🌊Not-yet-aftermath of MIRROR concert
Po-po sleeping on the job (+ free poetry)
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On Today’s Tide
Updates | On the MIRROR dancer Mo Lee
Housing | Building new flats a “lose-lose” situation according to Urban Renewal Chief
Crime | Policeman found sleeping on the job
Behind the paywall:
Economy | Paul Chan issues warnings on US delisting Chinese companies
Ferry boats | Star Ferry says fuck no* to going out of business
MIRROR sitch update
Despite the wide concern surrounding their son Mo Lee’s incident onstage during the MIRROR concert, there won’t be a special quarantine deal for the parents of this backing dancer.
However, a chief manager of the Hospital Authority, Gladys Kwan, says, “Our hospitals have never stopped compassionate visiting arrangements during the coronavirus pandemic.” Mo Lee’s parents visited him in QRE Hospital’s ICU a few hours after flying in from Toronto on Sunday morning.
In the meantime the organisers of the concert at the HK Coliseum are under investigation by the government’s Labour Department for this shocking incident. On Monday a bureau-level task force is supposed to meet for the first time to investigate the cause of the Thursday night concert crash.
Also on Sunday, 23 dancers who were also part of the Thursday night concert have released a joint statement asking people to not blame any of the performers for the accident. They said they would not give comment or hold interviews while the investigation is underway.
Lee is in critical condition with a “stable” survival index, but his condition “[has not improved] significantly after two rounds of surgery” according to Kwan.
COVID in Hong Kong
New cases: 4,634
Total cases: 1,353,994
New deaths: 1
Total deaths: 9,503
No to public housing? Not quite…
Urban renewal chief Wing Chi-Sing says no to joining the Housing Authority in building more public housing, following John Lee’s initiative to improve HK’s housing situation. Wing says it would be financially unfeasible and a “lose-lose” situation for both parties:
“At present, there is no mechanism for the Housing Authority to purchase from the URA its demolished dilapidated buildings and formed land.”
The Urban Renewal Authority’s aim is to provide private flats, rather than constructing public rented/subsidised flats (Housing Authority & Housing Society’s field). Wai said that there would be an overlap between the different authorities, resulting in ineffective distribution of public resources.
Ah Sur, your gun’s left unattended
A video clip circulating online shows a uniform-wearing police officer stretched out across three chairs, shoeless, and he appears to be sleeping on the job. On the table next to this makeshift cot, there lies his walkie-talkie, baton, holster, and his gun (package deal, apparently). An unidentified man in civilian clothes sits on the sofa next to the slumbering civil servant.
Following this big oopsie and the report thereafter, a police spokesman said a disciplinary intervention was immediately launched. The officer in question will be confined to the desk for now and won’t be able to carry his gun during this period.
Haiku To The Officer
How deep you repose
Guns and batons for your foes
That may sit plain-clothed
^lmao there was only so much I could do, lmk if you want more 5-min Tide poetry
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