City Briefs

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 29 July, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 29 July, 2006, 12:00am

Man in court over slashing MTR door

A man arrested for slashing an MTR door was charged with one count of criminal damage in Tsuen Wan Court yesterday. Lee Shu-wa, 45, a senior technical officer, was charged with damaging the rubber on the door inside the train between Kwai Hing and Mei Foo on Thursday. The court adjourned the case to August 11 for two psychiatric reports. No plea has been entered and Lee was remanded in Siu Lam Psychiatric Centre.

'Full house' sign at wetland park

People are being urged not to visit the Hong Kong Wetland Park this weekend because group tickets have already sold out. 'As the 2,500 daily group tickets for the next two days have been sold out, we expect there will be more visitors to the park than usual. To avoid overcrowding which would lessen the enjoyment, people are advised to visit the park another day,' a spokesman for the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said.

Man investigated for legionnaires' disease

A 52-year-old man living in Fanling is being investigated for possible legionnaires' disease after developing a fever, chills, cough and headache on July 6. He was admitted to North District Hospital on July 12 and discharged a week later. He has fully recovered and people he had contact with at home have had no symptoms. The man had no travel history within the incubation period and has been listed as a local case. There have been 11 cases of the disease so far this year.

Three firms fined for wage offences

A construction contractor and two companies have been fined for wage offences. Pillar Education Foundation was fined $80,000, contractor Cheung Chuen Sun $43,000 and Hung Fat Engineering $13,000. Pillar failed to pay wages to an employee within seven days of the expiry of the wage period and the termination of employment. The amount of wages involved was about $170,000. Cheung failed to pay wages to two employees totalling about $43,000. Hung Fat Engineering failed to pay wages of about $7,000.