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MTR is shifting all the blame to Leighton: Tanya Chan Listen
Civic Party lawmaker Tanya Chan has accused the MTR Corporation of failing to learn a lesson from an earlier construction scandal involving the Hung Hom station platform. She said as the project manager of the Shatin-to-Central Link, the rail operator has every responsibility to ensure that construction works are properly managed with clear and accurate documentation. She told RTHK’s Annemarie Evans that the MTR has been shifting all the blame to its contractor Leighton.
Hong Kong urged to do more to cut down on plastic use Listen
Green groups say Hong Kong needs to do a lot more to cut down on plastic use in the city, despite the government’s claim that its campaign to reduce the use of plastic utensils is a major success. Officials say that under a pilot programme that began in November, more than 1.2 million sets of disposable tableware at three major fast-food chains across Hong Kong have been saved. The Environmental Protection Department will begin a consultation study by the end of March to look at possible long-term measures on the use of plastic tableware. Greenpeace campaigner Chan Hall-sion told RTHK’s Jim Gould that while the pilot scheme is undoubtedly a step in the right direction, much more needs to be done.
'Zamboanga grenade attack came at a delicate time' Listen
A deadly grenade attack targeting a mosque in the southern Philippine city of Zamboanga has raised further security concerns. This happened just days after a blast at a Catholic Cathedral in the area killed 20 people and injured dozens more. RTHK’s Manila Correspondent, Alan Robles, told Annemarie Evans that the latest attack came at a delicate time in the turbulent island of Mindinao.