Briefs, January 27, 2013
28-year-old caught shoplifting condoms
An Australian was caught shoplifting two packs of condoms, worth of about HK$70, at a convenience store in Electric Road, Tin Hau, at about 4am. The 28-year-old ran out of the shop after being caught. The storekeeper shouted for help and several pedestrians chased the man for about 100 metres before stopping him at the junction of Ngan Mok Street and King's Road. Police arrived soon afterwards and arrested him.
Formula supply scheme a no-go
Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man said the government would not copy a measure introduced by the Macau administration to help residents buy formula milk for their babies. Under the scheme they can apply for a card that guarantees delivery of up to five tins of formula a month. Ko said factors including market size meant the scheme would not be introduced in Hong Kong.
Kowloon police seek two missing men
Police appealed for help to find two missing men. One of them is a Nepali, Bishwakarma Indra Kumar, who went missing after he left home in Woosung Street, Jordan, on Friday. He is about 1.76 metres tall, weighs 82kg and is heavily built. He wearing glasses, a white and blue stripped T-shirt, black jacket, blue jeans and white sports shoes when last seen. The other is 63-year-old Lau Kin-yu, who left an old people's home in Choi Hung Road, Wong Tai Sin, on Friday morning. Lau is about 1.7 metres tall, and has a round face and short hair. He was last seen wearing a khaki T-shirt. Police urged anyone who has seen Kumar to call them on 2761 2584 or 9020 6542. Anyone who has seen Lau should call 2703 2335 or 9020 2746.
'Long Hair' denied entry to Macau again
Lawmaker "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung was denied entry to Macau. Leung said he was going to a wedding banquet in the evening, but was turned away "without any legitimate reasons". It is not the first time Leung has been turned back by the city's authorities. He and 14 other activists were denied entry in 2009 when they intended to petition visiting President Hu Jintao for universal suffrage. Leung was also denied entry in 2007 when he planned to attend demonstrations. Tai Po district councillor Francis Yam Kai-bong, of the NeoDemocrats, was denied entry in November.
One ticket won the HK$8 million first prize in last night's draw. The numbers were 2, 29, 41, 42, 45 and 48 and the extra number 5. The HK$1,022,800 second prize was won by 1.5 tickets. Third prize paid HK$82,650.