Actor Kenneth Tsang dies in quarantine: sources

Veteran actor Kenneth Tsang died in a quarantine hotel on Wednesday after flying in from Singapore, RTHK has learnt. He was 87. Sources said Tsang tested negative for Covid-19 on Tuesday, but when health officials went to his room on Wednesday morning, he didn't answer the door. Police said they...

Expert: quarantine aircrew to stop new variant

Infectious diseases expert Joseph Tsang said on Monday that the government should consider further narrowing quarantine exemption to prevent a new and potentially more transmissible Covid variant from entering the community. Tsang made the comment on an RTHK programme a few days after a man from London was found to...

Govt urged to further narrow Covid exemption rules

Infectious diseases expert Joseph Tsang said on Monday that the government should consider further narrowing quarantine exemption to prevent a new and potentially more transmissible Covid variant from entering the community. Tsang made the comment on an RTHK programme a few days after a man from London was found to...

Electoral staff to undergo political screening: govt

Constitutional and mainland affairs chief Erick Tsang says government staff who work as polling officers in the upcoming Legislative Council elections will have to undergo political screening to ensure "absolute loyalty". He was responding to DAB legislator Wong Ting-kwong who said during a Legco panel meeting on Monday that "politically...

Activist fined over balloon, another to stand trial

Pro-democracy activists Lee Cheuk-yan and Tsang Kin-shing appeared in court on Tuesday over the releasing of a balloon during a New Year's Day protest, with Tsang receiving a fine after pleading guilty and Lee to be put on trial. Prosecutors told Eastern Court that police had repeatedly warned the pair...

Welfare funding review fails expectations: union

A union representing employees of social welfare organisations on Sunday said it’s disappointed by the results of a four-year review into the government's funding mechanism, criticising it for not going far enough. The Social Welfare Employees Union said the 82-page report, released by a government-appointed task force on Monday, failed...

RTHK sacks popular radio and TV host Tsang Chi-ho

The host of a popular RTHK radio programme, Tsang Chi-ho, said on Friday he’s been sacked by the government broadcaster with immediate effect. RTHK neither confirmed nor denied the claim, saying only that the station conducts regular reviews of its programming content as well as manpower arrangements. Tsang, who presented...

Legco polls date is up to Beijing: Erick Tsang

2021-02-27 HKT 13:29" title="Arrangements for the Legislative Council polls are still up in the air, after Beijing says it has to lead a reform in the local election system. File photo: RTHK"> Arrangements for the Legislative Council polls are still up in the air, after Beijing says it has to...

Councillors face five-year bans for oath ‘breaches’

Councillors face five-year bans for oath 'breaches' Priscilla Ng reports The government on Tuesday announced its intention to require district councillors to take a pledge of allegiance, with any who are disqualified for breaching the oath to be banned from running for office for five years. Planned amendments to the...