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Carrie Lam, John Lee and Chris Tang receive powder-filled letters
Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor and two high ranking government officials received letters containing suspicious powder, according to sources.
The two officials were Secretary for Security John Lee Ka-chui and Commissioner of Police Chris Tang Ping-keung.
It was understood that the offices of Lam and Lee received the letters containing unknown powder at around 3pm today.
Tang also received a letter containing flour in his office at the Police Headquarters at around 10am today.
It was also understood that today is Lam’s birthday.
The Explosive Ordnance Disposal Bureau of the force sent officers to the Police Headquarters in Wan Chai and the Central Government Offices in Admiralty to investigate the incident.
Officers are now investigating the identity of the sender and relevant motives. Water-filled barriers were set up outside the Office of Chief Executive, with armed special constables stationed.
The Philippines Just Crushed $1.2 Million in Smuggled Luxury Cars, Including a McLaren 620R, Bentley, Mercedes-Benz, Lotus and Porsche 911 G2S
The Philippines isn’t messing around when it comes to car smuggling. So much so that it’s willing to destroy some very special vehicles to prove a point.
Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte has threatened those who refused to take the coronavirus vaccine with jail
President says he is ‘exasperated’ by reports of vaccine hesitancy in the capital amid slow rollout.
Why You SHOULDN'T Speak ENGLISH "LIKE A NATIVE"
If you're learning English there is a lot of pressure to speak like a British person or an American but this 'speak English like a native' is bad advice. Please watch this video...
China's most famous liquor fetches nearly $1.4 million at auction
A rare case of China's fiery national liquor has sold for more than $1 million, more than five times what experts had estimated it would fetch.
Hypocrisy: UK Joins US, Canada In Fresh Sanctions On Belarus Over Journalist's Arrest, While Detaining Julian Assange for Reporting Real News
Britain on Monday said it had joined the United States, Canada and the European Union in imposing fresh sanctions on Belarus after the detention of an opposition journalist, whi...
Vaccinated overseas returnees to get shorter quarantine after positive antibody test
Fully vaccinated Hong Kong residents returning from overseas can see their compulsory hotel quarantine shortened to seven days starting June 30 if they test positive for antibod...
Hong Kong businesses say Covid-19 rules easing too conservative, too late
Hotel sector fears losses if vaccinated guests who have booked 14-day quarantine stays test positive for antibodies and can leave early.
UK govt gave contract to IT firm that is ‘openly plotting’ to turn vaccine passports into a national ID card, privacy group warns
The British government has been accused of aiming to covertly implement a national ID programme, after it partnered with a company that has advocated turning vaccine passports i...
Covid rules eased this Thursday, but 4-person gathering ban remains
Some social distancing measures including increasing capacity at restaurants and bars would be eased from June 24 for vaccinated residents, but the 4-person gathering ban will r...
British PM Warns Of "Rough Winter" As Covid Cases Remain High
Boris Johnson's warning came as the UK registered a further 9,284 daily COVID-19 infections on Sunday, a day before the government had planned to ease all lockdown measures unti...
Over 400 Hongkongers seeking asylum abroad since 2019 protests
Australia, Britain top choices for Hongkongers in exile and trying to keep activism alive.
15 Celebrities Who Got Married in Secret
These A-listers surprised fans by revealing their secret weddings sometimes months after they said "I do."
‘Fewer than 30,000 Hong Kong voters will take part in Election Committee race’
Following a drastic overhaul of the city’s elections, many committee members are either appointed or granted seats based on other offices they hold, and changes to how the remai...
Cathay Pacific to set up online shopping platform
Cathay Pacific planned to extend its businesses and set up an online shopping platform in order to boost the income of the airline, according to media reports.
Oxford University may enlist ‘SENSITIVITY READERS’ to censor student publications to protect readers from being offended
The Oxford University Student Union is reportedly looking to ideologically sanitize the school’s media outlets, including the century-old Cherwell newspaper, by employing “sensi...
AgBank falls in step with China's cryptocurrency crackdown
Agriculture Bank of China (AgBank), the country’s third largest lender by assets, said on Monday that it was following guidance from the central bank to clamp down on cryptocurr...
WHO epidemiologist warns future ‘constellation of mutations’ could challenge Covid vaccine effectiveness
Even with more people getting inoculated against Covid-19, a WHO epidemiologist has warned that new vaccines and continued “measures” will be needed to tackle any future “conste...
Hong Kong’s first HK$5,000 vouchers to be delivered from August 1
The online application period is set to run from July 4 to August 14, requiring participants to register using their Hong Kong identity cards or the government’s iAM Smart app.
11 small closet ideas – storage tips and stylish designs to make more of your space
Blessed with a tiny closet? Let our savvy small closet ideas save you from out of control shoe collections and tumbling piles of sweaters
Every third Canadian sees their country as racist, but views differ sharply by gender, age and political party – poll
Some 34% of Canadians believe they live in a "racist country," claims a new poll. However, those views are more pronounced in some demographics than others.
Steven Spielberg's production company signs a deal with Netflix
Steven Spielberg is partnering with Netflix. Getting Hollywood's premiere director represents a major coup for the streaming service.
Primary school kid feels "very happy" for getting BioNTech jab
A group of students from a primary school in Fanling arrived at a vaccination center and got their BioNTech vaccine shots today.
EU’s top privacy watchdogs urge blanket ban on use of recognition tech in public spaces
Two European privacy watchdogs have joined forces to call for a blanket ban on the use of biometric recognition in public spaces, outlawing such tech as AI-based facial, DNA, fi...
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