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SJ Teresa Cheng's home scandal: discussion with Dennis Kwok & Michael Tien, child abuses and prevention measures (27 Jan 2018)

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The controversy over the property dealings of Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng has intensified. In a late-night statement released last Sunday, Cheng disclosed three more illegal structures in her flat in Repulse Bay. She also owns companies that bought three other properties in Tuen Mun and Shatin, Ms Cheng allegedly paid HK$62 million for the Southern District flat. She is then said to have saved HK6.6 million in stamp duties by claiming to be a first-time buyer. Ten illegal structures had already been found in adjoining villas belonging to her and her husband in Tuen Mun. With us to talk about this are legislators Dennis Kwok of the Civic Party and Michael Tien of Roundtable. According to a recent report from the Social Welfare Department, almost 60% of abused children are abused by from their parents. A total of 704 cases were reported from January to September last year. Many social workers believe this is the small tip of a much bigger iceberg. Official figures also indicate that of Hong Kong’s 20 residential districts, Yuen Long has the highest number of child abuse cases, followed by Kwun Tong and Tuen Mun. Meanwhile schools and social workers are working together to do their best to prevent repeats of recent tragedies. “They say I am a virgin on a stallion, Mounting a stallion my Dear Leader gave me. All my life I will live to uphold his name!” So go the catchy lyrics of a highly popular song by Hyong Song-wol, a singer with North Korea’s all-female Moranbong Band. Ms Hyong is also said to be particularly close to the country’s leader Kim Jong-un. And it is now clear that rumours of her execution have been exaggerated as, Ms Hyong is alive and well. So well in fact that last week she crossed into South Korea to arrange two performances by the 140-member Samjiyon art troupe for next month’s Winter Olympics. They’ll be playing folk songs and classic pieces popular on both sides of the border. And on that note it’s time for team Pulse to mount our stallions and go home. We’ll see you next week and the Dear Leader is most welcome to join us.

Program: 
The Pulse
Publish Date: 
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Station: 
RTHK
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