Hong Kong – Correctional Services Department combats illicit activities of persons in custody

Correctional Services Department combats illicit activities of persons in custody

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     ​The Correctional Services Department (CSD) today (February 15) launched an operation at Tai Lam Correctional Institution to combat illicit activities.

     The management of Tai Lam Correctional Institution stepped up measures to combat illicit food transaction activities among persons in custody during Lunar New Year and continued to closely monitor relevant target persons in custody.

     At 8.24am today, two persons in custody were found involved in illicit food transaction activities in the dining hall of the institution. Correctional officers immediately took disciplinary action against them. During the incident, six persons in custody in the dining hall expressed support and acted collectively against the institution management, attempting to exert pressure on the institution management to withdraw all disciplinary actions. Officers at the scene immediately removed them from the dining hall for separate investigation. 

     Intelligence also revealed that there were other persons in custody intended to advocate for the persons in custody involved in the incident with the aim to worsen the situation. Following an assessment and detailed planning, the CSD deployed reinforcements to Tai Lam Correctional Institution, including members of the Regional Response Team, the Security Unit, the Dog Unit and other reinforcing members, to conduct a special searching operation on the target persons. Later, 11 other persons in custody who were suspected of involving in the aforementioned activities and possession of unauthorised articles were removed from associating with others for investigation. The CSD will continue to closely monitor the development. 

     In order to assist persons in custody to rehabilitate in a safe and orderly environment, the CSD spares no effort in combating illicit activities of all kinds in its institutions.

     Tai Lam Correctional Institution is a minimum security institution for the detention of male adult convicted persons in custody.

KLM Equipment Services bought by TCR International

KLM Equipment Services BV (KES) will become part of TCR International NV. A key reason for this move by KLM is that it will enable KES to seize growth opportunities, thereby guaranteeing long-term continuity. Under the new owner, KES will also be able to pursue the further electrification of its ground equipment. KLM will continue to cooperate closely with KES

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Under the agreement, KLM will become a TCR customer for the maintenance and lease of ground equipment, while KES/TCR will be responsible for investment in equipment.

KES, a wholly-owned KLM subsidiary, handles the maintenance, fleet management and refuelling/recharging of vehicles and equipment required for ground handling at Schiphol. KES is also owner of the ground power units (GPUs) used by airlines to supply aircraft with electricity on the ground at Schiphol.

KES employs around 100 people, who will retain their current terms and conditions of employment. KESs refuelling activities will be transferred to KLM Ground Services, meaning eight KES employees will transfer to KLM.

TCR International NV is a Belgium-based company, which earns annual revenue of around EUR 250 million and employs more than 1,500 people. It has a global presence in the GSE market, focusing on equipment maintenance, leasing and pooling services. TCR has a branch in the Netherlands (TCR NL), which already provides KLM with maintenance and leasing services. TCR has the means and scale to invest in the development of KES. KLM will remain a KES customer.

No further details will be released regarding the purchase price.

Photo caption:

From left to right: Patrice de Hemptinne, General Counsel TCR, Erik de Harder, Director Benelux/Nordics TCR, Erik Swelheim, CFO KLM, Roeland Pompen, Director Holdings M&A KLM, Bruno Vanpoucke, Commercial Director TCR, Tom Bellekens, CEO TCR, Andrea van Sleen, KLM Legal, John de Hollander, VP Finance KLM Ground Services

Hong Kong – Postal services to Belgium subject to delay

Postal services to Belgium subject to delay

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     ​Hongkong Post announced today (January 23) that, as advised by the postal administration of Belgium, due to heavy snowfall, mail delivery services to Belgium are subject to delay.

Hong Kong – Postal services to France subject to delay

Postal services to France subject to delay

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     ​Hongkong Post announced today (January 19) that, as advised by the postal administration of France, due to adverse weather conditions, mail delivery services to France are subject to delay.

Hong Kong – Postal services to Luxembourg subject to delay

Postal services to Luxembourg subject to delay

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     ​Hongkong Post announced today (January 19) that, as advised by the postal administration of Luxembourg, due to adverse weather conditions, mail delivery services to Luxembourg are subject to delay.