Saturday 31 January 2015

78 Arrested in Hong Kong Mahjong Crackdown!

Photo credit South China Morning Post.YUEN LONG, Hong Kong 23 January 2015 - Police raided two apartments in Yuen Long early this morning, rounding up seventy-eight people and more than HK$25,000 in cash, based on a tip those apartments were operating as illegal gambling dens. Also seized were sixteen automatic mahjong tables and thirty-two sets of mahjong.

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Hong Kong schoolboy sends text message suicide note to parents

No explicit reason was given for his suicide in the note, the newspaper said. Mahjong is a hugely popular Chinese dominoes-style game played mostly by Hong Kong women for modest wagers. Youth suicide rates in Hong Kong are relatively high with sociologists blaming pressure to succeed at school and lack of communication between working couples and their children. Fifteen Hong Kong secondary school children committed suicide in the 2009-2010 academic year compared to 11 in the previous academic year.

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