In Brief

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 01 April, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 01 April, 2007, 12:00am

Help for relatives of sisters in Guangdong suicide tragedy

The Immigration Department says it and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Guangdong will continue to assist bereaved relatives of Hong Kong businesswomen Chim Mei-ling, 60, and Chim Miu-ling, 52. The two sisters committed suicide in Zhangshu, Jiangxi , last week. Local police said Miu-ling gassed herself in the dormitory of her own wood-products factory on March 23 while Mei-ling lay on a railway track and was run over by a train the following day. It was suspected that the sisters took their own lives after their other factory in Dongguan , Guangdong, ran up huge losses.

Police making all-out effort to solve Happy Valley 'darts' case

Police consider the planting of dart-firing devices at Happy Valley racecourse 'a very serious matter' and have put major resources into solving the case, said police commissioner Tang King-shing. Police had employed 'a lot of resources to try to solve the case as soon as possible', he said, but would not comment on whether any significant breakthrough had been made. Police are hunting four men suspected of planting the devices, found embedded in the track under the starting point on March 21. The Jockey Club has offer a HK$1 million reward for information leading to the capture of the culprits.

Jockey Club says horse racing revenue up 4.5pc in six months

Jockey Club chairman John Chan Cho-chak said horse racing betting turnover in the past six months was 4.5 per cent higher than the same period last year. Mr Chan said the increase was proof that introduction of the 10 per cent rebate on losing bets to bigger-betting customers had been effective in halting the fall in turnover in the past few years. On soccer gambling, Mr Chan said the club was looking at ways to make formats more diverse to combat family-style gambling in Macau and Southeast Asia.

Pakistani hit by car dies

A 37-year-old Pakistani man died after being run over by a car in Sham Shui Po. Police said the man was knocked down while crossing Lai Chi Kok Road near the junction with Pei Ho Street. He suffered serious head injuries and was rushed to the Caritas Medical Centre where he died shortly after arrival. The driver, 23, was released on HK$5,000 bail after his arrest for dangerous driving causing death.