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Scheme acceptable to most in insurance sector Listen
The Chairman of the Task Force on Health Care Reform at the Hong Kong Federation of Insurers, David Alexander, says the insurance sector has made a number of compromises so that the government could launch a public consultation on its controversial Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme. He says the package is now acceptable to most insurers and hopes the public would also find it attractive. Alexander speaks to Annemarie Evans.
Building of technology park, a right step ahead Listen
The President of the Internet Professional Association, Witman Hung, says it is the government's practice to carry out an environmental impact assessment for projects like its planned Innovation and Technology Park in Lok Ma Chau. The area is just four kilometres from Hong Kong's world famous Mai Po Marshes that are visited by a variety of migratory birds. Hung says the administration has made the correct decision to go ahead with its plan. But he tells Jim Gould whether the project would turn out to be significant for Hong Kong will depend on how the territory deals with it.
Women molested in India’s information technology capital Listen
Police in India say they have credible evidence that widespread sexual assaults took place at New Year's Eve celebrations in Bangalore. Several women have said they were molested by mobs of men, though police say they have had no official complaints from victims yet. The release of new security camera video has fanned outrage over alleged "mass molestation" in the south Indian city. RTHK's India correspondent, Murali Krishnan, tells Annemarie Evans that Bangalore, which is known as the information technology capital of the country, seems to be no better than the national capital, Delhi, when it comes to safety of women.