City Digest

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 14 June, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 14 June, 2012, 12:00am


300 amendments tabled in new revamp filibuster

People Power lawmakers have tabled more than 300 amendments on the resolution relating to incoming chief executive Leung Chun-ying's government revamp plan in an attempt to filibuster its passage. The resolution is due to be debated in the Legislative Council meeting on Wednesday. The Finance Committee decided to set aside an extra 12 hours for meetings next week to examine the proposal.

Accidents claim three lives in 12 hours

Three men died and 26 people were injured in three traffic accidents in 12 hours in Lok Ma Chau, Lantau and Sau Mau Ping.

Walter Kwok blackmailer loses sentence appeal

Chan Wai-hang, 58, jailed for 10 years for a failed bid to extort HK$400 million from the family of billionaire Walter Kwok Ping-sheung lost his sentence appeal.

36 on vote-rigging and fraud plot charges

Thirty-six people have been charged by the ICAC with vote-rigging and conspiracy to defraud an electoral registration officer during the district council elections last year. They will appear in Kowloon City Court today and tomorrow.

Villager suing kuk chief for HK$5.8m

An indigenous villager is suing Heung Yee Kuk chairman Lau Wong-fat for HK$5.8 million over a land deal. In a writ filed with the High Court, Man Yuk-moon of San Tin Village, Fanling, says Lau reneged on giving him a 20 per cent discount for buying a house at luxury development The Green in Fanling. The discount was a condition under the land-sale contract.