A bad week for ...
Donald Tsang Yam-kuen
The chief executive was reported to have a balcony at his flat in MacDonnell Road enclosed without permission. He agreed to remove windows ('to put things beyond doubt') after being told by the Buildings Department to either prove they did not break the law or take them down. To make things worse, an opinion poll, taken on May 16-18, found his support rating had dropped to 48.2 out of a possible 100 marks - down from 50 in the previous survey.
The knives are out for Japan's prime minister, who survived a no-confidence motion over his handling of the country's nuclear disaster. He faces difficult months trying to pass a budget for rebuilding efforts while reining in huge public debts in the shadow of hostile rebels in his own party. Kan, who took office a year ago, survived by promising to quit this year. He will stand down in August
People normally visit northern Europe for a dose of culture. Now, travellers face the risk of a mutated strain of E coli bacteria that has killed 19 people. Health minister Dr York Chow Yat-ngok urged anyone who felt unwell after visiting the region, especially Germany, to get a check-up.