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Hong Kong Today
RTHK's morning news programme. Weekdays 6:30 - 8:00
Ben Tse and Vicky Wong


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Institute of Bankers warned over data leak  Listenfacebook
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner says it has issued an enforcement notice to the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers, following a data leak that affected more than 13,000 members and about 100,000 non-members. The office said there were “deficiencies” in the institute's handling of the issue, as Kelly Yu reports:
Privacy commissioner weighs into doco controversy  Listenfacebook
The privacy commissioner also says she may issue guidelines on local film production, in light of a controversy over a school documentary that was recently pulled from cinemas. Officials say they have written to Ying Wa Girls' School for information about the case. Wendy Wong reports:
Clean Air Network: HK needs tighter air quality goals  Listenfacebook
An environmentalist has questioned what the government is doing to sustain improvements made in air quality over the past decade. Patrick Fung, CEO of Clean Air Network, was commenting after the Environmental Protection Department said last year's air quality was the best in a decade. Fung attributed this to efforts over the past 10 years by scientists, the community, and the previous two terms of government. He told Vicky Wong that authorities needed to speed up the transition of vehicles to lower emission models, as well as set more stringent air pollution targets:
Man arrested over CBD found in parcel  Listenfacebook
Customs officers have arrested a 30-year-old man after finding a small amount of CBD oil in an inspection of an air mail parcel at the airport on Monday. As Natale Ching reports, it is the first case involving suspected CBD products since they were brought under the same strict control as dangerous drugs at the start of this month:
Former members of pro-independence group jailed  Listenfacebook
The District Court has jailed two people linked to a pro-independence group for five years under the national security law. The judge presiding over the case called their offences "serious" in nature, as Frank Yung reports:
Mideast investors brush aside security concerns  Listenfacebook
Deputy justice minister Horace Cheung says political and business leaders that he has met in the Middle East are not concerned by Hong Kong's national security law, and that business leaders there are trying to seize investment opportunities in the SAR. Violet Wong reports from Dubai:
Vehicle owners reminded to apply for HK e-Toll  Listenfacebook
Transport Commissioner Rosanna Law has called on vehicle owners to apply for a tag designed for the Hong Kong e-toll system as soon as possible. She also revealed the timetable for the roll out of the automated payment system at all government tunnels, as Maggie Ho reports:
PwC welcomes rebound following border reopening  Listenfacebook
PricewaterhouseCoopers Hong Kong expects a rebound in consumption with the mainland's borders having reopened. Even though there are unfavourable macro factors, such as global inflation, rising interest rates, and other economic uncertainties, Michael Cheng, the consumer markets leader for PwC, says the Hong Kong market will continue to grow in the next two to five years. He told Hailey Yip that he believed the 'Hello Hong Kong' campaign would attract more tourists:
EY wants tax breaks for fresh graduates  Listenfacebook
Accounting firm Ernst and Young has called for tax breaks for new university graduates in the financial secretary's upcoming budget. It says the government should make tuition tax-deductible, to attract foreign students and keep hold of those who graduate in local universities. Ada Au reports:
SEN students anxious over online learning  Listenfacebook
A University of Hong Kong study has discovered that students with special educational needs were more anxious and had issues with time management, compared with their peers, when learning online. The university surveyed some 800 people from 2020 to 2021, including primary pupils with and without SEN, as well as their caregivers and teachers. Professor Shelley Tong from the Faculty of Education told Ben Tse more about the study she led:
400 teams expected in Trailwalker event  Listenfacebook
The Oxfam Trailwalker is making a comeback after being suspended for the past three years because of the pandemic. Hong Kong's largest annual hiking fundraising event will be staged from the 24th to the 26th of this month, with around 400 teams taking part. Oxfam Hong Kong says all the money raised will go towards poverty alleviation, disaster relief and advocacy work. The charity's director of fundraising and communications, Michael Wong, told Hailey Yip that this month's race would be just the first this year: