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Students should be compensated if found not to be at fault: Mervyn Cheung Listen
Veteran educator Mervyn Cheung says the disciplinary proceedings against two Baptist University students who were temporarily suspended from classes should go ahead as quickly as possible. He said if Lau Tze-kei and Andrew Chan are found not to be at fault, they should be compensated. The two were suspended for their profanity-laced protest last week against the school’s Mandarin policy. Cheung, who is the chairman of the Hong Kong Education Policy Concern Organisation, spoke to Annemarie Evans.
Nurses slam government over staff shortage Listen
Public hospital nurses have accused the government of ignoring the work pressure they're under, as the Hospital Authority adds more beds to cope with the flu season without increasing manpower. The Association of Hong Kong Nursing Staff said the administration is abusing the dedication of its members and compromising the rights of patients to receive professional care. In a full-page advertisement in several newspapers, the association said nurses are unhappy, disappointed and extremely frustrated. Legislator Joseph Lee, who is also the chairman of the association, told Ben Tse that the situation in the hospitals is very bad.
Security stepped up over release of Bollywood film Listen
Security has been tightened in parts of India over the release of a Bollywood film which has generated months of violent protests. Hardline Hindu groups allege "Padmaavat" is disrespectful of their culture because it depicts a romance between a Hindu queen and a Muslim king. Schools have been shut in a Delhi suburb following an attack on a school bus, and cinemas in several states said they will not be screening the film. RTHK’s Delhi correspondent Murali Krishnan spoke to Annemarie Evans.