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Our main evening newscast. Weekdays 18:00 - 19:00.
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2018-09-11
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Carrie Lam's comments on criticism of judges not strong enough: barrister  Listenfacebook
Chief Executive Carrie Lam has spoken out against criticism directed at judges who granted 13 protesters their immediate release last week. A pro-establishment figure, Stanley Ng, sparked controversy when he launched a broadside against Hong Kong's top court. Ng, who's a local deputy to the National People’s Congress and president of the Federation of Trade Unions, wrote on his Facebook page that Court of Final Appeal judges "poisoned" the minds of young people by being too lenient with them. When asked about Ng's remarks before the weekly Executive Council meeting, the Chief Executive said it is unacceptable for anyone to criticise the judicial system, and comments like these were deeply regrettable because they are very damaging to the SAR’s rule of law. Barrister and former lawmaker Margaret Ng said the C-E’s comments were not strong enough. She also said the Secretary for Justice wasn’t doing anything about what Ng had said either:
West Kowloon Cultural District Authority should answer questions about hacking: lawmaker  Listenfacebook
The former main contractor for the M+ museum says it can't be held responsible for delays to the arts hub project, and the finger of blame should actually be pointed at the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority. Hsin Chong was leading work on the museum up until last month, when arts hub officials ditched their 5.9 billion dollar contract with the firm over its financial difficulties. At a meeting of a Legco subcommittee that monitors the West Kowloon Cultural District project, lawmakers were told by Council Front legislator, Chu Hoi-dick, that Hsin Chong had accused the authority of hacking into its computers to steal personal information on the company's staff, including their ID numbers and medical records. Jim Gould asked Civic Party lawmaker Jeremy Tam, who also attended the meeting, what he made of the alleged hacking:
Talks underway for another summit between Trump and Kim  Listenfacebook
The White House says talks are underway to set up a second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un. The meeting was requested by Mr Kim, and is being supported by the South Korean President, Moon Jae-in. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Mr Trump has received a very warm and very positive letter from Kim, adding that the message showed Pyongyang's continued commitment to focus on denuclearisation on the Korean Peninsula. RTHK’s Seoul correspondent, Frank Smith, spoke to Jim Gould: