Democrat accused of sex scandal dies
Former Democratic Party district councillor Yuen Bun-keung died late on Tuesday night at the age of 68. Democratic Party lawmaker Kam Nai-wai said Yuen died suddenly while watching television at home after eating dinner. He was suffering chronic diabetes but the cause of death was not clear, Kam said. Yuen, a district councillor in the Chung Wan constituency of Central and Western district until 2007, sued Chinese-language daily Sing Pao in 2003 for publishing a report alleging he had visited a karaoke that doubled as a brothel in Yunnan province. He later resolved the case. Veteran Democrat Dr Yeung Sum said Yuen 'will be greatly missed'.
Coldest Lunar New Year holiday for 16 years
Hong Kong is experiencing its coldest Lunar New Year holiday for 16 years. The Observatory says it was 7.4 degrees Celsius at its Tsim Sha Tsui headquarters yesterday morning. It expects temperatures to reach around 10 degrees today, although it will continue to be cloudy with a few rain patches. Tomorrow is also forecast to be cold but it will be warmer at the weekend, reaching 19 degrees on Saturday.
12 hurt in six-car shunt on Tuen Mun Highway
Twelve people were injured in a six-car collision on the Tuen Mun Highway on Tuesday night. The vehicles were heading north when the one in front slowed down. The five cars behind could not stop in time and collided. The 12 - four males and eight females - were taken to Tuen Mun Hospital and Pok Oi Hospital. It is not known if anyone was speeding.
Man, 38, chokes to death on sesame ball
A 38-year-old man collapsed while choking on a deep-fried sesame ball at his home in Hung Hom. His father called an ambulance and the man was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at about 9am. He had a record of mental illness.