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Yau Tsim Mong District

Scores of teens held in raids of hang-outs

More than 150 teenagers - some as young as 13 - were hauled off by police over the weekend during a series of raids on popular hang-outs in Yau Tsim Mong district.

Monday, 19 December, 2011, 12:00am

Notes from Germany

It's 5.15pm in Dresden, Germany, so it must be ... errr ... 8pm (the following day) in Hong Kong.

For those in need of a musical comedown from the excesses of the night before, Classical In Cinema will be beaming the New Year's Eve Concert Dresden 2011 - almost live - into four local cinemas on January 1.

18 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

No proof of arson but still no cause

After a week-long investigation by more than 200 crime-squad officers into last week's fatal blaze in a Mong Kok market street, police say there is no evidence to suggest the fire was an arson attack.

But arson had not been ruled out, police said yesterday, because laboratory tests on hundreds of items taken from the fire scene were not yet available.

7 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

'Vote-rigging' suspects charged

Twenty-two people were arrested last week for alleged vote-rigging in the King's Park constituency in Yau Tsim Mong District, where a candidate won by just two votes.

These were the first prosecutions amid a row over ballot rigging that marred the district council elections on November 6.

6 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Hawkers angry at 'ridiculous' treatment

Mong Kok stallholders hit back at hawker control officers yesterday for what they say is overly strict enforcement of regulations in the wake of last week's fire that killed nine people and injured 34.

6 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Don't leave us without a home

A plan to close down subdivided flats in blaze-hit Fa Yuen Street has left tenants fearing the move will leave them homeless.

Their anxiety is shared by residents in other areas that are also targets of possible enforcement.

The Buildings Department will soon issue removal orders to owners of blocks in the Mong Kok street.

6 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Moving on fire hazards

Officials will clamp down on illegal structures in hawker stalls across the territory. The move comes after last Wednesday's inferno on Mong Kok's Fa Yuen Street, which killed nine people.

The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department inspected the shops of 3,400 fixed-pitch vendors at nine locations last Thursday.

5 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Police release more images of fire suspects

Two more surveillance camera images of people who were at a popular market street in Mong Kok prior to Wednesday's deadly fire were released yesterday by the police.

The authorities are urging these people to come forward. Members of the public with information about these people or the case are urged to contact the police.

5 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Mong Kok tragedy raises same issues

Yesterday's terrible tragedy in Mong Kok has sparked one of our city's biggest investigations into a fire. The possibility that an arsonist could be responsible for the blaze is shocking, but there is evidence to suggest that is what happened. If so, the culprit must be swiftly brought to justice.

1 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Companies among the owners of fatal blaze flats

Ten of the flats in buildings affected by yesterday's fatal fire in Mong Kok are owned by companies or investors, drawn to the lucrative rents offered by older buildings.

1 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

An accident just waiting to happen

The fire that killed nine people yesterday in Fa Yuen Street, Mong Kok, may have been caused by arsonists, but deeply rooted problems in the area's property management and administration put residents at high risk, say community leaders.

1 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Arson probe as inferno kills 9

Police investigating a suspected arson attack that left nine dead and 34 injured when fire tore through a Mong Kok street appealed to the public for information last night.

The nine bodies were found on the staircase of a building numbered 192 and 194 Fa Yuen Street.

1 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

City Digest

Motorcyclist's death leads to charge for truck driver

26 Nov 2011 - 12:00am


2/F Cosmo Hotel, 88 Tai Kok Tsui Road, Mong Kok Tel: 2529 0199 Open: noon-10pm Cuisine: Italian

Price: about HK$370 without drinks and the service charge

17 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Racket targeting scooters broken up

A gang of three scooter thieves have taken their last joyride for a while, after police arrested them and seized six stolen motorcycles.

The arrest of two men and a woman on Wednesday came as motorcycle thefts in the first 10 months of this year totalled 254, compared with 251 for the whole of last year.

11 Nov 2011 - 12:00am