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On Tuesday's Backchat: we're following up the latest on the extradition bill. How should the CE respond to calls for her resignation? Why are so many young people so so wary of China? Is it time for an independent investigation of police action last week? Does our whole system of political representation need changing? How much responsibility lies with the advisers, civil servants and Executive Councillors who so misread the mood in Hong Kong? Will Beijing continue to support Mrs.Lam?
8:30- 9:30 Suspension of Extradition Bill
- Kenneth Leung, Legislator representing Accountancy Functional Constituency
- John Burns, Emeritus Professor and Honorary Professor of Politics and Public Administration, University of Hong Kong
- Allan Zeman, Chairman, Lan Kwai Fong Group
- Joseph Cheng, Former Professor of Politics, City University of Hong Kong
On Tuesday's Backchat, sexual harassment in Hong Kong.The Secretary for Security says he wants to proceed quickly on a law to tackle 'upskirt' photo-taking and voyeuristic crime after the Court of Final Appeal ruled against the use of of the charge of 'obtaining access to a computer for criminal or dishonest gain' on smartphone related crimes. But he says it's first necessary for the Law Reform Commission to compete its consultation on such a law. Meanwhile there is trouble at the FCC over a an 'anti-harassment' policy, with claims by some members that it 'interferes with the freedom of speech that we take for granted as a fundamental value of the Club'. How do you identify and define sexual harassment? What sort of laws or policies are appropriate and how do you address the problem without threatening freedoms, or making over-general laws? Is there a vacuum in the law now, and if so what sort of message does it send? Are we taking the issue seriously here? Is harassment particularly acute in Hong Kong?
After 9.20, preview of Indonesia's election.
16/04/2019 - 8:30- 9:20 Sexual Harassment in Hong Kong
16/04/2019 - 9:20- 9:30 Indonesian Election