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Jail terms highly likely for unlawful assembly convictions from now on: lawyer Listen
A solicitor has warned that it is highly likely that anyone who is convicted of unlawful assembly in future will be given an immediate custodial sentence. Bond Ng who’s a member of pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong's legal defence team said the judgment by the Court of Final Appeal means just that, and is not a victory for his client even though the judges quashed his prison term for storming Civic Square in 2014. He told Jim Gould that the line between peaceful protest and unlawful assembly is very unclear in Hong Kong.
Huge crisis for the Maldives: correspondent Listen
A former president of the Maldives Mohamed Nasheed has called on India to intervene in the political crisis there after the current leader of the island state Abdulla Yameen declared a state of emergency. Maldives security forces disrupted the Supreme Court, arresting two top judges as well as another former president. RTHK’s South Asia correspondent Murali Krishnan told Annemarie Evans that it is a huge crisis for the Maldives.
Cricket team says its ready for the finals Listen
The Hung Hom Jaguars have beaten City Kaitak in the opening game of the Hong Kong T20 Blitz at the Tin Kwong Road Sports Ground. The Jaguars easily overhauled Kaitak's 132 with more than two overs to spare. The tournament runs until Sunday. The Kowloon Cantons will be going for a third straight title when they start their campaign on Wednesday against the Galaxy Gladiators Lantau. The Hong Kong team and Kowloon Cantons captain Babar Hayat spoke to Jim Gould.