Donald Tsang's popularity slips a bit further
Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's popularity rating fell from 48 in December to 47.8 this month on a scale of 0 to 100, with 100 being the highest and 50 the pass mark, a Chinese University poll of 955 people found. Thirty-five per cent were not satisfied with his administration's performance, while 12.5 per cent were satisfied. Chief Secretary Stephen Lam Sui-lung remained the least popular official, with a rating of 37.2.
Man, 21, accused of laundering HK$13b
A 21-year-old mainland man appeared in Eastern Court yesterday accused of laundering more than HK$13 billion. Luo Juncheng, a two-way permit holder, entered no plea. The funds allegedly were in a Chiyu Bank account in the name of Ace Creation Development. The case was adjourned to March 12 and Luo was remanded in custody.
HKU's MBA programme gets global ranking of 37
The University of Hong Kong's full-time master of business administration, launched in 2003, entered the Financial Times Global MBA Rankings for the first time this year and was ranked 37th. Chinese University's programme ranked 28th, the same as two years ago (it did not take part last year). The University of Science and Technology ranked 10th, down from 6th last year.
Wine tutor pleads guilty to drink-driving
Wine-course tutor Chris Lam Wai, 27, pleaded guilty in Eastern Court to drink-driving and careless driving. Lam, who told the court he would tell his students not to drink and drive, was found to have double the legal limit of alcohol in his blood when pulled over in Queen's Road East. The case was adjourned to February 13.
Cross-border hire cars to carry two ID labels
Cross-border hire cars must display two identification labels from tomorrow to help passengers identify authorised vehicles. The cars have to carry a green label (below left) and a yellow one (right), with the words 'cross-boundary hire car' and the vehicle's serial number, on the front windscreen and the back of the vehicle respectively.