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Newswrap
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Our main evening newscast. Weekdays 18:00 - 19:00.
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2018-12-14
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Four HK men jailed in Philippines over drugs likely to appeal  Listenfacebook
Four Hong Kong men were jailed for life in the Philippines on Friday after being found guilty of possessing 500 grammes of the drug ice. The authorities said the drugs were found in a backpack belonging to one of the men. Leung Shu-fook, Lo Wing-fai, Chan Kwok-tung and Kwok Kam-wah had denied the charges against them. They were detained off Subic Bay in 2016 on what police described as a “floating crystal meth laboratory”. Democratic Party lawmaker James To has been helping the men. He insists they are innocent and were subject to an unfair trial. AnneMarie Evans asked RTHK's Manila correspondent Alan Robles what he made of the case
HKU Council needs to be more transparent: Ip Kin-yuen  Listenfacebook
Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Friday reappointed Arthur Li to another three-year term as chairman of the University of Hong Kong's governing council. The former education secretary has been accused by students, alumni and politicians of failing to protect the institution's academic autonomy. But HKU's vice-chancellor, Zhang Xiang, welcomed the re-appointment, saying Professor Li has provided great leadership. Jim Gould asked the education sector legislator, Ip Kin-yuen, who is a Hong Kong U Court member and alumnus, how he felt about Arthur Li's reappointment
‘Public deserves to know more about UGL case’  Listenfacebook
Executive Councillor Ronny Tong on Friday said the Secretary for Justice Theresa Cheng should go to Legco and give a more detailed explanation as to why the Department of Justice decided not to prosecute CY Leung over an undeclared HK$50mn payment he received when he took over as Chief Executive in 2012. The Department of Justice cited insufficient evidence to pursue any charges. But Tong said the public deserves to know more. Janice Wong asked him if the handling of the UGL case by the Department of Justice was different from the way it handled the so-called Lexus-gate case involving former financial secretary Antony Leung in 2003, where independent legal advice was sought