Bail for eight suspects accused of vote-rigging
Eight people aged 21 to 59 were bailed until April in Kowloon City court yesterday on allegations that they registered to vote in the Yau Tsim Mong district using false addresses. Prosecutor Beney Wong said more time was needed to conduct further investigations and more arrests might be made.
HK$42 billion university grant gets go-ahead
The Legislative Council's finance committee approved the three-year HK$42.3 billion grant for higher education institutions after rejecting it last month. The government promised college fees would remain unchanged over that period.
HK$320 fine to take effect on idling engines
The full HK$320-fine force of the law banning drivers from idling engines takes effect tomorrow following 460 verbal warnings in its first month.
Legislator accused of punching councillor
People Power legislator Wong Yuk-man has been accused of punching Democratic Party councillor Andrew Fung Wai-kwong when they met in the Kuomintang offices in Taipei. Fung said he was hit after making comments about Wong's son. Wong said there was a heated exchange with bodily contact but no punching.
Beijing official reiterates view on identity poll
Hao Tiechuan of the central government's liaison office in Hong repeated his controversial assertion that it was 'illogical' for a survey to let respondents identify themselves as Hongkongers or Chinese citizens.
A new voice for Hong Kong women
The government appointed Stella Lau Kun Lai-kuen as chairwoman of the Women's Commission.