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Newswrap
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Our main evening newscast. Weekdays 18:00 - 19:00.
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2018-08-31
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Disappointment over government's reaction on refugees  Listenfacebook
A law professor says it is disappointing that the Hong Kong government has rejected a United Nation call to pass legislation to improve protection for refugees. The administration has said that the territory was a densely populated city that was particularly vulnerable to the ill-effects of illegal immigration. Puja Kapai is an associate professor from the University of Hong Kong and an NGO delegate who attended a hearing in Geneva of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. She said it was shocking that the government would not correct things that have been pointed out as being wrong by the committee. Ms Kapai also said the Race Discrimination Ordinance has not achieved much despite having been in force for nine years. She spoke to Annemarie Evans:
Cambodian court jails Australian filmmaker  Listenfacebook
A Cambodian court has sentenced an Australian filmmaker, James Ricketson, to six years in prison for espionage. The documentary maker was arrested in June last year when he was flying a camera drone over an opposition rally. He has visited Cambodia frequently and has been a critic of the government of Prime Minister Hun Sen. RTHK’s correspondent in Phnom Penh, Luke Hunt, spoke to Annemarie Evans: