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PUBLISHED : Saturday, 12 January, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 12 January, 2013, 2:46am

Sunday, Oriental Daily

Retired horse trainer Brian Kan released from jail

Retired racing horse trainer Brian Kan Ping-chee is released from Stanley Prison on Saturday after serving a 68-day jail term for bribery in connection with a rural committee election. Kan, 75, was greeted by his two sons and members of the racing community. He did not talk to reporters, except to say: "Life in jail was really tough."

 

Mon, HK Economic Times

Food stalls set minimum orders to cover rising rents

Small food stalls and shops in Mong Kok want patrons to make a minimum purchase as they try to cope with higher rents. One food stall will only sell HK$30 or more of a special type of noodle to each customer. The boss said the rent for her stall was HK$38,000 a month when she started the business in 2003, and it was now HK$140,000.

 

Tuesday, Ming Pao Daily

Declining birth rate may mean more university places

Hong Kong's declining birth rate means more secondary school graduates will have a chance of securing a local university place. About half of them will have a shot at tertiary education by 2021 - against a third now, the Ming Pao Daily predicted.

 

Wednesday, The Sun

Students find price is right for subdivided flats in tenements

Students are turning to subdivided flats in tenement buildings near their universities amid a shortage of dormitory places. Two rooms on each floor of a five-storey tenement in Jordan were split into six cubicles of up to 120 sq ft each, with rent of HK$4,600 a month.

 

Thurs, HK Economic Times

Private hospitals lift maternity fees as ban hits profits

Some private hospitals are raising their maternity package fees as the government ban on mainlanders giving birth in Hong Kong hurts their profits. Precious Blood Hospital has raised the price of its package 46 per cent for husbands with mainland wives.

 

Friday, Apple Daily

Former gang boss splashes out for mother's birthday

Former Macau triad leader Wan Kuok-koi, recently released from prison after serving nearly 15 years, hosted a 133-table feast at The Macau Fisherman's Wharf on Thursday for his mother's birthday, with a performance by TVB's Wayne Lai Yiu-cheung.

Compiled by Nelson Cheng and Wayne Chung

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