Former chairman gets extra 27 months' jail A judge yesterday varied the earlier sentence of the former chairman of publicly listed Wealthmark International (Holdings) Limited, Wong Chor-wo, 54, in the District Court yesterday, effectively adding another 27 months' jail for his role in defrauding banks of HK$57 million in letters of credit facilities based on bogus business transactions. Deputy Judge Garry Tallentire ordered Wong to serve 27 months of his 44-month jail term consecutively to his current six-year jail term for submitting false statements to auditors to cover up the misappropriation of company funds in another trial. Wong Chun-ping, 51, a director and shareholder of C.K. Trading Company Limited, who was also charged for his role in the case, was sentenced to 32 months' jail, with 20 months to run consecutively to his current three-year jail term for dealing with the above misappropriated funds. Co-defendant, Chung Ching-huy, 52, a sole proprietor of Belle Sac Company, who was earlier found guilty of one count of conspiracy to defraud, was jailed for 27 months. Most doctors agree to holiday pay offer More than 84 per cent of the city's 4,322 public doctors have so far accepted the Hospital Authority's HK$629 million settlement for working on statutory and public holidays - but the authority may face an appeal on overtime compensation. Midnight last night was the deadline for public doctors to reply, while former public doctors had another 24 hours. Authority chairman Anthony Wu Ting-yuk said only 36 doctors had rejected the deal by 3.30pm. Taxi scams hurting drivers, says unionist Two-thirds of taxi drivers are working for illegal calling-service networks, which had cut in half the earnings of those who refused to join, a unionist and a legislator said. Drivers who refused to give discounts were often beaten up by triads, which ran many of the schemes, Motor Transport Workers General Union taxi driver branch director To Sun-tong said. The networks had expanded tremendously in the past three years and had solicited new customers by offering discounts. Preschools insist education chief is wrong An alliance of profit-making preschools said although they did not want an apology over the education minister's recent remarks over their standards, they disagreed with him. Secretary for Education and Manpower Arthur Li Kwok-cheung said on Tuesday a meeting with representatives from profit and non-profit preschools was 'cordial' and they had agreed the education initiatives were 'a good policy'. Professor Li said earlier this week that only 20 per cent of profit-making preschools were up to par, and teaching standards were uneven. Alliance member Thomas Ho said: 'We may forgive and forget. But that doesn't mean we agree.' Call for car plate limits Five firms have complained about the auction of personalised licence plates with company names following the sale last month. Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Frederick Ma Si-hang told Legco the government was confident the licence plates did not infringe on trademarks or copyrights and next week's auction would go ahead.