In Brief

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 05 January, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 05 January, 2011, 12:00am

Lee silent on 'Olympics threat'

Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong refused to comment at a Legco security panel meeting on whether a remark by Immigration Director Simon Peh Yun-lu on June 16, 2008 - that some people intended to ruin the Olympics - was appropriate. A US Embassy document leaked by Wikileaks said Hong Kong was on a list of potential terrorist targets during the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

Funds request for e-services

The government is seeking financial approval for HK$135 million to develop a new centralised site to host all 118 e-government services, such as passport applications. The current system will struggle to meet demand, a Legco paper states.

Call to extend travel subsidy

Community groups say a proposed work-incentive transport subsidy for people in low-income families who work 72 hours or more a month should be extended to those who work fewer hours, and that the minimum family income for eligibility should be raised to take into account the minimum wage.

Burglars flee empty-handed

Two thieves fled without dried seafood worth HK$600,000 when a security guard disturbed their break-in of a shop in Yau Ma Tei.

Cafe fracas ends in five arrests

Five men were arrested for assaulting four diners in a dispute over noise at a cafe in Hart Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, early yesterday.

Assault leads to Ice-related bust

A man, 32, was arrested after headbutting a policeman during an identity check in Lower Wong Tai Sin Estate. Devices for making the drug Ice were seized at his home.