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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:
Mike Weeks and Ian Pooler

2018-04-20
Friday

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Former Pegasus footballers not guilty of match fixing  Listenfacebook
Two former international stars and two other players with a Hong Kong Premier League club have been acquitted of match-fixing by a District Court judge after he questioned some of the evidence presented against them. But former Hong Kong footballer of the year Lee Wai-lim will be sentenced on Friday over the Pegasus match-fixing scandal after earlier pleading guilty. Damon Pang reports:
Low pay of HK footballers ‘no excuse’ for corruption   Listenfacebook
The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Football Association, Mark Sutcliffe, says progress is being made in the battle against match-fixing in the SAR although he admits more still needs to be done. Sutcliffe said part of the problem is low pay. But he told Annemarie Evans that there is no excuse for such corruption in the game:
Police apology for ‘human roadblock’ drivers   Listenfacebook
Police have apologised and pledged not to prosecute three drivers over the rolling blockade crash in which two people died on the Fanling Highway in February. The move to start legal proceedings against the three had caused a public uproar, as Janice Wong reports:
Wide support for cooling off period on sales contracts: Gilly Wong   Listenfacebook
Customers who sign contracts with gyms or for beauty services and timeshare properties should be able to cancel unconditionally within seven days. That's the Consumer Council proposal submitted to the government for a mandatory cooling-off period in the three industries. It says consumers' rights will be enhanced under the scheme but it does not believe this is the right time to include all other sales sectors and online shopping. Mike Weeks asked the consumer watchdog's Chief Executive, Gilly Wong , why:
Edward Leung accused of lying over Mong Kok riot   Listenfacebook
Localist Edward Leung was accused of lying to the High Court on Thursday about the motives for his actions during the Mong Kok riot just over two years ago. A prosecutor claimed the only aim of the former Hong Kong Indigenous spokesman was to resist police and justify the use of violence. Priscilla Ng reports:
Sympathy grows for asylum seekers   Listenfacebook
Researchers at the Education University say Hong Kong people have become more sympathetic towards the plight of asylum seekers but that negative stereotyping and misunderstanding of their situation persists. They also say the findings of their latest survey of about a thousand residents suggest the government should strengthen civic education in schools and handle asylum seekers and refugees in a more humane way. Dr Isabella Ng is the survey's principal investigator. Ian Pooler asked her how Hong Kong attitudes have changed since a similar study two years ago: