Why council jumped on bar
ANDY Blank questioned the decision by the Urban Council's Liquor Licensing Board to refuse a liquor licence application from the China Jump (South China Morning Post, February 10).
The China Jump has been prosecuted twice by the police for the sale of liquor without a licence on May 28, 1992 and January 19 this year.
It repeatedly and flagrantly publicised the sale of liquor. And despite a written warning issued by the Secretary of the Liquor Licensing Board, the restaurant continued to sell liquor illegally. This was admitted by the applicant.
Therefore the applicant was not considered a fit and proper person to hold a liquor licence.
It is inappropriate and over-sensitive to relate the decision of the Liquor Licensing Board to the Lan Kwai Fong tragedy.