Forms ready for claimants of HK$6,000 handout
Forms for permanent residents to claim the government's HK$6,000 handout are available for downloading from a government website: www.scheme6000.gov.hk. From Monday, the forms can be obtained from the 1,200 branches of the 21 banks taking part, or from bank websites. They will also be available at 126 post offices and various other government outlets. From August 28th, people over 65 will be able to submit their forms through banks or Hongkong Post.
Stock exchange hacking suspect to face court
A 29-year-old man who allegedly attacked the Hong Kong Stock Exchange website and forced temporary suspension of trading in seven companies will appear in Tuen Mun court on Wednesday after being charged with one count of access to computer with dishonest or criminal intent. The man was arrested in Kwun Tong on Thursday by officers of the technology crime division of the police commercial crime bureau. Officers sei zed 17 computers, two mobile phones and five digital storage devices.
Building owner wants review of floor ruling
The owner of a 78-year-old building in Shau Kei Wan is seeking a judicial review of a Building Authority order to demolish the second floor. In February last year the authority ordered the owner of the building in Basel Road to remove the floor because it was being rebuilt without prior consent and because it contained unauthorised building works, in the form of a steel framework. The owner, Harvest Top, claimed this was only a temporary structure being used for maintenance work. The owner lost an appeal to the Building Appeal Tribunal in May.
Police seek help in finding missing 14-year-old
Police are appealing for information over a missing girl from Tin Shui Wai. Fung Ming-yan, 14, left her home on the Tin Wah Estate on July 7 and did not return. Fung is about 1.6 metres tall, weighs 43kg and has long straight golden hair. She was last seen wearing a black T-shirt, short blue jeans and black slippers. Anyone with information should contact police on 3661 3128.