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Mall near border a total failure: lawmaker  Listenfacebook
The Town Planning Board will decide on Friday whether a shopping centre near the border, The Boxes, will go out of business. Many tenants have already pulled out, and the few remaining shops have said they are struggling to stay afloat because there have hardly been any customers. The mall opened in San Tin in February with the aim to cater to mainland visitors, and to divert them from other busy shopping districts around town. Land Justice League lawmaker, Chu Hoi-dick, told Annemarie Evans he was surprised that the mall has been a total failure:
Concern over flooding of proposed island metropolis  Listenfacebook
An architect says with modern technology, it was unlikely an artificial island would encounter the flooding seen at Kansai International Airport in Osaka in the wake of Typhoon Jebi. Thousands of passengers were stranded after the airport -- built on reclaimed land -- was forced to shut down. Environmentalists in Hong Kong have expressed concern that such disasters could happen at the proposed East Lantau Metropolis -- an artificial island to house up to 700,000 people. It's one of 18 suggestions in a government consultation on finding land for housing and development. So if Hong Kong is to push ahead with major reclamation to develop the metropolis, how much of a flooding risk will it face in future? A key member of the Hong Kong Meteorological Society, Leung Wing-mo, who is a former assistant director at the Observatory, spoke to Annemarie Evans:
Consensual gay sex is legal, rules India's Supreme Court  Listenfacebook
In a historic verdict, India's Supreme Court has ruled that gay sex between consenting adults is legal. A five-judge bench was unanimous in its decision to end the legislation that categorised gay sex as an "unnatural offence". They said a controversial law dating from colonial times was irrational, arbitrary and manifestly unconstitutional. RTHK’s New Delhi correspondent, Murali Krishnan, spoke to Annemarie Evans: