City Digest, November 21, 2012
Ex-mistress loses bid for stay of execution
A former mistress of "King of Shoes" Patrick Tang Kim-kwan, Karen Lee Chi-ting, yesterday lost an application for a stay of execution of a Court of First Instance judgment ordering her to transfer a number of properties to her former lover. Lee, 42, applied for the stay after she lodged an appeal against the judgment. In June, Tang, 69, head of the shoe-trading empire ATG Sourcing, won a partial victory in a court battle to regain ownership of four properties he bought for Lee, who had been known as his "third wife".
Tony Chan denied leave to appeal on tax bill
The Court of Final Appeal dismissed self-styled fung shui master Tony Chan Chun-chuen's application to appeal over a HK$340 million tax claim. Chan sought to overturn a ruling handed down by the Court of Appeal in March that denied more time to file an objection against the tax claim.
Officers seize goods but smugglers escape
Police and customs officers seized HK$2.3 million worth of tablet computers, mobile phones and camera lenses when they raided the Sha Ha waterfront off Tai Mong Tsai Road, Sai Kung, at about 9pm on Monday. Seven men were loading boxes of goods from a car on to one of seven speedboats, but they leapt onto the boats and escaped when officers approached. Twenty-seven boxes of goods were found.
Girl, 14, raped at home by man she met online
A 14-year-old girl was raped at her Tin Shui Wai home by a man she had met online, police said. The man, thought to be in his 20s, also stole the girl's mobile phone. The girl was taken to Tuen Mun Hospital after she reported the case to police on Monday.
Villagers storm meeting to complain
About 200 angry villagers gatecrashed a rural leaders' meeting at Heung Yee Kuk headquarters in Sha Tin and accused their representatives of failing to defend their interests in the controversy over illegal structures. The protesters, who clashed with security guards, were unhappy the kuk's leaders, particularly chairman Lau Wong-fat, had sided with the government in its crackdown against illegal structures built on village houses.
No one won the first prize in last night's draw. The numbers were 2, 11, 20, 37, 45 and 47 and the extra number 13. The HK$1,087,860 second prize was won by 1.5 tickets. Third prize paid HK$62,610.