Comic Elton Loo, who fought long battle with diabetes, dies Comedian Elton Loo, also known as Law Kwan-chor, died in hospital a day after suffering a heart attack. The comic, 51, who was famous for mimicking the late actress Lydia Sum Tin-ha, had suffered from severe diabetes for more than 10 years and had his right leg amputated last year. He wrote a book about his fight against diabetes to encourage other sufferers battling the condition. Loo was admitted to Kwong Wah Hospital on Friday but his condition deteriorated and he died last night. Young Democrats pick leaders The Democratic Party's newly established youth arm elected its first leaders. Fifteen members joined the standing committee of the Young Democrats, with former North District councillor Mok Siu-lun as the chairman. The new branch has been set up for Democrats below the age of 40, with the aim of working more flexibly and independently from the party. Tobacco tax rise possible Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok said there was still room for tobacco tax to be increased. He said that currently the tax was set at 60 per cent of the price of tobacco, while it was 75 per cent of the price, on average, in other developed countries. Though many people have quit smoking in the past 10 years, 11 per cent of the population are still smokers. 'Road race' drivers arrested Ten drivers aged 20 to 52 were arrested in an operation against road racers on the Yuen Long Highway near Shap Pat Heung. Drugs arrest in Sha Tin A 30-year-old man was arrested for drug trafficking near a car park on the Kwong Yuen Estate in Sha Tin late on Friday night. Police found 4kg of ketamine, with an estimated value of HK$480,000, in his bag. Concrete falls off building Two pieces of concrete fell off a building in Sham Shui Po earmarked for redevelopment. No one was hurt. A concern group urged the Urban Renewal Authority to relocate the residents of the building at 69 Shun Ning Road and start the redevelopment as soon as possible.