An angry housewife scalded her Indonesian domestic helper with an iron, thus sentenced to jail for 7 months

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    An angry housewife scalded her Indonesian domestic helper with an iron, thus sentenced to jail for 7 months

    source: takungpao

    translated by cici@AsianEU

     

    magistrate said the defendant's act violated integrity between employers and maids

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    A housewife took an iron and scalded her Indonesian domestic helper on forearm in fury. The housewife earlier admitted to charges of grievous bodily harm, at the Kwun Tong Magistracy yesterday she was jailed for seven months. Immediately after sentencing, defendant's family was dissatisfied, and told the media outside of court that they will appeal.

     

    The magistrate judge said in all earnestness that the defendant violated integrity between employers and employees. Although she has two young children, and also the breadwinner, to cause grievous bodily harm, such unreasonable and inhumane act, was not a behavior the court can condone. The magistrate pointed out that the victim had to leave her home to come to Hong Kong as a worker, the employer should had given more empathy. But the defendant ignored the feelings of the victim, and the offense was serious, so sentencing to community service orders or suspended sentences were not suitable.

     

    Female defendant Ng Bik-man (32 years old), was a clerk, and appeared displease when she heard a heavy sentence, also giving a glance hinting something to family who were sitting in the court . Defendant was alleged charged on August 12 last year at Tsing Lung Tau Yashi Kok, inflicting grievous bodily harm on the 24-years-old Indonesian woman Rasnenti. Defense lawyer said in mitigation that the defendant was worried about the Indonesian domestic helper not knowing how to use an iron and scalding her eight months old son, that she impulsively made such act; on the other hand, the defendant was remanded in custody for two weeks after pleading guilty and could not spend Christmas with family, coupled with the defendant with no criminal past, the defense lawyer pleaded the court to give a lenient sentence.

     

    The incident happened at 7:00 in the morning, the defendant saw her eight-months old son learning to walk approached an iron in use, therefore defendant quickly yelled at the Indonesian domestic helper, and holding the iron as if to scald the Indonesian domestic helper. In confusion, Indonesian domestic helper's right hand was burned. According to defendant, earlier this year in June, defendant's domestic helper first completed cleaning in the morning, then she was ready for ironing. At this time, the male employer already left for work, and the defendant was at home still sleeping with her two-years-old and a half and eight-months old children. Soon after, the domestic helper heard the 8 months old boy cried, so she picked him up to placate him. About five minutes later, the boy calmed down, so the domestic helper put him in a baby walker, and she also started to iron a shirt. A few times, the baby boy approached her, but the domestic helper immediately pushed the baby walker away. When she finished ironing two shirts, the baby boy approached again, at this time the defendant suddenly scolded the domestic helper from behind, "Do you know how hot is the iron! What happens if the baby touches it?" The domestic helper turned to the defendant saying sorry repeatedly, but the defendant suddenly picked up the iron putting it just above the domestic helper's face saying "Why don't you try", therefore the domestic helper was frightened holding her right hand high in front of her face blocking the iron, and her forearm was scalded and screamed in pain. The defendant then put down the iron and returned to the bedroom. After packing up the iron, the domestic helper left home to the consulate for help.


    Man jumped into tracks, split into 2 parts

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    Man jumped into tracks, split into 2 parts

    source: takungpao

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    Firefighters carried the body onto platform

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    A man just spent birthday the day before, possibly was distraught by stress that he jumped into tracks when a train was about to stop at a station yesterday, and got torn apart into two parts. Train service was disrupted for over an hour, and station lobby had to close off to prohibit passengers from entering. Also, Hong Kong Railway arranged passengers to take buses out of the station.

