City Briefs

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 20 June, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 20 June, 2006, 12:00am

Seven jailed for conspiracy to defraud

General manager Cheung Moon and eight former staff of Hong Kong District Security Ltd were sentenced yesterday at Tsuen Wan Court for conspiring to defraud the Judiciary Administration. Cheung, 44, was jailed for 12 months. Six former workers were jailed for four months and two others received the same sentence but suspended for 18 months. The court heard that the company had deployed only one security guard, instead of the three stipulated in a contract, to man an administration office.

23 cases of flu spotted

The Hospital Authority has recorded 23 cases of flu in the past two days under the enhanced surveillance programme instituted after the discovery of a human case of bird flu in Shenzhen. The patients had visited Guangdong, Hunan , Hubei and Fujian . None has tested positive for bird flu so far.

training for drivers

A Legco paper proposes that new minibus drivers be required to receive training on driving attitude and behaviour before they can work. The proposal will be discussed by lawmakers on Friday. The government said the industry accepted the suggestion because it could improve road safety.