In Brief

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 06 January, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 06 January, 2011, 12:00am

Only 22.7pc happy with HK government, latest poll shows

Fewer people were satisfied with the Hong Kong government's performance last month, according to the latest Chinese University poll. Only 22.7 per cent said they were content with the administration, while 25.7 per cent said they were dissatisfied - 0.5 per cent more than the previous month. Meanwhile, 26.3 per cent said they did not trust the central government, an increase of 0.2 per cent.

HK$2.05m vehicles, disks seized

Police and customs officers confiscated two vehicles and computer hard disks worth HK$2.05 million in an anti-smuggling operation in Sai Kung. A car, van and goods were abandoned by 10 smugglers seen unloading two speedboats at a pier near Chong Hing Water Sports Centre off Sai Kung Man Yee Road. The smugglers escaped in the boats.

Bank warns of phone-based scam

Bank of China (Hong Kong) has reported to police and issued a warning about a fraudulent telephone banking system which claims to be operated by the bank and asks customers to provide their personal details including account numbers.

Man held over tobacco haul

Customs officers arrested a 43-year-old man and seized contraband tobacco with a retail value of HK$3.8 million at an industrial unit used as an illegal cigarette distribution and storage centre in Kwun Tong.