60,000 register as voters after publicity drive
About 60,000 people registered as voters this year after a publicity drive by the government, bringing the total to more than 3.37 million, according to the Registration and Electoral Office. However, because of deaths and other factors, the number of registered voters is roughly the same as it was last year. But the number of voters for functional constituencies has decreased by 3,000 to about 227,000. This year's provisional registers of electors will be ready for public inspection from today until June 29.
Caution for job seekers
School graduates and summer-job seekers should watch out for traps such as highly paid jobs needing no specific skills or qualifications, the Labour Department said. It urged people to decline offers such as selling counterfeit goods and pornography-related work.
Car plates fetch HK$2.9m
A public auction of 280 vehicle registration plates has fetched a total of HK$2.9 million. The money will go to the Government Lotteries Fund for charity purposes. The highest bid was for FX 1, which fetched HK$215,000.