In Brief

PUBLISHED : Monday, 14 September, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 14 September, 2009, 12:00am

Boyfriend arrested over fatal stabbing at Cheung Sha Wan flat

A man was arrested last night in connection with the murder of his girlfriend, who was found stabbed to death in her Cheung Sha Wan home on Saturday afternoon. The man, surnamed Liang, 39, was arrested at 7.30pm when he returned from mainland. He was detained for questioning last night. The woman, 35, was confirmed dead with multiple wounds in a flat on Castle Peak Road where she lived with her boyfriend and his 16-year-old daughter.

Maids protest at 'poor treatment' by Immigration Department staff

Twenty foreign domestic helpers protested in Central over their bad experiences with the Immigration Department. They said many of them were paid HK$1,500 less than the statutory minimum wage of HK$3,580, and could not meet the department to discuss the matter because its staff did not work on Sundays. They also said staff had dealt with them rudely and that the department often renewed contracts with employers who underpaid their helpers.

Passenger traffic up 2.8pc at airport; cargo drop slows

Passenger throughput at the airport increased by 2.8 per cent last month to 4.3 million compared with the same period last year, while the decline in cargo volume slowed to a single-digit figure of 5.2 per cent, recording 295,000 tonnes. Despite mild growth in passenger traffic, the Airport Authority's chief executive officer, Stanley Hui Hon-chung, said he remained cautious as the global economy and aviation were still in the early stages of what was a slow and possibly volatile recovery.

Expect nothing new in electoral proposals, radical lawmaker says

Lawmaker Albert Chan Wai-yip says proposals to be unveiled later this year on electoral methods for 2012 would not enhance democracy. Speaking on RTHK's Letter to Hong Kong, the League of Social Democrats' legislator said there would be no new ingredients in the proposals and no road map indicating the direction of political development. In response, a spokesman for the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau accused him of being irresponsible.

Dozing teen locked in bus depot

A 15-year-old youth had to be rescued by police after getting trapped inside a bus depot at Yuen Shun Circuit, Siu Lek Yuen, Sha Tin, at 3am. The teenager nodded off on a bus and failed to wake up when it pulled into the depot. He called his mother, who then phoned police.

Six hurt in car crash

Six people were injured when the driver of a car heading along Bride's Pool Road in Tai Po lost control and hit a tree in the early hours. The 43-year-old passed a breath test.