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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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Organised crime unit investigates top national security cop  Listenfacebook
Police chief Chris Tang says the Organized Crime and Triad Bureau is investigating one of the force's most senior national security officers, who's said to have been caught out in a raid on an unlicensed massage parlour. Wendy Wong reports:
Over 40 percent of Amcham members considering or leaving HK  Listenfacebook
The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Edward Yau, says Hong Kong remains an attractive place for foreign firms to do business, even though a survey suggests many are looking at pulling out of the SAR because of Beijing's national security law. Vicky Wong reports:
Bar bubble falls flat as only 10 percent of customers return   Listenfacebook
Two Covid-19 cases were confirmed in Hong Kong on Wednesday. One was local and linked to a man who’s infected a number of people with a more contagious strain of the virus since he returned from Dubai in March . The Centre for Health Protection said the new patient - a 42-year-old man - attended family gatherings in Chai Wan and Sham Shui Po linked to three other cases. The new local infection was confirmed as the government extended its current anti-epidemic measures. Under them bars were allowed to reopen about two weeks ago as long as they complied with virus-control measures , such as requiring staff and customers to have had at least their first Covid jab. But Cat Hou, chairwoman of the Bartenders and Mixologists Union, told Janice Wong that customers have so far been reluctant to take advantage of the new “vaccine bubble” rules:
Compliment of permanent judges restored in CFA  Listenfacebook
Justice Johnson Lam, a vice-president of the Court of Appeal, is set to become a permanent member of Hong Kong's top court. The judge sat on panels that ruled against a challenge to the live-in rule for domestic workers and that the government's ban on masks during the 2019 protests was constitutional. As Richard Pyne reports, he's filling a position on the Court of Final Appeal that has been vacant for the past four months:
Oath taking bill passed   Listenfacebook
Lawmakers approved a bill on Wednesday requiring district councillors to swear allegiance to the government and the Basic Law. Those refusing to do so in the coming weeks or considered unpatriotic will be thrown out of office and barred from running for five years. But local councillors and legislators who take the oath can also be removed from office immediately, on the Justice Secretary's initiation of legal proceedings over alleged violations of their pledge. They'll be officially unseated if they are then convicted. The Secretary for constitutional affairs, Erick Tsang, said the government is still trying to finalise oath-taking arrangements. He spoke through an interpreter:
Dead protester ‘warned of danger’ after showing weapon  Listenfacebook
A policeman has told an inquest into the fatal plunge of a protester from the Pacific Place shopping mall in 2019 that when he tried to approach him, the 35-year-old man pointed a box cutter towards his own chin. Jimmy Choi reports:
Over half of transgender people report discrimination  Listenfacebook
A study by the Chinese University and the Transgender Resource Centre has found that many transgender people still face much discrimination and a lack of recognition in Hong Kong. The founding director of the Chinese University's sexualities research programme, Professor Suen Yiu-tung, told Mike Weeks the findings of their survey were grim: