Former Hong Kong police officer tells of pride in son Ken Lam, the hero who captured suspect in Toronto van rampage that killed 10

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    Ken的父亲David于港英时代曾在香港担任辅警警署警长,当年Ken提出转职成为警察,他也给予大力支持,并在Ken警校毕业当天,穿上港英警队制服参加儿子的毕业礼,当时亦成为了网络上一段佳话。

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    A heroic Canadian police officer hailed for the restraint and professionalism he showed in arresting the suspect in the Toronto van attack without firing a single shot has been identified as Constable Ken Lam, son of a former Hong Kong police officer. “I’m happy he was safe. I’m proud of him, to do a good job. Well done,” said Hong Kong immigrant father David Lam, in an interview with Canadian television network Global.

    On Monday afternoon, a white van ploughed into pedestrians along one of Toronto’s busiest streets, killing 10 people and injuring more than a dozen others in what one official described as “pure carnage”.oon after, the alleged driver of the van was arrested by a lone police officer, since identified as Ken Lam, in a confrontation lasting less than a minute and caught on video by bystanders. “Get down,” the officer shouts repeatedly. “Kill me,” the man tells the police officer. “I have a gun in my pocket.” Lam’s voice remains calm as he again orders the man to get down, warning that he will shoot if the man does not cooperate. “Shoot me in the head,” the suspect replies.

    The officer then begins advancing towards the suspect. The suspect steps backwards, dropping what he was holding and raising his hands in the air. The officer proceeded to single-handedly arrest the suspect.

    Video of the dramatic confrontation between the suspect and Lam was hailed on social media. Many said he deserved a medal. A columnist for Maclean’s magazine contrasted the officer’s calm demeanour with the chaos and horror that had unfolded minutes earlier. “I am paid to explain things and sound confident doing so,” he wrote. “But I honestly don’t know what to make of this terrifying, remarkable moment.”

    David Lam, who now runs a restaurant in Markham, Ontario, told Global: “My son called me [and] told me, ‘Daddy, everything is fine. I arrested the suspect … I didn’t even fire any shots’. “I said, ‘You did a good job.’”

    Mike McCormack, the president of the Toronto Police Association, said Lam, who has been with the force for more than seven years, would have been justified if he decided to fire at the suspect. “He was constantly assessing, constantly watching what was going on and determined he could handle it the way that he did,” he said. “People are right: this guy is a hero.”

    He had spoken to the officer, who was left shaken. “It’s stressful enough when you’re confronting somebody who is trying to get you to kill them,” McCormack said. “And then you add the layer that this person that you’re dealing with has just murdered 10 innocent people, injured another 15. It really is sinking in with him right now.” Mark Saunders, the city’s police chief, credited the force’s high calibre of training. “The officer did a fantastic job with respect to utilising his ability of understanding the circumstance and environment and having a peaceful resolution at the end of the day,” he said.

    The arrest came as police forces across North America – including in Toronto – have been criticised for using excessive force to subdue mentally ill or unarmed suspects. Police identified Alek Minassian, a 25-year-old from the nearby town of Richmond Hill, as the man who had been arrested. He appeared in court on Tuesday, charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder and 13 counts of attempted murder.

    As commendations poured in from the around the world, Lam’s focus was on the many residents affected by the attack. “He was more concerned about the victims. He was devastated when we kept hearing the casualties going up, as we all were. It was a horrific scene,” McCormack said. “He said ‘Mike, I followed my experience and my training. OK I made this arrest, which is great, but I’m just doing my job’.”


    Girl, 7, ‘corpse-like’ after abuse from mother and cover-up by father, Hong Kong court hears

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    A seven-year-old girl who suffered at the hands of her mother was in cardiac arrest and described as corpse-like by hospital staff, a Hong Kong court heard on Friday.

    The girl’s father said he covered up for his estranged wife’s abuse because she threatened his family if he didn’t. The decision landed the father, Rocky Ling Yiu-chung, 52, in the dock, prosecutors said at the High Court, where he now stands accused of perverting the course of justice.

    In testimony about the girl’s condition, Dr Mo Pan, who treated her in hospital, recounted that a nurse had thought the girl, Suki Ling Yun-lam, was beyond rescue when her mother, Mandy Wong Wing-man, 42, carried her to Yan Chai Hospital on July 18, 2015. Prosecutors argued Wong seriously neglected the girl. 

    Wong, also known as Wang Xuexin, was a teacher in her native city of Shantou in mainland China before moving to Hong Kong in 2012. The couple separated in 2013, a year before their daughter came to the city from the mainland. Wong pleaded not guilty to neglecting Suki between April 28 and July 18, 2015, and one further count of perverting the course of public justice. The two denied a further joint count of perverting the course of public justice.

