Issue: March 22, 2006   (Archive)
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Tam warns 50pc rule unlikely to change
Constitutional affairs chief Raymond Tam Chi-yuen says the 50 percent support of Nominating Committee members, required by would-be chief executive candidates, will not be easily changed in 2022 or beyond.

Rally organizers told to hire marshals
Organizers of a pro-democracy rally on Sunday have been told they must hire 100 marshals, but that maintaining order is the duty of the police.

Boss in plea for culture hub funding
If legislators do not approve funding for the first phase of the West Kowloon cultural hub this year, the multibillion dollar project could grind to a halt, its chief executive warned.

Ex-Pompey chief cheated out of $47m
The secretary who cheated the former owner of Portsmouth Football Club out of HK$47 million pleaded guilty to 16 counts of theft and fraud at the Court of First Instance.

Cops probe `child abuse by tutor'
A six-year-old boy's mother yesterday reported a case of alleged child abuse to the police after her son's legs were apparently struck up to 15 times with a rattan stick.

Mainland student tells of smears in HKU election
A mainland candidate from the University of Hong Kong, who is running in the upcoming Students' Union election, claims she is a victim of a smear campaign waged by the union's Campus TV.

More worries as flu counts keep rising
The seasonal H3N2 influenza is landing elderly people in hospitals in record numbers, and the death toll for this year had reached 64 by the latest count.

ATV battling to find $40m to settle debts
Troubled broadcaster ATV will face heavy financial pressure from a HK$200,000 fine and the government's demand for HK$10 million that it owes for its broadcasting license, a company executive said yesterday.

Buyers cheated by stalls selling `organic' veg
A quarter of wet markets in North, Southern, Tsuen Wan and Western districts are selling uncertified or fake organic vegetables, a certification body has found.

Banknote spill bonanza lands two in court
Two men were charged with theft yesterday after a HK$52.5 million cash spill in Wan Chai on Christmas Eve.



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