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PUBLISHED : Saturday, 09 March, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 09 March, 2013, 2:31am

Sunday, Apple Daily

Fish paste made in filthy house of election committee member

Fish paste sold in Wellcome supermarkets is found to be produced in a filthy house in Lok Ma Chau. And the house, swamped with rats and flies, is said to belong to businessman Kwok Chi-yau, a member of the chief executive election committee. But Kwok said the house was leased out. The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department said unlicensed food factory operators faced fines and jail time.


Monday, Ming Pao Daily

Sha Tin schools consider ditching one-stop admission system

Two schools in Sha Tin are mulling breaking away from the one-stop admission system under which a secondary school takes in all graduates from its affiliated primary school. Their consideration comes after the Education Bureau's consultation last week seeking the schools' views on a plan to allow them not to accept affiliated pupils who had repeated Primary Six. A headmaster criticised the bureau for violating the principle behind the system of not leaving any pupil behind.


Tuesday, Apple Daily

Louis Vuitton wants HK$25,000 from salon over trademark copy

French luxury goods giant Louis Vuitton has demanded HK$25,000 compensation from a salon owner after it found an adjustable stool and a reclining chair in the small Shau Kei Wan premises covered in a fabric resembling its iconic pattern. It has also asked the owner to publish a newspaper apology. The owner said he had bought the furniture in Shenzhen and was not aware the pattern was owned by the French label. He said he could not afford the compensation and might have to close his business.


Wednesday, Ming Pao Daily

Tycoon's son slams youth for waving British flag in protests

Henderson Land's vice-chairman Peter Lee Ka-kit has slammed some of the city's young people in a media interview held on the sidelines of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference meeting in Beijing. Lee, the elder son of Henderson Land chairman Lee Shau-kee, criticised the youth for being "irresponsible" in committing the "outrageous" act of waving the British flag during their protests. He also questioned whether filibustering lawmakers and those planning the Occupy Central protest next year wanted to bring Hong Kong to ruin.


Thursday, Oriental Daily

Plan to give non-Shenzheners multi-visit visas shelved

The government is said to have shelved plans for a policy that would have let 4.1 million non-Shenzhen residents enter Hong Kong via multiple-visit visas. But there have been no plans to scrap the entire multiple-entry permit scheme, which has boosted the city's number of mainland visitors tenfold since its implementation.


Friday, The Sun

Teenager poses as model DaDa to commit online fraud

An obese 16-year-old girl has been arrested with eight people in connection with 35 web-based fraud cases involving more than HK$60,000. The teen - who gave herself the moniker of DaDa Chen Jing, the name of a pseudo-model - persuaded more than 10 men to lend her their bank accounts to receive payment from people buying clothes and bags from her.


Compiled by Nelson Cheng and Wayne Chung