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Welfare cases dip 0.2%

The overall Comprehensive Social Security Assistance caseload dropped by 459 cases to 199,941 in January, down 0.2% from December last year, the Social Welfare Department announced today.   The total number of recipients was 273,349.   Low-earnings cases registered a month-to-month reduction of 0.8% to 1,568. Unemployment cases fell 0.6% to 17,075.   Single parent cases dropped 0.5% to 20,385. Old age cases dipped 0.3% to 112,032.   Meanwhile, ill-health cases increased 0.3% to 27,817, and permanent disability cases remained steady at 17,164. http://dlvr.it/T32R7Z

Woman arrested for security breach

A 19-year-old local woman in Mong Kok was arrested today on suspicion of violating the National Security Law.   The Police National Security Department arrested the woman in respect of enforcement operations on September 20 for suspected conspiracy to incite the commission by other people of the offence of subversion under Article 22 and 23 of the National Security Law.   She is being detained for further enquiries. An investigation is underway and further arrests may be made.
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