City Digest

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 02 June, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 02 June, 2011, 12:00am


Warning over online slimming products

The Department of Health warns consumers not to use several slimming products sold online as they may contain the undeclared and banned ingredients sibutramine, phenolphthalein and sibutramine analogue, which are dangerous to health. The six products include '8 Slimming Effects - All in One', 'Super Fat Burning Bomb' and 'Leptin HCA Weight Loss Milk Tea'.

Thieves grab HK$1.3m of pewter from warehouse

Burglars stole HK$1.3 million worth of pewter from a warehouse in Tin Shui Wai yesterday. Police were called to the Lau Fau Shan Road site at about 11am after staff members found 252 boxes of the metal missing. An officer said that police were investigating whether the theft was an inside job. Crime squad officers are checking whether the break-in was linked to a burglary on May 26 in which HK$20 million worth of precious metals was stolen from a recycling plant in Tin Shui Wai.

Green tram fares to help environment group

Hongkong Tramways will donate all fares collected from its new green tram from Sunday to Thursday to the group Green Sense to support World Environment Day on Sunday and promote low-carbon living. It will also organise rides on an antique tram for children and teenagers from the Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service on Sunday to promote a low-carbon lifestyle.

Pedestrian splashed with acid thrown from building

A pedestrian was injured when acid used as a drainage solvent was splashed on him from Chui Man House in Staunton Street in Central. The 36-year-old man was taken to Queen Mary Hospitalwith minor facial injuries. Police arrested a 24-year-old man from a flat.

Vendors fight big rise in tobacco tax

The Coalition of Hong Kong Newspaper and Magazine Merchants called for a smaller increase in the tobacco tax in a letter to lawmakers that was also sent to the chief executive and ministers. The coalition said business at news-stands had been badly affected as smokers had turned to cheaper illegal cigarettes since the tax had been raised.