13 Feb '11, 3am

Manila bus hostage inquest to start in Hong Kong

HONG KONG - A HONG KONG inquest into a Manila bus hijacking that left eight tourists dead is set to start on Monday, after the incident sparked a diplomatic meltdown over claims of shoddy police work. The 25-day inquest before Hong Kong's Coroner's Court is due to hear from a host of witnesses, including survivors and families of the Hong Kong hostages killed last August in a botched police rescue attempt aired on live television around the world. Officers eventually stormed the bus and shot dead the lone gunman Rolando Mendoza, a disgraced ex-cop who hijacked the coach in a bizarre bid to be reinstated after losing his job over corruption allegations. Soon after the bungled rescue, Hong Kong issued a travel alert on the Philippines, advising citizens not to visit the popular travel destination. During the diplomatic row and with public anger running high in Hong Kong, som...

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