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

2021-09-09
Thursday

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Cathay sacks unvaccinated crew  Listenfacebook
Cathay Pacific says it's sacked "a small number" of flight crew who weren't vaccinated against Covid-19 and didn't produce proof of medical exemption. As Frances Sit reports, the Labour Department urged employers to consider alternative working arrangements for staff who weren't inoculated:
CE says vaccination rate 'worrying'  Listenfacebook
Chief Executive Carrie Lam says the number of people getting the coronavirus vaccine has dropped to a “worrying” level. She's again urging people to get vaccinated as soon as possible if they want to have quarantine-free travel to the mainland. Wendy Wong reports:
Unions, businesses call for increase in Come2hk quota  Listenfacebook
A veteran unionist has urged the government to expand the daily quota for mainland and Macau residents to come to Hong Kong without having to undergo quarantine. The government's so-called Come2hk scheme starts next Wednesday, allowing in 1,000 people each a day from the mainland and Macau. Damon Pang reports:
Lawmakers lambast minister over 612 fund  Listenfacebook
Financial services minister Christopher Hui has come under fire at the Legislative Council for allowing a fund to raise money to help people arrested during the 2019 social unrest. As Priscilla Ng reports, lawmakers say the 612 Humanitarian Relief Fund should have been banned from operating even before the national security law came into effect:
Tiananmen vigil organisers arrested  Listenfacebook
The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China says four of its top members, including its vice-chairwoman Chow Hang-tung, have been arrested by the police. The action happened after the group refused to hand over information requested by national security police. Jimmy Choi reports:
Police bust money-laundering syndicate  Listenfacebook
Hong Kong and mainland police have arrested 22 people in a crackdown on a cross-border money-laundering syndicate, which they said had handled $740 million of suspected crime proceeds. Frances Sit reports:
M+ Museum opens after four-year delay  Listenfacebook
It's been announced that the M+ Museum at the West Kowloon Cultural District will finally open on November 12. As Priscilla Ng reports, the project has been pushed back for years as a result of a series of construction setbacks:
Free entry to M+ to boost visitor numbers  Listenfacebook
An artist and architect says it'll be a challenge to open the contemporary arts museum in the midst of the pandemic which has badly-crippled the tourist sector. Raymond Fung, a member of the development committee of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, hailed the opening of M+ as an important milestone for arts development in Hong Kong. He told Janice Wong that a decision was made to allow Hong Kong residents free entry for the first year, to help boost visitor numbers during the pandemic:
Cell phone towers attacked in Myanmar  Listenfacebook
Southeast Asian and Western countries have urged all sides in Myanmar to refrain from violence and allow in humanitarian aid. It comes a day after a shadow government formed by opponents of military rule declared a nationwide uprising. The National Unity Government said it was launching a "people's defensive war" which the military rulers dismissed as a futile effort to gain world attention. RTHK’s Myanmar expert, Larry Jagan, told Samantha Butler that armed groups had attacked military-owned facilities around the country: