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Our main evening newscast. Weekdays 18:00 - 19:00.
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2018-08-27
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More dengue fever cases could emerge  Listenfacebook
An infectious disease expert has warned of more dengue fever cases after schools resume next week. Dr Leung Chi-chiu, who is the chairman of Medical Association’s Advisory Committee on Communicable Disease, said measures taken by the government to contain the mosquito-borne disease are slowly taking effect. But he said some asymptomatic patients might not have been identified yet, and could bring the virus to different parts of the city. Annemarie Evans asked Dr Leung what was the likelihood of a second wave of dengue cases happening:
Golf lovers reject proposals to use golf course for housing  Listenfacebook
Golf lovers have fervently rejected a proposal by some community groups to take back the Fanling Golf Course for housing development. The Hong Kong Alliance of Golfers surveyed more than 4,500 golf enthusiasts between May and July, and found that almost 78 percent of them are against the total closure of the site. A spokesman for the alliance, Kenneth Lau, said the loss of the three 18-hole courses would be detrimental to the development of the sport and would affect Hong Kong's reputation as an international city. He spoke to Jim Gould:
Myanmar military leaders accused of committing genocide   Listenfacebook
A UN report has accused Myanmar's military leaders of carrying out genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity against Muslim Rohingyas and other ethnic minorities. It named six top generals -- including the Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing -- and said they should be prosecuted at the International Criminal Court. The chairman of the fact finding mission on Myamnar, Marzuki Darusman, blamed the military for deliberately targeting civilians. The report also criticised Myanmar's once-feted civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, for failing to protect civilians. It said she had little control over the army, but declined to use her position or her moral authority to try to stop the atrocities against the Rohingya. RTHK's Southeast Asia correspondent Larry Jagan spoke to Annemarie Evans: