City Digest

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 13 September, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 13 September, 2011, 12:00am


Brake fault found on Ocean Park roller coaster

One of the seven sets of brakes on Ocean Park's Mine Train roller coaster was out of order when a car carrying 23 passengers ran into the back of an empty car at the station on Sunday, an Electrical and Mechanical Services Department check found. No one was injured.

RTHK staff to give new director a 'reception'

The RTHK Programme Staff Union plans a 'reception' for director of broadcasting Roy Tang Yun-kwong when he takes up his post on Thursday. Members will wave banners and chant slogans such as 'fight for editorial independence' when Tang arrives.

Guilty plea over accounts used to transfer millions

French-Israeli decoration worker Gabriel Benisti, 27, pleaded guilty in the District Court yesterday to dealing with property known or believed to be the proceeds of a criminal offence. Millions of euros passed through accounts opened by him in Hong Kong to the mainland and eight countries.

Early start for winter flu vaccination subsidies

Subsidised flu vaccinations for the winter season will start a month earlier than usual, the government said. From September 26, people 65 and older will be able to claim a HK$130 subsidy for a vaccination, and children aged six months to six years will receive an HK$80 subsidy.

Cleaner enters no plea on murder charge

Mok Kwok-wai, 40, a cleaner, entered no plea on a charge of murder in Sha Tin Court. He is accused of killing Kam Hiu-yung in a Tai Wai flat on Friday. The case was adjourned to October 24.