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Legco investigation committee reached rash conclusion: lawmaker  Listenfacebook
A pro-democracy lawmaker has accused a Legco investigation committee of reaching a rash conclusion by finding that Civic Passion legislator Cheng Chung-tai breached his oath of office by turning miniature national and SAR flags upside down during a council meeting two years ago. Kenneth Leung who represents the accountancy sector said he would personally find it hard to support a motion of censure against Cheng that could potentially remove him from office. He spoke to Priscilla Ng:
Daily quotas on stock-trading links to quadruple  Listenfacebook
From next month, the daily quotas on the two stock-trading links with the mainland will be quadrupled. Mainland investors will be allowed to buy up to 42 billion yuan of Hong Kong stocks each day -- up from 10.5 billion -- while the northbound channel will be increased from 13 billion yuan to 52 billion yuan. The trading link with the Shanghai market began in November 2014, followed by a similar link with Shenzhen two years later. The daily trading quotas have hardly been used up on a daily basis. The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority Norman Chan said the expansion will help ensure that there will be an orderly process for the inclusion of mainland listed shares in a global benchmark index -- the MSCI Emerging Markets Index -- later this year. In June and September, the global index compiler will add around 230 mainland stocks to its index. The director for Asset Management at Ample Capital Alex Wong spoke to Annemarie Evans:
Myanmar court jails soldiers for killing Rohingya men  Listenfacebook
A court in Myanmar has ruled that legal proceedings against two Reuters journalists will continue. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo are accused of possessing secret government papers. They were arrested in December while investigating crimes by the Myanmar army against Rohingya Muslims in Inn Din, a village in Rakhine state. The court’s decision came after seven Myanmar soldiers were each sentenced to 10 years in prison for their involvement in the killings of 10 Rohingya Muslim men last year. RTHK’s Southeast Asia correspondent Larry Jagan spoke to Annemarie Evans about the case: