Wellcome manager jailed for taking bribes
A former regional manager of Wellcome was jailed for three years and three months yesterday after being found guilty of receiving HK$54,000 in kickbacks from a roast meat vendor and of perverting the course of justice. Nguyen Van To, 52, pleaded not guilty in July to eight charges of accepting advantages from Eddie Ko Wing-shing, of Wing Ko Food, between March and October last year, and one charge of perverting the course of justice. Deputy District Court Judge Colin Mackintosh ordered Nguyen to repay the money to Dairy Farm, which owns the Wellcome chain.
Cathay chief becomes Disneyland director
Cathay Pacific chief executive Philip Chen Nan-lok has become an independent non-executive director of Hong Kong Disneyland, the government and the theme park said yesterday. Acting Financial Secretary Stephen Ip Shu-kwan welcomed the two-year appointment, pointing to Mr Chen's extensive experience and professional knowledge.
337 prosecuted for not wearing seat belts
More than 300 minibus passengers were prosecuted for not wearing their seat belts in a 24-hour police operation. The crackdown, an operation from 8am on Monday to yesterday, prosecuted 337 passengers. One hundred and thirteen verbal warnings were also given. The law requires passengers to buckle up on all minibuses equipped with seat belts. Those failing to do so face a maximum penalty of $5,000 and three months' jail.
crackdown on illegal sale of cough syrup
Police seized 1,400 bottles of cough syrup and arrested seven people last night in its latest move against drug abuse. During an operation against the illegal sale of cough medicine, police and health officers raided 13 pharmacies in Mongkok and found two selling cough medicines with no label. There were no registered pharmacists in the shops.
One ticket won the first prize of HK$14,114,080. The numbers were 7, 10, 20, 30, 34, 46, and the extra number was 19. Three tickets won the second prize of HK$526,590. Third prize paid HK$29,665