City Digest, October 22, 2012
Bank alerts police over suspicious men at ATM
Nanyang Commercial Bank staff called police shortly after midnight yesterday after a customer reported a problem when using an ATM on Nathan Road, Mong Kok. Security footage showed two men fitting a device to the ATM that police believed to be a data collector.
Woman conned into making web transfers
A 49-year-old Tseung Kwan O woman was conned into making transfers of US$1,250 and US$5,500 to an overseas bank by a man she met online, police said. She realised she had been conned when he asked for £25,000 (HK$310,000).
Teachers, students call for smaller classes
More than 50 members of the Professional Teachers' Union and students gathered yesterday to urge the government to implement small-class teaching in secondary schools. The union said most students leave a class size of 25 in primary and enter a class size of 36 in secondary.
Activists urge all shops to sell plastic bags
The environmental group Green Action called on the government to require all retailers to charge for plastic bags given to customers. A Green Action survey of 800 people found 61 per cent would ask shops for plastic bags if they were free.
Trips, cargo volumes rise at airport
Passenger trips and cargo volume at Chek Lap Kok rose 1.3 per cent and 6.8 per cent in September year on year, to 4.4 million and 347,000 tonnes respectively, the Airport Authority said. During the month, cargo throughput to and from North America outperformed other key regions.
Group opens Islam exhibition in Wan Chai
The Serving Islam Team opened its first exhibition in Wan Chai to explain to the public what it means to be a Muslim. As well as art and photo exhibits, visitors are able to eat oriental Halal food.