Tuesday, 10 December 2019
Jakarta
--:--
Tokyo
--:--
Hongkong
--:--
New York
--:--
Hong Kong Leader Offers Apology to Protesters
Wednesday, 19 June 2019 12:58 WIB | GLOBAL |Global

Hong Kong's pro-Beijing leader Carrie Lam offered an apology Tuesday for the political crisis and unrest sparked by a proposed law that would allow extraditions to mainland China. But she did not give in to protester's demands that she leave office over her handling of the controversial bill.

Lam told reporters work on the bill was over until it expires in July next year, but she also pledged to stay and finish the remainder of her term.

"I have heard you loud and clear and have reflected deeply on all that has transpired,  Lam said adding that she had to œpersonally shoulder much of the responsibility surrounding the legislative bill.

œI would like to tender my sincere apology to Hong Kong, she said.

Opposition to the bill has driven repeated mass protests in Hong Kong this month.  Organizers said two million people turned out Sunday. While the bill would allow for Hong Kong to extradite to a number of jurisdictions on a case by case basis where it does not have a long term agreement, the prospect of extradition to China in particular has alarmed a wide cross-section of Hong Kong society.

Source : VOA

RELATED NEWS
Trump, House Democrats Close to Deal on Revisions to Trade Deal...
Tuesday, 10 December 2019 19:01 WIB

News reports say House Democrats and the White House are close to agreeing on changes to a trade deal that the United States, Canada and Mexico signed last year but have not ratified. The United Stat...

N. Korea Calls US President 'Heedless and Erratic Old Man'...
Tuesday, 10 December 2019 10:54 WIB

North Korea addressed new insults to U.S. President Donald Trump Monday, calling him a "heedless and erratic old man." Pyongyang was responding to a Trump tweet saying that œKim Jong Un is too smar...

Russia Banned From Olympics, Major Events For 4 Years Over Doping...
Monday, 9 December 2019 23:50 WIB

The World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) executive committee has sent a "robust" rebuke of Russia's sports authorities, banning the country's athletes and officials from the Olympics and world championsh...

US Relaunches Peace Talks with Afghan Taliban...
Monday, 9 December 2019 17:49 WIB

The United States and the Taliban restarted peace negotiations Saturday, three months after President Donald Trump abruptly stopped the yearlong process aimed at finding a political settlement with th...

FBI Investigating Shooting at US Naval Base as Terrorism...
Monday, 9 December 2019 11:07 WIB

The FBI is investigating the fatal shooting at a Naval base in Florida as an act of terrorism, a special agent said Sunday. Rachel Rojas, special agent in charge of the FBI's Jacksonville office, tol...

LATEST NEWS
Oil Steady Near 12-Week High Amid Stockpile Drop, Trade Anxiety

Oil was steady near a 12-week high in New York, supported by signs of falling American crude inventories yet capped by continuing salvos in the U.S.-China trade dispute. West Texas Intermediate futures were little changed, after briefly surging on...

Trump, House Democrats Close to Deal on Revisions to Trade Deal

News reports say House Democrats and the White House are close to agreeing on changes to a trade deal that the United States, Canada and Mexico signed last year but have not ratified. The United States-Mexico-Canada-Agreement, known as the USMCA,...

US Stock Futures Turn Sharply Lower

U.S. stock index futures turned sharply lower Tuesday morning. Around 6:10 a.m. ET, Dow futures indicated a negative open of more than 110 points. Futures on the S&P and Nasdaq were both slightly lower. Market focus is largely attuned to...

POPULAR NEWS
Gold prices slip a bit ahead of Fed meeting this week
Tuesday, 10 December 2019 03:13 WIB

Gold futures settled at a slight loss on Monday, finding little reason to move in either direction ahead of a mid-week policy update from the...

Gold Holds Drop as Equities Rally on Solid U.S. Jobs
Monday, 9 December 2019 09:27 WIB

Gold held a decline after a better-than-expected U.S. payrolls report on Friday led to a surge in equities, damping demand for haven...

Gold Steadies With Fed and Tariffs in Focus This Week
Monday, 9 December 2019 18:01 WIB

Gold steadied after a drop on Friday as traders turned their focus to upcoming central bank policy meetings. Spot gold edged 0.2% higher to...

FBI Investigating Shooting at US Naval Base as Terrorism
Monday, 9 December 2019 11:07 WIB

The FBI is investigating the fatal shooting at a Naval base in Florida as an act of terrorism, a special agent said Sunday. Rachel Rojas, special...