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A former IBM employee in Hong Kong is facing ruin after a judge threw out his case which alleged that he had been sexually harassed by his female boss. Judge Maggie Poon Man-kay said Ray Chen knew exactly what he was doing when he entered into a relationship with Tamara Rus, a project manager from Australia, and only made the allegations after he was sacked. The judge also said Chen had brought the case to trial "maliciously and frivolously" and that his allegations of sexual harassment were "without any ring of truth". Chen had alleged he was forced to kiss Ms Rus and had to face the indignity of being told he looked sexy in shorts, among other things. The sexual harassment was said to have taken place when Chen worked for IBM China/Hong Kong Ltd, according to the South China Morning Post. Elsewhere, a Chinese man has been jailed for two months for having sex with a dog inside a public lavatory. In what is this year's best shaggy dog story so far, Wong Pak-kan, 48 -- a watchmaker by trade -- was said by the judge to have committed "the most disgusting offence I have ever come across, especially in a society dominated by Chinese who cherish traditional Chinese values". Wong was caught "giving the dog a bone" by two policemen after they saw him disappear into a lavvy with the dog. The dog's breed is not known. Wong was described as a "tender and passive person", according to Wise News report. It's not known whether the dog shared this description of Wong. This incidence of bestiality has nothing to do with IT, the Internet or any of the usual Register fodder. We just thought it was a sit up and beg type of story that needed to be done. However, we also believe that once Wong serves his time that should be the end of it, and should not be hounded any further. ®

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