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Company fined for illegal club operation

     A company was fined $4,000 at the Eastern Magistrates' Courts today (January 17) for contravening the Clubs (Safety of Premises) Ordinance.

     The courts heard that in February last year, the Office of the Licensing Authority (OLA) of the Home Affairs Department conducted an inspection at a club in Shelley Street, Central, which has been operating with a certificate of compliance (CoC). During the investigation, OLA officers posed as customers and patronised the club for food without being asked to show their membership status or being invited to join the club. Condition 19 of the CoC was breached.

     The company, being the CoC holder, was charged with contravening section 21(2) of the Ordinance.

     A spokesman for the department said enforcement action would continue to be taken against illegal club operations.

Ends/Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Issued at HKT 17:30


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