HKSAR v. WONG HOI SANG

HCMA000376/1999

1999, No. MA 376

IN THE HIGH COURT OF THE

HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION

COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE

(APPELLATE JURISDICTION)

MAGISTRACY APPEAL NO. 376 OF 1999

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BETWEEN
HKSAR Respondent
AND
WONG HOI-SANG Appellant

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Coram: The Honourable Mrs Justice V. Bokhary in Court

Date of Hearing: 14 May 1999

Date of Delivery of Judgment: 14 May 1999

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J U D G M E N T

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1. This Appellant was on 22nd March this year sentenced in the Magistrate’s Court at Tsuen Wan to 15 months’ imprisonment for one offenceto which he pleaded guilty, namely remaining in Hong Kong without the authority of the Director of Immigration after having landedhere unlawfully.

2. The Appellant now appeals against sentence. Having considered all the circumstances in this case, I consider that the sentence passedis well within the appropriate range and that there is no basis for me to disturb it. The appeal is dismissed.

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

Representation:

Mr WONG Hoi-sang, Appellant in Person

Mr Gary LAM (of the Department of Justice) for Respondent