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Mainland law enforcement officers could be given access to other places in Hong Kong, warns barrister Listen
Civic Party leader and barrister, Alvin Yeung, says mainland laws cannot be applied in Hong Kong under the Basic Law. He says the government’s plan to build a joint customs, immigration and quarantine facility at the West Kowloon terminus of the express rail link would result in just that, with mainland law enforcement officers implementing mainland laws on Hong Kong soil. Yeung tells Annemarie Evans that if the government succeeds in building the joint facility, mainland law enforcement officers might be given permission to operate in other areas in Hong Kong in future.
Chu Hoi-dick remains defiant Listen
The Acting Chief Executive, Matthew Cheung, says it is "unacceptable" to separate controversial items from an infrastructure funding request in the Legislative Council’s Finance Committee. The committee will discuss the issue on Friday and Saturday, and pro-democracy lawmakers insist two items should be singled out for scrutiny. One of the legislators, Chu Hoi-dick, tells Richard Pyne that the matter is for the council to decide, and not the government.
Ma’s woes caused by his opponents: correspondent Listen
Taiwan journalist, Cindy Sui, says former president Ma Ying-jeou’s opponents are trying to get back at him for getting his predecessor, Chen Shui-bian, jailed for corruption. Ma has been charged with leaking secret information. They include violations of the island's Communication Security and Surveillance Act and the Personal Information Protection Act in connection with a wiretapping case in 2013. The case was brought against Ma by Democratic Progressive Party caucus whip, Ker Chien-ming. Sui speaks to Annemarie Evans about the latest developments.