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    PLA sites not for housing, says security chief Lai Tung-kwok

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 04:01pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit yingkit.lai@scmp.com Secretary for Security Lai Tung-kwok on Wednesday dismissed calls to redevelop some military sites held by the People’s Liberation Army in Hong Kong ... the maximum height for developments there and in neighbouring areas. But Lai disagreed with Fung, saying all 19 PLA sites have been fully used for defence purposes since the 1997 handover ...

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    Hong Kong's second cholera case of the year confirmed

    Posted Oct 11th 2013, 05:09pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit yingkit.lai@scmp.com Hong Kong on Friday recorded its second case of cholera in a week when a 32-year-old man who is the son of a woman diagnosed with the disease two days ago was confirmed to also have the disease. The man in the latest case has been under medical surveillance since he developed diarrhoea early this week. Laboratory tests showed he was infected with Vibrio ...

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    Pet lover gets suspended sentence and fine for animal abuse

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 03:17pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit yingkit.lai@scmp.com A former pet shop owner was given a suspended jail sentence and fined HK$70,000 on Thursday for animal abuse that led to the deaths of four cats. Yu Wing-sze, who said she was a pet lover, was sentenced to six months — suspended for three years. The 45-year-old woman earlier pleaded guilty to three counts of causing unnecessary suffering ...

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    Hong Kong records first cholera case of the year

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 07:18pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit yingkit.lai@scmp.com A Hong Kong woman has contracted cholera – the first such case confirmed in the city this year, the Centre for Health Protection said. The woman, 54, remained in an isolation ward of Princess Margaret Hospital in a stable condition on Thursday. She has suffered from vomiting and diarrhoea since Monday. The centre said the woman from Kwai Tsing ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    Bid to investigate development chief Paul Chan voted down by Legco

    Posted Oct 04th 2013, 06:42pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit yingkit.lai@scmp.com Pan-democrat legislators have failed in their bid to invoke special powers to investigate development minister Paul Chan Mo-po over a conflict of interest row involving a farmland owned by his family. The motion to invoke the special powers was voted down 26 to 37 by members of the Legislative Council house committee on Friday afternoon. Those ...

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    ICAC drops High Court bid for Lew Mon-hung iSun Affairs interview records

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 03:08pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit yingkit.lai@scmp.com The Independent Commission Against Corruption on Monday withdrew its bid to obtain records of a magazine’s interview with Lew Mon-hung, a former supporter of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. The application was withdrawn by the anti-corruption agency’s lawyers after Mr Justice Thomas Au Hing-cheung in the High Court on Monday questioned the agency’s ...

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    Workers at Swire Beverages strike over increased workload

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 03:25pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit yingkit.lai@scmp.com More than 100 workers at Swire Beverages went on strike on Thursday to demand more staff to help them deal with their increased workload. The strikers, most of them storage and delivery workers, started their industrial around 8am outside the company’s factory in Sha Tin. Waiving placards and shouting slogans, they protested against their long ...

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    Car rams seafood restaurant fronts in Sai Kung

    Posted Sep 23rd 2013, 05:29pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit yingkit.lai@scmp.com A private car rammed into the front-door glass panels of two seafood restaurants on Monday in a suspected criminal damage case, police said. The car first hit the Chuen Kee Seafood Restaurant on Man Nin Street in Sai Kung around 6am and shortly afterwards rammed into the restaurant’s second shop on See Cheung Street. After the second attack ...

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    ICAC to overhaul spending rules after Timothy Tong expenses scandal

    Posted Sep 26th 2013, 08:11pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit yingkit.lai@scmp.com The Independent Commission Against Corruption will conduct an overhaul of its rules on officers’ expenses following an overspending scandal involving its former head Timothy Tong Hin-ming. Incumbent ICAC commissioner Simon Peh Yun-lu said on Thursday this would be a “comprehensive” review of the agency’s standing order, which governs the conduct ...

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    Former ICAC chief Timothy Tong grilled on spending by lawmakers

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 04:51pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit yingkit.lai@scmp.com Former head of the Independent Commission Against Corruption Timothy Tong Hin-ming on Wednesday refuted accusations that two of his duty visits to the mainland contained excessive non-official activities. Tong was facing a grilling by legislators on the public accounts committee about inconsistencies between his previous testimony ...




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