Mastiff saved owner's life from petroleum bombs fire

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    Mastiff saved owner's life from petroleum bombs fire

    source: wenweipo

    translated by cici@AsianEU

     

    Shop owner with mastiff, named Rambo.

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    A faithful dog save its owner! A group of youths threw home-made petroleum bombs at a Shau Kei Wan tire shop yesterday morning, the fire ignited by flammable liquid spread pass the metal gate into the tire shop. A mastiff inside the shop responsible for watching the shop started howling which awakened the sleeping shop owner, so the shop owner rushed to get wet mop to extinguish fire so that he would not die in the flames. Shop owner said a friend happened to witness the incident at the time while tracked down the assailants vehicle license plate, and he did not rule out the event had to do with retaliation, so he requested the police to conduct a thorough investigation.

     

    The tire shop is located at No. 432 Shau Kei Wan Road, operated by Cheung Chi-lun's father and son Cheung Chi-lun (age 30) who had won first and second place in 2006 and 2007 local racing. Cheung is very grateful for his "savior" mastiff, said that he will give fresh chicken to his beloved dog.

     

    Cheung said the tire shop in Shau Kei Wan had been in operation for more than 10 years, and they moved to its present site about 2 years ago. The store has no grudges with the people, and also no triad charges "protection fee". But 2 years ago after moving to its present site, there have been a group of van drivers coming to repair tires and replacement battery who refused to foot the bill, to which the shop owner has no choice but to call the police. At the tame, all suspected persons had been arrested in the case, and during the hearing in court, some witnesses gave up testifying. Afterward, the shop received threatening message that someone would burn down the shop, so the shop owner did not know whether the incident of arson related to this matter, and hoped the police will conduct a thorough investigation.

     

    He said that he owned a "Mini Cooper" and a Mercedes Benz that parked in the tire shop. His tire shop in the front and his home in the back, and kept a mastiff called "Rambo", that had been raised for 7 years, to guard the gate. He did not normally live in the shop, and he is a member of the "Mini Cooper" car club. Because he had to participate in a mini-cooper parade at 7 o'clock yesterday morning, he did not go home last night, instead stayed in the tire shop to sleep.

     

    The incident occurred yesterday at 3 pm, arsonists traveled to the store by car and threw home-made petroleum bombs at the shop's gate. Fire hurled on the spot, flammable liquid with fire and heavy smoke spread into the store through the iron gate. The fire also spread to the mini cooper parked inside the shop near the main door, and "Rambo" seeing the critical situation howled. When recalling the frightening incident, he was awakened by dog's bark, therefore he walked downstairs with sleepy eyes. Seeing shop in flame, he quickly got a wet mop to extinguish fire, and fire was put out a few minutes after. When he opened the gates, he saw a friend outside the shop, and his friend informed that he witnessed several young people traveling in a car, of which one of whom threw petrol bombs to the shop, and then fled by car. His friends had kept in mind of the vehicle license plate.

     

    Police officers and firefighters rushed to scene and seized glass debris to laboratory for testing. Police are in accordance with the license plate information provided by the victim to look for arsonist.


    Hong Kong's most lovely, I want to stay

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    Hong Kong's most lovely, I want to stay

    source: takungpao

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    came to Hong Kong alone, Kenneth Harley said that he does not feel lonely because the people of Hong Kong is his friend

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    "Jesus like Mongkok, Jesus like Hong Kong ... Jesus loves you! Jesus loves you!" Whether you believe in God or not, walking through Sai Yeung Choi Street of Mong Kok, you will always be attracted to his unique and magnificent voice. Do not think he is a "gweilo" relies on showing his talent for livelihood, in fact, he gave up a well-paid job in United States, came to a tiny land area Hong Kong alone to do missionary work. A guy used to live in a big house moved to Mong Kok to a suite over 200 sq ft, that some people would have complained all day, but he did not.

     

    Chinese New Year on Sai Yeung Choi Street's pedestrian zone is particularly lively. Kenneth Harley also "do as the Romans do" wearing red with excitement saying Happy New year to the passers-by. With a dozen pieces of his own creative portraits of Jesus, a microphone, an organ, that is how he sets up his own stall.

     

    "How much is this painting?" "It's free of charge, as long as you tell me a reason you can have it." Kenneth often is like this, begins chatting with the passers-by because he is convinced that each can exchange heart to heart, that one's life can affect another's life. He came to Hong Kong alone is to promote his faith, thus changing others' fate.

     

    41-years-old, three years ago, he determined to preach to a Chinese populated area, so he left a high-paid job from United States of a big corporation, went to Qingdao of Shandong Province to teach while doing missionary. Two years ago, he approached his new one-stop, Hong Kong, to continue his dream. He is now in Tung Chung, teaching English at a secondary school. In leisure time, he loves to go to Sai Yeung Choi Street, to keep passersby with his singing to promote Christianity. He really likes this exciting (or noisy) place, Mong Kok, so a few months ago, he simply moved from Tung Chung to Mong Kok renting a suite of more than 200 feet.

     

    Some people like him, but some said he was foolish. For some passers-by cold shoulders, he calmly said, "I never mind! This is Hong Kong." Kenneth said that he likes Hong Kong's freedoms, but also like Hong Kong people's high degree of flexibility and the ability to accept things. After Hong Kong, Kenneth, where is the next stop? "Without the next stop, I would like to stay here. I can not be considered traveling around the world, but this is where I have been where it is the most lovely place."


    Prostitute suspected to be battered to death

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    Prostitute suspected to be battered to death

    source: takungpao, wenweipo

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    Over 100 police officers arrived at crime scene to collect evidence

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    A prostitute homicide case recently happened in To Kwa Wan. This is the 3rd similar prostitute case happened within 3 weeks, and police suspected the killer of the 3 cases is the same person and suspected a man in black clothes with shoulder bag is the "prostitute killer". Yesterday, police sent officers to the scene to conduct a questionnaire survey to collect clues to solve the case. The victim in the case was found naked, wearing only underpants who had died brutally being battered before death. Due to jittery prostitutes, near many prostitutes and brothels were closed down yesterday.

     

    The prostitute (38 years old) died in a tragic death was from Thailand who had settled in Hong Kong for more than two decades. She was married with one son, and her son is now more than 10 years of age; she also had an older sister in Hong Kong. Nancy, who was the prostitute best friend, also Thai, being a prostitute with the victim who came to work in Hong Kong together, and later earned money for livelihood as a prostitute together. She said the victim's husband and son did not know the victim working in a brothel.

     

    It is learned that the victim made dinner appointment with her older sister the night before. But the victim did not make to the appointment and her sister was unable to contact her when her sister made the call. Therefore, older sister went to To Kwa Wan brothel to look for victim. The older sister saw signal light on outside of apartment, so she thought there was a guest inside, that she did not pay much attention; but the light was still on after ten minutes that older sister became suspicious, so she used spared key to open the door, and that was how the murder came to light. Older sister found victim's upper body naked, and victim only wore underpants.

     

    Nancy said, it was reported that the victim died in very miserable, and tragic condition who was battered and abused before death. The victim's mouth was battered to swollen, and it is estimated that she was killed due to resisting. She said, "Don't understand why murderer could be so brutal, not only takes money, but also takes life!" Although the victim's apartment is equipped with closed-circuit television system, but television has never been set to record; two prostitutes live adjacent to her apartment who are familiar with her and they often look after each other, are both happened to be out of the apartment, not in the house, therefore they did not know something had happened.

     

    Yesterday, Police still sent officers to the crime scene cordoning off the area, prohibiting access and loitering to apartment. Forensic officers had arrived at the scene to collect evidence, and police officers also took away three women back to police station to help provide information on preliminary investigation, also police is looking for a black-clothed person who is believe to be connected with the case. The man was about 30 years old, 5ft 10 inches, wore black clothes at the time of crime with a shoulder bag.


    Canton Walkathon to support Chuan raises more than one million dollars

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    Canton Walkathon to support Chuan raises more than one million dollars

    source: takungpao

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    Hong Kong person Chan Yi-To (middle), and his family participates in this walkathon

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    Financial crisis did not affect Hong Kong people's heart of charity and the donation to help the Mainland Chinese education continues to rise. Lasted for five days, more than 300 Hong Kong people participated in the "Hope Project, Sowers Action ─ ─ 2009 Canton road trip" walkathon this morning to reach the terminal in Guangzhou Tianhe Sports Center. Chairman of the Preparatory Committee Cheung Kwan-Heng said that at present, nearly 1.3 million was raised this year, and 2.5 million is this year's fund-raising goal, to which one third of these donations will be used for earthquake-stricken areas, and there will be nearly a million donations to help the affected areas for reconstruction and education.

     

    "2009 Canton road trip" walkathon fund-raising activities is jointly organized by the Green Foundation from Guangdong and Hong Kong Sowers Action, showing friendship from different borders, together hand in hand doing donation. Provincial and other corporations today held a welcoming ceremony in the Tianhe Sports Center to welcome the arrival of these messengers of love.

     

    Sowers Action Chairman of the Board, Lu Wing-On said, "Hong Kong people have grown up drinking China's milk, therefore Hong Kong people should have the ability to help domestic educational development. Sowers choose to bear the burden of supporting education to nurse the population into intellectual resources". He said that although Hong Kong is under financial impact of the crisis, but the Hong Kong people's spirit in charity have not changed. This year, the number of people walking to Canton is more than 300 people, which is more than last year, and donations are also more than last year that reflects the work of people from both borders linking heart to heart.

     

    "2009 Canton road trip" fund-raising activity starts on January 28 from Hong Kong via Zhuhai, Zhongshan, Panyu, and the itinerary is more than 110 km. This year's activity includes participants who have participated more than a dozen times such as elderly persons aged over 70, there are also children only 12-years-old, and there is Ng Dao-Tin who has been blinded for 27 years; It is worth mentioning that there are five students and teachers from Gansu.

     

    "I want to walk to 99 to help more poor Mainland Chinese students to go to school", as 81-years-old Lu cheung-Mo voice fades, hundreds of Hong Kong people applause with warmth and enthusiasm. Lu Cheung-mo has participated in Canton road trip for 9 years. Although he's affected by financial crisis, he is still active in fund-raising this year, and has raised over ten thousand dollars, but strives to raise it to 30 thousand dollars.

     

    There're many Hong Kong people as benevolent as Lu Cheung-mo. In the Pacers team, there is a family with young and old people. Chan Yi-To works in Baptist University, today raised more than 40 thousand dollars walking with husband, parents, and aunt. Chan said, except her aunt, the four are engaged in educational work, and are aware of the importance of education, so they hope to help more Mainland Chinese students in poor areas to go to school.


    boyfriend arrested in Ngau Tam Mei homicide case

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    boyfriend arrested in Ngau Tam Mei homicide case

    source: takungpao

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    the suspect (left) reconstructing the case in Tsing Yi Cheung-Tsing village

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    A pair of couple, with age difference of 15 years, had a fight before the Spring Festival. A girl who works as a customer service department in the cellphone company was lured onto car in Causeway Bay, after which had a quarrel with her boyfriend, then strangled to death when they got to Tsing Yi Island and her body was then abandoned at Lok Ma Chau in a hidden power tunnel in Ngau Tam Mei. In accordance with the deceased's telephone communications records, police was led to the suspect's identity and arrested culprit.

     

    The female victim is believed to be 22-years-old Chan Ka-yan. Her family filed a police report 3 days before the Lunar New Year saying she disappeared after work the day before. Police issued news to search person 3 days later. Police arranged a man and a woman to identify body in the mortuary yesterday morning, but the victim's identity has yet to be determined by forensic and causes of death has yet to be determined by postmortem.

     

    Sources reported arrested suspect Lee (37 years old) and the deceased are couple. In recent months, because of disagreement, they often quarreled. It was suspected that the male suspect was angry for breaking up that he lied to meet the victim on January 21 in front of St. Paul's Convent School in Causeway Bay. The suspect then lured her to get into the car, and the female victim did not think of any possible danger so she got on, unfortunately she was killed and her carcasses was abandoned.

     

    According to sources, after the family filed a missing person report, police immediately investigated her background, believing that she was very simple, so sudden disappearance was unusual. Through the media, police released the female's photo in "searching" and traced her cellphone communication records.

     

    After a profiling of female victim's family and friends, police found out Chan Ka-yan having an argument with her boyfriend and thought the boyfriend was most suspicious, so they stepped up to trace the whereabouts of the boyfriend in the past 10 days passing the case to the Sha Tin District Crime Squad to follow-up. Police locked the boyfriend Lee in Ma On Shan District as suspect. Last night, police already had sufficient evidence, so they took action and arrested the culprit. Suspect was arrested and detained overnight, after police caution, Lee confessed to the murder. Police informed the Fire Services Department requesting to send a "big light truck" to the location mentioned by suspect to search the body.

     

    In the support of colleagues, Crime Squad rushed to a water-filter factory in Lok Ma Chau Ngau Tam Mei searching in the power tunnel. At a distance of Fairview Park Roundabout, about ten minutes by car in a manhole, the police found a woman corpse, and believed she had been dead for several days. In order to collect evidence and conduct an in-depth investigation, the police immediately cordoned off the area to arrange for the Government Chemist and forensic officers to gather preliminary evidence. Before dawn, the body was lift away.

     


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