Hong Kong Today
Description:RTHK's morning news programme. Weekdays 6:30 - 8:00
Presenter:Samantha Butler and Ian Pooler
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Monitoring of Central Police Station project adequate Listen
The chairman of the Antiquities Advisory Board says he's surprised people are questioning the government's heritage policy, following the collapse of a wall at a revitalisation project in Central. Andrew Lam says he visited the former police station compound several weeks ago and was shocked when a wall came down on Sunday night. Despite this, he told Ian Pooler that he believed monitoring procedures were adequate.
Unison calls for changes to Race Discrimination Ordinance Listen
A charity that helps local ethnic minorities says such groups are not protected by laws in Hong Kong. Phyllis Cheung, the Executive Director of Unison, says she’s wasn’t surprised that an ethnic Indian teenager, who sued the government and a police officer for racial discrimination, lost his case in the District Court. She told Samantha Butler that the Race Discrimination Ordinance (RDO) didn’t include government powers and functions.
Activist Ken Tsang to appeal cop assault jail term Listen
Civic Party member, Ken Tsang, has vowed to fight his conviction, after he was sentenced to five weeks in prison for splashing liquid on police officers and resisting arrest at an Occupy protest at Tamar nearly two years ago. He's been granted bail pending appeal. He's the man who was filmed being carried off to a dark corner of a park during a rowdy protest, and allegedly beaten by seven police officers. Their trial begins on Wednesday, as Maggie Ho reports.
Hong Kong overtakes US as most competitive economy Listen
Hong Kong has overtaken the United States as the most competitive economy in the world, according to an annual ranking by a Swiss-based business school. Altis Wong reports.