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Our main evening newscast. Weekdays 18:00 - 19:00.
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2018-04-06
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Park Guen-hye's supporters expected her to be jailed: correspondent   Listenfacebook
RTHK’s Seoul correspondent Frank Smith says even supporters of former president Park Guen-hye were expecting her to be jailed for some time. But he said South Korea still has a long way to go to clean up corruption in the country. Park was sentenced to 24 years in prison in a corruption scandal that forced her from office a year ago. She was also fined nearly US$17 million after being found guilty of 16 charges, including bribery, abuse of power and coercion. Smith spoke to Annemarie Evans:
Chief Executive accused of diverting attention over Tai's remarks  Listenfacebook
The convenor of the pan-democratic camp Charles Mok has accused the Chief Executive of diverting attention and creating confusing over recent remarks made by legal scholar Benny Tai at a forum in Taiwan. He also said Carrie Lam’s condemnation of Professor Tai’s comments tantamount to an attack on freedom of speech as well as on academic freedom. Mok said the Civil Human Rights Front will hold a rally on Saturday night to show solidarity with Professor Tai. The event will be held outside the LegCo protest area. Mok spoke to Cecil Wong:
Sheep exports from Australia to continue despite deaths  Listenfacebook
The Australian government says it will investigate how thousands of sheep died on a live export ship last year. About 2,400 animals out of the 68,000 succumbed to heat stress while being transported from Perth to three nations in the Middle East in August, according to the government. One minister said he was "shocked and deeply disturbed" after seeing footage supplied by an animal rights group. The government said the animals had endured extreme heat on the voyage to Qatar, Kuwait and United Arab Emirates. RTHK’s Australia correspondent Gerry Gannon told Annemarie Evans that the mortality rate was reasonably low, but exports of sheep will continue: