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Public consultation should be conducted on national anthem bill: lawmaker  Listenfacebook
The lawmaker representing the legal sector, Dennis Kwok, says the government should conduct a public consultation into the upcoming national anthem bill. He said its provisions should be scrutinised carefully and Hong Kong people should be informed what would be expected of them if the bill is passed. Kwok also told Annemarie Evans that the public shouldn’t just assume everything will be fine when the law comes into force:
Shark fin imports plunge  Listenfacebook
WWF Hong Kong says it's happy to see a 50 percent drop in shark fin imports over the past decade. It said the public and the trade are becoming more aware about conserving the species. The green group said shark fin imports stood at more than 10,000 tons in 2007, but that dropped to less than 5,000 tons last year. Andy Cornish, leader of WWF's Global Sharks and Rays Initiative, told Ben Tse that the decrease was very encouraging:
Curfew relaxed in Kandy  Listenfacebook
A daytime curfew has been relaxed in the troubled Sri Lankan district of Kandy where three people were killed in anti-Muslim riots. But schools remained closed as beefed-up security forces patrol the streets. More than 200 homes, businesses and vehicles were set ablaze during three days of violence. The unrest began in the central district on Monday, and escalated the following day. Following a night of calm, the authorities decided to ease the curfew six hours earlier than planned. RTHK’s South Asia correspondent, Murali Krishnan, told Annemarie Evans there are conflicting views on what started the violence: