Event cancellations mount in protest-wracked HK

Hong Kong (AFP) – One of Hong Kong’s most prestigious sporting tournaments yesterday became the latest victim of the huge protests convulsing the city as a growing roster of events and entertainment acts pull out of the financial hub. Organisers of the WTA Hong Kong Open women’s tennis tournament said they were postponing next month’s competition because of the “present situation” after months of sometimes violent pro-democracy protests. More details in Weekend’s Borneo Bulletin