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Company fined for illegal club operation

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

     The court heard that during an inspection in February this year, officers from the Office of the Licensing Authority (OLA) of the Home Affairs Department inspected a club in Wyndham Street, Central, which had been operating with a certificate of compliance (CoC). During the investigation, OLA officers found that the number of people at the club during the inspection exceeded the maximum allowable capacity as stipulated in the CoC. Condition 6 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 reminded all CoC holders to comply with the conditions as stipulated therein. Enforcement action will continue to be taken against illegal club operations.

Ends/Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Issued at HKT 17:30


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