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Employees deserve higher pay increase: veteran unionist  Listenfacebook
The General Secretary of the Confederation of Trade Unions, Lee Cheuk-yan, says Hong Kong workers deserve pay increases that are in line with the territory’s economic growth. But he said this was not happening and the disparity in salaries was getting wider. A pay trend survey by a government-appointed committee showed that senior civil servants may receive a pay rise of 4.06 percent this year. Wages of junior staff members are likely to go up by 2.84 percent and middle-ranking workers could see the largest increase of 4.51 percent. Lee told Jim Gould that employees in both the public and private sectors should be given a six percent pay increase:
Violence against local journalists increasing: Journalists Association  Listenfacebook
The Journalists Association says violence against Hong Kong journalists seems to be increasing on the mainland. Its vice-chairwoman, Shirley Yam, said there have been attacks on two journalists within the past few days alone. She said anything could happen to them while they’re covering events there. Yam said if the Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, doesn’t do anything to stop such incidents, it will prove that she considers her loyalty to Beijing as being more important than protecting local journalists working on the mainland. She spoke to Annemarie Evans:
Start of honeymoon period for Anwar and Mahathir: correspondent  Listenfacebook
The imprisoned former opposition leader in Malaysia, Anwar Ibrahim, has been released after a royal pardon. He was jailed for a second time three years ago on what he said were trumped-up charges of sodomy. Mr Anwar was first imprisoned 20 years ago by the then prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad, who had sacked him from his government. Now reconciled, the two men jointly scored a shock election victory a week ago, ousting the governing party for the first time ever. Annemarie Evans asked journalist Nick Beacroft in Kuala Lumpur if this was the start of a big honeymoon: