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Road users’ safety linked to bus drivers’ welfare Listen
Chief Executive Carrie Lam says she doesn't think new laws have to be brought in to regulate the working hours of bus drivers in light of a fatal crash last Friday. She says the government needs time to discuss the matter with bus companies. Speaking ahead of the weekly Executive Council meeting, Mrs Lam also said the government needs to tackle the broader issue of the city's shrinking workforce. Paul Yip, chair professor in social work and social administration at the University of Hong Kong, told Jim Gould that the drivers' welfare goes hand-in-hand with passengers' and road users' safety.
Market stalls resemble mini-storage, says concern group Listen
A concern group says some public wet markets managed by the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department are actually becoming more like mini-storage facilities. Momentum 107 says some vendors are not doing business from the stalls they rent, but are using them as small warehouses instead. The group has come up with a list of what it calls the city's Top Ten "ridiculous markets". The group's convenor Raymond Ho told Todd Harding about the severity of the problem.
US-N Korea rhetoric raises tensions in South Korea Listen
South Korea has called for a stern but cool-headed response to what it describes as continued provocations by North Korea. Speaking in New York, South Korea's Foreign Minister, Kang Kyung-wha, said cooperation between South Korea and the United States was vital as tensions continue to rise between the US and North Korea. RTHK's Seoul correspondent Frank Smith told Jim Gould that the rhetoric is making South Koreans increasingly uneasy.