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

2018-03-07
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Government should intervene immediately in pay dispute: lawmaker  Listenfacebook
Civic Party lawmaker, Jeremy Tam, says the government should immediately intervene to settle the pay dispute between Kowloon Motor Bus and its drivers. KMB drew fire for sacking four drivers involved in a recent strike -- only to reinstate them hours later, under pressure. Tam said it was morally wrong for KMB to sack the drivers and the government should hold talks with the bus company and its majority shareholder to resolve the issue. He spoke to Annemarie Evans:
Scheme for helping patients suffering from lung disorder  Listenfacebook
The Alliance for Rare Diseases will launch a scheme to help patients suffering from a lung disorder to receive a treatment drug for free after two years. About 350 people in Hong Kong now suffer from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, which causes a decline in lung functions, and breathing difficulties. An overseas pharmaceutical company has now agreed that patients treated in either the public or private medical system can get the treatment for free after they've used it for two years. The alliance's president, Tsang Kin-ping, spoke to Jim Gould:
Australia and East Timor sign maritime border treaty  Listenfacebook
Australia and East Timor have signed a treaty at the United Nations to establish a permanent maritime border between them for the first time. The agreement ends a decade-old dispute and is expected to provide a major boost to East Timor, one of Asia's poorest countries, by establishing special arrangements for sharing revenue from the Greater Sunrise offshore gas fields in the Timor Sea. Annemarie Evans asked RTHK’s Australia correspondent, Gerry Gannon, what forced Australia to do the right thing: