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Company fined for illegal club operation

     A company was fined $6,600 at the Eastern Magistrates Courts today (October 7) for contravening the Clubs (Safety of Premises) Ordinance.

     The courts heard that in March this year, the Office of the Licensing Authority (OLA) of the Home Affairs Department conducted an inspection at a club on Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, 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. OLA officers found that the club's layout had deviated from the registered drawings. Furthermore, the club staff failed to show the registered drawings upon OLA officers' request. Conditions 3, 17 and 19 of the CoC were 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 would continue to be taken against illegal club operations.

Ends/Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Issued at HKT 17:30


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