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Our main evening newscast. Weekdays 18:00 - 19:00.
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2017-05-10
Wednesday

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Allegations against Andrew Leung were relatively minor: legislator  Listenfacebook
Lawmaker Claudia Mo says the allegations against Legco president Andrew Leung over his breaching of the council’s rules of procedure were relative minor in nature. Mo, who’s the vice-chair of the Legco Committee on Members’ Interests, says there was negligence on his part, but he made an honest mistake. She tells Annemarie Evans that the ruling by the committee over the matter was also unanimous.
Decision by government against Civil Human Rights Front “shocking”  Listenfacebook
Hong Kong First lawmaker, Claudia Mo, says she’s “shocked’ by the government’s decision to reject the Civil Human Rights Front’s application to use Victoria Park as a starting point for its annual July 1st rally. She says there is no doubt that there were political considerations behind the decision, as mainland leaders will be in territory that day to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the handover. Mo speaks to Annemarie Evans.
Foreign domestic helpers sleeping under unacceptable conditions  Listenfacebook
Many foreign domestic helpers in Hong Kong are sleeping under unacceptable conditions -- that's according to the Mission for Migrant Workers, a group that tries to improve their lives in Hong Kong. It recently polled more than 3,000 maids. Nearly 20-percent of the respondents say they sleep in the living room or laundry room. Some even sleep in small spaces hanging above kitchens and toilets. The group is calling on the government to tighten laws to ban some of these practices. The lead researcher of the study, Norman Carnay, told Jim Gould about the worst cases.
Trump criticised over Comey’s sacking  Listenfacebook
There's been widespread criticism in Washington of President Donald Trump's decision to sack the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, James Comey. The White House says he was fired over his handling of an investigation last year into former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's e-mail scandal. Comey was leading the inquiry into links between Trump's election campaign and Russia. Annemarie Evans asked the Executive Director of the Hong Kong America Center, Glenn Shive, about his take on the matter.