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Hong Kong youth suicides continue to rise Listen
The number of young people committing suicide has continued to increase, data analysis by a suicide prevention centre shows. The Hong Kong Jockey Club Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention estimates that the suicide rate for people aged between 15 and 24 was 8.9 per 100,000 last year – up from 8.4 per 100,000 the year before. There's been renewed concern over the issue following the death of education undersecretary Christine Choi's eldest son yesterday. Annemarie Evans asked the Centre's director, Professor Paul Yip, how serious the situation was.
Calls to raise retirement age of all general civil servants to 65 Listen
The government has been urged to raise the retirement age of all existing general civil servants to 65 after an official population survey showed the territory's workforce will shrink after hitting a peak in 2042. The government raised the retirement age on new recruits from June 2015. But the change didn't affect those who have already joined the civil service. Jim Gould asked Economist Andy Kwan, who's the director of A-C-E Centre for Business and Economic Research what effect a shrinking workforce will have on the economy in the future.
Malala calls for "global community" to protect Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority Listen
Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has called on the "global community" needs to intervene to protect Myanmar's Muslim minority. She urged Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi to speak up for the Rohingya. The human rights activist is about to become a student at Oxford University. She called for an international response to the violence in Myanmar. Annemarie Evans asked our Southeast Asia correspondent Larry Jagan if this is a bid by one Nobel Peace prize winner to another.