"Online Grave visit Valet" is the new trend to pay respect

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    "Online Grave visit Valet" is the new trend to pay respect

    source: takungpao

    translated by cici@AsianEU

     

    Relatives in far away places can pay their respects simultaneously through "worship at the scene, internet broadcast" and even watch the whole process

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    With the growing popularity of the Internet, and quick pace and complexity of city life, in recent years, new types of worship service came into being, such as "simultaneous grave visit through live web broadcast", "grave visit Valet", "online cemetery" and "heaven mailbox", for Hong Kong and Macao residents who can't visit the cemetery for various reasons that has become a hot new trend pursued especially by young people.

     

    Affected by financial tsunami and unstable employment environment, in order to secure their jobs, many Hong Kong and Macao white-collar workers had to work overtime during Ching Ming Festival, so cross-border "grave visit valet" businesses become more popular this year. In addition to directly sending money to relatives or friends entrusting them to do things, intermediary companies of "grave visit Valet" also increase. After these companies charge a fee, by agreement, they will clean up the grave and put on sacrificial items, and will also film the whole process burning it on a CD to send back the hands of the client.

     

    With the Internet increasingly developed, "worship at the scene, internet broadcast" such modern means of worship has been accepted and acknowledged by people, in particular those living in far places, since it appears for the first time last year. This modern worshiping is a simultaneous respect-paying between the relatives of the deceased and friends from far away through computer live broadcast, where relatives from far away can watch the process, read out eulogy through their cellphones, have their relatives placing incense on behalf of them, offer flowers and toast; paying respect this way can avoid crowds and still honor the deceased which is more convenient, simple and environmental. At the same time, in some regional government and cemeteries, this year is the first time they launch the innovative service "online cemetery". For example, Government in Xiangzhou District of Zhuhai City allocated 5 million funding this year, selecting Bay street for pilot location to launch "Internet worship"; and the hometown of many overseas Chinese, Jiangmen, of which the Evergreen Cemetery also specifically activate "online cemetery" to facilitate the relatives and friends at home and abroad to hold an interactive memorial ceremony at any time. In this internet space, netizens can set up a memorial museum for their ancestors, publish condolence guestbook, photos, and memorial articles, a family memorial park, genealogy storage and information. In addition, some burial management also begin to promote "Heaven mailbox" service for memorial ceremonies. For example, since Shenzhen funeral service launches relative services since the start of last year, such service has remained popular that this year Shenzhen funeral service will place "heaven mailbox" in a conspicuous place, by the entrance and offer paper free of charge to people coming to pay respect. People can put their missing thoughts of the dead or blessing into written words like "letters", and put letters into "heaven mailbox" in person on the day they pay respects or have someone puts them in the mailbox on behalf of them. After the peak of grave visit is over, funeral management will burn letters all together for people.


    2 janitors quarreled, one's finger gnawed and broken

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    2 janitors quarreled, one's finger gnawed and broken

    source: sun

    translated by cici@AsianEU

     

    Woman whose finger gnawed was taken to hospital.

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    Victim's female colleague arrived at the scene to visit victim

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    When fellow co-worker left the station, she said she still had lingering fear.

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    Thai colleague and female janitor argued on For Tan Station platform, janitor's finger gnawed.

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    1. A female janitor had a quarrel with her Thai co-worker. When the female janitor boarded the train, she was pointing and yelling at the co-worker, and her finger was gnawed

    2. After the train started, friend of female janitor discovered janitor missing a partial finger, which was when janitor realized she was in pain and they called the police

    3. Police found a small broken finger at For Tan Station

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    Last night, a female janitor resented that her Thai female colleague yelled at her, so as she was boarding a train, she yelled back at her colleague. Yet, the colleague standing on the platform suddenly gnawed and bit a part of her left index finger off. Female janitor was numb that she didn't realize her finger was broken off even when the train started. However, her friend exclaimed, "Where's your finger?", and that was when janitor became aware of the loss of a partial index finger. They immediately called the police and went to hospital. Police officers found missing finger at the track, and gave it to doctors to reconnect. The 56 years old Thail woman involved in the case was arrested in Sheung Shui last night.

     

    Female janitor whose finger gnawed surnamed Lu (53 years old), also known as "Chen Jie". She had three children, living in Ma On Shan. The Thai female janitor involved in the case was "Ah Chong", about 5 feet 2, plump, and the two had strong resentment toward each other due to work problem.

     

    Six o'clock last night after work, "Chen Jie" with a female co-worker were at For Tan station waiting for a train to go into Mainland China. When they were waiting on platform, they met "Ah Chong" who was going home waiting for the train. When the two met, "Ah Chong" suddenly approached "Chen Jie" yelling at her. The more they argued, the more intense, at which even pulling and shoving happened. Seeing this, the fellow co-worker discouraged them verbally.

     

    At this point the train arrived at the station, "Chen Jie" and her co-worker stepped into the train, but "Chen Jie" resented that she was screamed at, and anger suddenly perked up again that she turned around and pointed her index finger at "Ah Chong" who was standing on the platform, yelling at her. "Ah Chong" then rushed forward biting "Chen Jie" fingers and wouldn't let go until "Chen Jie" struggled hard to pull away. Witnesses had described that after "Chen Jie" broke loose and got on the train, she did not feel the first section of her left index finger was gnawed. At the same time, "Chen Jie" female colleague exclaimed, "Wow! Where's your finger? There's a lot blood!", and that was when "Chen Jie" became alarmed that she was injured. The colleague called the police and accompanied her to get off at Tai Po Market station to hospital for medical treatment, in addition to her finger, "Chen Jie" left face also injured.

     

    Police officers arrived to investigate at For Tan Station, and found a finger at the track, and used ice pack to take it to the Doctor for reconnection. As of the woman involved in the case, she had left the station. Police had went to the woman's apartment according to information, but she had been afraid to go home and police didn't arrest her until last night. As of the female colleague who witnessed "Chen Jie" finger being bitten, she was still in shock when she arrived at the hospital when she informed other coworkers on the phone, "Ah Chong bit Chen Jie's finger off!" She feared the two would get into a physical fight losing their jobs, she said, "They would get fired for being in this conflict! Chen Jie would certainly sue Ah Chong, Ah Chong probably had to go to prison!" It was reported that everytime "Chen Jie" and "Ah Chong" meet, they would be "Mars hitting Earth", one coworker also revealed, "They had an even more heated argument that time in Fanling!"


    14 years old boy experiment with home-made TATP explosive powder, fingers broken, almost blind

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    14 years old boy experiment with home-made TATP explosive powder, fingers broken, almost blind

    SOURCE: sun

    translated by cici@AsianEU

     

    Injured Juvenile arrested but still in hospital. His left hand wrapped with gauze.

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    Scene of where youth detonated explosive powder, blood-stained towel was left behind on the ground.

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    Police arrested a 14-years-old boy (hooded), and found six bottles of suspected explosive powder at Shun Ning Road

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    OC Regional Crime Unit officers seized a computer in youth's home at Shun Ning Road

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    1. Following online tutorial, 14 years old teenagers bought raw materials to produce explosive powder

    2. After the teenager showed explosion in front of his classmates, he gave the powder to 4 other 13 years old classmates

    3. One of the classmates used toilet paper as fuse to ignite powder. When explosion occurred, the classmate's face and both hands were burned

    4. police arrested 14 years old youth and set off 6 bottles suspected of containing explosive powder

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    After one full of strong thirst for knowledge 7th grader learned from internet to produce TATP (triacetone triperoxide) explosive powder, he distributed the powder to four "like-minded" classmates in an attempt to imitate terrorists collectively "concocting bombs". But unexpectedly, one person almost got blind and blew two fingers off when he first tried brewing explosion at his Kwun Tong home yesterday morning. The victim and 2 other classmates involved were arrested for possession of explosive substance, while the other two students involved were taken to station for questioning. Police also found 6 bottles of explosive powder in the 7th grader's home in Cheung Sha Wan.

     

    Dad of the 13 years old boy whose fingers nearly blew off, worked in Mainland China while boy's mother had a vegetarian wholesale business in Wan Hon Street, The boy lived with his parents and two elder brothers in a loft shop; as of the 7th grader 14 years old "mastermind" making home-made explosives, he lived with his parents and a older sister at 318 Shun Ning Road in Cheung Sha Wan.

