200-hour service order for doctor's misconduct
Public doctor Michael Ho Hung-kwan, 46, was sentenced in Kowloon City Court yesterday to 200 hours of community service for misconduct. Ho, 46, had sent HK$247 worth of Panadol and Vaseline to his parents overseas and had falsified records. Deputy Magistrate Ho Wai-yang warned Ho he risked jail if his attitude or the quality of his community service did not satisfy his probation officer.
Man who killed wife sent to mental institution
Lee Ka-ting, 58, a mentally ill man who hacked his wife to death in their Tseung Kwan O flat in July last year, was sent to a mental institution indefinitely after earlier pleading guilty in the Court of First Instance to manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility.
Abusive calls bring retiree 28 days in jail
Cheung Kam-lan, a 69-year-old retiree confined to a wheelchair and on a suspended 28-day jail sentence, was sent from Eastern Court to jail for 28 days for making 342 abusive or nuisance phone calls over 11 days to the Social Welfare Department.
Bees turn on police after officer bumps hive
A swarm of bees attacked four police officers when one of them bumped a hive during training in Pat Sin Leng Country Park. The officers were treated at North District Hospital.
Cathay flight grounded in Taipei for five hours
An engine problem grounded a Hong Kong-bound Cathay flight in Taipei for more than five hours.