Why council jumped on bar

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 18 February, 1993, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 18 February, 1993, 12:00am

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.