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Sale of subsidised flats may not shorten waiting list for public housing units Listen
A community organiser from the Society for Community Organisation, Sze Lai-shan, has cast doubt on the effectiveness of the government's plan to sell subsidised flats to public housing tenants so that they could give up their units to those in need. She says it may take the tenants one to two years to move out of their public housing flats because they will need time to make plans and renovate the subsidised flats they'll be buying. Sze tells Jim Gould that this may not help shorten the waiting list for public housing flats for quite a while.
Carrie Lam accused of being evasive on political reform Listen
Civic Party lawmaker, Tanya Chan, has accused the Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, of being evasive on political reform. In summing up the question-and-answer session Lam held with legislators, Chan said the Chief Executive's policy address hasn't given Hong Kong people a long term vision. She also tells Ben Tse that it is difficult to show respect to Lam at this stage because she doesn't appear to be showing it to pan-democratic lawmakers.
Palestinian factions mend fences Listen
Rival Palestinian factions, Fatah and Hamas, say they have mended fences. The two sides have reached agreement to end a decade-long rift. The former Palestinian cabinet minister, Mustafa Barghouti, said he understood the agreement was limited in scope, but welcomed it nevertheless. RTHK's correspondent in Jerusalem, Robert Berger, spoke to Jim Gould.