Marchers demand rise in minimum wage to HK$33
About 100 people marched from Wan Chai to the new government headquarters yesterday to demand a rise in the minimum wage from HK$28 to HK$33 an hour to help struggling families cope with inflation. Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said the government needed until March to collect sufficient data to do analyses, and the level could not be reviewed before November.
Traffic warden assaulted issuing parking ticket
A traffic warden was assaulted yesterday when he tried to issue a ticket to the driver of a light goods vehicle parked illegally in Kin Fat Street, Tuen Mun. The warden was pushed to the ground when an argument with the driver and his passenger became physical. The driver and passenger were arrested.
Morning swimmer drowns at Approach Beach
A 78-year-old woman drowned at Approach Beach in Ting Kau, Tsuen Wan, at about 6am after falling ill while swimming with friends.
Woman falls to her death while cleaning windows
A woman, 47, fell to her death while cleaning windows of a 15th-floor flat at Ocean Shores, Tiu Keng Leng. Police found nothing suspicious.