     

    Man committed suicide was Leung X Wah (47 years old). Police later found suicide notes according to his ID seized from body, the content of the suicide note disclosed he killed himself because of work problems. The scene at which the accident took place was Platform 2 of Mong Kok Station going the direction to Lo Wu Railway Station. Sources said that a passenger found him setting a brand-name handbag in a corner appearing odd. At 4:22 p.m., a northbound train entering the platform, Leung X Wah suddenly ran pass the yellow line jumping into tracks. Train operator hit the emergency brake, but the train still had momentum hitting Leung X Wah and rolling him beneath the train. The victim was torn into two parts on the spot. Passengers witnessing the accident on the platform were shocked to panic, and after the train operator regained calm, he reported the incident to directional control center for help. And so, northbound train services was halted immediately. Cheung Sha Wan Fire Services Secretary Tsang Chiu-Hin said they sent 4 fire engines, one ambulance and one ambulance motorcycle, and 25 staffs after receiving a report of someone falling onto the tracks. Because the person was trapped under the train, firefighters had to wait for train services to a complete standstill before they could save the victim, and the whole process took nearly half an hour. The victim was certified dead on the spot, and his body was carried onto platform, waiting for a black-box car to be carried away.

     

    During the rescue, the Hong Kong Railway had to temporary close Mong Kok Station, so all turnstiles were suspended while issuing a broadcasting, and arranged passengers to take buses to Kowloon Tong Station or East Tsim Sha Tsui Station. halfway in the Mong Kok station or get off at Hung Hom Station . To 5 pm, Hong Kong Railway initiated northbound platform reserved for backup for stranded passengers to evacuate from the platform.


    700 tons of smuggled vegetables circulate in Hong Kong markets affecting local business and endanger public health

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    700 tons of smuggled vegetables circulate in Hong Kong markets affecting local business and endanger public health

    source: sun

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    Daily influx of 700 tons of smuggled vegetables from Mainland China not only are sold in Hong Kong in every street, but they also seriously endanger the health of the public, therefore a number of vegetable wholesalers have decided to launch a protest driving slowly in cars blocking traffics in Government Secretariat Office, Hung Hom and Man Kam To to express dissatisfaction on the 6th of this month. They protest against the Secretary for Food and Health and relevant departments for failing to protect food safety. Hong Kong Vegetable Association and other nine Vegetable Wholesale Merchants Association and the Concern Group strongly condemned York Chow Yat Ngok for not fulfilling his responsibility of safeguarding food safety yesterday, that he condones smugglers to take advantage of loopholes, and urge the Hong Kong Government to promote the establishment of a new policy to standardize the import of vegetables, improve the management of quarantine regulations and concentrate the source of vegetables to ensure that Mainland Chinese vegetables imported into Hong Kong will not endanger health.

     

    Nine Vegetable Wholesale Merchants Association publicly announce the details of the protest yesterday. The leader of Hong Kong Association of imported vegetables wholesaler Yuen Chong points out that lawbreakers buying vegetables from unknown sources everywhere, then transfer vegetable from illegal origin or forge certificates of labeling in Mainland China, and then smuggle the vegetables into Hong Kong through Shenzhen Nanshan distribution center or the second phase market without going through the VMO testing and wholesale marketing, making direct delivery to various retail outlets in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Administration has never acknowledged this problem ignoring Hong Kong people's food safety. The Hong Kong Association of imported vegetables has reflected to York Chow many times, asking HWFB staffs to monitor, but the issue has not been given a great importance, which causes current situation to get worse.

     

    Last year, there is only 10 cars of "smuggling" vegetables a day, but now it has increased to more than 60 vehicles. The 700 tons of illegal vegetables contain heavy metals, pesticides that have surpass the safety radar, yet these vegetables have already fallen into the hands of the public and even been eaten. On the other hand, vegatables distributed through Vegetable wholesale market decline in quantity annually, the overall wholesale capacity from 500,000 tonnes two years ago reduces to 460,000 tonnes. Yuen Chong says the five major vegetable wholesale markets in Hong Kong has about 250 vehicles loading and unloading vegetables daily, but because of the smuggling car loads have been reduced to 20 percent, that all business in each wholesale market is shrinking, and if the authorities do not introduce legislation to regulate the smuggling of vegetables, vegetable wholesale markets will close down soon.

