Developer wins injunction against Mei Foo protesters
The Court of First Instance granted an injunction yesterday to Billion Star Development barring protesters, including lawmaker 'Long Hair' Leung Kwok-hung, from rallying at a tower being built in Mei Foo Sun Chuen. Mr Justice Au Hing-cheung said there was 'a real risk' the protesters would continue their attempts to disrupt construction work. One defendant, Claudia Mo Man-ching, said she was appalled by the judgment and would consider lodging an appeal.
Look to report, Anson Chan tells HKU managers
Former chief secretary Anson Chan Fang On-sang, an alumnus of the University of Hong Kong, said its senior management should learn from the practical and reasonable suggestions of the inquiry into the bungled security operation during Vice-Premier Li Keqiang's visit to the campus in August last year for centenary celebrations. She had been saddened by the incident, which had cast a shadow over the university, she said.
HK$30m to improve students' language skills
The University Grants Committee said it would provide HK$30 million to universities and other institutions it funded to improve the language proficiency of students. While the programmes offered by schools through the latest scheme would mainly be aimed at improving English skills, the funding could also be used for brushing up students' Chinese levels, it said. This was because of the 'growing importance of the Chinese language', the committee said.