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Education Bureau should prevent overcharging by kindergartens Listen
Education sector lawmaker, Ip Kin-yuen, says the Education Bureau should take the responsibility for regulating the amount of fees kindergartens are charging for applications forms. This came after the Ombudsman found 36 instances where parents were charged more than the HK$40 limit for such fees. In one case, they were charged HK$3,700 per application - or more than 90 times the supposed maximum. Ip tells Jim Gould that the obtaining of applications by parents was a simple matter and the bureau has the duty to ensure they are not overcharged.
Youngspiration duo should give explanation for not paying up Listen
Democratic Party lawmaker, Helena Wong, says two Youngspiration members, who were disqualified from holding seats in the legislature, should write to the Legislative Council if they are not ready to pay almost one million dollars each in salary and expenses they had already been paid. Wong, who is also a member of the council’s commission, says consideration would then be given to what Sixtus Leung and Yau Wai-ching have written. But she tells Annemarie Evans that she thinks that the money should be sought after the judicial process of their cases is completely over.
Indian police has killed hundreds of suspects: report Listen
Nearly 600 people died in police custody in India between 2010 and 2015, says US-based Human Rights Watch in a new report. The rights group says no police officer was convicted for a suspect's death during this period. India's police routinely attribute deaths in custody to illness, attempted escape, suicide and accidents. But rights groups say a large number of such deaths happen because of torture in custody. RTHK’s Delhi correspondent, Murali Krishnan, tells Annemarie Evans that the report is a very sad testimony of the police's record.