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Pan-democratic camp needs to form more concerted coalition: analyst Listen
A political analyst has warned that the pro-democracy camp could lose future elections if its moderate and radical members fail to form a more concerted coalition. Cheung Chor-yung from the City University said this would enable the pro-establishment camp win more seats in the legislature and enable it to pass controversial government legislation much more easily. He told Annemarie Evans that the pro-democracy camp should now reflect on its performance in Sunday’s Legco by-election.
Language barrier the biggest obstacle facing ethnic minorities Listen
An advocacy group for ethnic minorities -- Hong Kong Unison -- says language barrier is one of the biggest obstacles facing the ethnic minorities in Hong Kong. Its Executive Director, Phyllis Cheung, also said a lot of members of the group are not even aware of the services provided to them by the government. She was commenting on the recommendations made by a special task force under the Commission on Poverty that called on various government departments to improve their services for the group. Cheung spoke to Jim Gould.
Farmers in India demand implementation of loan waivers Listen
Tens of thousands of farmers have converged in India's financial capital, Mumbai, after walking 167 kilometres from Nashik district to demand loan waivers and better prices for their produce. The group, which includes children, women and the elderly, said the government has not implemented the loan waivers it promised last year. The Maharashtra state government said it is open to talks to end the protest. Farmers said the state has seen rapid growth but they have been left out. RTHK’s Delhi correspondent, Murali Krishnan, spoke to Annemarie Evans.