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Joshua Wong ‘disappointed’ over Civic Square ruling Listen
The government has won an appeal over the use of Civic Square. The Court of Appeal overturned a lower court ruling that it's unconstitutional to impose restrictions on people holding rallies at the forecourt by the entrance of the government complex. It said the restrictions enable the government to carry out normal operations without undue disruptions, and said there are alternative places nearby where people can exercise their right to protest. But Demosisto's Secretary General Joshua Wong, who famously stormed Civic Square in 2014 to spark the Umbrella movement, told Jim Gould he hopes the litigant to bring the matter to Hong Kong's top court:
Election candidates ordered to disclose criminal records Listen
India's Supreme Court has made it mandatory for political parties to publish the names of any candidates with criminal records, along with a justification for why they were chosen. The top court said the "alarming rise" of "criminal candidates" had to be addressed urgently. In 2019, 43 per cent of newly elected MPs had criminal records. Annemarie Evans asked our correspondent in New Delhi, Murali Krishnan for his response to the new requirement: