City Digest, September 29, 2012

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 29 September, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 29 September, 2012, 3:11am


Man kills wife before leaping to his death

A 32-year-old man hacked his wife, 34, to death last night, then jumped to his death from their 38th-floor flat at Sau Yin House on the Sau Mau Ping Estate. Police received a 999 call from the man's mother at 8pm. They found her in the flat with the couple's two-year-old son. The man was a construction worker and his wife worked in an office. Police said they had no financial problems and the man had no record of mental illness.

HK$1,000-a-month gapfor self-employed

A self-employed worker in Hong Kong makes an average HK$11,000 a month compared with the HK$12,000 average of the total working population but works the same 45-hour week, according to a Census and Statistics Department report released yesterday.

Long Hair, Albert Ho must pay C.Y. costs

Lawmakers Albert Ho Chun-yan and "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung were each ordered to pay half of Leung Chun-ying's legal costs for their unsuccessful twin judicial review applications challenging the legality of his election as chief executive. Long Hair told Mr Justice Johnson Lam Man-hon of the Court of First Instance that the ruling put him at risk of bankruptcy.

Lawyer named head of transport committee

Lawyer Larry Kwok Lam-kwong will replace Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung as chairman of the Transport Advisory Committee from Monday. Kwok is a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference in Guangxi province.

Teenager arrested over rape of 12-year-old

Police arrested an 18-year-old man in Tai Po in connection with the rape of a 12-year-old girl in Sheung Shui on Tuesday. A 24-year-old man who was arrested on Wednesday was released on bail.