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Service provided in care homes is of very low level: legislator Listen
Social worker and Labour Party lawmaker, Fernando Cheung, says the training and care being provided in private care homes is of a “horribly-low level”. His comments came after a video showing a staff member apparently encouraging a male resident with mental problems to disrobe in front of a female resident was obtained by the Ming Pao newspaper. The nine-minute clip is said to have been filmed last month at the Kong On Rehabilitation Centre in Mong Kok. Cheung says the incident is just the tip of the iceberg and shows something is seriously wrong with the supervision system in care homes.
HK$40 million for chief executive-elect’s office “preposterous”: lawmaker Listen
Legislator Claudia Mo from Hong Kong First says the government’s plan to spend HK$40 million to set up an office for the chief executive-elect is “preposterous and extravagant”. Officials told a meeting of the Legislative Council’s Panel on Constitutional Affairs that three-quarters of the amount would be for rent and renovation for the office space at Champion Tower in Central. Mo tells Ben Tse what the administration is doing is “unbelievable”.
Israel’s decision on settlements might kill the peace process Listen
Jerusalem-based journalist, Robert Berger, says the issue of building settlements by Israel in occupied areas is a divisive one in the country. Israel has approved plans to build 2,500 new homes for settlers in the occupied West Bank. Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, said construction of the new homes was in response to housing needs. On Sunday, the Israeli authorities gave the go-ahead for more than 500 homes in occupied East Jerusalem. Berger tells Annemarie Evans that the Palestinians are saying the moves by Israel might kill the peace process for the region.