Briefs, December 2, 2012
Troubled travel agency vows trip refunds
Customers of a travel agency - whose licence was temporarily revoked after clients complained of being stranded abroad when the firm failed to pay their tour guides - said yesterday that they were given promissory notes for trip refunds. They can claim the money in two weeks. Five branches of SIG Holiday, run by former Travel Industry Council chairman Simon Hau Suk-kei, had closed, but Hau claimed the branches were being renovated.
Woman charged with husband's murder
A 49-year-old woman was charged yesterday with the murder of her 84-year-old husband in the Tsz Wan Shan residential area in Kowloon. The suspect, who immigrated from the mainland, was arrested on Friday after she fled to a cliff and became trapped there. The husband's body was found with multiple knife wounds inside a flat on the Tsz Cing Estate.
Health chief unruffled by coronavirus spread
The health secretary says the city does not need to upgrade its response level to a deadly coronavirus strain despite the infection toll rising to nine after three more cases were reported in Jordan. Dr Ko Wing-man said the department was closely monitoring the situation and was liaising with the World Health Organisation.
Ex-lawmakers get top Civic Party posts
Audrey Eu Yuet-mee and Tanya Chan have been elected as the chairwoman and vice-chairwoman of the Civic Party respectively. Both of them had lost in the Legislative Council election in September.
There was no winner of the first prize last night. The numbers drawn were 10, 16, 17, 27, 36 and 38 and the extra number 47. Eight tickets won the HK$337,530 second prize. Third prize paid HK$48,680.