City Digest, March 7, 2013
Political adviser acquitted again
A Guangdong political adviser was acquitted of vote-rigging again by a magistrate after yesterday's review of his previous acquittal. The prosecution said there were unclear matters in magistrate Joseph To Ho Shing's previous rulings, and asked for the review. To, however, said he still believed that Fong Kei-wah, 49, did not know it was illegal to register using his secretary's address. Fong, a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference of Guangzhou, voted in the Lok Hong constituency of Eastern District in last November's district council elections, registering under his secretary's address in Chai Wan.
Gem show visitor held for stealing rings
Security at a major jewellery trade show in Wan Chai is being put to the test after five reports of theft in two days. Police arrested a Mongolian man yesterday for stealing valuables at the show yesterday. He had snatched 12 rings worth US$3,600 from a booth but was caught after a short chase. Exhibitors at the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show have told police they have lost jewellery totalling more than HK$500,000 so far.
Police on lookout for cruel cat killer
Police have launched a criminal investigation into possible animal cruelty after a cat was found dead with its stomach slashed open outside a primary school in Cheung Sha Wan early yesterday. The tabby also had both legs broken.