Move brings total to 18 detained, with one man from latest arrests found with documents shredded and bleached in flat’s bath.
Society says it has had to write-off costs for several projects for subsidised flats due to a drop in property prices.
Man, 62, initially arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of breaching Occupational Safety and Health Ordinance.
Operator Tung Wah Group of Hospitals says helpline staff also trained to identify distressed callers and attend to them in person.
Move revealed by security minister Chris Tang, who warns suspect, 62, has been held over occupational safety offence, but more charges may follow.
Accelerants found at scene at Ying Wong House in North Point.
Government officials return to Redhill Peninsula in Tai Tam to check 10 homes they were unable to get into on Friday.
Secretary for Housing Winnie Ho says company will repair 219 flats, including 58 that firm has labelled ‘severely mouldy’ after rainwater leaked in.
Officials reveal scale of potential breaches after six-hour inspection operation, with 40 homes also suspected of encroaching illegally on government land.
Friday night market at Avenue of Stars and K11 Musea in Tsim Sha Tsui will feature traditional Hong Kong street food and film-related memories.
Authorities will prosecute owner of Villa Cornwall on 85 Castle Peak Road in Tuen Mun over works comprising unauthorised blocks and additional roof installation.
Concern groups and experts say continuing rent subsidy scheme for those in substandard housing will help people while better housing is built.
Chinese Vice-Premier Ding Xuexiang’s address at summit in city marks clearest public confirmation of his top role in city affairs.
‘There should be no problem for residents returning to work and school,’ says No 2 official Eric Chan amid ongoing restoration efforts following record-breaking rainstorm.
Main transport route had been damaged by landslides caused by record rainfall last week.
Firefighters search for man washed away in Sha Tin, while another man’s body found in Sheung Wan, although authorities unable to say if he was victim of storm.
Government efforts seen to be in stark contrast with show of vigilance against Super Typhoon Saola a week earlier.
Downpour brings city to standstill with reports of roads sinking, drivers being stranded in vehicles and a mall restaurant becoming submerged.
Many agree the current compensation rate, equal to the price of a comparable seven-year-old flat, needs changing.
Experts call for better enforcement as 2,700 buildings fail to do mandatory inspections by deadline, with one issued order almost a decade ago.
Secretary for Housing Winnie Ho says 24 of 193 public rental estates have been selected for pilot scheme using ‘well-being’ design guidelines.
Visitors divided over whether to support plans to build public housing on 9.5 of 32 hectares taken back from golf club’s oldest course.
Razack questions repeated highlighting of national security threats, saying: ‘Why do we need to fear a ghost at 9pm in the middle of the day?’
Areas such as Lei Yue Mun and Heng Fa Chuen were hit hard by Mangkhut, and residents hope new measures, such as barriers, will help this time.
Cathay Pacific targets resuming flights at midday on Saturday, while Hong Kong Airlines says normal operations may return by Sunday.
Saola will be ‘rather close’ on Friday night and Saturday morning, skirting within 100km south of city, Observatory says.
New Director of Housing Rosanna Law addresses suggestion to increase age threshold for households spared from income and asset assessment from 60 to 65.
Some 60 per cent of people polled during a three-month public consultation still support mega project.
Hong Kong Airline Service Providers Association president Vivien Lau makes projection after authorities approved nearly 2,900 non-local headcounts.
Joint report by political party DAB and Institution of Building Inspectors follows at least 18 incidents of concrete, debris falling from structures since July.