Bank to open 12 hours a day, six days a week
Mevas Bank, a sister company of Dah Sing Bank, has become the city's first to provide a six-day, 12-hour banking service - 9am to 9pm, Monday to Saturday. Two new branches opened yesterday - on Hennessy Road in Wan Chai and Hankow Road in Tsim Sha Tsui - and will provide the service, along with the existing Tuen Mun branch. The bank's three other branches will keep normal hours.
Rights activist barrister appointed senior counsel
A founding member of Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor, Paul Harris, is among seven barristers who will be appointed senior counsel by the judiciary next month. Chief Justice Andrew Li Kwok-nang said Mr Harris, Joseph Tse Wah-yuen, Winnie Tam Wan-chi, Johnny Mok Shiu-luen, Lisa Wong Kwok-ying, Russell Coleman and Jonathan Harris would be formally appointed silks on May 13 at the High Court.
plea for witnesses
Choi Wai-yip, 28, died after being hit by a westbound tram while crossing Causeway Road outside Victoria Park, Causeway Bay, at about 9.30am. He was pronounced dead at Queen Mary Hospital at 12.06pm. Police asked witnesses to call 3106 8800 or 3106 8848.
pair beaten in park
Five teenagers aged between 15 and 18 were arrested for allegedly assaulting two youths at a park in Tsuen Wing Street, Tsuen Wan.
seventh case of dengue
A woman, 25, who visited Thailand last month was confirmed to have contract dengue fever, the year's seventh imported case.
One ticket won the $5,000,000 first prize in last night's draw. The numbers were 5, 21, 26, 30, 36 and 41. The extra number was 17. Five tickets each won second prize of $284,060. Third prize paid $39,045.