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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:
Samantha Butler and Ian Pooler

2017-03-24
Friday

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Thousands attend London vigil  Listenfacebook
Thousands of people have attended a candlelight vigil in Trafalgar Square in London to remember the victims of Wednesday's terrorist attack, in which four people were killed. The attacker, who was shot dead by police, was earlier named as 52-year-old Khalid Masood, a British man. RTHK's London correspondent, Peter Anderson, told Samantha Butler about the UK-wide investigation into the attack:
New controversy for CE candidate Carrie Lam  Listenfacebook
One of the three Chief Executive candidates, Carrie Lam, has found herself embroiled in controversy, after a social-work expert in one of her campaign videos reportedly said he did not, in fact, support her. Maggie Ho reports:
Woo picks Tsang over Lam as future leader  Listenfacebook
Chief Executive candidate Woo Kwok-hing says if he were forced to choose, he would opt for rival, John Tsang, over Carrie Lam as Hong Kong's next leader. But Woo was quick to add that he would be pessimistic about Hong Kong's future, unless he himself was elected as Chief Executive. Mike Weeks reports:
John Tsang victory in CE race won’t be easy  Listenfacebook
With just days to go before the Chief Executive election, more Election Committee members have indicated who they will vote for of the three candidates - former financial chief John Tsang, former Chief Secretary Carrie Lam, and retired judge Woo Kwok-hing. Charles Mok, the pro-democracy lawmaker representing the IT sector, says he is sticking with his plan to vote for Tsang. But Mok told Ian Pooler that it would not be easy for Tsang to win, despite his popularity in opinion polls:
Motion against Beijing interference in CE election rejected  Listenfacebook
Lawmakers have rejected a non-binding motion in the Legislative Council urging Beijing not to interfere in the Chief Executive Election, which takes place on Sunday. Frances Sit reports:
Call for better protection of witnesses in court  Listenfacebook
Some legislators and experts are demanding reforms to Hong Kong's legal system to better protect witnesses considered vulnerable, such as children and the mentally-disabled, by not requiring them to appear in open court to face their accuser. Lawmaker Fernando Cheung, the convenor of the Civil Society Law Reform Committee, told Ian Pooler more about their push to have hearsay evidence admitted in criminal proceedings here:
Dozens mourn fireman who died in mountain rescue  Listenfacebook
The family and dozens of colleagues of a fireman who died on Wednesday have joined a memorial ceremony for him near the site of the accident which claimed his life. Meanwhile, the director of the Fire Services Department, Daryl Li, has insisted the fireman was equipped with the right gear for the job. Here's Timmy Sung:
Brazilian meat import ban to be relaxed when safety is assured  Listenfacebook
The Health Secretary, Ko Wing-man, says an import ban on Brazilian meat can be relaxed if the safety of the products can be guaranteed. But there is still some confusion, as authorities have insisted there is no need to recall products that are already on supermarket shelves. Frances Sit reports:
IT firms face action under competition law  Listenfacebook
Five IT companies have made Hong Kong history as the first firms to face legal action under the competition law, which came into effect at the end of 2015. They include the Hong Kong office of the British telecoms giant, BT, as Mike Weeks reports: