What the local media says, February 9, 2013

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 09 February, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 09 February, 2013, 5:42am

Sunday, Sing Tao Daily

Minibus driver caught playing Candy Crush in traffic jam

A minibus driver was accused of risking lives by playing the video game Candy Crush Saga on his phone in a traffic jam. After a passenger posted a video showing the driver's antics on the internet, one viewer warned against Candy Crush becoming "Car Crush".


Monday, Oriental Daily

Hongkonger aims to teach Beijing women manners

A 27-year-old Hong Kong woman who studied in the United States and went to finishing school in Switzerland has opened a Western etiquette training business for women in Beijing, targeting socialities and professionals. Her courses cover table manners, flower arranging and mix-and-match fashion. The woman said she would teach students that being rich did not mean they automatically had taste. A 12-day etiquette course costs 100,000 yuan (HK$124,200).


Tuesday, The Sun

Risk of infection from 3-D nail polish

A new generation of trendy nail polish with a three-dimensional effect, containing materials such as velvet fibres or caviar-like small beads, is selling like hotcakes. But a dermatologist warned prolonged use could block nails from "breathing" or erode the nail surface, causing bacterial or fungal infections that could even affect nail growth in the future.


Wednesday, Apple Daily

CY Leung's wife leaves food recycling post

Regina Leung Tong Ching-yee, wife of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, has resigned as director of Food for Good, which promotes kitchen waste recycling, following public concern that she might be meddling in politics. Other directors are political supporters of Leung. Among them are Yeung Ka-sing, former chairman of the Hong Kong Housing Society, and Lam Chiu-ying, former director of the Hong Kong Observatory.


Thursday, Oriental Daily

Granny, 98, dies after 10-hour hospital wait

A 98-year-old woman with severe stomach pains who kept vomiting blood as she waited in the emergency department at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sha Tin was kept waiting for 10 hours before being treated and died 15 hours after being admitted. The case has been transferred to the Coroner's Court.


Friday, Sing Pao Daily

Beijing's new man in Hong Kong notes down views from the top

The new director of Beijing's liaison office, Zhang Xiaoming , was said to have already visited 20 families with political and economic influence in Hong Kong. Sources said that Zhang did not express his own views on the visits but carefully took notes of what his hosts said.


Compiled by Nelson Cheng, Wayne Chung