Auditor kicks in doors of mahjong dens
- Created on Thursday, 14 April 2011 15:25
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 November 2012 18:00
- Written by Staff
The commission found several cases of unauthorized use and alterations during visits to 12 authority-run retail premises between last October and January this year. Officers found people playing mahjong in one room and furniture stored in another at a Tsuen Wan shopping center.
A market stall in Kwai Chung was also being used for mahjong.
The commission's report pointed to 349 retail premises being unoccupied, with a third empty for three years.
It called on the authority to conduct daily patrols and unit-to-unit inspections to prevent unauthorized use, as well as ensuring all vacancies in retail premises are publicized widely.