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Beijing accused of using Hong Kong for testing its sharp power  Listenfacebook
Several prominent pro-democracy figures have warned that Beijing is using Hong Kong as a testing ground for its sharp power, as opposed to soft power, before extending these tools to other parts of the world. The activists, including Demosisto's Joshua Wong and veteran unionist Lee Cheuk-yan, have formed a new group called Hong Kong Civic Hub. They have issued a report on the so-called sharp power co-authored by one of the Occupy Central founders, Chinese University sociology scholar Chan Kin-man. Priscilla Ng asked Chan to elaborate on what they meant by sharp power:
Medical groups call for total ban on e-cigarettes  Listenfacebook
Several medical groups have come together to call on the government to totally ban electronic cigarettes, saying a plan to just regulate sales will lead to an epidemic of teenagers vaping. The warning came from the Medical Association, the Dental Association, the Federation of Medical Societies, as well as the Council on Smoking and Health. Dr David Lam, vice-president of the Medical Association, spoke to Ben Tse:
Pro-government lawmakers accused of letting public down over Lamma ferry disaster  Listenfacebook
It has been almost six years since the Lamma ferry disaster that killed 39 people and injured around 90 others on National Day. While the families of the deceased are still seeking answers to what went wrong, Legco's economic services panel has decided not to hold a closed-door meeting to follow up on the government's internal investigation report. Panel member, Democratic Party lawmaker James To, said 12 pro-government legislators voted against having the meeting. He accused them of letting Hong Kong people down. To spoke to Priscilla Ng:
Khmer Rouge Tribunal to deliver verdict in November  Listenfacebook
The Khmer Rouge Tribunal has set a long-awaited and much-anticipated verdict in the genocide trial of Pol Pot's surviving henchmen for November 16. They will be answering for the deaths of at least 1.7 million Cambodians from 1975 to 1979 in one of the worst episodes of mass killing in the last century. Priscilla Ng asked RTHK’s East Asia Correspondent, Luke Hunt, how many defendants will be finding out their fate on November 16: