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Our main evening newscast. Weekdays 18:00 - 19:00.
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2018-08-29
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Stiffer action urged against waste treatment firm  Listenfacebook
Roundtable lawmaker Michael Tien says the government should take stiffer action against a waste treatment firm for extreme pollution around the Tuen Mun landfill. Tests he conducted, and those done by web-based media, Hong Kong Oh-one, showed ammonia levels near the landfill were at least 10,000 times above acceptable limits. The news report also said nearby wetlands in Ha Pak Nai were seriously polluted. SITA Waste Services handles waste at the landfill and has been repeatedly fined for illegal sewage discharge. Tien said the government should consider revoking its license or banning it from bidding for contracts. Annemarie Evans asked him why he feels tougher action was needed against the contractor:
Special areas should be set up on mainland for young HK people: Jeffrey Lam  Listenfacebook
The Business and Professionals Alliance has called for the setting up of special areas across the border where young people from Hong Kong could live at discounted rates. The idea was among a series of proposals the party made about the development of the Greater Bay Area. Alliance member and legislator, Jeffrey Lam, said residents would only need to pay a modest monthly rent. He said he hopes such "youth villages" could be established in major cities like Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai and Foshan. Lam spoke to Jim Gould:
Legal action against UK government over migrant children  Listenfacebook
More than 100 people, who were sent as child migrants to Australia and southern Africa, are supporting legal action against the British government. Between 1945 and 1970, around 4,000 British children were taken to other countries. RTHK’s London correspondent, Gavin Grey, spoke to Annemarie Evans:
Hong Kong rugby team hopes to perform better at Asian Games  Listenfacebook
The Asian Games Rugby Sevens competition gets under way on Thursday. Hong Kong is hoping to improve on their silver medal from the 2014 edition, and start its campaign against China, Thailand and Pakistan in the group stages. The women's sides finished 4th four years ago and face China, Singapore and South Korea in their group. The men’s team coach, Paul John, spoke to Jim Gould: