Woman gets community service for false ID Consultation paper on CSL acquisition
A woman was sentenced to 120 hours of community service for falsifying a copy of her identity card in order to appear 14 years younger to boost her chances of getting a waitressing job. Lau Kwei-ching, 41, earlier pleaded guilty to one count of using a copy of a false instrument in Eastern Magistrates’ Court. The court heard that Lau changed her birthday on the copy of her identity card when applying for the job in a Wan Chai restaurant. As a result, her employer believed she was only 27. Immigration Department officers detected the irregularity during a check on the restaurant last month. The Communication Authority ( CA) has issued a consultation paper to invite views from the public on HKT Ltd’s proposal to acquire CSL. The deal would enable PCCW Ltd, the controlling group of HKT, to have two mobile phone operators with a combined market share of 31 percent. Mobile phone service licensees and any stakeholders can submit their views to CA in written form before Jan 24. CA will evaluate whether the proposed deal will drastically reduce competition in the telecom market and is in the public interest.