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One killed in Lamma oil tanker fire Listen
At least one man has died, and several others were injured, in a fire on a 17,000-tonne oil tanker south of Lamma Island. Rescue workers plucked crew members from the sea around the Aulac Fortune, as plumes of smoke billowed from the damaged vessel and firemen battled the blaze. RTHK's Joanne Wong has been reporting from the marine police base in Aberdeen. She spoke to Jim Gould.
Committee slams ‘insufficient’ emphasis on bus safety Listen
An independent committee says there's a "wholly insufficient" emphasis on safety, both in Hong Kong law and among bus operators. The committee was set up after one of the city's deadliest bus crashes in February last year, to look into bus safety. It's made dozens of recommendations to the government, and criticised the administration for being "reactive" in rolling out measures to ensure buses are safe for passengers. Transport expert Hung Wing-tat told Jim Gould that improvements must come from the bus operators themselves.
Talk with administration fails to allay journalists concerns Listen
Several journalist organisations have held talks with Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung, calling for the government to uphold press freedom in light of a growing number of "red lines" imposed by Beijing. The chairman of the Hong Kong Journalists Association, Chris Yeung, says they expressed their concerns about deteriorating press freedom in Hong Kong. But there was a “big difference” of opinion between the secretary and the journalists.