In Brief

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 05 August, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 05 August, 2007, 12:00am

Elderly Kwun Tong man missing since Wednesday

Police have appealed for help in finding Wong Chi-tim, 76, who went missing in Kwun Tong on Wednesday. Mr Wong was last seen at his home in Yau Tong Centre and was reported missing by his son. He is about 1.68 metres tall and weighs 65kg. He was described as having a long face, yellow complexion and short, straight black hair. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, grey trousers and white shoes, and carrying a black rucksack. Anyone with information should contact the Regional Missing Persons Unit, Kowloon East, on 2703 2321 or 2703 2335, or any police station.

Disney's kitchen cleaners pin hopes on 50pc salary boost

Kitchen cleaners at Disneyland hope talks with the theme park's management will result in a 50 per cent rise in their starting salaries. Elaine Hui Sio-ieng, organising secretary of the Disney Cast Members' Union, said the cleaners were pushing for any wage increase but hoped their entry-level salary would rise to HK$9,000 a month, up from HK$6,660. A Disney spokesman said it constantly worked with staff to monitor and improve working conditions. More than 20 kitchen cleaners have met senior management and a recent campaign calling for a pay increase, more rest days and better working conditions drew the support of 77 of the 90 kitchen cleaners.

Traffic officer hurt in bike fall

A traffic policeman fell from his motorcycle while on duty in Sheung Shui. The motorcycle slipped when the officer swerved to avoid an object in the road near the Sheung Shui police station at about 5.30pm, a police spokeswoman said. He was treated for injuries to his shoulders and right arm.

Heat is still on

The very hot weather warning was issued yesterday for the 12th consecutive day, setting a Hong Kong record. In the past 12 days, the Senior Citizen Home Safety Association recorded a 20 per cent year-on-year increase in the number of elderly people seeking help with the heat. During that time, 12,266 elderly people used the group's emergency call service, 918 of whom were sent to hospital for treatment.

Nunnery 'defamed'

The Chi Lin Nunnery in Diamond Hill is seeking an injunction against a man, Luk Man, to stop him from repeating alleged false claims in banners, leaflets or newspaper articles. This followed comments in a Chinese-language newspaper article last month which the nunnery claimed in a High Court writ were defamatory. It is also claiming costs and damages.