City Digest, December 7, 2012
Elsie Leung speaks out on Beijing's role in HK
Former justice minister Elsie Leung Oi-sie, a vice-chairwoman of the Basic Law Committee, told a forum on "one country, two systems" in Beijing that it was incorrect to think the central government could only have a say in issues of Hong Kong's defence and foreign affairs. Leung told the Tsinghua University forum that the central government was responsible for appointing Hong Kong's chief executive and other top officials, as well as constitutional development. Recently she accused the city's judges of not understanding relations between Hong Kong and Beijing.
Firm raises HK$6.3m for ferry victims
Hongkong Electric has raised more than HK$6.3 million for the 127 passengers and crew of the Lamma IV, which sank on October 1 after a collision off Lamma, with the loss of 39 lives.
Burglars pay visit to actor Nat Chan
Burglars escaped from the Kowloon Tong home of actor and TV host Nat Chan Pak-cheung with binoculars and Jockey Club cash coupons with a face value of HK$80,000. The burglars also stole a mobile phone and a wallet containing HK$800 from a neighbour.
Most schools agree to cut class sizes
About 80 per cent of public secondary schools would cut the number of pupils per class by four over the next three years, Education Secretary Eddie Ng Hak-kim said, and 10 per cent would cut the number by three. But more than a dozen schools had chosen not to take part in the scheme to cater for falling student numbers, Ng said.
One ticket won the first prize of HK$64,521,730 last night. The numbers were 1, 6, 38, 41, 43 and 45. The extra was 48. Two tickets each won the second prize of HK$2,265,030. Third prize paid HK$92,560.