Couple found dead in bath, gas leak suspected A Hong Kong man and his mainland girlfriend were found dead in a bathtub at their Shenzhen home yesterday. A gas leak is thought to have killed them. The bodies of the 57-year old and his 36-year old girlfriend were found by the woman's 10-year-old daughter, the Southern Metropolis News reported. They were rushed to Buji People's hospital, where they were certified dead. Chow Chung-yan Tung, mainland in talks on diplomatic resources Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa met Assistant Foreign Affairs Minister Shen Guofang to discuss using the mainland's diplomatic resources to support Hong Kong's interests overseas, including expanding co-operation in trade, technology, culture, education and tourism. They also expressed mutual satisfaction with the progress of work on consular protection for Hong Kong residents. Consultation extended for discrimination law The consultation period for a proposed racial discrimination law has been extended to February 8 from the end of this month. The Home Affairs Bureau said the extension was made after requests by various parties, including minority groups. So far, 65 submissions have been received and 44 meetings and forums have been arranged to explain the proposed law. Oil companies lower prices for fuel Caltex, Shell and Exxon-Mobil have cut the price of ultra-low-sulfur diesel by 10 cents a litre and unleaded petrol by 15 cents a litre. The reductions came after Secretary for Economic Development and Labour Stephen Ip Shu-kwan warned that the government's competition-policy advisory committee might investigate whether the oil companies were discouraging competition.