Briefs, January 13, 2013

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 13 January, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 13 January, 2013, 3:55am

Provident fund claims against travel agency

In a District Court writ, the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority is claiming HK$101,590 from travel agency SIG Holiday. It says the agency failed to pay the amount on behalf of its employees between June and October last year. The firm's licence was revoked last month.


Tung Chun seeks to lift block on tower heights

Soy sauce manufacturer Tung Chun is seeking leave for a judicial review to quash the building height restriction of 120 metres imposed by the Town Planning Board last April on the redevelopment of its Kwai Chung plant site. It wants to build two residential buildings, of 138.55 metres, and one hotel, of 148 metres, on the site.


Public views sought on waste scheme

The Environmental Protection Department will seek public opinion on implementing a solid -waste charging scheme. Issues for discussion include whether to charge progressively, and illegal dumping.


Animal cruelty unit will have to wait

The police are too short of manpower to establish a team dedicated to combatting animal cruelty, Commissioner of Police Andy Tsang Wai-hung said. Most forces co-operate with animal welfare groups to tackle such crimes, he said.


More pools means fewer lifeguards

The Island East Swimming Pool was closed twice yesterday because too few lifeguards were on duty. A union said there had been a shortage of lifeguards since the government opened nine more indoor pools.