Voting rule changes gazetted
Amendments to voting rules were gazetted yesterday to facilitate voting in elections by prisoners and people on remand. Dedicated polling stations will be set up inside penal institutions or other suitable places such as police stations where those in custody will be able to cast their votes. The five amendments to the relevant legislation will be tabled in the Legislative Council on Wednesday.
Lehman cases assessed
The Monetary Authority said that 667 Lehman Brothers-related cases had been thoroughly investigated and were being assessed for possible disciplinary action. A spokesman said the authority was investigating 6,088 cases and seeking further information on 13,073 cases, while probes into 1,269 complaints had not proceeded because of insufficient evidence.
Free rent for public tenants
Public housing tenants will get two months' free rent in August and September after the Legislative Council Finance Committee approved the move as part of a HK$16.8 billion giveaway. The measure, costing HK$1.7 billion, will benefit 670,000 households.