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Guide on teaching Basic Law subjects "politically suspicious" Listen
The lawmaker representing the education sector, Ip Kin-yuen, says the a revised guide issued by the Education Bureau requiring schools to teach Basic Law subjects to Secondary One to Secondary Three students is "politically suspicious". He says a requirement to allocate 51 hours for teaching the subjects over a three-year period is also too much. Ip tells Annemarie Evans that the guide is "unrealistic and impractical", and is going to create problems for teachers.
Blood pressure medication can cause dizziness Listen
A pharmacists' group says patients should monitor how they react to blood pressure medication, amid concern that such medication may have played a role in a traffic accident in which a double-decker bus toppled over. A woman died in the accident, and 18 others were injured. Some reports said the bus driver has high blood pressure and he claimed he felt dizzy and blacked out before the accident. Professor William Chui from the University of Hong Kong's Centre for Safe Medication Practice and Research tells Richard Pyne that blood pressure medication can cause a person to become dizzy.
Istanbul nightclub attacker was trained in Afghanistan Listen
The man suspected of carrying out the New Year's Eve attack on a nightclub in Istanbul was trained in Afghanistan, according to the city's governor. Vasip Sahin says the man, named earlier as Uzbek national Abdulkadir Masharipov, was believed to have entered Turkey a year ago. Sahin says the suspect had confessed to the attack and that his fingerprints matched those found at the scene. Thirty-nine people died in the attack on the Reina club with dozens wounded. RTHK's Turkey correspondent, Laura Pitel, tells Annemarie Evans what is known so far about the man.