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Demerit system a way to deal with errant taxi drivers: lawmaker  Listenfacebook
Civic Party legislator Jeremy Tam says the introduction of a demerit system is a way to deal with errant taxi drivers. He said he wasn’t worried that drivers would be prosecuted for trivial matters, like disputes over small change. Tam said if cameras are going to be installed in taxis, privacy issues would have to be sorted out first. Tam, who is a member of the government appointed Committee on Taxi Service Quality, spoke to Annemarie Evans:
Guidelines for milk formula companies not working: Unicef  Listenfacebook
Unicef Hong Kong says guidelines brought in last year to regulate the marketing behaviour of formula milk companies in the city don't appear to be working. They're meant to stop firms from advertising or promoting their products to parents of children under three. But Unicef said a survey of more than 500 pregnant women and those with young children suggests that milk powder companies are flouting the rules. The chief executive of Unicef Hong Kong Jane Lau spoke to Tom McAlinden:
South Korea sends emergency relief team following dam collapse  Listenfacebook
South Korea is sending an emergency relief team to Laos after a partially-built dam collapsed, inundating nearby villages. South Korean companies were involved in the construction project. A local official in southern Laos says about half of the 6,000 people made homeless by the floods on Monday are still awaiting rescue. RTHK’s Southeast Asia correspondent Larry Jagan told Annemarie Evans that a crack appeared in the dam but no attempt was made to warn villagers nearby: