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Consultation delay is probably to enable better preparation Listen
Political commentator, Johnny Lau, says the one-day delay in the start of the public consultation for the proposed Hong Kong Palace Museum is probably to enable better preparation for the process. He says the project at the West Kowloon Cultural District has generated a lot of opposition from some quarters and the administration wishes to deal with this. But Lau tells Annemarie Evans that this does not mean that the government will give up the project.
Pitches posing a health risk Listen
An academic says the excessive levels of potentially cancer-causing chemicals found at two of the 28 artificial pitches managed by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department are posing a health risk to users, especially young children. Karen Mak, a lecturer with the University of Hong Kong's Faculty of Science, says the department should test all the pitches to ensure they are safe for users. Results of tests commissioned by the Civic Party revealed that the rubber crumb samples from the Happy Valley and Wong Chuk Hang recreation grounds had three known carcinogens that exceeded European Union regulations by 3 to 5.5 times. Mak speaks to Jim Gould.
Devotees take part in annual religious procession in Manila Listen
More than a million devotees have turned out for a huge Roman Catholic procession in Manila. Each year, a centuries-old wooden statue of Jesus Christ, called The Black Nazarene, is paraded through the Philippine capital. This year, police and foreign embassies have advised attendees to be on alert for possible terrorist attacks. But RTHK's Manila correspondent, Alan Robles, tells Annemarie Evans that there have been no reports of serious injuries although some people have been killed in the past.