City briefs

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 04 January, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 04 January, 2007, 12:00am

SIX injured in crash

Six people were injured in a crash yesterday when a driver lost control of his vehicle on the Kowloon-bound lane of the North Lantau Highway near Siu Ho Wan at 9.40am. Police suspect the driver, 27, was trying to answer a phone call at the time. Two women aged 51 and 82 and a man, 53, were in serious condition and the other three men were in stable condition.

bail for file-share pirate

The Court of Final Appeal granted HK$5,000 bail to Chan Nai-ming, the first person convicted of using BitTorrent file-sharing technology to violate copyright. Chan was sentenced to three months in prison last year and would have substantially completed his term by the time the application is heard on February 7.

Bribe case adjourned

Two men charged with conspiring to offer bribes to champion Australian jockey Chris Munce were released on HK$10,000 bail after their case was adjourned for two weeks yesterday. Fung Hok-cheung, 46, and Leung Shu-kan, 54, entered no plea when they appeared at Eastern Court yesterday morning.

HK$200m for campus

The Education and Manpower Bureau has proposed a one-off grant of HK$200 million to the newly entitled Hong Kong Shue Yan University to improve its campus facilities and support its staff and academic development.