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Airport Authority urged to provide more info about 3rd runway  Listenfacebook
Engineer Albert Lai, who heads the Professional Commons think tank, has urged the Airport Authority to release all consultancy reports and financial analyses of its plans to build a third runway. He made the call after the authority reported a 75 percent rise in the estimated cost of expanding Terminal Two, to HK$16.5 billion. The authority says extensive renovations are needed to build new arrival and transfer facilities to complement the third runway. Lai said if there’s no increase in transparency, the public will remain in the dark over the project – and even experts cannot tell whether the figures are accurate or not, or where they went wrong. Newswrap’s Annemarie Evans spoke to Lai about the cost increase:
Fine not enough for ATV’s Ip Ka-po: Lee Cheuk-yan  Listenfacebook
Unionist legislator Lee Cheuk-yan says the courts would be sending the “wrong message” to the public if a magistrate ultimately decides only to fine ATV’s executive director Ip Ka-po, for failing to pay staff wages on time. Ip was convicted of the offence on Friday, after the financially-troubled broadcaster was unable to pay workers for months. The sentence will be handed down December 2, but the magistrate has indicated that Ip will be punished with a fine. Lee told Jim Gould that the rarity and scale of the offence means Ip should be given a custodial sentence instead:
Turkey seeks to calm tensions with Russia  Listenfacebook
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has said Ankara will work with Russia to calm tensions after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane. Writing in the UK's Times newspaper, Mr Davutoglu stressed that fighting Islamic State is the main priority. But he also said Turkey must protect its sovereign territory. Russia says a Turkish F-16 fighter jet shot down one of its SU-24 bombers over Syria on Tuesday. Turkey says the bomber violated its airspace. Annemarie Evans speaks to RTHK’s Russia correspondent Fred Weir about the diplomatic fallout of the incident: