1999, No. MA293
IN THE HIGH COURT OF THE
HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION
COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE
MAGISTRACY APPEAL NO. 293 OF 1999
Coram : The Honourable Mrs Justice V. Bokhary in Court
Date of Hearing: 19 May 1999
Date of Delivery of Judgment: 19 May 1999
J U D G M E N T
1. This Appellant appeared before T.H. Casewell Esquire in the Magistrate’s Court at Tsuen Wan on 22nd January this year. He pleadedguilty to one charge of remaining in Hong Kong without the authority of the Director of Immigration after having landed here unlawfully.He was sentenced to 15 months’ imprisonment.
2. He now appeals against sentence out of time, seeking an extension on the following ground:
3. His grounds of appeal is that the sentence is too excessive. In his reasons for sentence, the magistrate said this:
4. This morning the Appellant has repeated to me what had been advanced before the Magistrate. In all the circumstances, I do not considerthat the sentence is too serve at all and I see no basis for upsetting the sentence which the Magistrate has imposed. I refuse theextension asked for. The appeal is dismissed.
Chan Ying-lung, Appellant in person
Mr. Johnny Chan (of the Department of Justice) for the Respondent