City Digest, November 17, 2012
Two policemen face misconduct charge
A 44-year-old police sergeant and a 31-year-old detective constable were charged yesterday with misconduct in public office after a woman complained they refused to record a case she brought to their attention at Wan Chai police station. The woman said she tried to report someone taking photos up women's skirts and gave the officers a memory card she had found containing such photos, but they destroyed the card. The pair will appear in Eastern Court on Monday.
Old banyans posing safety risk removed
Two Chinese banyans in Central and Western District listed on the register of "old and valuable" trees were removed because they were at risk of collapse. The trunk of one, an 11-metre tree at the junction of Smithfield and Lung Wah streets, was damaged in a typhoon in 2008. The other, standing 19 metres on the old section of Pok Fu Lam Road outside a playground, had a severe fungal infection.
3 bailed in HK$174m laundering case
Graft-busters charged a company director and two others with laundering HK$174 million. Tan Lok Seng, 44, director of Sunny Drive, which sells jewellery, is suspected of evading tax in Malaysia. Tan, his assistant, Grace Low Seow Yan, 26, and Cheung Choi-hing, 28, a customer relations manager at Standard Chartered Bank, entered no plea in Eastern Court.
Date set for Legco debate on Franklin Lam
Lawmakers will discuss the controversy involving executive councillor Franklin Lam Fan-keung's sale of luxury flats on November 28. Lam is accused of using insider news when selling two properties ahead of government cooling measures.
Man killed by minibus while crossing highway
An 83-year-old man died after being hit by a minibus while crossing Hiram's Highway near Pak Sha Wan, Sai Kung.
Parallel goods traders caught in raids
Immigration officers arrested four parallel goods traders from the mainland, aged 25 to 47, and a 43-year-old Hong Kong man distributing goods in raids on seven locations in Sheung Shui and Fanling on Thursday.