Man wins HK$300,000 for 'humiliating' kick in knee
A security guard who says his life fell apart due to the humiliation and depression he felt after a woman kicked him in the knee in 2008 won almost HK$300,000 in compensation yesterday. Deputy District Court Judge Kent Yee ordered Lee Man-wai, of Manhattan Hill, Lai Chi Kok, to compensate Johnny Wong Ka-wai, 29, for contributing to his psychological problems and for loss of earnings. Wong told the court he suffered anxiety and depression and quit his job because Lee's attack had made him a laughing stock among his colleagues. In earlier proceedings, Lee, who suffers bipolar disorder, was put on a good behaviour bond for the attack.
Parents held after girl, 6, found wandering mall
Police arrested a 52-year-old man and his 45-year-old wife on suspicion of child abuse after their six-year-old daughter was found wandering Yat Tung Estate shopping mall at 9.30pm on Sunday. The girl told police her father had abandoned her that afternoon. The girl was taken to Princess Margaret Hospital for a check-up after a scar was found on her forehead, which the girl said was the result of a beating by her mother. The parents, arrested at their Yat Tung Estate home soon after midnight, were released on bail. The girl remained in the care of the hospital last night.
Warning to monastery over illegal structures
The Lands Department issued a warning to the Gig Lok Monastery in Tuen Mun yesterday after the monastery failed to comply with a court order last month to remove illegal structures on government land. The court also fined the monastery HK$13,200. The department gave the monastery until April 16 to demolish the structures, which contain several thousand niches for human ashes.
Yo-yo Ma to play two concerts at City Hall
Renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma will feature at City Hall concerts on March 2 and 3 to help the venue celebrate its 50th anniversary. The French-American virtuoso, who has won several Grammys, will appear with the Hong Kong Philharmonic on the first night and with the Silk Road Ensemble - musicians from more than 20 countries - on the second. Tickets go on sale on Thursday.