主持人：Janice Wong and Brian Wong
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8:30am-9:15am: littering fine
8:30am-9:15am: Paul Zimmerman, Southern District Councillor
8:30am-9:00am: Lawrence Iu, executive director, Civic Exchange
9:00am-9:15am: Beatrice Siu, Senior Office of Public Affairs, Greeners Action
9:15am-9:25am: Dr Vivian Wong Taam, honorary president of the Hong Kong Association for Integration of Chinese-Western medicine
9:25am-9:30am: World Cup
9:25am-9:30am: Atom Cheung, RTHK sports reporter
On Thursday’s Backchat, we‘re looking at the government’s proposal to double the littering fine to HK$3,000, to boost its deterrent effect.
It’s also looking at quadrupling the penalty for illegal shop extensions and the illegal dumping of construction waste to HK$6,000.
In a paper submitted to Legco, the government said it was necessary to raise the statutory penalties , to sustain, consolidate and enhance environmental hygiene in the long run.
The proposal comes as the number of fixed penalty notices for offences of Obstruction of Public Places almost doubled from 2019 to 2021, according to figures from the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department.
So how effective will higher penalties be? What impact will it have on Hong Kong’s effort to reduce overall waste?
After 9:15 we’ll look at calls for the government to provide better support for women going through menopause?
And at 9:25 we‘ll get the latest World Cup update from our sports correspondent
主持人：Janice Wong and Brian Wong
8:30am-9:15am: Covid isolation facilities
8:30am-9:15am: Jeff Bent, Managing Director, Worldwide Cruise Terminals
8:30am-9:00am: Dr Ma Hok Cheung, CEO of Pok Oi Hospital Board Office
8:30am-9:15am: Francis Lam, Chairman, Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors’ Housing Policy Panel
9:15am-9:30am: Million-year-old skull discovery in China
9:15am-9:30am: Lam Weng Cheong, Associate Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong’s Department of Anthropology
9:15am-9:30am: Dr Michael Rivera, Lecturer, University of Hong Kong’s Department of History
On Friday's Backchat, we look at what‘s to become of Hong Kong’s Covid isolation facilities.
It’s understood that the government will assess all available Covid isolation and treatment facilities and explore the possibility of converting them into transitional housing.
According to local media reports, facilities with private washrooms will be first in line — making the Kai Tak Community isolation facility a likely choice.
The idea was welcomed by housing concern groups, but others are worried about its possible impact on tourism and the development of the Kai Tak area into a business and sports hub.
After 9:15, we’ll look at how a million year old skull found on the mainland provides insight in human evolutionary.