Son accidentally killed bedridden father
A 38-year-old man who shook his bedridden father by the shoulder accidentally killed him after the latter bumped his head. In the Court of First Instance, Tse Kam-fai admitted manslaughter. His father, Tse Kee, 76, suffered a stroke in 2003. On January 10, 2009, Tse rocked his father's body and he died four months later after being in a coma. Defence lawyer Duncan Percy said the father was offered a place in a nursing home but the family declined because they were living on his disability allowance. Sentencing was adjourned to June 17.
John Tsang's support hits record low
The support rating of Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah has hit a record low since he assumed the post in 2007, a University of Hong Kong poll found. Only 25 per cent approved of his performance, a record low, while his disapproval rating climbed to a record 37 per cent. Tsang's net popularity rating is minus 12 percentage points, compared to the positive 34 percentage points when the survey was conducted three months ago before the budget. The popularity of Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam- remains at negative 28 percentage points - the worst since he took office in 2005.
Soccer player accused of rape
A Congolese soccer player appeared in court charged with the rape of a 13-year-old girl at his home in Ngau Tau Kok. Muana Muenyi Lukalu, 36, who plays for first division side Tai Chung, entered no plea and was freed on bail and a surety.
Attendants' union official wins defamation suit
The District Court ordered Maria Susilo, a former member of the executive committee of the Cathay Pacific Flight Attendants Union, to pay its vice-chairman Becky Kwan Siu-wa HK$200,000 in damages for defamation over e-mails she sent.