Doctor jailed four months for indecent assault
Caritas Medical Centre doctor Yeung Kok-fung was jailed yesterday for four months after earlier being convicted in Kwun Tong Court of indecent assault. The court heard that Yeung, 26, who pleaded not guilty, pushed over a 25-year-old woman and touched her breasts in Lai Chi Kok Road in July. Yeung was released on bail pending his appeal.
Call for tougher penalties for drink-, drug-driving
The penalty for a second conviction for drug-driving or drink-driving should be permanent loss of licence, rather than the government's proposed 10-year suspension, Legco transport panel chairman Andrew Cheng Kar-foo said. He also wanted the maximum penalty for drug-driving increased from the proposed HK$25,000 fine and three years' jail to HK$50,000 and five years. He will raise the issues during today's second reading of the Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2011.
Schoolboy hit by tour bus in critical condition
A 16-year-old schoolboy was in critical condition last night after being hit by a tour bus while crossing Wo Muk Road, Fanling, at about 7.15am. Police said the driver passed a breath test.
Anita Mui's brothers fail in court action over will
A HK$1.5 billion claim lodged by the brothers of late Canto-pop star Anita Mui Yim-fong against the trustee and executor of her estate, HSBC, was struck out. Deputy Judge David Lok Kai-hong said Mui Kai-ming and Mui Tak-ming, who accused the bank of negligence in handling Mui's will and property, had a 'hopeless case'. He reserved judgment on the bank's request for legal costs and an injunction barring the pair from making further claims.
Officers charged over ex-inmates' drug tests
Correctional Services Department officers Tang Kwai-man, 48, Leung Siu-wing, 53, and Chan Chun-man, 52, will appear in Eastern Court today accused of helping 16 discharged inmates of Hei Ling Chau Addiction Treatment Centre evade detection for use of illegal drugs during statutory supervision periods. Each faces one count of misconduct in public office.