City Digest, January 4, 2012
Visiting South Korean woman goes missing
Police appealed for help yesterday in locating a South Korean woman who went missing in Hong Kong this week. Cha Jung-youn, 38, who arrived in the middle of last month to visit her boyfriend, has not been heard from since she left his home in Taikoo Shing on Wednesday. She was last seen wearing a pink jacket, black trousers and a pair of slippers. She is about 1.8 metres tall, with a medium build and long hair. Anyone with details can call the Chai Wan police on 2595 2200.
Tai Po beach plan on track, minister says
Environmental chief Wong Kam-sing said the government has not changed its attitude towards the Lung Mei artificial beach project in Tai Po. The Environmental Protection Department sent a letter on Monday to a coalition opposed to the project, asking for more information by the end of the month. "We are asking them to provide us with more information before we move on to the next step," Wong said.
Jockey Club members falsified information
Two Jockey Club members were convicted of conspiracy to defraud after giving false information on forms for applicants seeking racing membership. The verdict on retired businessman Stanley Freedman, 84, and huqin performer To Wing, 63, came after a trial at the District Court. They are due to be sentenced today.
Minibus driver pleads guilty after accident
A minibus driver pleaded guilty in the District Court to dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm over a collision in Sai Ying Pun in April last year that left 12 injured. The court heard that the vehicle So Po-fat, 60, was driving collided with another minibus at the junction of Western Street and Des Voeux Road West on the morning of April 26.
Four sites proposed for housing development
The Planning Department has proposed turning the old Cha Kwo Ling Kaolin Mine and three plots in Kwun Tong into residential sites. The mine site would be used for a medium-density development of 15 blocks of flats of 16 to 22 storeys, for 6,000 people. The department also proposed converting sites at Lei Yue Mun Path, Pik Wan Road, and Choi Hing Road into residential sites.
There were no winners of last night's first prize. The winning numbers were 17, 25, 32, 33, 46, 48 and extra number 39. The second prize paid HK$3,980,070 and was won by 1.5 tickets. The third prize paid HK$96,190.