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Education sector worried about Under Secretary appointment Listen
Education sector lawmaker Ip Kin-yuen says there will be questions about whether appointments to government posts are made on talent, if a controversial pro-establishment figure becomes the new under secretary for education. He said all indicators point to the government picking Christine Choi, a vice-chairwoman of the pro-Beijing Federation of Education Workers group. Ip was reacting to comments about the vacant deputy post from the Education Secretary Kevin Yeung, who said the political affiliation of potential candidates matters. Ip spoke to Annemarie Evans.
Surveyors call for improvements to sub-divided units Listen
The Institute of Surveyors has suggested the government come up with some interim design and construction requirements to guide improvements to sub-divided flats that are unsafe or unhygienic. It also says the government should consider ways to encourage owners of such flats to improve conditions before enforcement action eventually leads to them being phased out completely. The institute also has another six suggestions on land and housing policy to ease the territory's woes. A past president of the body, Vincent Ho, spoke to Ben Tse.
Ram Nath Kovind to be next Indian president Listen
Ram Nath Kovind has won India's presidential election after securing over two-thirds of the total electoral college votes. The 71-year-old Kovind is only the second dalit - a member of the lowest caste in India - to occupy the largely ceremonial post. RTHK's Delhi correspondent Murali Krishnan spoke to Annemarie Evans about the significance of the election.