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Tam Yiu-chung accused of breaching right to free speech Listen
A pro-democracy group has slammed Hong Kong’s sole member of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee, Tam Yiu-chung -- accusing him of breaching the right to free speech in the territory. Tam had said that anyone who calls for the end of one-party rule in the mainland may be banned from running in a Legislative Council election. The organiser of the annual June-fourth candle light vigil -- the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China -- said his suggestion just doesn’t hold water. The group’s head, veteran democrat Albert Ho, spoke to Annemarie Evans.
Waiting time for youth psychiatry services up to three years Listen
A psychiatrist, Dr May Lam, says that with increasing demand, the waiting time for youth psychiatry services at government clinics can take up to three years. According to government figures released last year, the demand for such services increased by 52 percent over the past five years. Lam said it was important for social workers and teachers to identify these children so they can get the help they need as soon as possible. Lam, who is also the director of "Variety" -- a charity that helps children who live with serious illnesses and disabilities -- spoke to Priscilla Ng.
Russians celebrate Putin's victory Listen
RTHK’s Moscow correspondent, Fred Weir, says many Russians are celebration the re-election of Vladimir Putin as president. But he said the enthusiasm was low-key as there was nothing surprising or unexpected in the result. Weir also told Annemarie Evans that the voting system had been rigged.