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Pan-democrats doomed without primaries: Ma Ngok  Listenfacebook
Political analyst Ma Ngok is predicting a tight race for the Legco by-elections in March to fill seats vacated by pro-democracy councillors who were disqualified for not taking their oaths properly. The pan-democrats have – for the first time – agreed to put up just one candidate per constituency after holding primaries to narrow the field. Former lawmakers Gary Fan, Frederick Fung, and Edward Yiu will vying for a spot, as will relative newcomers Tommy Cheung, Steven Kwok and Ramon Yuen. The pro-government is expected to answer with DAB's Vincent Cheng in Kowloon West and Bill Tang from the FTU in New Territories East. Professor Ma, from the Chinese University's Department of Government and Public Administration, told Jim Gould the pan-democrats really had no choice but to hold primaries ahead of the election:
‘Govt needs to educate foreign maids on HK customs, law’  Listenfacebook
A concern group representing migrant workers is urging the government to do more to educate foreign domestic helpers who come here for work, to teach them about local laws and customs so they don't find themselves unwittingly breaking the law. Eni Lestari, spokeswoman for the Asian Migrants Co-ordinating Body, was speaking a day after an Indonesian helper was arrested for live-streaming video of three children under her care as they bathed. Ms Lestari told Annemarie Evans that some workers may not be aware that there's anything wrong with that:
US warned against recognizing Jerusalem as Israeli capital  Listenfacebook
Turkey and the Palestinians have warned of dire diplomatic repercussions if US President Donald Trump goes ahead with a possible recognition of the hotly contested city of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told parliament that his country's response "could go as far as us cutting diplomatic ties with Israel." A senior aide to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas warned that the Palestinian leadership could halt contacts with US counterparts in response to such recognition. American officials have said Mr Trump may recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital this week as a way to offset his likely decision to delay his campaign promise of moving the US Embassy there. Annemarie Evans asked Professor Paul Rogers, Professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University in the UK, what he made of the row: