In Brief

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 28 July, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 28 July, 2007, 12:00am

Man pleads not guilty to sending threatening letters to lawmaker

A 58-year-old unemployed man yesterday denied sending three threatening letters with a knife and a fork to lawmaker Alan Leong Kah-kit. Lau Shu-wing, who has a history of mental illness, pleaded not guilty to a criminal intimidation charge in Eastern Court. Lau was freed on bail until November 1 for trial.

Health authorities to strengthen communication, co-operation

Health authorities from Hong Kong, Guangdong and Macau agreed to strengthen communication and co-operation in combating infectious diseases, including stepping up alertness in the prevention and control of dengue fever, Aids, tuberculosis and plague. The agreement was reached at the end of a two-day meeting in Hong Kong.

Petroleum futures market suggested for Hong Kong

Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah has shown an interest in developing a petroleum futures market in Hong Kong, according to lawmaker Chan Kam-lam, who submitted the proposal to Mr Tsang yesterday. Mr Chan said creating a petroleum futures market in the city could offer a platform through which the mainland could carry out petroleum transactions and strengthen the city's status as an international financial centre.