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Newswrap
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Our main evening newscast. Weekdays 18:00 - 19:00.
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2018-08-07
Newswrap

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Transport chief Frank Chan should resign: legislator   Listenfacebook
Civic Party lawmaker Tanya Chan, who's been closely monitoring MTR's projects, said the transport chief Frank Chan should resign over the saga surrounding the Hung Hom Station extension. She also said he and the chairman of the MTR Corporation Fred Ma are not suitable people to seek the replacement of the railway’s CEO Lincoln Leung who will take early retirement because of the saga. Chan spoke to Ben Tse:
Migrant workers disappointed with government  Listenfacebook
Migrant domestic workers have been left disappointed by the government's lack of response to their requests during a meeting at the Labour Department. Employee groups had called for their minimum monthly wage to be raised by 25 percent to HK$5,500, for safeguards in employment contracts, for proper accommodation and rest hours, and for the government to tackle unscrupulous employment agencies. Annemarie Evans spoke to Eman Villanueva from the Asian-Migrants Coordinating Body. She asked him for his reaction to the lack of concrete commitments after the meeting:
Trump says Iran sanctions the "most biting ever"  Listenfacebook
U.S. President Donald Trump says that sanctions re-imposed on Iran were the "most biting ever". He wrote in a tweet that they will be ratcheted up to another level in November. Trump also stated that anyone doing business with Iran will not be doing business with the United States. The sanctions target access to U.S. banknotes and key industries such as cars and carpets that are unlikely to cause immediate economic turmoil. Annemarie Evans spoke to Paul Rogers -- a Professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University in the UK. She asked him how much this was about Trump trying to gain political leverage back home: