In Brief

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 15 July, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 15 July, 2007, 12:00am

Drivers in airport protest

More than 200 taxi drivers were negotiating with a Transport Department official early this morning while staging a protest at Chek Lap Kok about the Airport Authority's enforcement of measures against illegally picking up and dropping passengers. The drivers, along with about 30 goods van drivers, said the measures, which allow them to load only at designated points and payment-required areas, would ruin their livelihoods as the loading zones were too far from the terminal.

Five charged over broadcasts

Lawmaker 'Long Hair' Leung Kwok-hung is among five people charged by the Office of the Telecommunications Authority after broadcasting without a licence at a street forum hosted by Citizens' Radio in April. Former RTHK radio host Peter Lam Yuk-wah, social activist Lo Chau, an RTHK unionist and former legislator Tsang Kin-shing were also charged. Their case will be heard in Eastern Court on Wednesday.

10 hurt in Stanley bus crash

Ten people were injured when two minibuses crashed in Stanley. The accident occurred at 9.30am when the two minibuses were travelling in the same direction in Chung Hom Kok. The rear vehicle failed to brake when the one in the front stopped suddenly. Neither driver was injured but 10 passengers were hurt.

Protest over ferry merger

About 30 people held an overnight hunger strike at the Central ferry piers to protest against the proposed merger of the Peng Chau and Mui Wo ferry services. The protesters said the merger would inconvenience Lantau residents by increasing sailing times to and from Central by half an hour.

Five more triads arrested

Police made five more arrests in their week-long crackdown against the Sun Yee On triad group in connection with attacks against the New World Development group. It brings the number of arrests to 22, of whom 17 have been released on bail.

Man faces cannabis charge

A 22-year-old man appeared in Sha Tin Court charged with one count of trafficking in a dangerous drug. He was arrested at Lo Wu checkpoint after 1kg of cannabis, worth HK$88,000, was seized.