City Digest

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 19 May, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 19 May, 2012, 12:00am


Pair jailed for importing 13 maids on fake papers

A Filipino licensee of a local maid employment agency, Zenaida Tablilog Mendoza, 52, was sentenced yesterday in the District Court to three years and eight months in jail for arranging false contracts with forged documents for 13 maids to come to Hong Kong. Her accomplice, maid Jay Nalyn Uy Romero, 30, was jailed for one year and 10 months.

Jat Sew-tong gets third term at police watchdog

Senior Counsel Jat Sew-tong has been appointed to a third term as chairman of the Independent Police Complaints Council, to serve until May 31, 2014. Chief of the police watchdog since 2008, Jat had earlier been tipped to be the city's next secretary for justice, although he denies having been approached.

11-month-old girl dies at home

An 11-month-old girl died after being found unconscious at home in Tai Kok Tsui. Her mother called police after she found the baby unresponsive in bed, and paramedics were sent to her flat in Fuk Lee Street at about 7.45am. An initial investigation found nothing suspicious, police said.

Man held after 3.5kg of ketamine seized in flat

Police arrested a 26-year-old man and seized 3.5kg of suspected ketamine in a raid on a Tai Po flat allegedly used as a drug-packing centre. Police said the haul had a street value of HK$400,000. The suspect was being held for questioning.

Mainlander with superbug comes for treatment

A 94-year-old Dongguan resident infected with the superbug NDM-1 has come to Hong Kong for treatment, the second Guangdong patient with NDM-1 to do so in the past five days, the Centre for Health Protection said. The woman was in stable condition in North District Hospital, the centre said.

Warning on faulty test for blood sugar levels

The Department of Health issued a warning about a home-use blood glucose monitoring system for visually impaired patients that could produce falsely low blood glucose results and lead to administration of an inappropriate amount of insulin. The system, Clever Chek, is distributed by BBI Healthcare and made by TaiDoc Technology. It does not have a blood glucose test strip underfill detection mechanism.