City Digest, October 16, 2012

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 16 October, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 16 October, 2012, 3:14am


Labour activist finds safe haven in Sweden

Mainland labour rights activist Zhang Shujie, who fled China via Hong Kong to Stockholm last year, has been granted asylum by Sweden. In Stockholm yesterday, Zhang, whose escape was aided by "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung, thanked the League of Social Democrats lawmaker for his help and said he would continue writing about labour issues on the mainland. The 24-year-old was arrested early last year by national security authorities and asked to spy on political activists in Hong Kong. He pretended to agree but fled Hong Kong last October.

Night race is road to ruin for modified cars

Six cars suspected to have been illegally modified were seized in Tseung Kwan O after police were called to Wan Po Road at about 12.30am to investigate illegal car racing. No one was arrested.

Dad busts son, 29, for drug abuse at home

A 29-year-old man was arrested for drug possession after his 63-year-old father found him using drugs at their Tsing Yi home.

Hutchison 3G blackout hit 50,000 customers

An investigation by the Office of the Communications Authority into a disruption of Hutchison's service on June 29 found the 3G mobile data services of 40,000 to 50,000 customers had been affected for about two hours. The authority found no breach of Hutchison's licence.

Hong Kong MBA wins top slot … again

The Kellogg-Hong Kong University of Science and Technology's executive MBA programme topped the Financial Times' EMBA global rankings for the fourth consecutive year - the fifth time it has taken first place. The MBA is run by the university's school of business and management and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Chicago.

Mentally ill missing man arrested as II

Police are investigating the conduct of an officer who arrested a mentally retarded man for being an illegal immigrant, after he had been reported missing. The 41-year-old picked up in Kwai Chung could not present identity documents. Officers took him in and arrested him. The next day his father picked him up.