Macau hotel pays power bill at last minute
Macau power supplier Companhia de Electricidade de Macau said New Century Hotel yesterday settled the bill for 2.46 million patacas for May. On Sunday it said the hotel-casino on Taipa Island had to settle the bill or the power would be cut off. The bill was initially due in mid-June, but the deadline was extended until yesterday in response to a written request from the hotel, which is at the centre of a nasty ownership fight. It said a similar amount was due in a week for the June bill.
Tsing Yi residents sue MTR Corp over damaged flat
Two Tsing Yi residents are suing the MTR Corporation for causing water seepage in their home. In a writ filed in the District Court, Ho Chung-ping and Dodo Leung Oi-chiu say the MTR Corp action head caused water seepage on the external wall of their flat at Tierra Verde in Tsing King Road, Tsing Yi. They are seeking an injunction to bar the MTR Corp from continuing the nuisance and also asked the court to order repairs.
Big day for pupils moving to secondary schools
About 57,000 primary pupils will know today the secondary schools they will attend in September. The Education Bureau said 86 per cent of pupils could get one of their top three choices. Pupils must collect the allocation and admission slips from their primary school today and report to the secondary schools on Thursday and Friday.
People Power members get bonds over protest
Three out of the 10 present and former members of the People Power party charged with violating the public order law in a protest in Central after last year's July 1 march were placed on bonds. Edward Yum Liang-hsien, 33, Mak Ip-sing, 51, and Mok Wai-kit, 19, were bound over for a year on HK$1,000 each. The rest, including Wong Yuk-man and Albert Chan Wai-yip, face court on July 25.
Six South Asian illegal migrants arrested in boat
Marine police arrested six South Asian men for unlawfully entering Hong Kong from Shenzhen. The men, aged 20 to 40, were rounded up after police intercepted their boat off Lau Fau Shan at about 5am.