    Prosecutor Duncan Percy said Ling told police his wife once angrily threatened him: “Your mother is 80 years old. If anything happened to her, what would [you] do?” Ling, fearing for his mother’s safety, wrote down Wong’s words and submitted it to police, Percy added. 

    The prosecutor said that Suki appeared normal when she was still attending the Salvation Army Fu Keung Kindergarten in Kwai Chung between late 2014 and 2015, despite increasing signs of abuse. Her last school appearance was in April 2015. She was taken to Yan Chai Hospital three months later.

    Mo testified on Friday that the girl was in cardiac arrest, appearing “pale and without a pulse” upon arrival. “What? A corpse?” Mo recalled a nurse shouting at the triage station. Mo later found Suki had multiple bruises and abrasions, poor skin condition, and contracted limbs. The doctor said limb contracture was a relatively common condition in old age and wheelchair-bound patients. It could only be explained by chronic immobility and malnutrition, in turn caused by prolonged illness or abuse. When asked what had happened, Mo further recalled the mother explaining tearfully that Suki had “anorexia nervosa” – an eating disorder – for a long time but had not received medical treatment. “[Wong] said anorexia nervosa, which is a very specific term,” the doctor added. “I didn’t doubt her answer.” But prosecutors argued this was one of several lies Wong and Ling told a series of doctors and social workers.

    The mother also told Mo that Suki had gone to take a shower before she was found collapsed in the bathtub. The doctor expressed doubt over this claim, saying he believed the girl could barely move her joints. Mo further revealed a discrepancy between what prosecutors asserted was the truth and what Ling told authorities. When the father arrived at the hospital, Mo vividly remembered him pointing at Wong and saying: “Everything was this woman’s fault.” But prosecutors said in subsequent interactions with police, doctors and social workers that he had stuck to Wong’s explanation, including that Suki was born with birth defects even though none had been documented. Percy said that Ling decided to come clean after being shown photographs of Suki’s physical state. It was then he disclosed the threats from Wong, claiming that she once told him: “Watch your family.”  Ling also said that Wong also told him to take the fall so she could be acquitted, arguing he was only facing a trivial offence.

    On September 13 that year, Wong made him write a statement consistent with her version of what happened to their daughter, which was submitted to police, Percy said. The trial continues on Monday before Mr Justice Kevin Zervos.

     

     


    Ex-Government Flying Service doctor pleads guilty to taking up-skirt videos in mall

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    Blaming problems with his marriage and issues with anxiety, a former high-flying doctor has admitted to taking up-skirt videos of five women during an hour-long spree of furtive filming at a Kowloon Tong shopping mall.

    Former chief medical officer for the Government Flying Service, Woo Wing-keung, 51, was caught in September 2016 using his mobile phone to film up the skirt of a 27-year-old woman ascending in front of him on escalator at Festival Walk.

    The man who spotted the now-disgraced doctor — the victim’s boyfriend — was an off-duty police officer, who demanded Woo hand over his phone. After he obliged, 

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    Woo pleaded guilty to committing an act outraging public decency at West Kowloon Magistrates’ Court yesterday. In mitigation, lawyers representing Woo said he committed the act because of his anxiety, did not do it for sexual pleasure, and that his chances of re-offending were low. They said that after the incident, Woo sought help from a psychiatrist who formally diagnosed him with anxiety, stemming from the breakdown in his marriage, pressure at work, and his diabetes.

    The court heard that Woo has since left the Hospital Authority, now works as a part-time doctor at a clinic, and is heavily-involved with volunteer work. Although defence lawyers said Woo felt remorse, the magistrate said he failed to apologise to the victims. Sentencing will take place on May 3.


    The 37th Hong Kong Film Awards: Louis Koo named best actor and Teresa Mo named best actress

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    Ann Hui On-wah’s wartime epic 

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     was the big winner at the 37th Hong Kong Film Awards on Sunday evening, bagging five awards out of 11 nominations, including best film and best director. 

    Meanwhile, three of the four recipients of best actor and actress awards – whether in a leading or supporting role – were maiden winners, including Teresa Mo Sun-kwan, who finally got the nod in her third nomination for best actress.

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     , which earned Louis Koo Tin-lok his first best actor trophy, took home three prizes, while 

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     and Tomorrow is Another Day snatched two each.

