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


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Mother arrested over deaths of three young daughters  Listenfacebook
A 29-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the murder of her three young daughters in Sham Shui Po. It appears they were suffocated, as Violet Wong reports:
More ethnic minority support services needed  Listenfacebook
The Society for Community Organisation says the government should boost its support services for ethnic minorities and conduct more regular home visits on the vulnerable. The mother who was arrested over the deaths of her three young daughters was of South Asian descent and the family was part of an active case of an NGO. Soco deputy director, Sze Lai-shan, said Soco conducted regular outreach visits to the family's building. She told Samantha Butler about the difficulties faced by many ethnic minority families there:
Diamond Hill suspect in mall murders appears in court  Listenfacebook
A 39-year-old man appeared before a magistrate in Kwun Tong on Monday charged with the murders of two women who were stabbed at a mall in Diamond Hill last week. Tom McAlinden reports:
Top court overturns conviction of Bao Choy  Listenfacebook
Former RTHK journalist Bao Choy has won her appeal against a conviction related to a documentary on the Yuen Long Station attack in 2019. She was fined $6,000 in 2021 after being found guilty of making false statements to obtain vehicle ownership records as part of a search for the perpetrators of the violence. Hailey Yip reports:
Authorities defend June 4 detentions  Listenfacebook
The Security Bureau has condemned the United Nations Human Rights Office and the Journalists Association for what it described as the smearing of police enforcement actions over the June 4 weekend. It said these were based on the acts of the people concerned and had nothing to do with their political stance, as Violet Wong reports:
Four men arrested over donor register scandal  Listenfacebook
Police have arrested four men for allegedly stealing other people's personal data and making application withdrawals from the Centralised Organ Donation Register. As Vanessa Cheng reports, this follows an investigation into a suspicious rise in withdrawals this year:
Limited job opportunities for highly-educated disabled  Listenfacebook
The Equal Opportunities Commission says people with disabilities, who have a higher education level, are being overlooked by society. The equality watchdog and City University researchers interviewed about 1,500 people - including youngsters with disabilities, employers, teachers, and social workers - and found that young people with disabilities faced discrimination regardless of their education level. Dr Kwan Chi-kin, from City University's Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences, told Vanessa Cheng that more people with disabilities were pursuing higher education in recent years but did not get enough support:
More than 30,000 applicants for HK's talent scheme  Listenfacebook
The first-year target for Hong Kong's top talent scheme is already close to being met, according to Financial Secretary Paul Chan. He also told lawmakers that he was optimistic about the SAR's economic prospects. Elvis Yu reports:
HKUST, HSBC to trial HK's digital currency  Listenfacebook
Around 10 shops on the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology campus will trial the e-HKD in the next academic year. It is part of a pilot scheme by the university and HSBC to examine case studies for Hong Kong's digital currency. The bank's Chief Digital Officer, Bojan Obradović, told Ada Au that it was theoretically the safest and most efficient form of money:
The King of Tiger Balm's mansion to open its doors  Listenfacebook
Haw Par Mansion will reopen on Friday, with the public allowed to book a tour through the Antiquities and Monuments Office's website from 10 am on Tuesday. Free guided tours will be offered in Cantonese and will be held from Fridays to Sundays as well as on public holidays. There will be four tours each day, with the number of visitors limited to 24 per tour. Lawmaker Andrew Lam is the former chairman of the Antiquities Advisory Board. Speaking to Janice Wong, he encouraged people to visit this "tremendously attractive" building:
Criminal case opened in Indian rail crash  Listenfacebook
More than 180 victims of the Odisha rail disaster in India are yet to be identified, nearly four days after it happened. Three trains collided on Friday, killing 275 people and injuring more than a thousand. India's railway minister has suggested it was caused by a signal fault. The government has been giving family members of those who died US$1,250 in compensation. RTHK's Delhi correspondent Murali Krishnan has been telling Aaron Tam about the investigation: