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More comprehensive inspection should be carried out on bridge: lawmaker Listen
The government says the contractor that carried out tests on concrete used for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge submitted more than 200 falsified results. The Director of Highways, Daniel Chung, says the concrete for which tests were manipulated was used on different parts of the project, including buildings, tunnels, pillars and the bridge itself. The lawmaker representing the Architectural, Surveying, Planning and Landscape sector, Edward Yiu, says there's a need for a more comprehensive inspection of the bridge. He tells Annemarie Evans that a review should also be carried out on its quality management system.
Normal flight safety standards were breached Listen
The president of Hong Kong Airline Pilots Association, David Newbery, says there's no doubt that normal safety standards were breached when an Air China passenger flight veered off course after taking off at the airport on Sunday. The plane en route to Chengdu made an early left turn and headed towards a mountain near Tai O. The safety system kicked in and air traffic controllers ordered the pilot to climb and fly out to sea. Newbery tells Jim Gould that steps should be taken to ensure such incidents don't happen again.
Israel controls occupied areas through repression: rights group Listen
On the 50th anniversary of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, Human Rights Watch says Israel controls these areas through repression, institutionalised discrimination, and systematic abuses of the Palestinian population's rights. It says many of Israel's abusive practices were carried out in the name of security. But the group also says Palestinian armed groups have launched thousands of rocket attacks on Israeli civilian areas, also in violation of international humanitarian laws. Journalist Robert Berger in Jerusalem speaks to Annemarie Evans.