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On Wednesday's Backchat, the fugitive offenders bill. Secretary for Security John Lee says the government is asking for a second reading of the amended law to resume at full council on June 12, bypassing the function of the bills committee. Meanwhile Carrie Lam says that since foreign governments had raised concerns over the judicial system on the mainland there is every reason for Beijing to wade in. What's your view?After 9.20, rats rule.
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22/05/2019 - 8:30- 9:20 Extradition and Fugitive Offenders Ordinance
Kenneth Leung, Legislator representing Accountancy Functional Constituency
Alan Leong, Chairman and Former Legislator, Civic Party
Miriam Lau, Honorary Chairman, Liberal Party; and Former Chairman of Legco’s House Committee
Paul Tse, Legislator; and Chairman, Legislative Council’s Committee on Rules of Procedure
On Friday's Backchat, the PLA on the waterfront. A Pro-democracy activist is launching a judicial review of the government's decision to zone a stretch of the Central harbourfront for use by the People's Liberation Army. The government approved the rezoning of the site for military use at the end of January. While the dock will be administered by the PLA and covered by Garrison Law, SAR officials say the public will be allowed to enter the area when it is not in use. The activist says the decision goes against the public interest and accuses the administration of breaking an earlier promise it made to keep the promenade solely for public use. He said the Town Planning Board was wrong when it originally rezoned the dock back in 2014, and so was the government when it approved the plans earlier this year. But the Security Secretary John Lee has defended the need for a military dock in Central, saying military attacks can happen at anytime and the authorities therefore need to be on the alert. Is there a substantial need for a military site along the harbourfront to protect against possible attacks? Why has the prominent site been unused for so long? Is it another political issue at heart?
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After 9.20, the world's first image of black hole.
12/04/2019 - 8:30- 9:20 PLA on the Harbourfront
12/04/2019 - 9:20- 9:30 World’s First Image of Black Hole