HKSAR v. YEAP BOUN LONG

HCMA288/2007

IN THE HIGH COURT OF THE

HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION

COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE

(Appellate Jurisdiction)

MAGISTRACY APPEAL NO.288 OF 2007

(ON APPEAL FROM STCC 1753 OF 2007)

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BETWEEN

  HKSAR Respondent
  and  
  YEAP BOUN LONG (葉文隆) Appellant

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Before : Hon Nguyen J in Court

Date of Hearing : 26 April 2007

Date of Judgment : 26 April 2007

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J U D G M E N T

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1. The starting point of 18 months’ imprisonment for the two charges is neither manifestly excessive nor wrong in principle.

2. The magistrate gave a proper one-third discount for the pleas and reduced the sentences to 12 months. The magistrate properly orderedthat the two sentences are to be served concurrently.

3. The 12 months were ordered by the magistrate to be served consecutively to the 12 months the appellant was serving for another differentand unrelated offence. That is a proper order as the two sets of offences were committed on different dates and the offences weretotally different.

4. The appeal against sentence is dismissed.

  (Peter Nguyen)
Judge of the Court of First Instance
High Court

Mr Prakash L. Daryanani, SGC of Department of Justice, for HKSAR

Appellant in person