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Newswrap
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Our main evening newscast. Weekdays 18:00 - 19:00.
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2018-08-09
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Buildings sinking near new MTR station  Listenfacebook
MTR officials have failed to put people's minds at rest over reports of sinking buildings near a new station being built in To Kwa Wan, saying they don't have much information as the company's project's director has just resigned. The railway operator allegedly pressed ahead with construction work despite cracks appearing in walls and roads, and damage being caused to gas pipes. Just a couple of days after resignations were announced over a safety scare at Hung Hom Station, media reports have surfaced that 23 buildings around the future To Kwa Wan Station have been subsiding and have exceeded the acceptable limit. Annemarie Evans asked Civic Party lawmaker, Jeremy Tam, what the latest revelations say about the way projects are governed by the MTR Corporation:
Fund proposed for helping injured workers  Listenfacebook
Concern groups have proposed a new public fund to help injured workers, saying they are not sufficiently protected at the moment. The proposed Return-to-Work Fund is designed to help workers regain productivity through rehabilitation services, funded by levies from employees' compensation insurance and the government. Ben Tse asked Labour Party lawmaker Fernando Cheung, who is backing the proposal, how the fund would help injured workers:
Leaders of North and South Korea to meet again  Listenfacebook
The leaders of North and South Korea are set to meet again. The two sides will hold talks on Monday to prepare for what would be the third summit this year between the North's leader, Kim Jong-un, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. This follows the meeting between Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump in Singapore in June, during which the North promised to denuclearise. RTHK’s Seoul correspondent, Frank Smith, told Annemarie Evans that it was a good development that the two leaders are going to meet again: