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Our main evening newscast. Weekdays 18:00 - 19:00.
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2017-03-17
Friday

 

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Contractor should bear all consequences  Listenfacebook
A transport expert says the contractor for the Tuen Mun-Chek Lap Kok link, which will be delayed by two years to 2020, should bear all consequences, according to what the Highways Department has revealed about the progress of the project. Dr Hung Wing-tat, who is a fellow with the Hong Kong Society of Transport Studies, says he does not think the delay has been caused by a shortage of manpower or because too many projects are under construction at the same time. Hung tells Jim Gould that the road will provide a very strategic link to the airport, and should be completed as soon as possible.
SOCO may appeal against court ruling  Listenfacebook
The Society for Community Organisation (SOCO) says it may appeal against the judgment by the High Court that ruled in favour of the government’s housing policy. The court decided that the Housing Authority’s quota and points system do not deprive non-elderly, one person applicants of their rights to public housing. Two singletons, Choi King-fung and Leong Chee-keung, had launched a review against the authority, saying its refined points-based waiting list arrangement bars young, single applicants access to public housing. A Community Organiser with SOCO, Richard Tsoi, tells Annemarie Evans that the court’s judgment has failed to address certain crucial issues.
Theresa May lays down rules for Scottish independence referendum  Listenfacebook
British Prime Minister, Theresa May, has faced down Scotland's leader over a new Scottish independence referendum, ruling out a second vote until well after the UK leaves the European Union in 2019 at the earliest. First minister, Nicola Sturgeon, immediately dubbed this "a democratic outrage". RTHK's London-based correspondent, Peter Anderson, tells Annemarie Evans about the battle over the future of the UK.