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Lawmakers to attempt to set up panel to probe problems affecting rail link Listen
Legislators from the pro-democracy Professionals Guild are hoping to persuade fellow councillors to set up a Legco panel with special powers of investigation to find out the root cause of construction problems affecting the MTR's Sha Tin to Central Link. A judge-led inquiry has already been established to examine the controversy over sub-standard work at Hung Hom Station in particular, which the police are also investigating. But with the railway operator involved in a series of scandals, the guild said it was time for legislators to look into the matter also. One of the group's legislators, Kenneth Leung, also said that the subsidence found at 50 locations near the future Exhibition Centre Station in Wan Chai was shocking. He spoke to Jim Gould:
Government urged to help scavengers to deal with waste Listen
A concern group has urged the government to designate specific areas for street scavengers to sort out the rubbish they collect. Officials came under fire recently when an elderly woman in North Point was fined HK$1,500 for littering, after she briefly left the rubbish she had collected on the ground. Reports said the woman has since had the fine waived. Terence Lai, a member of the group Waste-Picker Platform, told Wendy Wong the government should be more accommodating of scavengers because they play an important role when it comes to recycling: