In Brief

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 05 May, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 05 May, 2005, 12:00am

Extradited suspect to face court after 8 years

A man who fled Hong Kong eight years ago will appear in Eastern Court today to face six wounding charges after being extradited from Malaysia.

Chan Yiu-hong, 41, jumped bail in 1997 after being arrested in relation to a wounding case in Wan Chai which left six people seriously injured. Chan was arrested by Malaysian police last June during a crackdown on an international drug syndicate.

Arthur Li stands firm against Lee Wing-tat

Secretary for Education and Manpower Arthur Li Kwok-cheung vowed yesterday that he would not nominate Democratic Party chairman Lee Wing-tat to stand in the chief executive election.

Professor Li said he would not decide on whether to nominate acting Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen until he formally announced his candidacy.

Rafael Hui steps down from another post

Former top official Rafael Hui Si-yan, who has resigned from the board of bus company KMB, will stop serving as a consultant to a subsidiary of Sun Hung Kai Properties this month.

The moves are seen clearing the way for him to lead Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's campaign to become chief executive and possibly for Mr Hui to be appointed chief secretary.

Bill ending estate duty in Legco next week

A bill that proposes the abolition of estate duty will be introduced in the Legislative Council next Wednesday, after being gazetted on Friday. The measure is expected to cost the government about $1.5 billion in lost annual revenue.

Pollution caps to be imposed on power firms

The government will impose caps on power generation emissions while planning the development of the electricity market after 2008, Environment minister Sarah Liao Sau-tung said yesterday in a Legco meeting.