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HK$8mn fine for MTR over October rail chaos  Listenfacebook
The MTR Corporation will be fined HK$8 million for a signal disruption in October that paralysed four railway lines for hours. The firm concluded in a report that a compatibility issue in software provided by two manufacturers caused the problem, and there was no negligence on the part of MTR engineers. The money will be used for fare rebates for passengers next year. Roundtable lawmaker Michael Tien, a member of Legco's railway subcommittee, told Annemarie Evans he's glad that the MTR didn't try to lump all the problems together, which would have resulted in a much smaller fine:
Dwarves face widespread discrimination, study finds  Listenfacebook
People with dwarfism in Hong Kong are encountering numerous difficulties in their daily lives, according to a study by City University. Researchers interviewed 10 dwarves or their relatives and heard complaints about discrimination and poorly designed public facilities. Dr Simon Yau, who led the research, gave Jim Gould some examples of how they're discriminated against:
Transgender women allowed to pray at Indian shrine  Listenfacebook
Four transgender women have been allowed to pray at an Indian temple at the centre of a bitter row over whether women should be permitted to enter. Despite a Supreme Court ruling allowing women devotees into the Sabarimala shrine in Kerala state, they have been blocked repeatedly by mobs. The transgender women, all wearing black sarees, have been allowed to enter under police protection. The temple has historically been closed to women of "menstruating age". The group of transgender women had been blocked from accessing the temple on Sunday by police, citing security concerns. Annemarie Evans asked our correspondent in New Delhi, Murali Krishnan, what happened when the women went in: