Minister promises to reveal inquiry findings
Civil Service Secretary Denise Yue Chung-yee promised yesterday to make public the outcome of a probe into whether Information Services Department staff had attended meetings of Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen's campaign team. Tang's press secretary, Darryl Chan Wai-man, and a Chinese-language editor at the department, Denise Hung Hiu-king, were named in news reports as having advised Tang's campaign.
Bid to appeal against acquittal of Mandy Tam
The Secretary for Justice has applied to appeal against the acquittal in Eastern Court of former legislator Mandy Tam Heung-man on corruption charges, Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Stephen Lam Sui-lung told a Legco panel meeting. Tam was accused of offering a free seminar during the 2008 Legco election campaign, inducing people to vote for her.
Man pleads not guilty to raping girl, 15
Chow Chun-sang pleaded not guilty in the Court of First Instance to raping a 15-year-old girl at his Tin Shui Wai home last year. The girl, testifying under immunity, told the court that she shared the drug Ice with Chow and two other friends at Chow's flat on August 7 before the alleged attack. The trial continues.
Visitor confirmed to have drug-resistant bug
A patient in critical condition in Kwong Wah Hospital has been confirmed as having community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. The 73-year-old woman, who lives in Canada, came to Hong Kong on May 31. She was taken to hospital on June 6 after falling sick and was subsequently diagnosed as suffering a stroke and pneumonia.
Wardrobe fright for woman feeding baby
A 33-year-old woman and her 18-month-old daughter had a narrow escape when a wall-mounted wardrobe fell on them in Tin Shui Wai. The mainland visitor was feeding her daughter milk on a bed when the accident happened at about 9am. She suffered minor leg injuries but the child was unhurt.