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New notification system may not be helpful Listen
Former lawmaker Albert Ho says he doesn’t think the new deadlines agreed by Hong Kong and mainland authorities to inform each other of cross-border detentions will be helpful. He says many people in the city don’t have much confidence in the mainland’s public security authorities, especially when it involves cases that are super sensitive. He told Annemarie Evans that the 30 working days notification deadline set for people suspected of endangering national security was too long.
Investigation into medical incident may not make any difference Listen
The chairman of Hong Kong Patients Voices Alex Lam says an investigation by a cross-departmental committee into the case of a baby girl who developed complications after undergoing liver surgery, may not help prevent similar incidents from happening again. He said it is a normal practice for the Hospital Authority to look into each medical blunder, but the end result may make no difference. The girl underwent the surgery at Queen Mary Hospital last Friday. She later lost consciousness, and her family alleged it took several minutes before a nurse and a trainee doctor realised her heart had stopped. She was given resuscitation and is now in serious condition. Lam spoke to Ben Tse.
6,700 Rohingya killed during attacks in Myanmar Listen
The medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières says at least 6,700 Rohingya were killed in the first month of violence in Myanmar which began in late August. Based on surveys of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, the number is much higher than Myanmar's official figure of 400. MSF said it was "the clearest indication yet of the widespread violence" by Myanmar authorities. The Myanmar military blames the violence on "terrorists" and has denied any wrongdoing. RTHK’s Southeast Asia correspondent Larry Jagan told Annemarie Evans that the figures were astounding.