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Carrie Lam made a very reasonable request: legislator Listen
The lawmaker representing the education sector says Chief Executive-elect, Carrie Lam, has made a very reasonable request to the government to look into the possibility of scrapping controversial tests for Primary Three students. But Ip Kin-yuen says he doesn’t understand why the incumbent Chief Executive, CY Leung, didn’t even think about it for one or two minutes, and rejected her suggestion. He says it’s a well-known fact that the exams put unnecessary pressure on students, and many parents have all along been angry about them. Ip tells Annemarie Evans that Leung has now made them even more angry.
Discontinuation of digital audio broadcasting was expected: academic Listen
An academic says digital audio broadcasting services in Hong Kong came too late, compared with other developed places. Grace Leung, from the Chinese University's School of Journalism and Communications, says free radio services on the internet were already picking up at the time. She says the government also didn’t do anything about the analogue channels and allowed them to continue operating simultaneously with the digital ones. Leung tells Priscilla Ng that the decision by the Executive Council to completely discontinue digital audio broadcasting was, therefore, expected.
Storm batters Australia Listen
Tens of thousands of homes in the Australian state of Queensland are without power after a powerful but slow-moving cyclone hit the mainland near Airlie Beach, bringing lashing winds and torrential rain. The state police commissioner said he expects to see considerable damage. Streets were flooded and a marina was wrecked. Correspondent Gerry Gannon, who is in Perth, speaks to Annemarie Evans.