HKSAR v. KWOK KAI CHUNG

HCMA000305/1999

1999, No. MA305

IN THE HIGH COURT OF THE

HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION

COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE

(APPELLATE JURISDICTION)

MAGISTRACY APPEAL NO. 305 OF 1999

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BETWEEN
HKSAR Respondent
AND
KWOK KAI CHUNG Appellant

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Coram: The Honourable Mrs Justice V. Bokhary in Court

Date of Hearing: 11 May 1999

Date of Delivery of Judgment: 11 May 1999

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J U D G M E N T

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1. The Appellant was tried before Colin Mackinosh Esquire in the Magistrate’s Court at Eastern on one charge of theft. On 24th February1999, he was convicted and sentenced to six months’ imprisonment.

2. He has lodged a Notice of Appeal against Conviction in the standard form but has written no ground of appeal thereon. He has alsolodged a Notice of Appeal against Sentence in the standard form but has added nothing to the proforma ground therein that his sentencewas too severe.

3. The Magistrate has prepared a very careful Statement of Findings and equally careful Reasons for Sentence. I propose to say no morethan that I am fully satisfied of the propriety of the conviction and of the sentence.

4. The appeal against conviction is dismissed, and so is the appeal against sentence.

(V. Bokhary)
Judge of the Court of First Instance,
High Court

Representation:

Kwok Kai-chung, Appellant in person

Mr Paul K. Madigan (of the Department of Justice) for the Respondent