City Digest, September 14, 2012
Housing strategy panel members named
Eighteen people have been appointed to sit on the Long Term Housing Strategy Steering Committee, including Urban Renewal Authority chairman and Exco member Barry Cheung Chun-yuen; Michael Choi Ngai-min, a member of the Housing Authority; and Marco Wu Moon-hoi, a former deputy director of housing. It will be chaired by housing minister Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung.
School bus goes up in flames
A school bus burst into flames on its way to pick up pupils at Sha Tin College yesterday. The blaze gave off dense smoke as it ripped through the 21-year-old Citybus. The driver pulled over in Fo Tan after seeing flames in the rear-view mirror and firefighters were called in. Citybus said the bus passed a monthly inspection last week.
Mainlander jailed for money laundering
A mainlander who used a fake Hong Kong firm to launder more than HK$552 million was jailed for five years. Chen Shaofeng, 41, set up Fentai Electronics to transfer funds across the border via the internet. He earned HK$100 for every 1 million yuan (HK$1.22 million) transferred.
Man charged with murdering butcher
A 56-year-old man was last night charged with the murder of a retired butcher whose body was found in his Tin Shui Wai flat on Saturday. He will appear in Tuen Mun Court today.
Stun guns found in airport luggage scan
A Filipino man en route to Manila was arrested at Chek Lap Kok with stun guns in his bags.
There was no winner of last night's first prize. The numbers drawn were 16, 20, 22, 31, 42 and 48. The extra number was 43. The HK$1,641,360 second prize was won by 0.5 of a ticket. Third prize paid HK$99,470.