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Support service for poor families / Cyclist Sarah Lee's retirement


Support service for poor families / Cyclist Sarah Lee's retirement

On Wednesday’s Backchat, we’re looking at support services for poor families in Hong Kong – in the wake of a tragedy in which three young girls were killed.
Police have arrested the mother on suspicion of murder. She had lived with her three daughters, aged two, four, and five in a small flat in Sham Shui Po – one of Hong Kong’s poorest districts.
Police say the suspect had marital problems and was estranged from her husband. She was living on welfare and her family was an active case of an Integrated Family Service Centre operated by a non-governmental organisation.
The tragedy has brought back into the spotlight the issue of whether Hong Kong’s underprivileged – especially from ethnic minority groups – receive enough support. Can more be done to prevent similar incidents in future?
After 9:45, we’ll look at the retirement of Hong Kong cycling queen, Sarah Lee.

9:00am-9:45am: Support service for poor families

9:00am-9:30am: Mike Cheung, Service Head (Multicultural Rehabilitation & Community Service), Hong Kong Christian Service
9:00am-9:30am: Sze Lai Shan, Deputy Director, The Society for Community Organisation
9:00am-9:45am: Puja Kapai, Associate Professor, Department of Law, The University of Hong Kong

9:45am-10:00am: Cyclist Sarah Lee's retirement 

9:45am-10:00am:  Cheng King Leung, Chairman of the Hong Kong Elite Sports Committee 


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