City Digest, January 21, 2013
10 mainlanders without IDs arrested at sea
Marine police stopped a sampan carrying 10 mainlanders in Deep Bay, Lau Fau Shan, at 5am yesterday. The three men and seven women could not produce identification documents upon request. They were arrested on suspicion of illegal entry and detained for questioning.
Assault on Cathay flight leads to arrest
Two unrelated arrests were made at the airport yesterday. A mainland man, 62, was arrested on Cathay Pacific flight CX386 around 9am, before it left for Shanghai. He is being held on suspicion of assaulting a flight attendant. The passenger allegedly hit the chest of the attendant because he was not happy with the service. Separately, a Southeast Asian woman, 19, was arrested around 2.30pm after airport workers found a tear gas canister in her luggage in the departure hall.
Sacked driving teachers to start sit-in
Two driving instructors will launch a hunger strike today at the Transport Department headquarters in Wan Chai to protest against their dismissal from the School of Motoring. Ho Tak-ming and Kevin Ma Wai-hung suspect they were sacked for trying to form a union. The school has said the firings were legal and has not given additional details.
Mainlanders held over ATM card readers
Two mainland men were arrested in Macau on suspicion of installing a card reader at an ATM at a bank on Avenida de Horta e Costa. The device can capture card details and PINs entered by bank customers. The two men said they had been hired by a mainlander to carry out the crime, and admitted that another reader had been installed at an ATM at a different bank, police said. But they had not stolen any cash, the pair said.
Policy speech ignored children, group says
The Hong Kong Committee on Children's Rights criticised the chief executive for failing to address the concerns and expectations of children. The group urged the government to establish a children's affairs committee.
Man held over 5 dogs found locked in cage
Police arrested a man for suspected cruelty to animals after it emerged he was keeping five beagles in one cage, without food or water. Officers from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals found a sixth dog - a two-week-old puppy - caged on its own; the mother beagle tied in an open area; and four other beagles running loose. All the dogs were healthy.