City Digest, December 15, 2012
Burglar seriously injures elderly couple
An 82-year-old man and his 75-year-old wife were in serious condition in Queen Elizabeth Hospital last night after being assaulted by a burglar in their Wong Tai Sin home.
Cenotaph, Bethanie up for monument status
A meeting of the Antiquities Advisory Board on Monday will consider endorsing a government plan to declare the Cenotaph in Statue Square and Bethanie in Pok Fu Lam monuments. The Cenotaph, unveiled in 1923, is a replica of the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London. Bethanie, which dates to 1875, was the first sanatorium of a French mission in East Asia for sick missionaries.
Public hearing on rape law reform
Legco's legal panel, after discussing Law Reform Commission suggestions for reform of rape and sexual offences legislation, decided it needed more time to study the consultation paper and assess the suggestions.
Illegal structures at housing chief's home
Director of Housing Duncan Pescod was found to have illegal structures - including a glass extension to a concrete awning - at his home in Clear Water Bay, the Buildings Department said. It has demanded removal of the unauthorised additions.
Hospital fees rise for non-permanent HKers
The Hospital Authority proposes increasing fees for non-permanent residents attending public hospitals by 44.5 per cent, the first major increase since 2003 other than for maternity services. Legco will discuss the proposal on Monday.