Further tests fail to find cocaine in Red Bull products
The government said further tests on samples of the energy drink Red Bull had found no cocaine, despite earlier tests in the city and overseas finding traces of the drug. It advised the public not to consume Red Bull and Commissioner for Narcotics Sally Wong Pik-yee advised retailers who had not removed the products from shelves to follow the major chains in doing so. She suggested the products should be returned to the suppliers. The government said no prosecution was planned over the import or sale of the products, because traders had not known of the cocaine, but future imports or sales might be liable to prosecution.
Investigation into data leak
Baptist University has set up an investigation into the leaking of the personal data of 190 applicants in the Joint University Programmes Admissions System to 95 applicants. It said the data in a computer file was erroneously attached to an e-mail sent by a staff member. The case has been reported to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data. Affected applicants can call its inquiry hotline, 3411 2202.
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