Six charged with TST murder
Police yesterday charged four men and two women, aged 21 to 44, with murder in connection with the death on Tuesday in Chungking Mansions of a 29-year-old Mongolian man. The six, five Mongolians and a Russian, will appear in Kowloon City Court today. A seventh man was freed on police bail. The victim was found with stab wounds in a guest house on the 14th floor of Block E in the high-rise complex in Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui.
Fake bank website found
A fake website for Wing Lung Bank was discovered, a Hong Kong Monetary Authority spokesman said. The spokesman said if anyone provided personal information to the website or conducted any financial transaction, they should contact the bank at 2952 6666, 3711 7900 or the commercial crime bureau of the police at 2860 5012.
Kindergarten children fall ill
The Centre for Health Protection is investigating an outbreak of upper respiratory tract infection among 19 children and a staff member at a kindergarten in Causeway Bay. The victims developed symptoms including fever, cough, runny nose and sore throat and six were treated in hospital. Specimens taken from four infected children were positive for adenovirus, a group of viruses that commonly infect children.
Work outlined for Kai Tak site
Details of infrastructure work for the Kai Tak development were published in the Government Gazette. The proposed works for the northern part of the site include a 340-metre long road. Work is due to be completed in 2014. The 320-hectare site will contain a cruise terminal, flats and shops.
Court order for MPF payments
The Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority obtained an order in the District Court against Wintech for payment of outstanding MPF contributions of HK$58,125 to nine employees. It also pursued a claim in the Small Claims Tribunal for HK$44,000 in MPF contributions owed to 26 employees by another company, Joyful Management and Security.
Computer technician admits theft
A computer technician admitted stealing two watches and two music players from the office of investment bank Goldman Sachs (Asia). Tse Chi-keung, 40, pleaded guilty in the District Court to three counts of theft and one of burglary for stealing goods worth more than HK$80,000 between 2008 and last year. He was arrested after being caught out on a hidden camera. The case was adjourned until next Friday. Tse was remanded in custody.
Illicit cigarettes seized
Marine police seized more than 330,000 cigarettes worth HK$587,000 from smugglers after stopping three speedboats near Wong Shek Pier in Sai Kung. Six men on the boats fled. The cigarettes had a dutiable tax value of HK$100,000.
Warning on bicycle parking
The Transport Department slapped warning notices on 27 illegally parked bicycles at the Sha Tin central bus terminus. The bicycles were later either removed by the owners or government staff.
Drunk man hits ambulance officer
A 47-year-old ambulance officer was hit in the stomach by a 67-year-old drunk man on a MTR platform in Sheung Shui. The officer had been helping the man get into an ambulance. The man was arrested and the officer sent to North District Hospital for treatment.