City Digest, January 31, 2013

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 31 January, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 31 January, 2013, 4:41am

Lantau taxi drivers seek HK$18 flagfall

Lantau taxi drivers yesterday applied for a HK$3 increase on their HK$15 flagfall. They also want to raise the charge for every 200 metres from HK$1.30 to HK$1.40 for the first 20 kilometres. They cited higher petrol prices as the main reason for wanting the incrase. The Transport Department is studying the application.

Baby dies after being found unconscious

A two-month-old boy died after being found unconscious at his home in Pat Heung, Yuen Long. The father, 19, found the infant unconscious in bed and alerted police at 5.15am. The baby was declared dead at Pok Oi Hospital. The baby had been ill and police found nothing suspicious.

Tourist bus driver arrested after crash

The driver of a tourist bus was arrested for drink driving after his vehicle slammed into railings at Tsing Yi, injuring 12 people, at 5.45am. A tour guide and 11 mainland visitors were treated for minor injuries. The driver, 53, was released on bail.

Elderly man latest victim of superbug

An 82-year-old man from Kwai Tsing district was treated at Princess Margaret Hospital for the drug-resistant superbug MRSA, the Centre for Health Protection said. The man, who had an underlying medical condition, developed a fever and shortness of breath on January 15. Tests revealed he had methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

Police arrest 11 at gambling den

Eleven people were arrested in a police raid on a baccarat gambling den believed to be run by triads. They included a man who was apparently in charge. Officers also seized chips worth HK$70,000 from the premises in Yuen Long on Tuesday.

Policeman arrested over indecent assault

A police constable, 30, was arrested for allegedly indecently assaulting a 15-year-old girl on the light rail in Tuen Mun on Monday. He had been suspended from duty for a loitering offence in 2010.

Government to gazette subsidiary legislation

The government announced it will gazette tomorrow the first batch of five pieces of subsidiary legislation to implement the Companies Ordinance, excluding the subsidiary legislation to restrict public access to company directors' personal information on the Companies Registry.