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Govt may have to reconsider extradition amendment: Ronny Tong Listen
The young man at the centre of the controversy about the city's extradition laws was on Monday sentenced to 29 months behind bars over money laundering charges. 20-year-old Chan Tong-kai has admitted killing his girlfriend during a trip to Taiwan last year, but could not be extradited to the island or stand trial here for murder because Hong Kong has no extradition arrangement with Taiwan. Annemarie Evans asked executive councillor and barrister Ronny Tong when we might expect Chan to be freed.
‘New cultural centre might have to be completely rebuilt’ Listen
The government said on Monday it was seeking answers from construction firm Leighton which is caught up in a new safety scare, this time at a cultural centre in Ngau Tau Kok. Leighton has been in the news since explosive revelations of shoddy building work at Hung Hom MTR Station, where steel reinforcement bars at a platform for the Shatin-Central Link were not screwed in properly. And a Ming Pao newspaper report on Monday said tests on similar steel bars at the under-construction East Kowloon Cultural Centre have also uncovered problems. These steel bars and couplers have failed to meet what's called the "permanent elongation" standard. Jim Gould asked veteran engineer Albert Lai from the Professional Commons to explain what that means in layman's terms.
Spanish prime minister Sanchez happy with election result Listen
Spain's socialist prime minister Pedro Sanchez is preparing to form a new government, after his party won the most seats in the general election. The Socialists did not secure a majority so they will need the support of other parties, including the right-wing Vox party. RTHK's London correspondent Gavin Grey told Annemarie Evans it had been a good day for Sanchez.