主持人：Hugh Chiverton and Jim Gould
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On Monday's Backchat,, we're talking about the latest developments in the extradition bill controversy.
An uneasy sort of calm broken out this weekend, with Carrie Lam silent and invisible, but senior officials promising the administration will learn from its mistakes, and urging people to look and move forward together.
In fact the DAB is suggesting that the Government to completely withdraw the extradition bill, although the FTU disagrees. There are also growing calls for an inquiry into police action, and then there's the question of how police should respond to the unprecedented 15 hour siege of their headquarters on Friday.
As another working week starts, where do we stand? Will nothing much happen until the G20, and perhaps July 1st? Are calls to retract the bill meaningless, as Legislator Tam Yiu-chung says, or meaningful? Will there be any resignations or reshuffles? Do you accept the apologies and trust that something will change?
We'll be joined as usual by a panel of guests. But as always we also want to know what you think. Leave a message here and we’ll try and read it out on air. Or you can send us an email at email@example.com, or call us on 23388266.
- Alan Lung, Governor, Path of Democracy
-David Zweig, Chair Professor, Division of Social Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
- Thomas Cheung, NPC Delegate; and Advisor, Committee for Youth, Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong
- Bonnie Leung, Vice Convenor, Civil Human Rights Front
- Gordon Mathews, Professor of Anthropology, Chinese University of Hong Kong
24/06/2019 - 8:30-9:30 Protesters surrounding Police Headquarters and Latest on the Extradition Bill
主持人：Hugh Chiverton and Jim Gould
On Thursday's Backchat, with the World Cup in Russia about to kick off we're talking about efforts to combat illegal football betting, and the toll that gambling addiction can take. The Hong Kong Jockey Club, which runs a legal soccer betting operation, is estimating that about $30 billion - and average of $1 billion a day - will be placed in black market bets during the tournament. It says it expects that illegal bookmakers in the territory will make a profit of about $750 million from the World Cup. The police, who are about to launch a crackdown, are warning that illegal betting syndicates are becoming more technologically adept, shifting to the use of instant messaging apps rather than betting slips to gather stakes. Then there's the strain on individuals and families that gambling can cause if it gets out of hand. One counselling centre says it has found that a quarter of people who regularly bet on soccer matches have outstanding debts of more than $200,000. There are also calls to raise the legal age for placing bets from 18 to 21. What do you think? And what more do you think could be done to combat illegal and underage gambling, and to support people with an addiction. Leave a message, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us on 23388266. After 9.20: shark fin - still being served.
14/06/2018 - 8:30-9:20 Tackling Illegal Football Betting During the World Cup in Russia
Dominic Wai, Practising Solicitor and Partner of a Law firm ONC Lawyers
Jessica Mo, Registered Counselling Psychologist, Sunshine Lutheran Center
Steve Vickers, CEO of Steve Vickers and Associates. SVA is a specialist on political and corporate risk consultancy; and Former Head, Royal Hong Kong Police Criminal Intelligence Bureau
Alfred Chan, Senior Social Work Supervisor, Caritas Addicted Gamblers Counselling Centre
14/06/2018 - 9:20-9:30 Shark Fin - still being served in restaurants