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Hong Kong Today
Hong Kong Today
Description:
RTHK's morning news programme. Weekdays 6:30 - 8:00
Presenter:
Mike Weeks and Ian Pooler

2017-06-23
Friday

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Mainland criticism undermining HK judiciary   Listenfacebook
A former Bar Association chairman says mainland criticism of the legal system here is a threat to Hong Kong's rule of law. Paul Shieh expressed concern about Basic Law interpretations and mainland criticism of foreign judges in Hong Kong. But he told Ben Tse that his biggest concern is the unfounded denunciation of sentences handed down in the wake of the Occupy Campaign and the Mong Kok riots by mainland academics and state media:
Exco members deny they were appointed as a reward   Listenfacebook
Members of in-coming Chief Executive Carrie Lam's Executive Council have dismissed suggestions that they were appointed because they supported her bid for Hong Kong’s top job. The man who ran her campaign, Bernard Chan, was named council convenor. And Lam stuck mostly to "safe" choices - choosing only six new faces among the 16 non-official members. Damon Pang reports:
Lam’s ‘sincerity’ convinced Regina Ip to rejoin Exco   Listenfacebook
One member of Carrie Lam’s decision-making team, Regina Ip, said her decision to return to the Executive Council was made with the full backing of her New people’s Party. She said a party’s role should not be confined to just “barking and biting”, that it should also try to exert its influence on the government. Ian Pooler asked Ip why she had decided to rejoin Exco after earlier ruling the idea out:
MOU on HK Palace Museum expires   Listenfacebook
Civic Party lawmaker Tanya Chan has urged the government and the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority to reveal whether they've finalised the deal to build a Hong Kong branch of Beijing’s Palace Museum. Chan told Mike Weeks that the memorandum of understanding that then Chief Secretary Carrie Lam signed with Beijing in December on the project has just expired:
Mother pleads to be allowed to remain with disabled child   Listenfacebook
A mainland-born single mother has petitioned the Chief Executive to grant her Hong Kong residency rights so that she can take care of her mentally-disabled son. The 59-year-old woman, surnamed Yang, holds an Argentine passport after studying there in the 1990s. She came to Hong Kong and gave birth to her son in 1999. She's been staying here on a tourist visa ever since. Seven previous attempts to apply for residency were rejected by the government. Annie Lin of the Society for Community Organisation, which has been helping Yang, told Wendy Wong she hopes immigration authorities can accept Yang's request on humanitarian grounds: