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4 arrested for disorderly conduct

Police arrested four people after noticing that some individuals were displaying protest items that contained seditious wordings, chanting and committing unlawful acts in the vicinity of Causeway Bay since the afternoon of June 3.   Police announced the arrests in a statement and explained that upon investigation, they arrested the four individuals on suspicion of disorder in public places and doing an act or acts with seditious intention.   Additionally, four other people suspected of breaching public peace were brought to the police station for further investigation.   The force stressed that they are highly concerned about people attempting to incite and provoke others to commit illegal acts that endanger national security, public order and public safety.   Apart from stepping up patrols and enhancing intelligence-gathering, Police added that they will closely monitor the situation of various districts and strive to prevent and combat crimes.

15 building plans approved in Jan

The Buildings Department approved 15 building plans in December - two on Hong Kong Island, nine in Kowloon and four in the New Territories.   Of the approved plans, nine were for apartment and apartment-commercial developments, two were for commercial developments, one was for factory and industrial development, and three were for community services developments.   Consent was given for works to start on eight building projects which will provide 6,036 sq m of gross floor area for domestic use involving eight units and 78,691 sq m of gross floor area for non-domestic use.   The department also issued 19 occupation permits - five on Hong Kong Island, three in Kowloon and 11 in the New Territories.   Buildings certified for occupation have 220,135 sq m of gross floor area for domestic use involving 4,747 units and 57,063 sq m for non-domestic use.

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