Raymond Kwok back in his Wan Chai office
Sun Hung Kai Properties co-chairman Raymond Kwok Ping-luen was seen entering his Wan Chai office in the Sun Hung Kai Centre yesterday morning. Kwok, his brother Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong and former chief secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan are free on bail following their arrest last week by the Independent Commission Against Corruption. Asked about the arrest of Hui, Chief Secretary Stephen Lam Sui-lung said in Boao, Hainan province, the government was determined to maintain integrity and justice and that everyone was equal before the law.
Most residents support dumper-pays scheme
About 70 per cent of Hongkongers support the proposed waste charge, according to a Greeners Action survey. About 60 per cent want people charged according to how much rubbish they dump, and 16 per cent prefer a fixed charge for all. The survey of 1,000 people was carried out last month during a government consultation on waste charging, which ends on April 10. The group called on the government to reduce waste by charging for disposal. It opposes the building of an incinerator.
700 ride for a more cycle-friendly city
More than 700 cyclists took part in 15-kilometre ride from Kwun Tong to Mong Kok via Hung Hom to call for regulatory changes to make the city more cycle-friendly. A petition was handed in at the police traffic headquarters in Hung Hom and a letter to the transport commissioner was left at the government offices in Mong Kok. Organisers said the city could learn from such regions as Taiwan how to provide a better cycling environment to encourage the use of bicycles.
Water committee's scope, membership expanded
Ten new members have been added to the Advisory Committee on Water Resources and Quality of Water Supplies in view of growing public expectations on conservation and management of water resources, a government spokesman said. The scope of the committee had been expanded to include water resources-related issues. Dr Chan Hon-fai began a two-year term as chairman yesterday.
Signs of burglary but no losses reported
A security guard discovered signs of attempted burglary early yesterday in Shun Lee Estate Market, Sau Mau Ping, but no losses were reported by shops.