In Brief

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 01 October, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 01 October, 2008, 12:00am

ICAC arrests 19 over food scam

Eight chefs and purchasing staff of four Japanese restaurants and two supermarket sushi stalls were among 19 people arrested by graft-busters on Monday over illegal rebates from suppliers for orders for seafood, frozen meat and other items for Japanese food in the past two years. Also arrested were seafood suppliers' directors, accounting staff and delivery workers. An investigation revealed the chefs and purchasing staff received several hundred dollars to thousands of dollars a month for placing orders and conniving with suppliers to inflate the quantities of food delivered. Accounting staff and delivery workers were alleged to have helped in the scam.

HKU salaries to rise

The council of the University of Hong Kong approved a salary rise of 6.3 per cent for all eligible senior academic, non-academic and academic-related members; and 5.29 per cent for eligible middle and junior non-academic members. The pay rise will be backdated to April 1 this year. The council also approved the awarding of a performance-related variable pay element for eligible non-academic staff.

Mark Six

No one won the first prize in last night's draw. The numbers were 11, 26, 27, 39, 40 and 47. The extra number was 34. Seven tickets each won second prize of HK$396,955. Third prize paid HK$46,600.