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Our main evening newscast. Weekdays 18:00 - 19:00.
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2017-08-11
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Govt urged to press Beijing over ‘abduction’  Listenfacebook
Pan-democrats are challenging the government to press the mainland for answers on the alleged abduction and beating of a member of the Democratic Party. Howard Lam on Friday told of how he was whisked into a car in Mong Kok and knocked out, before his abductors stapled cross-shapes into his thighs and beat him. He was later abandoned by his Mandarin-speaking captors at a beach in Sai Kung. Lam says he believes his captors are mainland agents who wanted to stop him from sending an autographed postcard of footballer Lionel Messi to the widow of Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo. Annemarie Evans spoke to Civic Party leader Alvin Yeung for his reaction to the incident:
Education officials slammed for delay in probing ‘phantom-student’ school  Listenfacebook
The Education Policy Concern Organisation has accused the government of reacting too slowly to allegations of mismanagement and fraud at a primary school in Tuen Mun. Media reports revealed this week that Hing Tak School had supposedly inflated student numbers to avoid funding cuts or school closure. But the chairman of the concern group, Mervyn Cheung, told Jim Gould the Education Bureau had received complaints about the matter months ago:
China probes social media platforms for 'obscenity'  Listenfacebook
Mainland authorities have launched probes into three of China’s largest social networking platforms over the suspected dissemination of violence and obscenity. The world's most popular messaging service WeChat, the Twitter-like Weibo, as well as the Tieba discussion forum are being investigated. Officials say online content showing violence, terrorism, fake rumours, and obscene pornography "endanger national security, public security and the social order". Annemarie Evans put it to China analyst Mark O'Neill that the investigations appear to be very serious: