Access to papers sought in billionaire divorce
The Justice Secretary has applied to the High Court to access documents and exhibits in a high-profile divorce case in which a property tycoon and his son appeared to have engaged in criminal conduct. The secretary seeks to obtain the items to help a police investigation into Samuel Tak Lee and son Samathur Li Kin-kan's actions in their attempt to defeat the son's ex-wife Florence Tsang Chiu-wing's claim. In the HK$1.2 billion settlement awarded to Tsang, Mr Justice John Saunders found that the pair might have committed forgery, conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and perjury. The application will be heard on March 1.
Bird flu confirmed in dead falcon, black-headed gull
Two dead wild birds found on Monday tested positive for the H5N1 virus, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said. A peregrine falcon was found in the park at Seaview Crescent in Man Tung Road, Tung Chung, and a black-headed gull was in the Chun Yin Square Playground in Yuen Long. The department will continue inspections of poultry farms.
Jilted man admits to violent rampage
A heartbroken man hit a long-time friend's head with a hammer because he believed he destroyed his marriage after stealing his wife, the District Court heard. Leung Ying-ming, 62, then attacked two strangers in a karaoke bar. He pleaded guilty to two counts of wounding friend Tse Chi-cheung and To Kwok-chung and Ngai Kwai-lam last year. Sentencing was adjourned until February 22.