I have no idea why I’m involved in the – unfortunately – second trial, on an HK-PRC infrastructure. Last time it was the West Kowloon Station Co-Location arrangement, this time it is the alleged conspiracy to defraud concerning the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, a Y-shaped bridge that links three cities together. No, this time it’s not about the irony of how we objected vehemently to the construction, only now to face a more serious, constitutional ramification; this time it is about how Hongkongers are prone and susceptible to twisted and tainted practices, in order to meet contrived and non-existent requirements that would boost an organisation’s reputation. Continue reading “HZMB and the Ramifications”
Decided to remove some old posts (that the now-22-year-old me find to be too cringeworthy and personal), and evolve this to a more mature version of myself:
There would be more social- and law-related posts here from now on, and hopefully, it would not be censored (smh)
Apparently now I can’t share a Thought Catalog article straight over here on WordPress like how I used to, so this will have to do:
I have few words to say for this article – only that it helped me make a lot of sense out of whatever that had been stuck in my brain for too long.
Here’s my favourite: Continue reading “Unnamed emotions”
“The conduct of the parabolical priest and Levite on the road to Jericho may have been indeed deplorable, but English law has not so far developed to the stage of treating it as criminal.” (R v Miller (James)  2 AC 161 at 175, per Lord Diplock)
Finally – there’s a statement that acknowledges the shortcomings of British (this time the legal system), but there’s still a religious undertone to it. The references to Levite, Jericho and the Good Samaritan hmm. Those were the days when religion played a larger part in people’s lives so that is to be understood and accepted; it doesn’t mean it ought to happen as much today.
I just hope that the judiciary can remain impartial to all other potential value influence, be it positive or negative.
Probably gone a bit mad with law readings 😛
There’s already some debate, out of the scarce few cases that I’ve read, about Judges inputting their own values into their judgments – one of the most notable ones being Lord Atkin’s neighbour principle (Donoghue v Stevenson  AC 562). That aside, however, doesn’t stop me from comparing it (well, somehow) with one of my all-time favourites, Lord of the Flies.
The sense of superiority they feel as Britishmen is unbelievable. Continue reading “British Pride and British Laws”