     

    The industry reveals they have communicated with different Mainland Chinese and Hong Kong departments requesting them to acknowledge the problem of smuggling vegetables over the past years, but the incompetent York Chow is still ignoring the industry making the industry feels helpless and hopeless, which is why they decide to launch a protest on the 6th this month, driving slowly to the Government headquarter to protest. The industry also warns the authorities if they handle improperly, they do not rule out sending hundreds of vehicles in batches to clog Central, the Cross Harbor Tunnel and Man Kam To.

     

    Hong Kong Vegetable Association president Wong Cheung-Hon says the smuggled vegetables causes Health, Welfare and Food Bureau to lose the monitoring role when the vegetables circulate in Hong Kong markets without sampling and testing. Only the Hong Kong Government enacts a law requiring imported vegetables from Mainland China to pass VMO testing will the vegetables be safe.

     

    "Ng Hong Fu Sic Bun Concern Group" leader Hui Hon-Man describes smuggling vegetables is a very serious incident. He accuses the authorities of not learning lessons from the bird flu, malachite green, melamine incidents, not eradicating smuggling vegetables in its initial less sever stage, allowing the problem to expand affecting the livelihoods of 20000 to 30000 people in the industry. Thus, the authorities will have to pay a heavy price.

     

    Members of the Legislative Council Leung Mei-fun says in a meeting last year with the Mainland Chinese authorities, Mainland Chinese Departments acknowledge the forge documents involving the smuggling vegetables, including problems in frozen chickens, pork and other serious problems as well. In September, she has also questioned York Chow in the Legislative Council meeting, but York Chow denounces the problem lies in Customs for having a lax enforcement, sliding past his responsibility completely. She criticizes Health, Welfare and Food Bureau as the most bureaucratic department. The vegetable industry request is reasonable, and thinks that the authorities must listen to public opinion, or else the authorities will set off an even greater social turmoil.

     

    Health, Welfare and Food Bureau reponds that in order to combat the smuggling poultry meat and vegetables, FEHD and the Customs and Excise Department have stepped up checks at all entry control points to inspect vehicles. FEHD has also tested samples of vegetables at all levels, that the vegetables have a pass rate of over 99 percent.

     

    Daily 3000 tons of Mainland Chinese vegetables export to Hong Kong, a quarter of vegetables deliver to direct sales in various retail outlets, but still pass loopholes appearing in Inspection and Quarantine.

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    Vegetable wholesale industry roars at the incompetent York Chow, urging Legislative Council to enact legislation to regulate imported vegetables and group them to wholesale markets.

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    How illegal vegetables smuggled into Hong Kong

    1. Illegal vegetables market, small vegetables market and vegetables producers in Mainland China offer vegetables to collectors

    2. After collecting all kinds of vegetables, smugglers repackage the vegetables into baskets

    3. Certicate of vegetables to Hong Kong are placed on the vegetables and put on vehicles

    4. The vegetables vehicles deliver the whole batch of vegetables to Nanshan distribution center, and complete export process to deliver to Hong Kong

    5. The vegetables vehicles arrive at Hong Kong Customs, but because the cars have certificates of "vegetables to Hong Kong", so vegetables don't need to be tested and can enter

    6. Vegetables distributors contact vegetables customers, and vegetables vehicles drive to destination instructed by customers

    7. After those vegetables stands owners, supermarkets receive smuggled vegetables, they sell it to the public


    70 years old woman jumped to her death because she could suffer more abuse

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    70 years old woman jumped to her death because she could suffer no more abuse

    source: takungpao

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    Police officers covered the old lady's body with plastic sheets

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    A three generations under one roof is to be regarded as a model of well-being family, but a seventy-years-old lady living in Tak Tin Estate in Lam Tin has long been suspected to be regarded as an ATM and suffered battery. On yesterday morning when old lady refused to give money, she was turned into a human punch bag. After the physical and psychological trauma, old lady left the apartment, climbed over the railings and jumped off the building, to which she was killed on spot. Her descendants seeing this, rushed to her body and called the police. The son and daughter-in-law after hearing the news, rushed to old lady body, kneeling their knees and crying at the corpse.

