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Christine Choi’s work will need careful monitoring Listen
Education sector lawmaker, Ip Kin-yuen, says he fears that Christine Choi might strengthen national education in schools that could tantamount to propaganda. He says there is nothing wrong with having national education in schools, but it’s the way she would be implementing it that will require careful monitoring. Ip, who defeated Choi in last year's Legco election, also says he's disappointed that she has been appointed as the Undersecretary for Education. He tells Annemarie Evans he's wondering whether Beijing had a hand in her appointment.
Lawmakers’ visit to terminus not necessary at this stage: Tanya Chan Listen
Civic Party legislator, Tanya Chan, says it's not a must that lawmakers should visit the West Kowloon Terminus of the high speed railway on Wednesday. She says it would be better for them to go there after all the facilities have been built. Chan says they will then be able to see the layout clearly, including the number of detention rooms and if there's an area for storing firearms. Controversy has erupted over a plan to have co-arrangements for immigration facilities with the mainland at the station. Critics say this will undermine the One Country, Two Systems principle as mainland officers will enforce Chinese laws on Hong Kong soil. Chan spoke to Jim Gould.
Hundreds killed in India floods Listen
Floods in the western Indian state of Gujarat have killed more than 200 people. The death toll doubled over the last two days as officials found more than 100 bodies once waters began receding. Officials estimate that the floods have affected 450,000 people in the state. This year’s monsoon rains have affected millions across at least 20 states in India. The north-eastern state of Assam has also seen dozens killed and hundreds of thousands displaced. RTHK's Delhi correspondent Murali Krishnan spoke to Annemarie Evans.