Backchat is RTHK Radio 3's week-daily current affairs discussion programme, with expert panels and listener participation. It airs every Monday to Friday from 9.05am - 10am (HKT).
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On Friday‘s Backchat we are talking about the new penalty system for power outages.
The government reached an agreement with Hong Kong’s two power firms to fine them for major supply disruptions. The size of the fine depends on how many people are affected, and for how long.
For example, a power disruption with a combined 15 million minutes will cost CLP around HK$20 million. Hongkong Electric will have to pay the same amount for an outage that lasts 10 million minutes.
But some lawmakers are questioning how effective this penalty system is – pointing out that fines could be offset by an existing system that rewards the power companies for restoring power.
After 9:45am, we look at the suspected poisoning of a guide dog at a Tseung Kwan O mall.
9:05-9:30am Gary Zhang, lawmaker
9:05am-9:45am Dr. William Yu Yuen-ping, Chief Executive of World Green Organisation
9:30am-9:45am Tom Ng, Campaigner at Greenpeace
9:45am-10:00am Sally Andersen, Founder of Hong Kong Dog Rescue
8:30am-9:15am: medical liability
8:30am-9:15am: Dr David Lam, Medical and Health Services lawmaker
8:30am-9:00am: Calvin Ho, Associate Professor with the Department of Law, and Co-Director of the Centre for Medical Ethics and Law, which is jointly run by the Department of Law and the LKS School of Medicine, HKU
8:45am-9:15am: Alex Lam, Chairman, Hong Kong Patients’ Voices
9:15am-9:30am: Legacy of Uncle Ray
9:15am-9:30am: Philip Chan, veteran actor and music composer
On Tuesday's Backchat, we're looking into the question of whether public doctors should be held criminally liable for a patient’s death, in certain circumstances.
Two doctors have been charged with manslaughter over the case of a patient who suffered from acute liver failure before her death more than five years ago.
It has led to discussions on the extent to which doctors should be held accountable for medical mis-takes, as well as the pressure being placed on hospital staff in the busy public healthcare system.
After 9.15, we're talking about the legacy of Uncle Ray Cordeiro, the world’s most durable DJ and RTHK legend, who passed away last Friday at the age of 98.