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Mass protests could erupt if election candidates are barred: academic Listen
An academic has warned that mass protests could erupt in Hong Kong if two pro-democracy candidates are barred from standing in the Legco by-election in March. Chung Kim-wah, Deputy Director of the Centre for Social Policy Studies at the Polytechnic University, said the way things are proceeding, it seems Edward Yiu and Agnes Chow would be disqualified. He spoke to Annemarie Evans.
Power companies urged to buy back clean electricity Listen
The environmental group WWF has called on the territory's two power companies to buy back clean electricity generated by the community at HK$4 per kilowatt hour. Under the new Scheme of Control Agreement that will take effect later this year and next year, Hongkong Electric and CLP Power will be required to purchase electricity generated from renewable sources from residential or business users at what's known as a premium feed-in, or buy-back, tariff. The tariff level will be announced in the middle of this year. WWF's Assistant Project Manager for Sustainability Olivia To spoke to Jim Gould.
Hospital didn't have sprinkler system Listen
The South Korean government has ordered an investigation into a fire that swept through a hospital, killing around 40 people. About 130 others were injured. The blaze, in the city of Miryang, was the worst in a decade. RTHK’s Seoul correspondent Frank Smith told Annemarie Evans that there was no sprinkler system in the hospital.