Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 20 April, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 20 April, 2013, 3:23am

Lew Mon-hung reports back to ICAC

Controversial former Leung Chun-ying supporter Lew Mon-hung reports to graft-busters investigating claims that he perverted the course of justice. The Independent Commission Against Corruption probe is believed to centre on a letter by Lew sent to the chief executive asking Leung to stop a separate ICAC investigation into his company. Lew later accused Leung of lying about illegal structures at his home.

 

Runners line up for London Marathon

In the week of the Boston Marathon attacks, all eyes will be on London tomorrow for the 22nd London Marathon. A field of more than 35,000 is taking part in the world's biggest marathon, with extra security following the deadly bombings in the US. Discovery Bay residents Julian Wyatt, 48, and wife Alison, 45, will be among the Hong Kong participants as they raise money for the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust, which helped their son beat a rare form of eye cancer.

 

Campaigning under way in Malaysian poll

The official campaign period begins and nominations open for what promises to be the closest general election in Malaysia's history. Prime Minister Najib Razak says the election offers a choice between a reforming government that has boosted growth and a fractious opposition that could bring "catastrophic ruin". Former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim's opposition coalition, meanwhile, is pledging to crack down on graft and cronyism.

 

Mansion's doors open to the public

The public gets a rare chance to examine restoration work at King Yin Lei, the historic mansion on Stubbs Road, Mid-Levels, with special open days today and tomorrow. An open day last year drew more than 1,600 visitors to view the building, whose Chinese Renaissance style blends local design tradition with modern construction techniques. Some 7,200 tickets have been distributed for the event.

 

Foreign minister follows Xi to Moscow

Foreign Minister Wang Yi is in Moscow today for talks with Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov as the two sides attempt to build ever closer ties. Wang follows in the footsteps of President Xi Jinping , who made Moscow his first port of call on his first overseas visit after taking office. Xi and Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a joint declaration, vowing to extend economic co-operation and steadfastly buttress each other in regional and global affairs.

 

'Countess' Sophia back in Hong Kong

Actress Sophia Loren, one of the most celebrated stars of Italian cinema, visits Hong Kong for the reopening of Italian fine jeweller Damiani's flagship store at Elements mall in Tsim Sha Tsui. Some masterpieces will be exhibited during her visit. Loren found fame at home in the 1950s before becoming one of Hollywood's brightest stars. Her films include 1967's A Countess From Hong Kong.

 

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