CEKD IPO shares oversubscribed by 131.61 times

KUALA LUMPUR, Sep 21, 2021 - (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - The shares of CEKD BERHAD ("CEKD" or the "Group") has been oversubscribed by 131.61 times ahead of the Group's listing on the ACE Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad ("Bursa Securities").Managing Director of CEKD, Ms. Yap Kai Ning"We are...

Nine jailed over banned June 4 vigil

The District Court on Wednesday handed down jail sentences of up to 10 months to 12 former lawmakers and activists who pleaded guilty to taking part in or inciting others to join a banned June 4 vigil last year. Albert Ho, Figo Chan and Andrew Wan were each sentenced to...

Police arrest 21 in Central for illegal gambling

Police on Saturday arrested 21 people in Central on suspicion of illegal street gambling and violating public gathering restrictions. The force said the group had been arrested on Murray Road, near Chater Gardens, at about 10.30 pm. Officers seized three sets of playing cards and a small amount of money....

Six new imported Covid cases reported

Health officials on Tuesday reported six imported Covid-19 cases. The four women and two men, aged between 37 and 50, arrived from the United States, Britain, the Philippines and Tanzania. All of them were vaccinated earlier and tested positive for the potentially more contagious L452R mutant strain after arriving in...

Report: Sudan probing weapons flown in from Ethiopia

KHARTOUM - Sudanese authorities have seized a cargo of 72 boxes of weapons that arrived by air from Ethiopia and that they suspect were destined for use in "crimes against the state", Sudan's state news agency, SUNA, reported on Sunday. Tensions between Sudan and Ethiopia have been running high due...

Tests ordered for Mid-levels and Tai Wai residents

Health officials on Sunday ordered compulsory Covid-19 tests for some residents in Mid-levels and Tai Wai, after two people who live there came down with the virus following a trip to Kyrgyzstan. The Centre for Health Protection said a man, 60, and a woman, 43, tested positive for the L452R...

District Court convicts trio of rioting near PolyU

The District Court on Saturday convicted three people of rioting in the vicinity of the Polytechnic University in 2019, at a time when hundreds of protesters inside the campus were surrounded by police. Kwok Chun-ming, Ting Pui-kei and Choi Yun-ting had been charged with rioting in Jordan on November 18,...

Seventh person charged over alleged bomb plot

A seventh person has been charged with conspiracy to commit terrorist activities over an alleged bomb plot involving a pro-independence group known as "Returning Valiant". The 18-year-old student appeared before West Kowloon Magistracy on Wednesday along with six others aged between 15 and 24 who were charged earlier. No pleas...

Three more remanded over ‘seditious sheep books’

Three more members of a speech therapists' union have been charged and remanded, over children's books featuring talking sheep that prosecutors say are seditious. Sidney Ng, Samuel Chan and Fong Tsz-ho from the General Union of Hong Kong Speech Therapists were re-arrested and charged on Monday after being granted bail...

47 fined for flouting gathering ban at film screening

A Yau Tsim Mong district councillor has criticised the authorities for fining 47 people who attended a movie screening he organised on Friday, on the grounds that they had violated the public gathering ban. The police said the fines were for breaching anti-pandemic measures that prevent public gatherings. But the...

Govt urged to better protect freelancers

The government has been urged to provide more labour protection for freelancers, as a survey suggests that moving from gig to gig is becoming more popular among young people. The Concern for Grassroots Livelihood Alliance says of 220 people aged between 15 and 34 it recently interviewed, 65 percent said...

HK confirms five new imported Covid-19 cases

The Centre for Health Protection on Monday reported five newly confirmed coronavirus infections – all of which were imported cases. The patients, aged between nine and 38, had arrived from Nigeria, Pakistan, Indonesia, Turkey and the US. All of them were asymptomatic. Three had been fully inoculated with BioNTech jabs,...

No coronavirus cases found after Tsuen Wan lockdown

Health officials said on Monday that no new coronavirus cases were found after 570 residents in a Tsuen Wan building were tested overnight. The building was locked down for the testing, which finished at 6:45am on Monday. A 56-year-old man, who's being treated as an imported case, had been staying...

Police probe officer’s death

Police were on Friday investigating the death of one of their own officers who was believed to have shot himself in the head at the force's New Territories North headquarters in Tai Po. A shot was heard in the building at about 7 o'clock on Friday morning. The force said...