City Digest

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 26 May, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 26 May, 2012, 12:00am


Voters must submit proof of address

After last year's vote-rigging allegations in District Council elections, the Electoral Affairs Commission now says some 250,000 voters who declared dubious residential addresses will be deregistered from the electoral roll if they fail to provide proof of address by June 29. But some lawmakers, including the Labour Party's Cyd Ho Sau-lan, called for further action before removing their eligibility ahead of September's Legislative Council poll.

Rock climber dies in fall at Clear Water Bay park

A man, 35, fell to his death while rock climbing with friends near Tai Au Mun in Clear Water Bay Country Park, Tseung Kwan O, yesterday. A Government Flying Service helicopter took Yip Chi-kuen to Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital in Chai Wan, where he was declared dead. A police spokesman said an initial investigation found nothing suspicious.

Hunt for man who hurt mum, 83, in property row

Police are looking for a 54-year-old man after he was accused of grabbing his 83-year-old mother's neck and shaking her in a row about property in their Mong Kok home. He fled the Ki Lung Street flat when his 50-year-old brother called police at about 8.30am. Police mounted a search but no one was arrested. The elderly woman was treated at Kwong Wah Hospital.

20 pupils in hand, foot and mouth outbreak

Twenty youngsters from Yew Chung International School in Kowloon Tong, aged three to nine, were tracked in an outbreak of hand, mouth and foot disease, the Centre for Health Protection said. A four-year-old boy was admitted to hospital. The 10 boys and 10 girls, who are all in a stable condition, started developing oral ulcers, fever, and a rash and blisters on their hands or feet a month ago.

Extra HK$8.86b approved for bridge project

The Legislative Council's Finance Committee approved additional funding of HK$8.86 billion for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge project, which is due to open to traffic in 2016.