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(generated from captions) the London Olympics Andrew

Demetriou from the AFL got into

a very spirited discussion with

the Federal Sports Minister,

Kate Lundy, which finished

World Cup the Sports Minister

pretty much demanding that

sports like the AFL had to step

in and help these amateur

sports get their acts together.

Watch this space. And during

the week Frankel won his 13th

race, this is the best horse in

the world and the best horse of

our lifetime and what he did at

York was incredible coming from

the back of the field. He came

from the outside rail, he

rounded them up and was then

called upon when he ran away

from them. It's the first time

he's been able to get out of

the racing pages and into the

main press when the 'Times' put

him in an editorial alongside

Hussein Bolt as to what's been

achieved in England over the

last few weeks. It was up

around 2,000 metres. It would

be nice to see Frankle in a Cox

Plate but we won't

unfortunately. That's the

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The world is remembering Neil

Armstrong, who's died at the age of

82 from heart complications. This

one small step for man, one giant 82 from heart complications. This is

leap for mankind. Those famous

words from the first man to set foot

on the moon in 1969 inspired a

and generations around the world. on the moon in 1969 inspired a nation

family says he was a loving husband, and generations around the world. His

father and grandfather. And North

America correspondent Craig McMurtie

filed this update earlier from

Florida. It's a really sad day here

in a sense its more bad news for

Florida's space community Neil

Armstrong probabluy the most famous

of American heroes Barack Obama has

issued a statement, Barack Obama

says 'Neil was among the greatest

American heroes, not just of his

time, but of all time.' Tributes

flowing in Leon Penedit, US defence

secretary paying tribute but also

Buzz Aldrin his crew member of that

faithful Appollo 11 Lost a leader

and he was a great spokesman and he

was very saddened and I am sure

there are many many more tributes

well. The federalgovernment there are many many more tributes as

maintains it can stilldeliver a

modest budget surplus,despite

commodity prices.The Trade Minister modest budget surplus,despite falling

says the miningboom is not over and

that anymarket uncertainty.Has been

forecast in the federalbudget.

are plenty of ups and downs around forecast in the federalbudget. There

the world in comodity prces an d

investment Like the level of

employment going down from 5.3 to 5.

5.2 % but I can confirm the budget employment going down from 5.3 to

will be return to surplus in 2013

we said it would. There are will be return to surplus in 2013 as

of another massacre in syria. Local we said it would. There are reports

activists says more than 200 bodies

have been found in the capital

damascus. Labor has been swept from

power In the Northern Territory

11 years in government. The country power In the Northern Territory After

liberal party has claimed 14 seats

And could win up to 16 Of the 25

chamber. Labor could end up with as And could win up to 16 Of the 25 seat

little as 8 seats after a voter This Program is Captioned Live. Hello and welcome to

'Asia Pacific Focus'. I'm

mid-mid-mid-. Coming up - ind

gentleman's - I'm Jim Middleton

and enrich ing Hong Kong, not

with dollars but with art.

We aim to build best museum

in Asia, especially when the

collection is not just from

Hong Kong but but we are going

to collect works from regions

in China and Asia and also in

the rest of the worlds. Invigorating Hong Kong's

art and culture later in the

program. But first India's long

been touted as Asia's next

economic super power. However

its development has been held

back by a huge shortage of

basic infrastructure. A fact

laid bear by last month's

massive power

blackout. Investment of fully

$1.2 trillion is needed over

the next two decades, six times

current and planned spending

levels. And India's biggest

cities are feeling the problem

most. India correspondent

Richard Lindell reports from

Mumbai. Mumbai is a city in a

hurry. Here Bollywood movie

stars Mingle with India's new

minted millionaires and those

thinking of joining the rich

and famous. Like no other

Indian city Mumbai has cashed

in on the country's emergence.

All that money and glamour and

an un matched pace in energy

are powerful attractions to

locals and migrants alike. I

the pure energy of the city,

like everything is buzzing and

there's never a dull moment in

thesy. So that is what I really

love. The food, the people. It's all about

traffic in the mornings and

traffic in the evenings and

nothing in the middle but yet a

city that never sleeps. A city

that has grown a lot over the

year, a city that completely

defines - defy what any other

city in the country is. Mumbai

generates 6% of India's GDP,

and incomes here are three

times the national

average. But the economic

development has come at a cost.

The traffic here is

horrendous. It's one of the

most noticeable signs of a city

that is failing to keep up with

the pace of development and

growth. A lack of housing is

another. Apartment towers are

replacing older buildings and

slums but at nowhere near a

fast enough rate. Developers

blamed a hock plan and poor -

blame ad hoc planning and poor

governance. Here there were

three buildings occupying about

45 tenants. It's a frustration

property developer Shah has

enjoyed first hand. This

company cleared this block more

than a year ago but work has

been delayed by endless red

tape and bureaucrats creating and re-creating the rules at

every turn, a standard ploy by

those seeking a slice of the

action. For everything you know

whatever files we had to clear,

so they need some obligation.

Without obligation, no files

would be cleared. In India. So

that is the major setback you

know which we are facing right now. So everyone wants a cut. Everybody wants

cash. Shah is is far from

alone and the net result is a

lack of afford able housing for Mumbai's burgeoning Middle

class. In a pattern familiar to

more developed economies the middle class are now moving to

the suburbs. This is our

living area. We have an open

space. We have a fantastic

view. Fed up with a lack of

amenity s and short commutes

that would end up taking hours,

Perveen Chama moved to the

suburbs a few years ago. Life

was becoming more difficult. We

lad mark parking problems. We

didn't have a 24-hour water

supply. Electricity was never a problem. We didn't have lift

and all the facilities are availability over here. We have

a swimming poo. We have a yoga

spa, so health wise, fun wise,

mental peace our lives so much

better. While the middle class

is moving out, poor migrants

continue to in. 60 million

Indians make their way to urban

centres every year and nearly

all of them live out their

lives in slums like this

one. Hema Dhanraj Gowda was

married two month s ago to a

migrant. His work as a driver

provides a better life than

they would have had in the

village, although Hema says

quality of life is relative.

TRANSLATION: In a way, Mumbai

is good to live in and in a way

it's nod good and the negative

point is that pollution is high

which affects health. Even

though it affects our health we

at least manage to get some

money to live on. India will need to spend more than a trillion dollars on infrastructure over the next

two decades to meet basic needs

of water, roads, public

transport and affordable

housing. At risk is not just

the liveability of major

centres but also the country's future economic

growth. Consulting firm

McKinsey has publish add

detailed report into urban

infrastructure needs and found

State and national governments

plan to spend just one sixth of

what is required. That way our

report is quite alarmist. We

are saying that cities are

create Creating 70% of your

jobs, 70% of the GDP, and

basically the whole economic

vibrancy is coming from

cities. But even more than

economic growth is the live

ability that will get affected

first, which we're already

beginning to see, the traffic

jam, water issues, the slum

proliferation and so on. McKinsey estimates that

90% of India is yet to be

built. There is a full set of opportunities, obviously

there's $1.2 trillion worth of

investment that is required and

if you are conservative you may

spend 50% of it you will spend

be spending $600 billion of investment. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has set a target

for $1 trillion in investment

over the next five years. But

just $200 billion of that is

ear marked for cities. Short

term I am not optimistic but I

am optimistic on a five to 15-year periods because India

has normally when it its back

is against the wall has

delivered because the citizen

pressure and overall pressure goes dramatically up. The

challenge for the governments

will be to ensure productivity

investment and a break from the

corrupt and inefficient

practices of the past, which

have become a trademark of

modern India. India

correspondent Richard Lindell

reporting from Mumbai. Burma

has made some mighty changes on

the road to a more open society

in the last two years. And last

week the authorities ended

restrictions requiring

journalists to have their work

censored before publication.

For all that, the behaviour of

the military is still

attracting the attention

attraction of human rights

organisation s over their

treatment of ethic minors. My

next Yoshiji Nogami joins me

the Army is being accused of

human rights abuses. How do

these contradictions fit

together? It's hard to patch up

the two disparity. But I think

that is increased confidence

within the governments in Burma

of Myanmar that they could

grant more freedom of the press

to the media. But again as you

mentioned, the issues of ethic

minorities and how the central

government would be dealing

with it is a big issue and as

many groups and I think it will

take a very long time to sort

it out, as we have seen the

most recent issue amongst the

Rohingyas people in Burma. So I

think it's a reminder that the

path for reform in Burma is not

going to be smooth because they

have deal with many issues. It

is not a country where there is

no ethic conflicts and more

than one ethic conflicts as we

speak. Just how significant is

this announcement on relaxation

of censorship? As I understand

it, journalists will no longer

to have to submit their

articles for censorship but

they could still be at risk of

prosecution or of punishment

for what they have written? I

think it's best to allow times

and see how far the media in

Burma would be willing to scrutinise and criticise those

in power and that is not just

about the government but also

the military which still

remains a force to be reckoned.

With And see whether there will

be a negative repercussions,

whether there will be a crack

down or arrest of some of the

journalists or not. Although

it's clear now that the

government in Burma will no

longer require the print media

to submit their articles for

the approval in advance. My

understanding is that they are

still required to submit the

post printed versions of their

newspapers to the sensor board

or to the authorities. And I

think based on that they will

be reviewed. Freedom from

censorship is one of the

necessary parts to be freed

from but you are saying you

don't think any of the changes

that have occurred since nof

2010, you don't think those

changes are necessarily

irreversible? It is still

reversible. We look at the

constitution, which gave un

proportion at power to the

military. We look at the

fragile piece peace between

the central governments and

varieties ethic groups and a

number of them are still armed

and willing to fight for either

proper consideration or

outright independence. I think

it will be too early to really come into such conclusion. On

top of that, we have the geo

politics between India, the

United States and China as well

as ASEANs. So Burma is in a

very special time and I think

that too many factor s have

plagued to be able to make very

simple and clear conclusions

about how the country is

heading. So what extent is this

possible this is an admission

of the inevitable by the

Burmese authorities? To what

extent, for example, have

people in Burma been able to

get hold of un censored

information anyway by

alternative means and so this

is just effectively allowing

what's already there anyway? I

think in - increasingly it will

play a major role in Burma as

it has in many countries in the

region. But on the other hand,

the relaxing of censorship in

Burma will allow the voices of

the public to be more clearly

heard. I think in the long term

there would be no stopping and

I think that the general in

power will be well aware that

isolation really is not the

answer in the long-term. But

you also see a softening of

stands on the part of Aung San

Suu Kyi who talk s more about

national reconciliation and the

need to step out of one's

position, so I think we are

seeing more reckon sill

traetion attempt by Aung San

Suu Kyi and I think in a way

that is a good thing. Of course

Aung San Suu Kyi has also been

criticised for not coming out

strong enough on the issues of

the Rohingyas people who are

being displaced. On that

question of the Rohingyas and

also the conflict that is still

going on in ka chin for

example, is it possible that we

started off discussing the

difference between this

rehaxation - relaxation of

censorship and the human rights

abuses on the other hand, is it

possible that the military

don't see censorship as

important to their future as

what they're doing in Kakhin

and what is going on with the

Rohingya and they are not as

prepared to give a way on that

as they are on freedom of

speech? From what I heard

there's some concerns about the

attitudes of ordinary Burmese

or burmian people. The people

of Burma of Burmese ethnicity

who may not be as acutely

concerned or disturbed by what

is happening in Rohingyas, in

aria cans or with the conflict

with the kachin people. So I

think we will be needing more

international support or

pressure to help cajole the

government of Burma to be more

responsible and respect human

rights in the dealing with the

ethic minorities. Adds I said,

I think Burma is not facing

just a struggle for democracy

but the struggle for equal

respect and treatment of people

of other ethnicities who are minorities and there are so

many groups in that

country. Mariano Rajoy, thank

you very much for your - Rudge

Rudge Pravit Rojanaphruk thank

you for your time. Thank you.

Hong Kong is by no means

short of wealth but it's never

been considered rich in culture

or the arts. But now there's a

concerted push to raise the city's artistic profile. After

years of delays and scandals, a

much troubled

multibillion-dollar cultural

district is final ly getting

off the ground. Kate Arnott

reports from Hong Kong. It's

a major Asian financial centre

and shopping mecca for

tourists. But Hong Kong remains

something of a cultural desert.

All the great world cities

and I include Hong Kong as one

of those, really see the

necessity to be more than just

the finance centre. I think it

just creates a sense of

dynamism that Hong Kong has in

so many other ways but it just

doesn't have it in the artistic or the cultural sense. Things are changing,

though, and quickly. In the

past year, art has been

springing up al over Hong Kong. There have been mobile

exhibitions of local works and

a bamboo theatre has been built

to showcase Cantonese opera.

As well, a much troubled

arts precinct is finally moving

ahead. It's an extraordinary

chunk of land in the city where

land is at the highest value. I

think of just about anywhere in

the world. This is the master

plan for the 40 hectare west

Kowloon cultural district that

will encompass 17 human museums

an theatres as well as a large

public park, it's had a

turbulent history plagued by

funding and political scandals

nothing has been built on the

site since it was proposed in

1998. But finally international

teams are being brought on

board to design the individual

venues and curators have started putting together a

collection for the contemporary

museum known as M-plus. We

aimed to build best kind of

museum in Asia, especially the

collection is not just from

Hong Kong but also we are going

to collect works from regions

in China and Asia and also to

the rest of the world. In a

major boost to the collection,

former Swiss Ambassador to

China Dr Uli Sigg donated near

ly 1,500 Chinese contemporary

works to M-plus, valued at $165

million US. During the 1990s in

Beijing, Dr Sigg bought

directly from studios and

became friends with artist and

political activity Ai Weiwei.

At some point I realised

that nobody, no individual, no

institution, neither in China

nor abroad was collecting

Chinese contemporary art,

except some random buying. Once

I realised this I felt that

this was very strange

situation, this is the biggest

cultural space in the world and

in hindsight this will prove to

be a very important period in

Chinese history. With arts

still heavily sensor odd n the

mainland, Dr Sigg says he chose Hong Kong for its collection

for his freedom of expression.

26 of the donate donated works

were created by Ai Weiwei. It

is our vision to be more open

and receptive to different

voices. So our mission is to

show the best art to the rest

of the world and Ai Weiwei's

one of the best artist. For success of the museum it is

very important for us to have

these kind of freedom of

expression and freedom of

speech. There's no doubt Hong

Kong's transformation as a

cultural hub is happening at a

rapid pace. But local artists

are at risk of being left

behind. They're struggling with

high studio rents and

independently run spaces aren't

getting much support: For

concept ual artist Pak

Sheung-Chuen, it's not an easy

profession. Basic survival

condition in Hong Kong, the

level is very high. I think the

commercial or the business or

the market before in Hong Kong

is not very strong. So

basically artist is just doing

the work for their own

self. Until recently Mr Pak

says Hong Kong artists were

barely recognised pd and cure

ators were not interested in

their work. One more thing

isn't is about Hong Kong

history of the contemporary

artist. We try to find out in

the library or the Internet,

it's very difficult to find out: It's almost

missing? Yes. Local artists are

starting to receive more

support, though, and it's hoped

M-plus will help put them

firmly on the international

map. I think we can sort of

probably continue to challenge

government, to the way that

they support us, the way they

support arts organisations. So

I think having sait of the art

spaces, being able to make sure

that we can help them in

rehearsal, in developing work,

all of those sorts of thing,

they're going to be really

important parts of building the

artistic ecology of Hong Kong

while at the same time helping

use it as some sort of

bridge. Michael Lynch took

over as chief executive of the

West Kowloon district authority

a year ago, before that he ran

London's South Bank centre and

before that the Sydney Opera

House. Taking on a project

toint taint bade multitude of controversies hasn't been easy.

And Mr Lynch is only too well

aware of the how the people

Hong Kong feel about the

precinct. I think they're being

pretty sceptical. I think we

have spent a lot of time in my

first year trying to take the

community with us in terms of

showing that we work competent

as an organisation and making

progress. It's been

challenging but Mr Lynch seems

determined to clean up the

mess. Let's not look back. I am

reasonably positive in my view

that we've got to quickly to

hold to the time table. But I

think this new government which

has to over the course of the

five years deal with the idea

of universal suf rage being

introduced in 2017 sees this

project as something that can

symbolise and signify they've

made progress. Most of the

major venues are scheduled fob

finished by the end of 2017 and

if the cultural authority can

continue at the same time pace

it has been for the last year,

on time. Kate Arnott the project might just be ready

reports from Hong Kong. That is

the program. You can find our

website at -

I will be back at the same

time next week with another

edition of 'Asia Pacific

Focus'. I'm Jim Middleton.

Thanks for watching. Bye for

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