards,” she said as she picked up her second prize of the night. “It is about conveying real feelings.”

    2018 Asian Film Awards winners

    • Best Film: “Youth”
    • Best Director: Ishii Yuya (Japan) for “The Tokyo Night Sky is Always the Densest Shade of Blue”
    • Best Screenplay: Mayanayk Tewari, Amit Masurkar (India) for “Newton”
    • Best Actor: Louis Koo (Hong Kong) “Paradox”
    • Best Actress: Sylvia Chang (Taiwan) in “Love Education”
    • Best Supporting Actor: Yang Ik-June (Japan) in “Wilderness”
    • Best Supporting Actress: Zhang Yuqi (China) in “The 

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    • Best Action Film: “Paradox” (Hong Kong)
    • Best Newcomer: Chutimon Cheungcharoensukying (Thailand) in “Bad Genius”
    • Best New Director: Dong Yue (China) “The Looming Storm”
    • Best Cinematography: Kim Jiyoung (Korea) for “The Fortress”
    • Next Generation Award: Lim Yoon-a (Korea)
    • Best Original Music: Joe Hisaishi (Japan) for “Our Time Will Come”
    • Best Sound: Tuu Di-chih and Wu Shu-yao (Taiwan) for “The Great Buddha+”
    • Best Editing: Shin Min-kyung (Korea) for “The King”
    • Best Visual Effects: Ishi Norio (Japan) for “The Legend of the Demon Cat”
    • Best Costume Design: Chen Tongxun (China) for “The Legend of the Demon Cat”
    • Best Production Design: Tu Nan and Lu Wei (China) for “The Legend of the Demon Cat”
    • Excellence In Asian Cinema Award: Kara Wai (Hong Kong)
    • 2017 Highest Grossing Asian Film: “Wolf Warrior 2”
    • Lifetime Achievement Award: Sylvia Chang

    Hongkonger, 19, killed girlfriend then stuffed her body in a suitcase, Taiwan police allege

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    Source: SCMP/Appledaily/On.cc



    A 19-year-old man suspected of killing his girlfriend during a Taiwan trip and dumping her body near a Taipei subway station was arrested by Hong Kong police on Tuesday.  The badly decomposed body of Poon Hiu-wing, 20, a student at the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education, was discovered in some bushes near the station by Taipei police. Authorities on the self-ruled island had received details from Hong Kong police before the find, Taiwanese media reported. 

    The couple arrived in Taipei on February 8 and checked in five days later at the Purple Garden Hotel near Zhongshan MRT station, a Hong Kong police source said. The suspect, an associate degree student surnamed Chan, returned to Hong Kong alone on February 17. The victim’s father approached police for help on March 5 after losing contact with his daughter, the source said.

    On Tuesday, officers from the Kowloon East region missing persons unit approached the suspect in Tseung Kwan O. An ATM card belonging to the deceased was found on Chan, who told police he had used it to withdraw about HK$13,000 (US$1,660). Officers arrested him for theft. At about 9pm on Tuesday, Taipei police located Poon’s body in a field near Zhuwei MRT station in Tamsui district, about 15km (9.3 miles) north of the hotel. In surveillance footage from the hotel released by Taiwanese media, Chan was seen leaving the building with what appeared to be a heavy suitcase on February 17. Local police suspect it was used to store Poon’s body.

    In a Facebook post in November, Poon said that Chan had told her she was his first and last girlfriend, without elaborating. The case was a complicated one for authorities on both sides, according to the source, because there had been no previous incident in which a Hongkonger had allegedly committed an offence in Taiwan and returned to the city. 

    Taiwan police may request that the suspect be sent back to them to face charges, in which case the Hong Kong authorities would need to discuss procedures with the Department of Justice for a transfer of custody. No extradition agreement currently exists between Hong Kong and Taiwan. In April 2016, Taiwanese authorities expelled four Hongkongers – three men and a woman – after a badly decomposed body was found 

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    Senior Hong Kong police officer faces dismissal over explicit photos and video sent to female colleague

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    Source: SCMP/Appledaily


    A senior police officer in Hong Kong may lose his job after being investigated for sending photos of male genitalia and a video of a naked woman to a female colleague. The police’s disciplinary adjudication unit substantiated the complaint against Chief Inspector Rajindarpal Singh Pannu on Thursday, following a disciplinary hearing that lasted more than a year.

    A police source with knowledge of the matter said the panel ruled that Pannu committed a disciplinary offence as his actions brought disrepute to the force. He is now deployed at the traffic investigation and support division in Kowloon East. “The unit found the allegation very serious. Although it had suggested a certain disciplinary action against Pannu, the case was on Friday referred to the deputy police commissioner for a final decision on the matter,” the source said. “Punishment could range from a severe reprimand to dismissal.”

    he internal investigation came after a female inspector filed a sexual harassment complaint against Pannu in 2016. Pannu was working in the Kwun Tong district in 2015. The female inspector claimed that she received close-up pictures of male genitalia from Pannu when she was driving home after attending a Christmas party at Kwun Tong police station that year. According to sources, Pannu called her and asked if she received the pictures. She replied at the time that she was driving. He told her to call him back after seeing the photos. Following the call, the inspector said Pannu sent a video featuring a naked woman to her. A police spokesman declined to comment, saying only that it would handle the matter fairly and in accordance with established procedures if any officers were found violating rules.

    Pannu, who was born in Hong Kong, joined the force in 1995. In a 2015 media interview, he said he was a third generation ethnic Indian from a family of officers as his father and grandfather also served in the force. He said being a policeman was a meaningful and heroic job as he could seek justice for crime victims.

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