US war crimes expert to oversee Trump probes

Former US president Donald Trump speaks at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, Nov 18, 2022. (REBECCA BLACKWELL / AP) WASHINGTON – US Attorney General Merrick Garland on Friday named Jack Smith, a war crimes prosecutor, to serve as special counsel to oversee Justice Department investigations related to Donald Trump including...

ALTAVA Enters into Partnership with Hyundai Department Store

Hyundai Department Store Set to Strengthen Its Web3 Presence through the MOU with ALTAVA Seoul, Korea, August 09, 2022 – (SEAPRWire) – ALTAVA Group, the leading luxury fashion metaverse, signs an MOU with Hyundai Department Store, one of South Korea’s three largest department store chains, in order to strengthen their Web3 presence. Hyundai was the...

Govt urged to tackle long queues at licensing office

The Audit Commission on Wednesday called on the Transport Department to relieve overcrowding at one of its licensing offices, suggesting that it uses a ticketing system so people don't have to wait in line in person. Officers from the public spending watchdog visited various offices in August and September last...

Worker dies in Tai Po scaffolding collapse

A worker has died and another was injured after a bamboo scaffold they were constructing outside a Tai Po villa suddenly collpased, sending them plunging three metres to the ground. The Labour Department says it's investigating the case and ordered an immediate halt to work at the site. "We commenced...

SWD announces new arrangements for elderly with Covid

The Social Welfare Department said new arrangements will come into effect from Tuesday to allow holding centres in different districts to admit more residents from residential care homes for the elderly (RCHEs) who have Covid-19 - but with only mild symptoms. It said this is intended to help public hospitals...

‘Rent control not protecting tenants as it should’

A group of subdivided flat tenants said on Tuesday that the government’s new rent control policy has failed to protect them, as authorities are not completely clear about the provisions of the legislation and refuse to act as a mediator when landlords and tenants are locked in disputes.   The...

Govt speeds up handling of dead bodies

The Department of Health on Thursday said it's speeding up the handling of dead bodies after a spike in death cases during the current Covid outbreak. Currently, the bodies of patients who passed away at accident and emergency departments of hospitals have to be transferred to public mortuaries for the...

Outbreaks at prisons leave manpower stretched: CSD

The Correctional Services Department (CSD) said on Thursday that around 1,000 people in custody had tested positive for Covid-19 in the past two weeks, and a growing number of staff falling ill have also put facilities under stress. In a statement, the department said the majority of the infected inmates...

Andrew Kan named national security department head

An assistant police commissioner, Andrew Kan, has been promoted to head the force's national security department. Kan joined the police in 1991 as an inspector and rose through the ranks. He was the number two official in the national security department before he was promoted to fill the vacant post....

Deputy Commissioner for Labour tests Covid positive

The government said on Thursday that Deputy Commissioner for Labour, Jeff Leung, has tested positive for Covid-19. Leung is believed to be the highest-ranking official to have come down with the virus since the pandemic began two years ago. In a statement, the Labour Department said “the staff member” worked...