Radio sex poll row decision

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 13 June, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 13 June, 2006, 12:00am

Commercial Radio has four days to respond to the Broadcasting Authority's ruling on the station's controversial internet poll asking listeners to vote for female artists they would most like to indecently assault.

The authority decided yesterday how to handle the public outcry against the station but details were not divulged.

Speaking after the meeting, authority chairman Daniel Fung Wah-kin said the special meeting was held to consider the 162 complaints against the poll by Commercial Radio.

'These complaints include those coming from various government bureaus and departments,' Mr Fung said.

He said the complaints include those from the Secretary for Education and Manpower, Arthur Li Kwok-cheung, and the Equal Opportunities Commission.

Mr Fung said his refusal to divulge the conclusion was in accordance with the authority's rule on handling complaints.

This would also give the station a reasonable opportunity to respond.

'We will give [the station] four days to get back to us,' he said.

Commercial Radio said it had not received any notification from the authority.

It apologised and suspended DJs Sammy Leung Chi-kin and Kitty Yuen Siu-yee.