Wind farm proposal a risk to geopark, says group
A proposed wind farm in Clear Water Bay could threaten the global status of a geopark located in the eastern countryside, a concern group said. The turbines to be installed in the next few years, if CLP Power's proposed wind farm went ahead, could damage the natural heritage of the geopark, said Young Ng Chun-yeong, of the Association for Geoconservation. It has recently been added to the Unesco-sponsored global geopark list.
Seven suspects escape after seizure of PC parts
Marine police seized three boxes of mobile phone and computer parts worth HK$310,000 in the early hours yesterday near Sha Tau Kok in the New Territories. Police said three suspicious speedboats with seven people on board were found near the border. A boat with the parts was seized and the other two boats escaped to the mainland. The customs office is investigating.
Hospital catches drug printout error in time
The Hospital Authority is investigating an error at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, where a printout of a patient's prescription was inconsistent with the computer record. The pharmacy found the error during a check, and the correct medication was given. The authority said the incident was uncommon and had issued a safety alert.
'Long Hair' to run for Tsuen Wan district seat
League of Social Democrats lawmaker 'Long Hair' Leung Kwok-hung yesterday said he would run for election in Tsuen Wan in the district council polls. Leung will compete with New People's Party vice-chairman Michael Tien Puk-sun. He said he would file his application tomorrow. The party would field 25 candidates in the election.
People Power member attacked in street
Edward Yum Liang-hsien, a member of the political group People Power, was reportedly attacked in Wong Tai Sin while doing community service on Ching Tak Street. He went to hospital with a nose bleed. The party condemned the violence and appealed for witnesses.