Canadian, Bulgarians in court over bank theft
Three foreign nationals who allegedly stole HK$156,400 from Public Bank appeared in Eastern Court yesterday. Canadian citizen Plamen Ivanov Milanov, 47, and Bulgarians Yuliyan Borislavov, 30, and Ivan Nikolaev Chorbanov, 32, did not enter pleas. The alleged offence took place between May 5 and Monday. Acting principal magistrate Amanda Woodcock adjourned the case to July 14 and remanded the men in custody.
Nan Fung founder's ex-wife gets more time
Nan Fung Group founder Chen Din-hwa's ex-wife applied for a fifth time to extend a deadline for a statement of claim in a lawsuit she initiated against her daughter Chen Wai-wai in November. The dispute concerns the transfer or assignment of the tycoon's properties. Kevin So, lawyer for Yang Foo-oi, 87, said she was stressed and a doctor had advised a two-week rest. High Court Master Mr Justin Ko King-sau granted the two-week extension.
Safety harness saves worker from 17-floor fall
A safety harness saved the life of a worker who slipped from scaffolding outside a 17th-floor flat at Koway Court in Chai Wan. The man, 29, fell two floors before the safety rope broke his fall. He was treated for minor limb injuries at Eastern Hospital. The flat was damaged in a blaze on May 2 in which a 19-year-old university student died.
Banned preservative in meat at Tsing Yi market
The banned preservative sulphur dioxide was found in a sample of pork from a wet market at Cheung Fat Estate in Tsing Yi, the Centre of Food Safety said after checking 167 meat samples in February and March. Sulphur dioxide was also found in three beef samples. The substance may cause breathing difficulty, headache and nausea.