Green groups press C.Y. on country park enclaves
Thirteen environmental groups have written to Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to express concern at a lack of progress on protecting high-value sites in the wake of illegal beach excavation at Tai Long Sai Wan two years ago. The groups questioned whether the government was determined to include the beach in the country park and to extend zoning protection to dozens of so-called country park enclaves.
Newspaper rises from ashes for second edition
The New Evening Post, a pro-Beijing evening newspaper that ceased publication in 1997, returns to life as a free newspaper from August 20. Founded in 1950 as the evening edition of Ta Kung Pao, it was known for serialising martial arts novels by Louis Cha Leung-yung and Liang Yusheng in the 1950s.
Macau arrests smash HK$90m casino scam
Macau police believe their arrests of 17 people aged 26 to 39 have smashed a tech-savvy baccarat ring suspected of scamming three casinos out of HK$90 million over the past two years. Eleven of the arrested are casino staff who allegedly took bribes of HK$10,000 to HK$200,000 to assist the swindlers, who were believed to use hi-tech micro-cameras to film the sequence of cards in a deck as it was cut.
Double-decker catches fire in Lion Rock Tunnel
A Kowloon-bound KMB 70X double-decker caught fire in the Lion Rock Tunnel at about 11.30am yesterday. The driver evacuated his passengers and then used a fire extinguisher to douse the flames. No one was injured. Kowloon-bound traffic was stopped for 50 minutes.
Health warning against Ginseng Plus capsules
The health department warned the public not to use Chinese medicine labelled 'Ginseng Plus - Capsules for waist and muscle pain' because it contains undeclared Western drugs that could be dangerous.