Archive for July 21st, 2011

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Namibia: Nuctech-related Court Hearings Postponed until January

Two defendents in a Namibian corruption case are challenging key parts of Namibia’s Anti-Corruption Act of 2003 and the Prevention of Organised Crime Act of 2004 for doubts in their constitutionality, The Namibian reported in March. The legality of the appointment of senior Cabinet member Pendukeni Iivula-Ithana as both Minister of Justice and Attorney-General in 2005 was reportedly also questioned by the two defendents.

Apparently on Monday, High Court Judge President Petrus Damaseb postponed further hearings of the two defendents, Teckla Lameck and Kongo Mokaxwa, and of a third defendent in the same case, Yang Fan, a former representative of Chinese company Nuctech, until January 19, 2012.

Three High Court judges will hear the constitutional challenges on November 29 this year, the Republikein reported on Monday.

The three defendents are free on bail, according to the Namibian’s report of March.

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Related

Older Related Posts, since July 2009 »
Nuctech: Investigations in EU and Namibia, July 20, 2009

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Related External Link(s)

» The Namibian who will oversee Fifa’s Ethics Hearing, BBC, May 25, 2011

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Date for Your Diary: China Liberation Day, August 29, 1842

John Platt: "The signing and sealing of the Treaty of Nanking", Wikimedia Commons

John Platt: "The signing and sealing of the Treaty of Nanking", Wikimedia Commons

Now that the festive days of Peaceful-Tibet-Liberation commemorations are slowly drawing to a close, let’s get prepared for August 29. On that day in 1842, a number of ancestors of whoever is going to read this dealt feudalism in China a lasting blow.

It was a day in history when the world gasped in admiration. Let us never forget that without Europe, there would be no new China – 没有欧洲就没有新中国.

This is the irrefutable truth, and a proud day to remember for all benign and progressive forces, in China and abroad.

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