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


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Higher storm signal expected between 5-8pm  Listenfacebook
Typhoon Koinu has left at least one person dead in Taiwan, after it lashed the island with the strongest winds it has ever recorded. Here in Hong Kong, the Observatory say it expects to issue a number three storm signal between 5 pm and 8 pm on Friday night. Jacqueline Guico reports:
Woman arrested for allegedly stabbing twin sons  Listenfacebook
A woman has been arrested on suspicion of wounding her adult twin sons at their Wong Tai Sin home. It is understood the twins have intellectual disabilities. As Wendy Wong reports, the welfare chief, Chris Sun, said the case highlighted the need to offer more support to carers:
Public urged to enable WhatsApp two-factor authentication  Listenfacebook
The privacy watchdog is urging the public to protect themselves when using WhatsApp. It follows accounts of the instant messaging platform belonging to several organisations being hijacked. Cecil Wong reports:
Public housing tenants urged to declare property  Listenfacebook
Public-housing tenants are being warned they could end up losing their homes if they do not make declarations in the coming weeks regarding any property they own. A top housing official insists public housing is a scarce resource, and the system should not be abused. Altis Wong reports:
Govt says interest in HOS flats remains strong  Listenfacebook
The Housing Authority says there is still a strong interest in Home Ownership Scheme flats, despite the latest batch attracting a smaller number of applications than the last round. Anne Chan reports:
More employers offering flexible work arrangements  Listenfacebook
A new survey of employers shows 91 percent experienced difficulties in attracting talent across a wide range of industries, including IT, construction, transport and hospitality. Roy Ying from the Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management and a senior lecturer at Hang Seng University, says their joint study showed employers were more open-minded about how to attract and retain talent. He said the Covid pandemic meant workers and fresh graduates wanted hybrid-work options. He told Samantha Butler that employers were now offering flexible working hours and staff wellness programmes, and trying to lure back women, retirees, and non-traditional candidates with transferable skills:
MTR introduces first self-service lost property kiosk  Listenfacebook
People who lose their personal belongings on the MTR may now be able to recover them sooner. A new information-sharing arrangement between the police and the railway firm will make it easier to reunite people with items they have lost, as Frank Yung reports:
New rules for billiards halls will help develop sport  Listenfacebook
A sports body has welcomed a proposal to allow children as young as eight to play games, such as snooker and pool, at licensed clubs. Under the government plan, which will be put to Legco on Monday, the minimum age for entering licensed billiards premises will go down from the present 16, while youngsters will be allowed to stay at clubs until 11 at night, instead of eight pm. Young people will also be able to wear their school uniform in clubs. Vincent Law, who chairs the Hong Kong's Billiards Sports Council, spoke to Hailey Yip:
Japan begins release of second batch of Fukushima water  Listenfacebook
Japan on Thursday began releasing a second batch of treated radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima number one nuclear plant, amid tensions with neighbouring countries over the move. The release of the wastewater into the Pacific Ocean by Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) is expected to take around 30 years to complete. The discharge marks a major step in the decommissioning process for the plant, which suffered a triple meltdown following a tsunami in March 2011. Annemarie Evans spoke to RTHK's Tokyo correspondent, Julian Ryall, and asked him what measures Japan was taking to ensure that the treated wastewater was safe: