Manila survivors deliver petition to consulate
Survivors and relatives of victims of last year's Manila hostage tragedy delivered a petition letter to the Philippine Consulate yesterday, demanding a meeting with President Benigno Aquino on their coming trip to Manila. They want a formal apology from the Philippine government for the massacre, compensation, and appropriate penalties for officials responsible for the security debacle.
Flights, passenger tally hit new monthly record
More than five million passengers and 28,880 flights passed through the airport in July, a new monthly record. The Airport Authority said the figures were 5.7 and 8.1 per cent up respectively on the same period last year. But cargo throughput was 341,000 tonnes, down 6.1 per cent.
32 people arrested in drug raids on TST pubs
Twenty-two men and 10 women were arrested in raids on two upstairs Tsim Sha Tsui pubs and ketamine, cocaine and Erimin worth more than HK$6,000 was seized.
Record number register to vote
A record of more than 3.55 million people registered to vote this year, the Registration and Electoral Office said - an increase of 127,000 electors for geographical constituencies and 17,000 for functional constituencies.
Woman stable after hospital transfer
A 63-year-old woman was in stable condition in Tuen Mun Hospital with a human metapneumovirus infection after being transferred from Castle Peak Hospital.