Briefs, November 11, 2012
Beijing's worry over anti-communist moves
Beijing was more worried that Hong Kong would be used by "external forces" as an anti-communist base than it was about the territory seeking independence, Lau Siu-kai, former chief of the Central Policy Unit think tank, said. Lau was responding to a report by President Hu Jintao that mentioned the need "to prevent and curb external forces from interfering with Hong Kong and Macau affairs".
C.Y. 'buying popularity', Civic Party head says
The Civic Party's Alan Leong Kah-kit accused Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying of trying to "buy popularity" by pushing through the old-age living allowance proposal instead of genuinely caring for the needs of the elderly.
Woman held over graffiti at liaison office
Police arrested a woman for criminal damage after she allegedly sprayed graffiti on the wall of the central government's liaison office in Western. The words, which referred to its deputy director, Li Gang , were covered up by police and later removed by office staff. Police suspect the woman is mentally ill.
Worker back in custody for cellphone sex scam
A 28-year-old construction worker who posed as a woman doctor on a mobile app and forced 40 women and girls to send him nude photos was remanded in custody. Tang Tak-cheung entered no plea in Kowloon City Court.
'Long Hair' accused of assaulting protesters
Lawmaker "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung was accused of assaulting two woman protesters from a group called LoveHK outside the Legislative Council on Friday night. Both said they were hit in the face and arm while protesting against the filibuster of the Legco debate on the old-age living allowance.