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Hong Kong Today
Hong Kong Today
RTHK's morning news programme. Weekdays 6:30 - 8:00
Mike Weeks and Ian Pooler



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Calls for statutory cooling off period grow after California Fitness shamed  Listenfacebook
The Consumer Council's decision to name and shame California Fitness for serious sales malpractices has sparked calls for stronger laws to protect consumers. Chief among these is for a statutory cooling-off period to allow people to cancel their purchases. Gilly Wong is the Chief Executive of the Consumer Council. Ian Pooler asked her about the sales tactics that California Fitness had employed that had prompted the council to resort to such action:
Arrangements for cancelled Leon Lai concert to be announced on Friday  Listenfacebook
Leon Lai and his concert promoters will make an announcement at 4pm on Friday about his series of Central harbourfront concerts, the first of which was cancelled at the last minute on Thursday night. The Canto-pop king and his team are being blamed for abruptly calling off the show, leaving hundreds of fans upset and angry. The fire department says they knew two weeks ago that the huge marquee, in which the concerts were to have been held, did not meet fire safety standards but they pressed on with the shows regardless. Richard Pyne
Shatin set for Group 1 double header this weekend  Listenfacebook
International heavyweights will head to the Sha Tin Racecourse to challenge Hong Kong's top runners in an exciting Group 1 double header this weekend. The HK$14 million Champions Mile is ranked in the world's top 25 races and is an established international feature, while the HK$10 million Chairman's Sprint Prize is a new addition to the G1 roster. Patrick Cummings is the Executive Manager of Public Affairs at the Hong Kong Jockey Club. He looked ahead to the meet with Atom Cheung: