Tai Tong EcoPark in Yuen Long bills itself as an educational facility, but animal welfare groups are unhappy with the conditions the animals are kept in. An SCMP reporter visited recently and found goats and emus in small cement-covered enclosures, wild boars in tiny pens, rabbits crammed into one cage and turkeys locked in a windowless shed. Other animals, like a dog in a small cage, showed signs of distress and appeared to be chewing on its enclosures.
A Philippine opposition senator and leading critic of President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly anti-drug crackdown was arrested on Friday on drug charges but professed her innocence and vowed she would not be intimidated by the government.
Hong Kong witnessed one of the most significant mass demonstrations in its history last night when 33,000 serving and former police officers held a show of support for colleagues who were jailed for assaulting an activist during the 2014 Occupy protests.
Hong Kong governments have always had a conservative approach to saving public money. And with years of budget surpluses, the city's fiscal reserves have ballooned. But with a new finance minister in place, and a change of government later this year, we might see a change in that philosophy.
What will the government do with the city’s cash this year? Stay tuned to the Post’s coverage of the annual budget.