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PUBLISHED : Sunday, 24 May, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 24 May, 2009, 12:00am
 

Malls to lend bags for HK$10

More than 6,000 environmentally friendly shopping bags will be made available for people to borrow at 33 malls on public housing estates from next month before the introduction of the 50 cent-a-bag levy on July 7. Greeners Action has teamed up with The Link Management to offer the bags for temporary use, on payment of a HK$10 deposit, by shoppers who forget to bring their own shopping bags. The group is discussing plans to provide the same service at other malls with a developer.

Vote in 2020, Tang tells youth

Vote for your Legislative Council representative in 2020, Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen told the city's younger generation. He made the remark as he gave tips to 200 senior secondary school students at the first leadership forum organised by the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups. The chief secretary also had advice for the young: master Putonghua; read about developments in the Pearl River Delta; visit the area; and discuss Beijing's blueprint for its development.

Small field for HKMA chief

There were few people in Hong Kong and overseas who would be able to work as Hong Kong Monetary Authority chief, Executive Council convenor Leung Chun-ying said. Responding to reports tipping Chief Executive's Office director Norman Chan Tak-lam to succeed Joseph Yam Chi-kwong, Mr Leung said more names could be raised for discussion if suitable candidates were found.

Crane flips over at hospital

A crane truck flipped onto its side at about noon while clearing trees at TWGHs Wong Tai Sin Hospital on Sha Tin Pass Road. The operator jumped from the cabin unhurt before it fell onto a hoarding.

Group attacks man in Tsuen Wan

A 24-year-old man, surnamed Mak, was attacked by about seven men early yesterday when chatting with friends near a cooked-food stall on the Cheung Shan Estate in Tsuen Wan. One attacker hit the victim's left eye with a hammer. All the attackers fled the scene. The victim suffered injuries to his eyes and back and was sent to Yan Chai Hospital for treatment.

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