City briefs

PUBLISHED : Monday, 29 September, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 29 September, 2003, 12:00am

Protesters oppose $80m festival subsidy

About 40 demonstrators led by the Tin Shui Wai Livelihood Coalition and lawmaker Albert Chan Wai-yip yesterday gathered at the government offices in Central to protest against the government's decision to spend up to $80 million subsidising the October 17 to November 9 Harbour Festival. The subsidy is to compensate the loss expected to be suffered by the American Chamber of Commerce, the show's organiser.

MAN held for butting girlfriend's brother

A 36-year-old man was arrested after butting his girlfriend's brother in the face when he stopped him from seeing her. Police said the man went looking for the woman in Wong Chuk Hang Estate, Aberdeen, shortly before 2.30am but was met by her brother. He attacked him and then repeatedly banged his own head against a wall.

Residents seek payment for leaky windows

About 100 residents of Mountain Shore in Ma On Shan demonstrated outside their flats, demanding the immediate repair of their badly built units. Residents criticised contractors used by the developer, the Housing Society, for allegedly using poor-quality materials, which they blame for water leaking in the windows. Last year the residents paid more than $2 million to fix the windows, and they want compensation.


A woman pillion passenger who was injured on Saturday after her boyfriend crashed his motorcycle in Kowloon City has died. Chan Wai-kuen, 25, had been admitted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in critical condition. Her boyfriend, 29, has been charged with drink-driving.

conservation review

The Country and Marine Parks Board will discuss a review of nature conservation policy tomorrow. The progress of wild-monkey management in country parks, and a proposal to charge people for using barbecue sites will be on the agenda.