     

    Sources said the "mastermind" set off home-made explosives demonstration in front of his 3 classmates when they hanged out during Chinese New Year. In this incident, "mastermind" poured some white powder out, pulled a match out and ignited the powder. Because powder amount wasn't much, the powder was quickly burned out with a "phoom" noise. After witnessing the explosion, everyone thought it was magical, and wanted to try. Therefore, the "mastermind" distributed the remaining powder in plastic bottles of cough syrup to 4 classmates to play with at home.

     

    Midnight yesterday, taking advantage of his sleeping mother and two elder brother not at home, the injured youth took out two bottles of explosive powder pouring it on the floor, and lit powder up to experiment. He used toilet paper as fuse placing it in plastic bottle mouth, using a lighter, he lit the toilet paper to ignite the white powder. As a result, there was a small spark, but there was no explosion. Soon after, he used the same way to light another bottle of black powder, but the amount was more than the previous experiment that reaction was more severe. Just on the spot, a loud explosion occurred that not only the plastic bottle containing the powder blew up, but pieces of the bottle also wounded him in the position underneath his eye, his left middle finger and ring finger were almost blew off, to which the injured area was deep enough to see bone. There was only some flesh connected to the bone and blood spilled out like river. The youth's mother was awakened by explosion noise, found his son injured, and called the police. Fortunately, after a surgery, the youth was in stable condition, but he still needed to remain in hospital for surgery again. After injury, the youth apologized to the mother admitting his fault, "I'm horrified, I won't ever do it again!"

     

    On the other hand, the police were nervous with this explosion incident. According to information provided by the injured juvenile, police went to the "mastermind" home on Shun Ning Road in Cheung Sha Wan at 8 o'clock. They seized six bottles, each about one inch tall looking like disinfection bottles, suspecting to be explosive powder in his bedroom. Police officers from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Bureau confirmed that explosives were TATP, and because the explosives were unstable, police immediately evacuated the building of a total of 10 tenants, and blocked streets in the nearby vicinity. Two hours later, officers from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Bureau detonated explosives on the spot where sparks appeared from looking at the windows along with two loud bangs. Later, police arrested the "mastermind" in putting him under a hood.

     

    Police officers from OC Regional Crime Unit Team subsequently investigated at the secondary school in Kowloon Tong Island that the injured youth attended, and also sent staffs to the Sham Shui Po's choung Tin House, Pak Tin, Cheung Sha Wan Road and Castle Peak Road, a total of three locations, respectively to take three thirteen-year-old boys back to station for investigation. In one of the boys room, police found him in possession of a bottle of white powder explosion.

     

    Kowloon East OC Regional Crime Unit, Senior Inspector Chan Wei-Man said that the white powder seized was TATP, and it was produced by the "mastermind" involved in the case with raw materials he purchased who used a number of plastic bottles to store it. Chan said all boys involved had no criminal record, with normal family background while "mastermind" had no criminal intent, therefore it was estimated that he was just curious about explosion. Neverthless, Chan stressed that self-made explosives and possession is an offense. So, injured youth and two boys were arrested, each were allowed to bail with 500 to 1000 dollars pending for further investigations.


    Indonesian domestic helper retaliated employers for layoff by mixing bleach with milk to poison baby

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    Indonesian domestic helper retaliated employers for layoff by mixing bleach with milk to poison baby

    SOURCE: sun

    translated by cici@AsianEU

     

    police went to the flat to take away 2 detergent

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    1. Employer notified Indonesian domestic helper she is fired. Yesterday morning, domestic helper pours bleach into the milk

    2. When female employer offered milk to baby, baby girl spitted milk out and cried immediately

    3. Female employer checked milk bottle, and smelled strong bleach stench so she called the police to arrest domestic helper

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    An Indonesian domestic helper notified to be fired tomorrow, retaliated her employer who gave her a hard time during tenure by pouring bleach into milk to poison employer's 9 months old daughter yesterday morning at her employer's home in Tin Shui Wai. Fortunately, the baby girl cried after drinking a sip and crying alerted her mother to check the milk bottle, upon which the female employer smelled a strong bleach odor after opening the milk bottle, to which she suspected it was the domestic helper's doing that she called the police. Police then arrested the Indonesian domestic helper at the apartment, and will charge her today at the earliest. On the other hand, the baby girl was all right, and is admitted to hospital for observation.

