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Newswrap
Newswrap
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Our main evening newscast. Weekdays 18:00 - 19:00.
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RTHK Newsroom

2017-10-17
Newswrap

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Government accused of acting irresponsibly  Listenfacebook
Chief Executive Carrie Lam says her administration is postponing a Legco debate on relaxing stamp duty for some homebuyers, to prevent any delays to discussions on a motion about immigration arrangements at the future West Kowloon Station. The pro-democracy camp is crying foul over the move, warning it's damaged already sour relations. Civic Party lawmaker Tanya Chan, who also convenes the Co-location Concern Group, told Annemarie Evans that the government is acting irresponsibly.
Expert suggests security measures in courts be reviewed  Listenfacebook
A security expert has suggested that a review be carried out of the security measures in courts. This follows an incident in the High Court when a man pulled out a chopper in one of the courtrooms and shouted "Lawless" in Putonghua, before leaving the premises. Steve Vickers, the CEO of Steve Vickers and Associates - a specialist Political and Corporate Risk Consultancy - says a review would allow lessons to be learnt, if any. Vickers, who is also the former head of the Royal Hong Kong Police Criminal Intelligence Bureau, spoke to Jim Gould.
Marawi liberated: Rodrigo Duterte  Listenfacebook
The Philippine President, Rodrigo Duterte, has declared the southern city of Marawi to be liberated from jihadist fighters. A rebel alliance loyal to the so-called Islamic State held the city for almost five months, leading to battles with the Philippine military that caused almost 1,000 deaths. Duterte was visiting Marawi when he made his comments, a day after two militant leaders were confirmed dead. Military spokesman Restituto Padilla told The Associated Press that there were still 20 to 30 militants left in Marawi, including six to eight foreign fighters. He said they have about 20 hostages, including women and children. RTHK’s Manila correspondent Alan Robles spoke to Annemarie Evans.