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Suspect’s death “mysterious”, says lawmaker Listen
Democratic Party legislator James To, who's also the deputy chairman of Legco's Security panel, say the death of the rape suspect in a cell at the Sau Mau Ping Police Station is very mysterious. He says suspects are not supposed to possess items like a computer cable that the man used for hanging himself. To says there are procedures in place to ensure this, and tells Annemarie Evans that there may be a need to tighten them.
High-risk suspects should be identified Listen
The Society for Community Organisation says training should be given to police officers dealing with suspects detained in police stations to identify those who may harm themselves. A community organiser with the group, Annie Lin, says those identified could then be referred to professionals like psychologists or psychiatrists who can provide them help. She says the monitoring system for those being kept in the cells should also be looked into. She speaks to Annemarie Evans.
Domestic helpers being treated like slaves Listen
A concern group that helps foreign domestic helpers in Hong Kong says many of them are being treated like slaves - because of exploitation by employment agencies. A University of Hong Kong student group has found that more than 70 percent of recruitment agencies charged migrant workers excessive fees and withheld their passports as leverage. Priscilla Ng asked the spokesperson of the Asian Migrants Coordinating Body, Eman Villanueva, whether the problem is as serious and widespread as suggested in the survey.
Cash reward being offered for defeating martial arts fighter Listen
The BBC has reported that a mainland entrepreneur is offering a cash reward to anyone who can defeat a top class fighter. It's the latest twist in the social media whirlwind surrounding one very brief but significant fight. Xu Xiaodong turned the Chinese martial arts community on its head two weeks ago with his highly controversial fight against Wei Lei, a master of the ancient art of Tai Chi. The long-awaited showcase battle was intended to prove whether Tai Chi could really be a match for the modern, highly aggressive fighting discipline of Mixed Martial Arts. Matt Eaton - the editor of mixed martial arts website thefightnation.com - spoke to Annemarie Evans about the showcase battle.