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Concern groups angry at early release of woman who abused helper Erwiana  Listenfacebook
Former Indonesian domestic helper Erwiana, who was tortured and abused by her Hong Kong employer, demanded an explanation on Thursday as to why her attacker has been released from prison after serving little more than half of her six-year prison term. Migrant worker concern groups and human rights activists said they were also angry that Law Wan-tung has already been freed. Ben Tse asked Cynthia Tellez, the general manager of concern group Mission for Migrant Workers if the number of helpers coming forward to report abuse had increased or decreased since Erwiana’s case
Legislators vote down motion for study into same-sex unions in HK  Listenfacebook
Lawmakers have voted down a motion urging the government to look at allowing same-sex couples to enter into unions in Hong Kong. Pan-democrats Ray Chan, Au Nok-hin and Gary Fan made the call, arguing that gay couples should be given at least some of the rights enjoyed by straight couples. But opposing voices warned that any changes to the city's policy on marriage could damage social values. The DAB's Holden Chow said such a move would be dangerous, while Priscilla Leung from the Business and Professionals Alliance said Legco has to respect "family values". Lawmakers from the New People's Party were the only ones from the pro-establishment camp to support the non-binding motion. The party's chairwoman, Regina Ip, told Joanne Wong why they backed it
‘Cult leader’s jailing for rape not headline news in South Korea’  Listenfacebook
A South Korean pastor was on Thursday sentenced to 15 years in jail for raping eight female followers of his mega-church. Seventy-five year old Lee Jae-rock has about 130,000 followers at the Mamin Central Church in Seoul. He denied all the charges. His victims had spoken of his "divine power" and said they felt compelled to do what he asked because "he was God". AnneMarie Evans asked RTHK's correspondent in Seoul, Frank Smith what the reaction to the sentence has been in the South Korean capital