Junk call register opens
The do-not-call register for pre-recorded telephone messages starts accepting registrations from numbers with the prefix 9 from today. Launched on January 25, the Office of the Telecommunications Authority register has already accepted 102,943 registrations for numbers with the prefixes 2, 3 and 6. The service will block unsolicited messages from April 7. The registration hotline is 1835000. Visit www.dnc.gov.hk for details.
Ex-MTR manager faces charge
A former MTR Corporation legal manager will appear in Kwun Tong Court today after being arrested and charged over an alleged conflict of interest. Teresa Cheung Chi-ying, 51, faces one count of misconduct in public office. The Independent Commission Against Corruption arrested her for allegedly hiring her brother's consultancy for MTR Corp work without declaring a conflict of interest. She was released on bail.
Boy, 14, leaps to his death
Police are investigating the death of a 14-year-old boy who jumped from a public housing block in Wong Tai Sin. The Form Three student, Chui Kin-oi, was found outside Yung Yuen House, Chuk Yuen North Estate, at 11.07pm on Sunday. Investigations showed the boy, who lived in another block on the estate, jumped from a staircase landing between the 34th and 35th floors.
Pair arrested over family fight
Police arrested and later bailed a 52-year-old man and his daughter, 18, after a fight at their Tai Po home. The woman earlier had a fight with her 14-year-old brother after he accused her of stealing money from him. When their father returned to the flat at 1am and heard about the fight, he punched his daughter.
HK$400,000 in seafood stolen
Shark fin and dried seafood worth HK$400,000 were stolen from a ground-floor shop in Lung Cheung shopping mall in Lung Cheung Road, Wong Tai Sin. The break-in was discovered when an employee arrived for work. Police said the front gate's padlock was forced open and the shop had been ransacked.
HK$8m fake phone parts seized
Customs officers seized counterfeit mobile phone parts worth HK$8 million in raids on Kwun Tong trading firms on February 28 and 29, arresting six men and four women, including three alleged chiefs.