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Managers fined for illegal club operations
     A woman and a man were fined $6,000 and $3,600 at the Kowloon City Magistrates' Courts today (January 24) for contravening the Clubs (Safety of Premises) Ordinance.

     The courts heard that in April last year, officers from the Office of the Licensing Authority (OLA) of the Home Affairs Department conducted an inspection at a club on Ashley Road in Tsim Sha Tsui which had been operating with a certificate of compliance (CoC). 

     The OLA officers posed as customers and patronised the club for food and drinks without being asked to show their membership status or being invited to join the club as members. Also, the staff of the club failed to show the latest membership register upon the OLA officers' request. Conditions 19 and 20 of the CoC were breached.

     The man and the woman, being the manager and the CoC holder of the club respectively, were charged with contravening section 21(1) (a) or 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/Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Issued at HKT 16:45
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