City Digest, December 27, 2012
Police tactics upset rally organisers
Organisers of the January 1 march demanding Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's resignation say poor police arrangements could cause chaos. The Civil Human Rights Front notified police that 50,000 protesters would march from Victoria Park in Causeway Bay to government headquarters in Admiralty. Group convenor Jackie Hung Ling-yu said the police's ban on stalls along the route and a decision to allow a pro-Leung rally in Tamar Park might lead to conflicts.
Outpatient proposal to cut hospital queues
About 70 per cent of Hongkongers say they visit accident and emergency rooms at hospitals if they feel unwell at night, a Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong survey found. But 70 per cent of the 589 respondents had to wait two or more hours for treatment. DAB lawmaker Chan Han-pan suggested the Hospital Authority launch a trial to provide outpatient services after 10pm to cut queues.
Decorator in court on assault charge
A decorator appeared in court yesterday for allegedly trying to choke someone in Pat Heung on Saturday. Tang King-fai, 35, entered no plea in Kowloon City Court. The case was adjourned.
There were no winners of the first prize on Tuesday. The numbers were 12, 18, 23, 24, 46 and 49. The extra was 14. The second prize of HK$1,364,780 was won by 1.5 tickets. Third prize paid HK$91,750.