    Hundreds of local and overseas fans swarmed the entrance to the Cultural Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui on Sunday, the biggest night in the city’s film industry calendar, hoping to catch a glimpse of their favourite stars on the red carpet.

    Organisers of Hong Kong’s equivalent of the Oscars were hoping to see less political tension this year, after their live broadcasts of the past two events were partially censored in mainland China over films deemed sensitive.

    The patriotic undertones of Our Time Will Come, based on the heroics of a resistance group fighting Japanese occupation in wartime Hong Kong, were not expected to stir controversy however.

    Already named best picture of 2017 by the Hong Kong Film Critics Society, the espionage thriller also helped Hui, who turns 71 in May, get the best director nod for the sixth time.

    Fellow director Sylvia Chang Ai-chia was left disappointed after the film she directed and starred in, relationship drama 

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     , went home with only best screenplay after securing nine nominations.

    But it was all smiles for Koo, who was presented the best actor trophy by Indian superstar Aamir Khan for his performance in Paradox. “I have been thinking how we can all make Hong Kong film thrive,” Koo said in a heartfelt speech. “Hongkongers must be united … the industry needs your support.”

    Also a first-time winner, Mo shed tears as she walked onto the stage to receive the top actress award for the first time. The 57-year-old, who has starred in numerous comedies, played the mother of an autistic and mentally handicapped teenager in Tomorrow is Another Day.

    The awards this year were broadcast live – with simultaneous English translation – to audiences in 30 territories around the world, including a number of South American countries.

    List of The 37th Hong Kong Film Awards winners:

    Best Picture:                                               Paradox

    Best Director:                                              Ann Hui

    Best Screenplay:                                        Sylvia Chang, You Xiao-Ying

    Best Actor:                                                  Louis Koo  

    Best Actress:                                              Teresa Mo

    Best Supporting Actor:                                Philip Keung

    Best Supporting Actress:                             Deanie Ip

    Best New Director:                                       Kearen Pang 

    Best New Performer:                                   Ling Man Lung

    Best Cinematography:                                Jason Kwan

    Best Film Editing:                                        Li Ka Wing 

    Best Art Direction:                                       Man Lim Chung, Billy Li

    Best Costume & Make Up Design:             Bruce Yu, Lee Pik Kwan

    Best Dressed:                                             Philip Keung,  Stephy Tang

    Best Visual Effects:                                     Eric Xu, Henri Wong

    Best Action Choreography:                         Sammo Hung

    Best Sound Design:                                     Kinson Tsang, Lee Yiu Keung George                       

    Best Original Film Score:                            Joe Hisaishi

    Best Original Film Song:                             An Unheard Melody

    Best Film From Mainland & Taiwan:           The Great Buddha

    Professional Achievement Award:             Pauline ayeung

    Lifetime Achievement Award:                     Chor Yuen

     


    Mother of three arrested after pictures, footage show young boys being slapped, tied up

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    Police on Sunday night arrested a Hong Kong woman for child abuse after pictures showing a boy tied up in a flat and a video of a child being repeatedly slapped went viral.

    One of three pictures that circulated on social media over the weekend shows the child, who appears to be under the age of 10, made to kneel next to a toilet with his hands and feet tied. Another picture features the boy lying shirtless on the floor of the bathroom. Over the images, a woman’s voice can be heard talking in the background. 

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    : “At 3:40pm, little brother came back. I have tied his hands and legs in the bathroom. Look at the photos, are they nice?”

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     (published by Ming Pao), meanwhile, shows a woman slapping another boy’s face. A young girl also joins in and hits the child in the eyes with an object. “Don’t hit me!” the boy says in the clip, as he cries and tries to cover his face. According to the RTHK, the 

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    . They arrested a woman, 41, at a flat in Mei Sang House on the Shek Kip Mei Estate, RTHK reported.

    The 

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    , according to the SCMP. A police spokesman told the English-language paper that the woman was suspected of abusing her son mid last year. The paper reported that neighbors had often seen the woman beating and scolding the boys publicly. Ming Pao reported

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    . Speaking to The Standard, Education-sector lawmaker Ip Kin-yuen called for the police to investigate, but cautioned it was hard to determine all the facts from a video.advr.php?at=r&h=1&tid=47b8b5387c1b49c9924e55a2d243485d&tx=ouranos&sid=DDgWdR0pkvE&cid=9c1JKPfBpsNYMg&bid=TXBEJlxtehwqTtPk&ts=1523350728mother-three-arrested-pictures-footage-show-young-boys-slapped-tied

    Many netizens reacted with fury to the suspected abuse, which is not the first case to come to light via social media. In June last year, 

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