     

    Old lady suspected to be under long-term battering to death and jumped to her death had surname Wong (75 years old). She lived with her son, daughter-in-law and a grandson, together in Sun Tak Tin Estate in Lam Tin. It is learned that her son worked as a truck driver, and her grandson was 27 years old. Two years ago, grandchild and grandma had great relationship; neighbors from time to time often saw his grandson carrying his grandmother on and off the stairs, but the grandson was mentally disabled with retardation, so grandson was often emotional instable with violent tendency. Grandmother on the other hand was already very old and suffering from heart disease, who recently became depressed revealing that she wanted to die.

     

    11 o'clock yesterday morning, Wong stayed at home with grandson, but it was suspected of a money dispute during which the grandson kicked and punched grandma. Grandma could not fight back, and she climbed over a one meter railing from apartment corridor to commit suicide. She crashed into clothes racks, and then fell at the open space at which a loud boom echo around. Her head was exploded with scattered blood. The grandson who couldn't stop grandma time witnessed her jumping off a building, so he quickly rushed downstairs to see her and called the police. Ambulance crew arrived at the scene confirmed Wong to have died on the spot.

     

    Police cordoned off the area to investigate, and found Wong's slippers and a wooden stool, a few thousand dollars cash was also found on Wong's corpse. Wong's son and daughter-in-law immediately rushed back to the scene after they were notified, at which the son was so sad, kneeling down, crying and stroking the corpse. Someone said in grief that Wong used to be battered, and did not expect the incident will turn into a death. Police later took the grandson to station to help with investigation.


    Girl raped 7 months ago only found out she was pregnant after a physical exam

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    Girl raped 7 months ago only found out she was pregnant after a physical exam

    source and credit: sun

    Translated by cici@Asianuniverse.net

     

    A girl working in a fast food restaurant was raped and became pregnant seven months after, and called for police assistance just last month. Because the rapist involving in the case had been long gone, the police is now hunting for a suspect age about 20 years old. According to reports, the girl had sympathy over her co-worker getting sick that she took him home. However, the male colleague turned out raping her. The girl was raped twice, but she did not dare to call the police after the incident. Until last month at a hospital for physical examination, doctor revealed to her that she was 28 weeks pregnant, only then did she have a discussion with her family and she finally called the police.

     

    Girl being raped and pregnant is now 19 years old, and works at a fast food restaurant in Hong Kong. She reported that in April this year, before getting off work, one day, her twenty-years-old male colleague expressed to her that he was dizzy and not feeling unwell, and hoped that someone could accompany him home. Due to a moment of compassion, the girl agreed to accompany him back home.

     

    It is understood that when she arrived at the male colleague's home in Kowloon City, the man overpowered her, and then raped her twice. The girl was extremely humiliated, but was afraid to expose this incident that she did not dare to call the police, and kept her mouth shut. In the four months after the incident, perhaps in fear of being exposed, the man resigned from the fast food restaurant, but the girl was still unwilling to expose the incident.

     

    According to reports, last month the girl went to a Hospital for medical checkup, and the doctor told her she was seven months pregnant. In accordance to calculation, she suspected the pregnancy was due to her rape, so she eventually told her family and friends and decided to call the police. Last month on the 21st, the girl went to the Kowloon City Police Station to report and immediately the police went to the rapist's apartment, but the suspect had disappeared, so the police is now looking for a 20-years-old man to be brought to justice.

     

    Police spokesman yesterday confirmed that last month on the 21st, they received received a report from a 19 years old female claiming to be raped by a 20-years-old man. The case is now under investigation by the Crime Investigation Team VIII Team , no one has been arrested.

     

    Chairman of the National Health momentum Lo Wing-lok said that although the laws of Hong Kong allow abortion, but abortion must be done in fetal weeks no more than 24 weeks. After the consultation period, the law will treat the fetus as a human, if abortion is done during this period it's equalivant to murder. He added that if to trace the identity of the father, one could follow fetal's DNA. Family Planning Association spokesman said, the law requires abortion conducts only within 24 weeks of pregnancy, as well as two doctors consent.

     


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