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Transport subsidy not enough: Richard Tsoi Listen
The Coalition to Monitor Public Transport and Utilities says the transport subsidy commuters will start receiving from the government next year, is not enough. People who spend more than HK$400 a month on public transport will get a subsidy of 25-percent of any additional transport fees, capped at HK$300. Almost two thousand machines will be set up across the city for people to get the subsidy through their Octopus cards. The plan will be launched in January, with the first payments to be made in mid-February. But Coalition spokesman Richard Tsoi said there are many people who have to travel long distances to work, who won't benefit much from the subsidy. He spoke to Annemarie Evans:
Patients' group welcomes Tony Ko's appointment Listen
The chairman of Hong Kong Patients Voices, Alex Lam, has welcomed Tony Ko’s appointment as the Hospital Authority’s next chief executive. Dr Ko -- who's currently the Authority's cluster services director -- takes over next August. Mr Lam said the quality of service at public hospitals has fallen over the years under the outgoing chief executive, Leung Pak-yin. Mr Lam said hopefully there would be a change in the management style under Dr Ko that could help improve services, as well as halt the exodus of doctors and nurses. He spoke to Ben Tse: