City Briefs

PUBLISHED : Monday, 01 March, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 01 March, 2004, 12:00am

Police Raid Two Gambling dens

Police raided an illegal gambling den in Shamshuipo, arresting its alleged operator. The 39-year-old man was detained along with 18 gamblers aged between 30 and 52, when officers raided a restaurant just after midnight. Police also seized about $6,000 in cash and some gambling equipment.

About two hours later, police seized more than $1 million worth of betting slips when they raided a Cheung Sha Wan flat, where they arrested a 46-year-old man. Mobile phones and computers suspected to be related to the man's gambling operations were also seized.

Parents blame media for rise in school violence

Thirty per cent of parents surveyed blamed excessive media coverage for the recent increase in school violence. The poll by the Liberal Party, in which 1,145 parents were questioned, also showed 23 per cent believed schools had been covering up the issue, while 74 per cent said they had discussed the matter with their children.

people born in '62-'63 urged to update ID cards

The Immigration Department has urged people born in 1962 or 1963 to have their identity cards replaced as part of the department's Smart Identity Card Replacement Exercise. The current phase of card replacement, for people born in 1964 or 1965, will end on March 13. Those who fail to apply for a new card before the deadline could be prosecuted and fined $5,000.