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Our main evening newscast. Weekdays 18:00 - 19:00.
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2017-05-17
Wednesday

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Holden Chow should resign from Legco select committee: academic  Listenfacebook
Political analyst, Cheung Chor-yung, from the City University says DAB lawmaker, Holden Chow, had acted inappropriately and his credibility as the vice-chairman of a Legco select committee has already been damaged. The committee was formed to investigate the Chief Executive CY Leung’s role in the UGL saga. But it has been revealed that Chow held clandestine talks with Leung over the direction the probe should take. Cheung tells Annemarie Evans that the only honourable thing for Chow to do now is to resign from the committee.
Public healthcare system overburdened  Listenfacebook
The president of the Medical Association has warned that people will lose trust in the public healthcare system if mistakes are not reported as quickly as possible. Choi Kin was commenting on the recent spate of medical blunders - one involving a kidney patient who ended up needing two liver transplants, and another that led to a teenager suffering a stroke. The chairman of the concern group Hong Kong Patients Voices, Alex Lam, tells Jim Gould that the public healthcare system has been unable to cope with the high volume of patients.
Chaos in the White House  Listenfacebook
The FBI has been urged to hand over all documents relating to communications between its former chief, James Comey, and US President Donald Trump – in the latest controversy engulfing the White House. The Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Jason Chaffetz, says they should be provided within a week. The demand follows a New York Times report that Trump asked for the probe into any links between his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, and Russia, to be dropped. The controversy came as questions continue to swirl around whether Trump disclosed top-secret information during talks in Washington last week with the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov. The White House has repeatedly denied the allegations. But in a tweet overnight, Trump said it was his "absolute right" to share information with Russia to bolster the fight against Islamic State. RTHK's Moscow correspondent, Fred Weir, says the Russians like everyone else are beginning to understand that there is chaos in the White House. He speaks to Annemarie Evans.