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Rural body demands more land for brownfield-site users Listen
Rural leaders have called on the government to help brownfield-site users to continue their businesses in future, when the sites are resumed for development. The government wants to develop Hung Shui Kiu – an area covering about 300 hectares of brownfield sites – for housing, commercial and industrial purposes. Heung Yee Kuk chairman Kenneth Lau says many storage and logistics businesses currently operating on brownfield sites there, are in danger of closure. He also says operators won’t be able to move heavy machinery to multi-storey buildings. The rural leader's called on the government to offer new open areas for these operators to continue their businesses. Annemarie Evans asked Land Justice League lawmaker Chu Hoi-dick what he thinks of the Kuk's idea:
Imran Khan on course to win Pakistan election Listen
Cricketer-turned-politician, Imran Khan, and his party are maintaining a commanding lead in the general election in Pakistan amid slow and tedious counting of ballots from a historic election the previous day that was marred by allegations of fraud and militant violence. But before even half the votes were counted, Mr Khan's leading rival Shahbaz Sharif, who heads the Pakistan Muslim League, rejected the vote, generating fears that disgruntled losers could delay the formation of the next government. Annemarie Evans asked our South Asia correspondent Murali Krishnan what this all means for Pakistan: