Fixed penalty 'too much for the poor'

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 20 May, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 20 May, 2009, 12:00am

Lawmaker Wong Ting-kwong has suggested that welfare recipients who break smoking laws be given community service orders instead of the HK$1,500 fixed penalty. But the government rejected the suggestion, saying such orders were only used as an alternative to prison.