Taxpayers to receive $2.3 billion in rebates
The government will return about $2.3 billion to 570,000 taxpayers who are liable to pay salaries tax and personal assessment tax from tomorrow. At least 95 per cent of those eligible will receive their tax rebates in the coming two weeks. Eligible taxpayers not receiving a rebate cheque by the end of July can make enquiries after August 1 on 187 8011. They may also visit the Inland Revenue Department website at www.info.gov.hk/ird for more information.
Girl leaps to her death from boyfriend's flat
A 17-year-old girl leapt to her death from a public housing block in Tai Po after discovering her boyfriend in bed with a 19-year-old woman yesterday. Mok Shuk-fong argued with her boyfriend, 22, in his 16th-floor flat on the Tai Wo Estate at 5.30am when she found him in bed with the woman. The teenager ran out of the flat, climbed over the railings and jumped from the corridor, according to police.
Post-mortem ordered into death of 17-day-old boy
Pathologists are to carry out a post-mortem examination on a 17-day-old baby boy who fell unconscious in his Yau Ma Tei flat and later died. Emergency services were called to an eighth-floor flat in Wai Ching Street at midnight after the baby lost consciousness while being fed. He was declared dead at Queen Elizabeth Hospital an hour later. His mother reportedly told officers the boy had heart and lung problems.
Man arrested over alleged assault on girl
A 51-year-old man was arrested for allegedly indecently assaulting a seven-year-old girl in his Lantau home. The alleged incident happened when the girl - a neighbour - was playing with his daughter at his house in Ma Wan Chung Village at 8pm on Sunday, police said. The arrest was made at midnight after the girl told her mother she had been assaulted. The man was held for questioning.
There was one winner of last night's $24,852,015 first prize. The numbers were 1, 6, 15, 21, 23 and 33. The extra number was 30. Three tickets won the second prize of $911,520 and 151 tickets won the third prize of $48,160.