Minister optimistic over London Olympics TV deal
The government remains hopeful Cable TV, TVB and ATV can work out a deal to broadcast the London Olympics free-to-air before the Games start in less than three weeks. Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Greg So Kam-leung said yesterday it was inappropriate for the government to intervene in the stations' discussions, but did not rule out calling a joint meeting if needed.
Police apology demanded for removal of reporter
Journalists' Association chairwoman Mak Yin-ting and Democrat lawmaker James To Kun-sun want an apology from the police over the removal of a news reporter who asked President Hu Jintao a question about the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown during his visit to the city earlier this month. Security minister Lai Tung-kwok, yesterday dismissed the notion that the incident had had an impact on the force's image, but said he would await the outcome of the investigation.
Woman hit by bicycle fighting for her life
A 60-year-old woman is fighting for her life in Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei after being knocked down by a bicycle and suffering severe head injuries on Clear Water Bay Road. She was crossing the road near Ping Shek Estate when the bicycle ridden by a 24-year-old man hit her shortly before 8am.
Four held in drugs raid on Tsim Sha Tsui bar
Four people were arrested and cocaine and ketamine worth HK$3,000 was seized in a raid on an upstairs bar in the Vincent Commercial Centre on Hillwood Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. The manager and two female members of staff were arrested for drug trafficking and a customer for possession.
Gang attack outside pub puts man in hospital
Police are hunting a gang of 20 suspects who attacked a 34-year-old man as he left a pub on Minden Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui at 3am yesterday. The victim was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital.