Danny Mok

HSBC invites occupiers to unoccupy plaza

HSBC has asked anti-capitalist campaigners who have been occupying the plaza under its Central offices for more than six months to leave voluntarily, to make way for a series of community activities.

Thursday, 31 May, 2012, 12:00am

Government HQ power bill has risen fivefold

Despite officials touting the green features of the new headquarters in Admiralty, taxpayers are forking out five times as much for electricity bills than for the old premises.

24 May 2012 - 12:00am

Man causes bomb scare at Central MTR station

Four entrances to the busy Central MTR station were closed yesterday for 45 minutes after a man clashed with passengers and railway staff, causing officers from bomb disposal and counter-terror units to be called.

17 May 2012 - 12:00am

Five arrested in recycling plant murder

Five suspects have been arrested in connection with a murder and gang robbery at a Tin Shui Wai recycling plant in which a 38-year-old mainlander was killed.

Officers from the New Territories North regional crime unit captured the fifth suspect, aged 47, in Sau Mau Ping yesterday, hours after the four other suspects were arrested in the New Territories on Saturday.

23 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Thousands of Lehman cases dumped

The police have stopped investigations into all but five of the thousands of complaints over sales of Lehman Brothers financial products.

The Commercial Crime Bureau did not have sufficient evidence to pursue prosecution in most of the complaints, which alleged misleading sales by the now-defunct US investment bank, a spokesman said.

30 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Man held over fake Sevens tickets sales

A man has been arrested for deception relating to the online sale of scores of counterfeit Sevens tickets

The expatriate, aged 25, is believed to be a core member of a multinational sports-ticket forgery syndicate, according to an initial police investigation.

26 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Emergency services back down on secrecy

The Fire Services Department has bowed to pressure to revise its media relations rules and give more information to journalists.

1 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Journalists unhappy with fire department releases

A journalists' group yesterday criticised the Fire Services Department for withholding information from the media since it adopted a new communications system at the start of the month.

20 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Drugged driver takes fearful passengers on wild ride

A minibus driver was arrested for drug-driving after a panicked passenger called police for help early yesterday during a horror ride from Jordan to Tuen Mun.

Passengers said the red-topped minibus swung erratically for about half an hour after leaving a Jordan terminal at 1.30am.

31 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Worker blamed for gibbon's escape

The escape of a gibbon that scampered around Central for two hours on Wednesday before being recaptured has been blamed on a worker's mistake.

7 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Canopy falls, crushing man's leg

A man was seriously injured when a large concrete canopy broke off a wall and plunged on to the outdoor portion of a shop in Tuen Mun yesterday.

The 40-metre by two-metre concrete slab fell off the Winfield Industrial Building in Kin Kwan Street, crushing the man's leg and three vehicles.

The Buildings Department has launched an investigation.

10 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Sydney-bound 'tourists' arrested over drug Ice

Police have swooped on a suspected drug trafficking gang who tried to use the cover of an organised tour group to smuggle HK$5 million of the party drug Ice from Hong Kong to Sydney.

Five people were arrested at Chek Lap Kok airport yesterday and the methamphetamine was seized from secret compartments inside luggage.

29 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Doctor swallows disinfectant in suicide bid

A doctor at Tung Wah Hospital's department of surgery was critically ill after he swallowed half a bottle of disinfectant in an apparent suicide attempt. The 25-year-old houseman was found unconscious on a chair by a cleaner at about 11.40am at the staff quarters near the hospital on Po Yan Street in Sheung Wan. Half a bottle of disinfectant and some drugs were found next to him.

28 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Alert urges Hongkongers to avoid Syria

The government raised the outbound travel alert for conflict-plagued Syria from red to black, the highest level in its three-tier alert system. Hongkongers were advised to avoid all travel the Middle Eastern country. Those already in Syria were urged to tend to their own safety, and recommended to avoid protests and large gatherings.

27 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Customs raid Lane Crawford store

22 Apr 2011 - 12:00am