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DAB urges Chief Executive to focus on housing in policy address  Listenfacebook
The DAB says it hopes that Carrie Lam will focus on tackling the land supply problem rather than political issues in her second policy address. During a meeting with the Chief Executive 12 DAB lawmakers proposed more than 120 suggestions for the address. Among the ideas the DAB said the government should find more land for reclamation, build temporary housing and set up a bureau to specifically deal with land and home issues. DAB’s vice-chairman Holden Chow spoke to Annemarie Evans:
Hong Kong government urged to release draft report to the UN  Listenfacebook
The government's been urged to reconsider its decision not to release a draft report on Hong Kong's human rights situation which it will submit to the United Nations. In November the UN Human Rights Council will review the human rights situation in China, including Hong Kong and Macau, as part of its Universal Periodic Review or UPR. The Hong Kong UPR Coalition which represents various civil society groups is accusing the government of a lack of transparency and says it's disappointed with the report decision. Its spokesman Simon Henderson told Tom McAlinden why they want the report to be released:
North Korea building new missiles  Listenfacebook
U.S. intelligence agencies have reportedly found that North Korea is building new missiles based on satellite photographs taken in recent weeks and other new evidence. Just weeks after a high-stakes summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Pyongyang appears to be developing at least one or two liquid-fueled intercontinental ballistic missiles. The factory outside Pyongyang in Sanumdong where the work is underway produced the North's first ICBMs capable of reaching the United States. RTHK’s correspondent in Seoul Frank Smith told Annemarie Evans that the report has not come as a surprise: