In Brief

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 16 August, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 16 August, 2007, 12:00am

Man who dodged HK$200,000 in taxes gets suspended sentence

A former deputy director of the Hong Kong Management Association was given a suspended six-month prison sentence and fined HK$361,800 for evading more than HK$201,000 in taxes after understating his income by HK$1.3 million. Lau Tai-fai, 58, had pleaded guilty to six charges of tax evasion between 1997 and 2002. District Court Deputy Judge Bina Chainrai said a suspended sentence was appropriate taking into consideration his contribution to the community.

Customs raids fake-bag sellers

Customs officers arrested six people and seized counterfeit luxury goods worth HK$370,000 in a raid in Mong Kok. In an operation that ended early yesterday, officers raided a ground-floor stall and two flats on Tung Choi Street that were selling fakes, including Louis Vuitton handbags and wallets and Rolex and Omega watches. Two men and four women, aged 25 to 45, including two mainlanders, were arrested.

7 hurt as minibus and car collide

Seven people were slightly injured in a head-on collision between a minibus and a car in Ho Chung Road, Sai Kung, at about 7am. The two drivers and five minibus passengers were taken to Tseung Kwan O Hospital for treatment. The driver of the car remained under observation in hospital.

Police arrest 25 in gambling raid

Police arrested 25 people and seized more than HK$27,000 cash in an anti-gambling operation in Yuen Long. The 15 men and 10 women, aged between 32 and 68, were playing mahjong when officers raided a flat in Yuen Long Pau Cheung Square at about 1am. Police said a tip-off led to the raid.

Fisherman airlifted to hospital

A man was airlifted to Eastern Hospital after he was injured while working on board a Hong Kong-registered fishing vessel near Ling Ding Island, outside Hong Kong waters, at about 10am. The man, 49, was in stable condition.

Attempt to identify woman's body

Police are appealing for help to identify a woman who fell to her death in Mong Kok last month. The South Asian woman, thought to be aged between 20 and 30, was found on an awning at the rear lane of Fa Yuen Street on July 22. The woman was 1.6 metres tall and had curly black hair. She wore a white, round-collar T-shirt, shorts and a pair of slippers. Anyone with information can contact police on 2398 6393.

Warning over bogus HSBC website

The Monetary Authority has issued a warning about a website with the domain name, which looks similar to the HSBC website. The bank said it had no connection with the website. The authority urged anyone who had conducted business on the website to call HSBC on 27483322 or the police on 28605012.