Briefs, November 25, 2012
ATV chief accuses CTI of stealing secrets
The row between ATV and Citi Telecom (CTI) has intensified, after ATV executive director James Shing Pan-yu accused CTI head Ricky Wong Wai-kay of obtaining confidential information from ATV. Wong, who plans to set up a new station, denied the charge last night. Wong was the CEO of ATV for 12 days in 2008.
Leica camera sold for HK$7m sets record
The sale of a Leica Luxus 1 camera for HK$7.46 million - has set a world record. The model was manufactured in 1930 with a 50mm f3.5 Elmar lens and a faux lizard-skin cover. It was sold in the first exclusive Leica camera sale in Hong Kong, in which 250 items fetched a total of HK$14 million.
Firemen and girl hurt in Mong Kok blaze
Two firemen and a three-year-old girl were injured during a fire in Mong Kok. The two men had responded to the blaze at 11 Ka Shin Street, which firefighters suspect might have been caused by arson. The girl suffered a head injury and is being treated.
Private hospital rules set to be reviewed
Health Secretary Dr Ko Wing-man told the Legislative Council yesterday that a team would be formed to conduct a one-year review of laws on private hospitals. This will cover penalties and creating more transparency in medical fees.
There were no winners of the first prize in last night's draw. The numbers were 2, 3, 4, 15, 23 and 40 and the extra number 13. One ticket won the HK$1,858,410 second prize. Third prize paid HK$70,790.