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Scope of review committee not wide enough: District Councillor  Listenfacebook
Tai Po District Councillor, Lau Chee-sing, says the scope of an independent committee to review the management and operation of franchised buses is not wide enough. He said he was disappointed that its task doesn’t include looking into the safety of roads, nor does it have special powers to call witnesses. The committee was set up by the Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, following the KMB bus crash in Tai Po last month that killed 19 passengers. Lau spoke to Annemarie Evans:
Proposed anti-graft body might be given too much power: analyst  Listenfacebook
China analyst, Willy Lam, says there are fears that the new national supervisory commission proposed during the ongoing National People’s Congress meeting in Beijing, might have too much power. He said it would be able to detain people for up to six months without going through due process. Lam said the commission could also be used as a weapon to marginalise President Xi Jinping’s enemies. He also said the promotion of Li Fei to head the renamed NPC Constitution and Law Committee could mean that more attention would be paid to Hong Kong in future. Lam spoke to Jim Gould:
Russia unlikely to give explanation about nerve agent attack: correspondent  Listenfacebook
Russia has rejected claims by Britain that it had a role in a nerve agent attack of a former double agent, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter Yulia, in Salisbury more than a week ago. Moscow claimed that British Prime Minister Theresa May's accusations were unfounded. RTHK’s Moscow correspondent, Fred Weir, told Annemarie Evans that an explanation from Russia about the incident is unlikely: