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Subsidised housing estates to be given assistance over Link Reit's actions  Listenfacebook
The government has been urged to provide owners' corporations at subisidised housing estates with the information they need to work out whether Link Reit has avoided paying its share of maintenance fees. The FactWire news agency recently reported that residents of at least 11 estates have paid too much because the Reit has not chipped in what it should have for the upkeep of common areas and facilities. Civic Party leader and lawmaker Alvin Yeung told Jimmy Choi that Housing Department officials have already promised to help the flat owners:
Government urged to clean up public swimming pools  Listenfacebook
The Leisure and Cultural Services Department is being urged to clean up public swimming pools, after a survey suggests only one-third of users are happy with the water quality in them. The pro-establishment DAB party said it questioned 1,200 swimmers and many complained about finding urine, faeces and vomit in the water at the city's 44 public pools. Priscilla Ng asked a lawmaker from the party Vincent Cheng for more details about the survey:
Noth Korea dismantles part of satellite launch station  Listenfacebook
North Korea has started dismantling some facilities at its main satellite launch station, seen as the testing ground for its intercontinental ballistic missiles, according to expert analysis of recent satellite images. The analysis by US-based website 38 North could signal a step forward after last month's landmark summit between Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump. The website said imagery indicated the North had begun taking down a processing building and a rocket-engine test stand that had been used to test liquid-fuel engines at its Sohae Satellite Launching Station. In another development, South Korea said it is considering withdrawing some troops and equipment from its heavily fortified border with North Korea. RTHK's Seoul correspondent Frank Smith told Annemarie Evans that this was a tremendous move: