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


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Carrie Lam makes ‘most sincere’ apology over extradition bill   Listenfacebook
Embattled Chief Executive Carrie Lam has offered a personal apology to the people of Hong Kong for the failings of her administration in trying to railroad through changes to the extradition laws, sparking unprecedented protests, unrest and public anger. But she did not commit to withdrawing the amendments to the fugitive offenders ordinance. Nor will she step down. As Maggie Ho reports, Lam insists there's still a lot of work for her to do:
Government backers hope CE’s apology will end protests   Listenfacebook
Protesters and pan-democrat lawmakers were not impressed by the Chief Executive’s apology for the massive uproar caused by the extradition bill. They called Carrie Lam’s performance at a news conference on Tuesday a waste of time. But pro-government legislators expressed hope it would put an end to the succession of mass protests that Hong Kong has seen in June. Jimmy Choi has details:
Hypocrisy of Lam’s supporters is ‘astounding’: Dennis Kwok   Listenfacebook
The Civic Party’s Dennis Kwok will move a motion of no confidence in Carrie Lam and her administration in the Legislative Council on Wednesday. The legal sector’s lawmaker said Lam’s apology had not changed his mind that she should now resign along with many members of her government. Kwok spoke to Mike Weeks about the Chief Executive’s performance at Tuesday’s press conference:
Two babies get HIV from their mums   Listenfacebook
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) is urging pregnant women and new mothers to take extra precautions against HIV due to the very small risk they could pass the AIDS virus on to their babies. The warning was sounded by CHP consultant Dr Kenny Chan, after it revealed that two babies were recently infected with HIV by their mothers. The cases were announced during its review of the HIV-AIDS situation in Hong Kong in the first quarter of this year. Chan spoke to Wendy Wong about how the two women could have passed HIV on to their babies:
Businessman Ho lat-seng eyes top Macau post   Listenfacebook
The president of Macau's Legislative Assembly, Ho Iat-seng, has officially announced he'll contest the SAR's upcoming Chief Executive Election. The 62-year-old said he's committed to improving the economy and people's livelihood, while safeguarding One Country, Two Systems and Macau's high level of autonomy. Ian Pooler asked University of Macau Professor Elio Yu if he was surprised by Ho’s announcement: