Wed04232014

LAST_UPDATEWed, 23 Apr 2014 10pm

Philippines Arrests Extremist In Malaysia Resort Kidnapping

Philippines Arrests Extremist In Malaysia Resort Kidnapping

ZAMBOANGA: Philippin...

Caps Declare May Day Anti-GST Protest Rally Illegal

Caps Declare May Day Anti-GST Protest Rally Illegal

KUALA LUMPUR:  ...

Nur Jazlan: Umno Would Have Introduced Hudud ‘Long Ago’ If It Wantedv

Nur Jazlan: Umno Would Have Introduced Hudud ‘Long Ago’ If It Wantedv

KUALA LUMPUR: A mode...

In Denouncing Extremists, Khairy Admits Umno’s Right-Wing Considers Him A Political Traitor

In Denouncing Extremists, Khairy Admits Umno’s Right-Wing Considers Him A Political Traitor

KUALA LUMPUR: Umno Y...

Elderly Woman’s Hand Stuck In A Cloth Dryer

Elderly Woman’s Hand Stuck In A Cloth Dryer

KOTA KINABALU: An el...

Grief, Anger At Memorial For Korea Ferry Student Victims

Grief, Anger At Memorial For Korea Ferry Student Victims

ANSAN: Thousands of ...

The Truth Behind ‘The Other Woman’

The Truth Behind ‘The Other Woman’

LOS ANGELES: Cameron...

James Franco And Seth Rogen Say No To Kimye Wedding

James Franco And Seth Rogen Say No To Kimye Wedding

LOS ANGELES: Kanye W...

Bollywood Shows Growing Imprint In US

Bollywood Shows Growing Imprint In US

WASHINGTON: Bollywoo...

Beyoncé ‘Moving To London With Jay-Z’

Beyoncé ‘Moving To London With Jay-Z’

LOS ANGELES: Jay-Z a...

US Steps Up Trade Pressure On Japan Ahead Of Obama Visit

US Steps Up Trade Pressure On Japan Ahead Of Obama Visit

TOKYO: The United St...

Share Prices End Mixed To Higher In Cautious Trading As Investors Take Profits

Share Prices End Mixed To Higher In Cautious Trading As Investors Take Profits

KUALA LUMPUR: Share ...

LG Household Considering Bid To Buy Elizabeth Arden

LG Household Considering Bid To Buy Elizabeth Arden

SEOUL:  LG Hous...

Dollar Holds Steady, Eyes On Obama Asia Tour

Dollar Holds Steady, Eyes On Obama Asia Tour

TOKYO: The dollar he...

McDonald's Profit Slides As Taco Bell Launches Breakfast Taco

McDonald's Profit Slides As Taco Bell Launches Breakfast Taco

NEW YORK - McDonald'...

Creative Hobbies Lead To Better Job Performance

Creative Hobbies Lead To Better Job Performance

SAN FRANCISCO: Looki...

‘Healthy’ Web Searches Peak Early In The Week, Says Study

‘Healthy’ Web Searches Peak Early In The Week, Says Study

SAN DIEGO: A new stu...

Eat Foods That 'Care For The Planet'

Eat Foods That 'Care For The Planet'

EARTH Day. Like New ...

How Your Office Is Harming Your Health

How Your Office Is Harming Your Health

MANY of us spend a l...

Richest Royals Around The Globe

Richest Royals Around The Globe

IT'S a little over m...

HANGZHOU: Nine people have stood trial in China for allegedly selling their own kidneys on the black market and then recruiting others to sell theirs.

Prosecutors allege the defendants, all of whom are under the age of 30, recruited people via the Internet to sell their kidneys in Hangzhou City. 

The kidney trafficking ring allegedly recruited 38 people dating back to November 2011, 11 of whom sold their kidneys before Hangzhou police made arrests in May 2012, Xinhua reported.In court yesterday the prosecutor asked Lyu Qing, one of the nine alleged traffickers, how much could be earnt from a successful operation and sale of a kidney, to which he replied: 'About 20,000 yuan (RM15,043).'

He was said to have earned a total of 161,00 yuan (RM11,752) through kidney trafficking until he was arrested, according to Xinhua.

The people willing to sell their kidneys were based at rented houses in the city's Jianggan District, with the sale of their kidneys taking place from November 2011, according to the district prosecutor.The case has shone a spotlight on the illicit organ trade in China triggered by the disparity between 1.5million people on hospital transplant waiting lists and the fact that only 10,000 organ transplant operations are performed each year.

Few Chinese agree to donate their organs after death, fuelling the rampant llegal market activity.

In December last year a Chinese surgeon and six accomplices were jailed for illegal organ trading and intentional injury after a teenager sold them his kidney to buy an iPad and iPhone.

Song Zhongyu performed the back-street operation on the 17-year-old schoolboy, identified only as Wang, who agreed to part with the organ in exchange for gadgets worth around £1,900 (RM8,932).

The student's mother raised the alarm after she became suspicious about where he had got the money for his new gizmos.

He finally admitted to the deal when he began suffering from renal failure, telling how he had met the gang in an online chat room.

Template Design Joomla