Briefs, October 14, 2012
Sun Yat-sen stamps sell for record HK$5.5m
A pair of 1941 Dr Sun Yat-sen stamps from China sold for HK$5.5 million in Hong Kong, setting a world record. The vertically attached stamps are rare because the father of modern China's face is printed upside down. The previous highest price for a Republic of China stamp was set in March when an inverted Sun Yat Sen stamp fetched HK$2.4 million. Bloomberg
Expat woman trapped under bus dies
A 26-year-old expatriate woman was killed in a traffic accident on Friday night. Police said the woman, who was sitting at the edge of the Waterfront Podium Garden in Tsim Sha Tsui East, was hit by a bus travelling along Salisbury Road. She suffered head injuries and had to be freed by firemen. She was certified dead at Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Anyone who saw the accident can call 2773 5200.
Digital broadcaster back on air tomorrow
Digital Broadcasting Corp (DBC) will be back on air tomorrow. The telecoms watchdog Ofca said it received a written notice from DBC yesterday. Ofca said it had written to DBC to seek more details. DBC went off air on Wednesday night, less than a month after its official launch. It ran out of cash after a dispute among shareholders over funding. A guest host, Andrew Cheng Kar-foo, will broadcast shows for free this week.
Exco chief weighs in on Elsie Leung remarks
Executive Council convenor Lam Woon-kwong has weighed in on the row between former justice secretary Elsie Leung Oi-sie and the legal sector. He hinted her remarks might not be fair. "Instead of saying our judges do not understand the city's relationship with Beijing, it is fairer to say our judges interpret Hong Kong's law based on the city's characteristics," Lam said. This contradicted Leung's remarks last weekend that the legal profession ldid not understand the relationship between Hong Kong and Beijing.
Half a ticket won last night's HK$57,488,940 first prize. The winning numbers were 5, 6, 11, 26, 33 and 41 and the extra number 4. Three tickets won the HK$1,156,780 second prize. Third prize paid HK$55,410.