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Government using out-dated system for funding requests Listen
Lawmaker Chu Hoi-dick from the Land Justice League says the government is using an out-dated system to ask the Legislative Council to approve funding for public works projects. He is among several pro-democracy legislators who are unhappy that the administration has lumped controversial items with more than 9,000 small projects in one huge funding request. Chu tells Annemarie Evans that the funding request for the contentious items should be dealt with separately.
Allergy-causing substances in body lotions not surprising Listen
A specialist in dermatology, Dr Louis Shih, says he is not surprised that the Consumer Council found that more than 90 percent of the body lotions available in Hong Kong contain substances that can cause allergies. The lotions include substances such as fragrance allergens, preservatives, endocrine disrupting chemicals and urea - all of which may trigger allergies in some users. The council also said eczema patients should pay special attention as they may experience adverse reactions to lotions containing formaldehyde-releasing preservative. Shih tells Jim Gould that one could protect the skin by doing a number of things such as exercising and eating a proper diet.
India has made great strides in the satellite-launching field: correspondent Listen
RTHK’s India correspondent Murali Krishnan says the country has made great strides in the satellite-launching field after successfully putting a record 104 satellites from a single rocket into orbit. The rocket's main cargo was a 714 kilogramme satellite for earth observation but it was also loaded with 103 smaller "nano satellites", weighing a combined 664 kilogrammes. Nearly all of the nano satellites were from other countries, including 96 from the United States. Krishnan tells Annemarie Evans it is cheaper to launch satellites in India.
Woman arrested in connection with Kim Jong-nam’s death Listen
Police in Malaysia say they've arrested a woman in connection with the death of Kim Jong-nam - the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Authorities say the woman was arrested at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, and she was carrying Vietnamese travel documents. Kim Jong-nam died on Monday, after falling ill at the airport -- and he reportedly told medical workers that he had been attacked with a chemical spray. RTHK's South Korea correspondent, Frank Smith, speaks to Annemarie Evans about the latest development.