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


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Lawsuits loom in US presidential election  Listenfacebook
Donald Trump has vowed to challenge the result of the US presidential election, with his campaign demanding a recount in Wisconsin and filing lawsuits in Pennsylvania and Michigan. Mike Weeks spoke to the VOA's Senior White House Correspondent, Patsy Widakuswara, about the election, and asked her if it’s now where most analysts expected it to be: undecided and heading to the courts:
Cathay refuses to budge over new contracts  Listenfacebook
Cathay Pacific says a majority of staff elected to sign new contracts that will permanently slash their salaries and benefits ahead of a Wednesday midnight deadline. As Jimmy Choi reports, the airline's Flight Attendants' Union failed to secure any major concessions in a last-ditch meeting with Cathay management that was mediated by the Labour Department:
Court frees mentally-challenged man jailed over petrol bomb   Listenfacebook
The High Court has ordered the immediate release of a 32-year-old man who was jailed for eight months in June for possessing a petrol bomb and a laser pointer. The magistrate in the original case didn't take into account the fact that the man only has the IQ of an 11-year-old. Timmy Sung reports:
‘Fast Beat’ faces further sedition charge for passing over mic  Listenfacebook
Prosecutors have slapped another sedition charge on detained People Power vice chairman Tam Tak-chi. They claim the activist - also called "Fast Beat" in his radio career – “conspired to utter seditious words" by passing someone a microphone so they could also shout slogans. Candice Wong reports:
Mui Wo ‘staycation’ covid cluster rises to seven   Listenfacebook
Three new coronavirus infections were confirmed on Wednesday. Two of them are linked to the group that went on a Lantau ‘staycation’ last week. But both had tested preliminary positive on Tuesday, while the third patient is a recent returnee to Hong Kong. Wendy Wong has the details:
Ferry disaster families mull options as door closed on legal action  Listenfacebook
Families of the 39 victims of the 2012 Lamma ferry disaster may file a private prosecution against those responsible. This was revealed after the Department of Justice closed the door on further legal action for the collision between a ferry and a Hongkong Electric-owned vessel, Lamma-four, which was carrying staff and their families to watch the National Day fireworks in the harbour. Here's Violet Wong:
Police ‘must act if someone breaks the law’   Listenfacebook
The police have denied launching an attack on the media by arresting RTHK producer Bao Choy, who worked on documentaries about last year's vicious Yuen Long Station gang attack that left 45 people anti-government protesters and other passengers battered and bloody. Choy has been charged with violating the Road Traffic Ordinance over car registration searches to find the owners of vehicles caught on camera ferrying some of the perpetrators of the violence around Yuen Long. Frances Sit reports:
Legislators at odds over changes to council rules   Listenfacebook
Lawmakers have clashed over proposed changes to the house rules of the Legislative Council. The pan-democrats say their rivals are seeking total control of the legislature, while the pro-establishment camp says it's time to stop all filibustering and start tackling important social issues. Frances Sit reports:
CY Leung group seeks review of modifications at Claudia Mo’s home   Listenfacebook
A fund set up by former chief executive CY Leung says it’s filing a judicial review over the Buildings Department's decision not to demand pro-democracy legislator Claudia Mo dismantle suspected illegal structures at her luxury home. Timmy Sung reports: