Vote losers rush to beat complaint deadline
Four more losing candidates from November's District Council elections filed petitions with the Court of First Instance just before yesterday's deadline. Paul Yu Chi-shing, who contested the Tin Ping East constituency in North District, John Chan Hin-chung, who ran in Sai Wan Ho, and So Chun-man, a candidate in Po Lai, Sham Shui Po, are all contesting their election results because of alleged smear campaigns by their opponents. Chan, as well as Tsang Kin-shing of Lok Hong, Eastern, also claim opponents' expenses were not properly reported.
Bank chief gets French honour
David Li Kwok-po, the chairman and chief executive of the Bank of East Asia, was named a Commander of the French Legion d'Honneur on Monday at a private ceremony at the Four Seasons hotel. Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen and French Consul General Arnaud Barthelemy were among the 400 guests.
Fanling restaurant in food-poisoning scare
Nineteen people were suspected to be suffering food poisoning after eating at a restaurant in Fanling.
Alleged fraudster in HK$6,000 handout con
A man aged 42 was arrested for using a false identity to try to get the government's HK$6,000 handout.
Contact lens alert as maker issues recall
The Health Department has recalled three batches of contact lenses after maker Johnson & Johnson Vision Care said they would cause redness.
Canadian jailed for HK$510,000 scam
The District Court jailed a Canadian, 48, for three years and three months for defrauding from customers at the investment company where he worked of HK$510,000.