City Briefs

PUBLISHED : Friday, 22 December, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 22 December, 2006, 12:00am

selina tsang gets a dressing down over fur

A decision by Hong Kong's First Lady to wear fur has incurred the wrath of animal lovers, with one welfare group launching a one-member-one-letter campaign to press Selina Tsang Pou Siu-mei to give up the pelts. Mrs Tsang was spotted in fur at a Hospital Authority fund-raiser on Monday. Animal rights group Peta Asia-Pacific wrote to her to complain but were not satisfied with the 'vague' response they received.

Bombay duck safe to eat

Diners have been assured that Bombay duck sold at local fish markets are safe to eat, after a test on six samples found the level of the carcinogens was within the safety margin. Concern was raised last week after contaminated fish were found in Yangjiang, Guangdong province.


A jury in a murder trial was discharged yesterday before proceedings began after a heated exchange between the judge and a juror who said his English was too poor to serve on the seven-member panel even though he was a university graduate. Chan Wa-pang told Justice Verina Bokhary in the Court of First Instance that he would be unhappy about serving on the jury and would probably make an irrational decision at the end. Another jury will be empanelled at a later date.

Mark Six

One ticket won the first prize of HK$5 million in last night's draw. The winning numbers were 5, 28, 35, 46, 48 and 49. The extra number was 11. No one won the second prize. The third prize paid HK$48,475 each.