Saturday 02 August 2014

A Bruising Battle

PUTEAUX, France, July 29th - A few hours ago, the Japanese Professional Mahjong League JPML posted a video of the final hanchan of the World Riichi Mahjong Championship. In this hanchan, which lasted for over two hours, a bruising battle took place between four Japanese: Hiroshi Yamai, Kazuhiko Nishijima, Jun Nishikawa and Noriyuki Kiriyama.


Welcome, Scott Miller!

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AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands - For the first time in its history, Mahjong News welcomes a new editor. Scott Miller, author of the mahjong instruction book ‘Mahjong From A to Zhú’ (Psionic Press 2013) has joined the staff. This is especially good news for the large American ‘mah-jongg’ community of some 300,000 members: Scott is from Amarillo, Texas, and he will have a keen eye for the development of the game in his country.
Scott is not only writing about mahjong, he also is an instructor of the game at Amarillo College. He played in the European Riichi Mahjong Championship 2013 in Austria, and he will be present in Paris for the first World Riichi Mahjong Championship, coming July.
Besides that, he is the author of more than thirteen professional publications in various scientific text books and journals, to include the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine. Scott is a husband and father of four children, residing in Texas, USA.

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Editor Scott D. Miller

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AMARILLO, Texas - As from today, Scott D. Miller is the Editor-in-Chief of Mahjong News. He is the successor of  Martin Rep, the founder of the only and only Independent Internet Mahjong Newspaper. 

Dr. Scott D. Miller is the author of the mahjong instruction book ‘Mahjong From A to Zhú’ (Psionic Press 2013) and an instructor of the game at Amarillo College. He played in the European Riichi Mahjong Championship 2013 in Austria and was a referee in the World Riichi Mahjong Championship.

 

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Six held after former top triad leader bashed

HONG KONG - Six suspected triad members have been arrested over an attack on a former top leader of the Wo On Lok triad in Wan Chai on Saturday. The Wo On Lok, also known as Shui Fong, operates mainly in Tsim Sha Tsui, Yau Ma Tei and Mong Kok. Its illegal businesses are said to include extortion, drug trafficking and car smuggling. They control several nightclubs, mahjong parlours and massage centres.

A gang of 10 men bashed a former "dragon head", nicknamed Ko Lo Fat, unconscious as he was taking his wife and two sons to a pet show at the Convention and Exhibition Centre at about 12.30pm, police said. Detectives are investigating whether the attack is linked to infighting between two main groups over leadership of the triad. They are also on alert for possible revenge attacks after the weekend assault.
"[Ko Lo Fat] was punched and kicked for a few minutes. One of the gangsters picked up a plastic sign and clubbed him," an anti-triad officer said. "He was beaten unconscious, but family members were unhurt."
The attackers fled before police arrived. Ko Lo Fat, now a triad faction leader, was taken to Queen Mary Hospital in Pok Fu Lam, where he later regained consciousness. He was said to be stable yesterday.
Police believe the attack could have been a warning rather than an attempt to kill him, as no lethal weapon was used. "It is a traditional triad-style approach. We believe its aim is to teach Ko Lo Fat a lesson and to warn him and his group not to cause any trouble," the officer said.

(South China Morning Post)



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