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Positive development in gay rights case: academic Listen
An academic says the Court of Appeal’s decision not to allow a group of multinational banks to give their input in a key gay rights case is still a positive development on the road to equality. Professor Suen Yiu-tung from the Chinese University's Gender Studies Programme says it is significant that the 12 financial institutions took a joint stand on minorities’ rights in the first place. A British lesbian is appealing against the government's refusal to give her a dependent visa. The case will be heard next week. Suen spoke to Annemarie Evans.
Carrie Lam to “work on” filibustering in Legco Listen
The Construction Association says Chief Executive-elect, Carrie Lam, “is going to work” on the filibustering by some lawmakers in the Legislative Council over government funding requests. Its Chief Executive, Thomas Tse, says they were given the assurance during a meeting with Lam. The Construction Industry Alliance has threatened to send truck drivers to surround the Legislative Council complex - if the filibustering continues. It says time is running out for more than HK$80 billion worth of public works projects to get the go-ahead, before the council breaks for the summer. Thomas Tse told Ben Tse how the meeting with Lam went.
Former head of FBI releases testimony Listen
The sacked head of the FBI, James Comey, has pre-empted his appearance before a Senate Committee investigating alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, by releasing his testimony in writing. According to the testimony, US President Donald Trump asked Comey to lay off investigating his former national security advisor, Michael Flynn. He quotes Trump as saying "I need loyalty, I expect loyalty". The Executive Director of the Hong Kong America Center, Glenn Shive, speaks to Annemarie Evans about the latest development.