     

    Police spokesman confirmed that at eight o'clock yesterday morning there was a 24-years-old woman surnamed Or calling the police to report that she fed milk to her 9 months old daughter, which she suspected a 31-years-old Indonesian woman had mixed milk with bleach. After police investigation, they arrested the Indonesian woman and detained her overnight with charge of "grievous bodily harm for administering poison". The baby girl who was conscious at time of delivery, was rushed to Tuen Mun Hospital and case will be followed up by Tin Shui Wai Divisional Investigation Team. Later, police took kettle, electric water bottle, a number of milk bottles and bleach to conduct tests. Last night, two police officers took 2 detergent again.

     

    The incident occurred in a flat in Tin Yiu Yiu Lung Building, in which a household of six plus an Indonesian domestic helper lived in there. Sources said the Indonesian domestic helper mixed about half a bottle of milk for her nine-months-old employer to drink. After fixing the milk, the domestic helper gave the bottle to her female employer in the living room to feed the baby girl. However, the baby girl spitted milk out and burst into tears after taking a sip. Baby girl's mom attempted to re-feed her, but the baby refused to drink. Seeing baby's abnormal behavior, female employer immediately checked milk bottle, and unexpectedly a strong-smelling bleach odor came into contact with her nose. Female employer suspected someone wanted to poison her daughter so she called the police. After Police investigated at the scene, they arrested the Indonesian domestic helper involved in the case.

     

    The baby girl who had spitted out poison milk was sent to Tuen Mun Hospital for medical treatment. At present, her physical condition was fine, but still admitted to hospital for observation. And police had sent poison milk for testing.

     

    Sources said the Indonesian domestic helper remained silent under caution, and the police are still investigating the case, to which they believed they can charge the domestic helper as early as today; because of the seriousness of the case, police eventually charged the domestic helper, and will not rule out the possibility of referring the case to a higher court, Magistrates Court, to be judged.

     

    In this case, the baby girl's parents had last name Lo, about 20 years old. They hired an Indonesian domestic helper in the beginning of this year to take care of their daughter, but the couple thought the Indonesian domestic helper had poor communication skill, her job performance and attitude were unsatisfactory, so they made an earlier decision to dismiss her, and notified her departure to be tomorrow; at the same time, the couple recently gave a few criticism to the domestic helper that it was suspected the domestic helper retaliated because of not satisfied with the couple.

     

    Under the "Offenses Against the Person Ordinance," offense of "so as to endanger life or grievous bodily harm by administering poison", the maximum sentence could be ten years upon conviction; if the intention of attempting to administer poison to murder, sentence could be life imprisonment.


    Kenny Lee and Michelle Leung encourage women to run for political seats

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    Kenny Lee and Michelle Leung encourage women to run for political seats

    source: takungpao

    translated by cici@AsianEU

     

    Wan Chai District Councilman Kenny Lee Kwan Yee

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    In the new Committee candidates DAB election, there are 12 women winning a seat, which occupies 2 percent of the total number of candidates. Two of the female candidates Kenny Lee and Michelle Leung say that women's desire of political participation is still low, so they hope their participation in this year's election will encourage more female to participate in politics. They think that the DAB has been very encouraging to female participation in politics, whether at the leadership level or the Legislative Council, DAB will arrange for women to hold positions, clearly showing that DAB is placing more importance in women status, "In fact, men and women is not important, the most important is providing a voice for the public".

     

    Wan Chai District Council member Kenny Lee has previously worked full time in DAB research department for one year, as well as participating in different affairs in DAB Commission, therefore she is very familiar with the inner workings of DAB. Plus, she has great connections because she once worked in Wan Chai and Sha Tin which will give her an advantage in the election. She says female candidates are relatively low in this election, and hopes her participation will encourage more women to take part in politics in future. She believes that women are more detail-oriented than men, doing things very carefully, so when she manages District Councils work, she'll especially invite female volunteers to help.

     

    The young Michelle Leung earning DAB Chairman TAM Yiu-chong's nomination says though she's young, she has worked in DAB services for nearly a decade, and has come into contact with a large number of people in the area, therefore she has a strong regional network. She feels that the leaders of DAB has a broad vision in this year's election, who is keen to "keep the flame burning" with new blood, which is different from some political parties of having a "big brother culture". She says that a lot of women have traditional ideas of taking care of her families failing to serve in politics, but the situation has changed in recent years because women's desire to political participation has increased. She hopes that running as a candidate can encourage more women to participate in politics.

     

     

     


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