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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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CE ‘must now move’ on Commission of inquiry   Listenfacebook
The chairman of the Independent Police Complaints Council, Anthony Neoh, has dismissed suggestions that members of its International Expert Panel have quit, saying they have simply completed the initial phase of their work. The panel issued a statement on Tuesday saying it would formally stand aside from its role due to the crucial shortfall in the powers, capacity and independent investigative capability of Hong Kong's police watchdog. It had been appointed to help the complaints council in its inquiry into the policing of the ongoing anti-government protests. Mike Weeks asked Civic Party lawmaker and barrister Dennis Kwok about Neoh’s claims that the foreign experts have not quit:
Suspension of arrested teacher not punishment: education chief   Listenfacebook
Education Secretary Kevin Yeung has defended his bureau's call for a teacher who was arrested this week to be suspended. He said this should not be seen as a form of punishment, adding that the request was only made with student safety in mind. But critics accuse the government of assuming guilt before any trial has taken place, as Priscilla Ng reports:
Government rejects call to help unrest-hit transport operators   Listenfacebook
The Transport Secretary, Frank Chan, has rejected calls to dole out aid to franchised transport services affected by the anti-government protests. He told the Legislative Council on Wednesday that they are run as commercial operations and should have their own provisions for such situations. Jimmy Choi reports:
New medical unions set up to battle for democracy   Listenfacebook
New medical union groups have been formed to try to push for greater democracy in Hong Kong. They revealed their plans during a rally in Central on Wednesday night in support of the ongoing anti-government protests. Hundreds attended the gathering that was organised by staff from the Hospital Authority, chemists and others. Patrick Lam is among a group of occupational therapists who have set up a new union to represent them. Ian pooler asked him what they hope to achieve by such organization:
Ocean Park losses double   Listenfacebook
Ocean Park posted a loss of over HK$550 million for the 12 months that ended in June. That’s more than double its losses in the previous 12 months, chiefly due to a sharp rise in maintenance costs in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Mangkhut. It's also the fourth consecutive year that the theme park has been in the red, although revenue did rise slightly to over HK$1.7 billion. Candice Wong has more details:
Uncle Ray hits 95   Listenfacebook
Thursday marks a very special birthday at RTHK - the 95th of Uncle Ray. Cited in the Guiness World Records as the World’s Most Durable DJ, Ray Cordeiro is also marking 70 years in radio having started at Rediffusion in August 1949. These days you can hear him on RTHK’s Radio III on weekday nights, though for his birthday, he’s taking a month off. Cordeiro was a refugee in Macau during World War II, and is famous for among other things meeting the Beatles three times in one week in 1964. Annemarie Evans spoke to Uncle Ray about his life, starting with those interviews in London: